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SA’s deputy minister of mineral resources and energy to participate at AEW 2021

Nobuhle Pamela Nkabane, South Africa’s deputy minister of mineral resources and energy. (Image source: African Energy Chamber)

Deputy minister of mineral resources and energy, South Africa, has confirmed her attendance and participation at African Energy Week 2021

Following the DMRE’s endorsement, Nobuhle Pamela Nkabane has said that she will enhance ongoing dialogue on natural gas, energy transition, and South Africa’s future energy sector plans.

African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 is not only the continent’s top energy event, but the only pan-African event taking place in Africa in 2021. With South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) official endorsement and partnership, the event is poised to be transformative for Africa’s energy sector. 

With globally competitive renewable energy resources and the recent discovery of sizable natural gas reserves offshore, South Africa has redirected attention to improving its regulatory environment in order to fast track investment and development. The country’s Integrated Resource Plan (2019) and Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme have both driven the country’s energy growth. Additionally with amendments such as Schedule 2 of the Electricity Act – increasing the licensing threshold from 1MW to 100MW for embedded generation projects, South Africa is significantly enhancing power generation capacity across the country. 

Focused on further accelerating South Africa’s energy progress and joining a strong delegation of South African industry leaders including minister Gwede Mantashe, Nkabane will come to Cape Town from 9 -12 November to engage with African energy stakeholders. 

AEW 2021, in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, is the AEC’s annual conference, exhibition and networking event. 

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