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.
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