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Solar Value Chain: Lessons, Obstacles and Opportunities for South Africa | Webinar

The webinar will reflect on the trends impacting solar value chain localisation in South Africa. The discussion is geared towards supporting policymakers, civil society organisations and trade union movements in South Africa to develop recommendations that enhance the potential for the creation of decent work opportunities in the solar value chain through appropriate industrial policy design and the realisation of deep localisation.

The speakers who will be in conversation with the IEJ’s Energy Policy Researcher, Brian Kamanzi, include:

Jean-Claude Malengret – the Chief Executive Officer of MLT Inverters, the founder of iTrack and a lecturer in Power Electronics at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Rethabile Melamu – the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA).

Melanie Roy – a Senior Research Coordinator at the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s (NUMSA) Research and Policy Institute.

Prof. David Walwyn – a professor in the Graduate School of Technology Management at the University of Pretoria and a member of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa.


The webinar is the third installment in a learning webinar series hosted by IEJ that reflects on trends in the just energy transition.


Jun 15 2022


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM