Part of the beauty of renewable energy is that it is decentralised and both wind and solar can be installed across the country.
– Melita Steele – Senior Climate & Energy Campaign Manager, Greenpeace Africa
The South African renewable-energy landscape
99% of our energy is obtained from non-renewable resources
Eskom has recently signed 27 PPAs from the country’s renewable energy IPP programme
The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is made up of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, connected through an integrated grid
South Africa’s two nuclear reactors generate 5% of our electricity
Our power potential
Solar energy prime locations around the country have a 547.6 GW electricity potential, Eskom’s current generating capacity is 42 GW
We’re currently ranked third in attractiveness for concentrated solar power
For solar photovoltaic technology, South Africa has been ranked 7th in terms of investment attractiveness2
South Africa is ranked 34th globally in terms of overall renewable energy attractiveness
Global power industry realities
32% Housing and utilities
2.4% Restaurants and hotels
Global aviation industry realities
100% of Iceland’s power is generated from renewable resources
As well as being the world’s largest polluter, China is also the biggest investor in renewable energy
Kenya hosts Africa’s largest wind farm, providing 20% of their installed electricity generating capacity
Eskom produces approximately 45% of Africa’s energy
OUR INSATIABLE NEED FOR POWER
From load shedding debates to hydraulic fracturing disputes; the issue of electrical power consumption and production in South Africa has always been a contentious and volatile subject. Talks of sustainable and affordable energy solutions regarding our economy have been in discussion and up for debate for years. Now, with recent technological developments and further scientific studies, we’re finally stepping up to the challenge with viable solutions in the renewable energy sector.
The future is bright when it comes to renewable energy enterprises. However, there are certain guaranteed challenges you will face when working in our current climate:
- Political interference
- Industry demarcation disputes
- Local community upsets
The global trend in forward thinking countries has been for a future of renewable energy and lower emission consumption. With our global ranking of third in attractiveness for concentrated solar power, and a ranking of seventh for solar photovoltaic technology in terms of investment attractiveness, South Africa is a global favourite for renewable energy production.
With years of experience in helping operations find success, we have the solutions to the possible
roadblocks by providing you with expert guidance in:
Establishing industry demarcation
Fully compliant operations with the least risk
Ongoing operations during strikes
International and local collaboration
Local community involvement
Managing political interference
Providing training and skills transfer
TES & direct employment services
Our 45+ years of experience in the staffing sector has enabled our specialists to develop sophisticated systems and models for the assessment of candidates for various positions. We provide experienced and skilled staff to keep costs down and productivity up, ultimately sharpening your competitive industry edge.
What makes our service unique?
Availability and quality of staff: Our comprehensive and constantly expanding database gives us access to candidates based across the country and beyond our South African borders. Strict verification procedures and reference checks are conducted when recruiting candidates and we’re able to conduct criminal and bureau checks when required.
Turnaround time: Our geographic reach extends to all major cities in the country and into Africa. Our impressive branch infrastructure facilitates quick turnaround times for staff deployment, queries and management decisions.
Administration: We facilitate practical rests (if required), complete medical examinations, obtain Visas and passports for selected candidates, complete the immigration formalities, assist with job and company orientation, and organise the candidates’ departure from the airport.