Sustainable Energy for All in South Africa #SEforAll

16-17 April 2018

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) is hosting a national Discussion Forum on ‘Sustainable Energy for All in South Africa’. The United Nations has declared this decade as the international decade of sustainable energy for all (#SEforAll).

The world relies on the science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation sector to provide new ways
of obtaining clean, reusable and sustainable energy.

Lack of access to clean, affordable and reliable energy hinders human, social and economic development. It is a major impediment to achieving the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 and the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Event objective: To use the NSTF collaborative neutral platform to discuss and respond to issues around environmentally and economically sustainable energy as well as access of energy for all. This is a platform for the research, development and innovation community and relevant government departments.


Sustainable Energy for All in South Africa

Speakers: Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Prof Diane Hildebrandt, Roula Inglesi Lotz, David Motshepe, Ms Sumaya Nassiep, Barry MacColl, Debbi Schultz,


Waste not want not: Waste to Energy a Sustainable Technology for All

Prof Diane Hildebrand, Director for IDEAS (Institute of the Development of Energy for African Sustainability), UNISA

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Eskom RT&D Overview

Ms Sumaya Nassiep, Acting GM, RT&D, Eskom

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Efficient Electrification initiative on costs and benefits to society

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Sustainable energy for all in South Africa: Implementation of Climate Change Actions in South Africa

David Motsepe, Climate Change Near-term Priority Flagship Programmes, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)

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Interpreting carbon tax

Ms Candice Gibson, Senior Associate - Tax & Exchange Control, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

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Economic impacts of South Africa’s energy mix

Mr Jarrad Wright, PrEng MSc, Principal Engineer, CSIR Energy Centre

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Questioning the existence an economic producible shale gas resource in the southern Main Karoo Basin based on results of the CIMERA-Karin drilling project

Prof Nicolas J Beukes, Director, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Integrated Mineral and Energy Resource Analysis (CIMERA

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Nuclear energy and the environment

Dr Pulane Elsie Molokwane, National Planning Commission

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Environmentally responsible methods to mitigate the use of coal in a sustainable energy mix

Prof Rosemary Falcon Chair in Clean Coal Technology (Wits)

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Advantages and disadvantages of biofuels and other clean fuels

Prof Sanette Marx, Chair in Biofuels and Other Clean Alternative Fuels (NWU)

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Energy accessibility and affordability issues: R&D as a catalyst to the future

Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz President of South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE)

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The Journey in Developing a Low Carbon Economy for South Africa

Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Department of Science and Technology (DST)

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Sustainable energy for all in South Africa: Positioning in the country

Debbi Schultz, Communications Specialist, NSTF

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