COP26 Briefing: Jobs and clean energy in Mpumalanga, South Africa

This brief­ing analy­ses and quan­ti­fies the socio-eco­nom­ic impli­ca­tions of re-pur­pos­ing coal-fired plants in Mpumalan­ga via deploy­ment of renew­able ener­gy. The analy­sis empha­sis­es oppor­tu­ni­ties relat­ed to job cre­ation, nec­es­sary skill devel­op­ment with a focus on gen­der ques­tions, and region­al val­ue cre­ation and indus­tri­al oppor­tu­ni­ties in Mpumalan­ga. The study also high­lights impor­tant frame­work con­di­tions nec­es­sary for ful­ly har­ness­ing these benefits.

COBENEFITS South Africa COP26 Briefing

Novem­ber 2021

Tech­ni­cal Imple­men­tors:

Xolile Msi­man­ga, Ruan Fourie (alum­ni), Bri­an Day, Dineo Maila, Mike Lev­ing­ton, Abram Mare­ma, Boi­tume­lo Tloko­lo – Coun­cil for Sci­en­tif­ic and Indus­tri­al Research (CSIR), Ener­trag, Prime Africa, and Nav­i­tas Energy


David Jacobs, Sebas­t­ian Hel­gen­berg­er, Lau­ra Nagel – IET and IASS