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Fact Sheet – Negotiating a South African Renewable Energy Masterplan


The South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) is one of 14 industry-specific Master Plans that form part of a national process led by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) to inform industrial strategy. The ongoing process to establish the SAREM is an opportunity to help change existing industrial policy to ensure maximum benefit while working towards a just energy transition.

This Fact Sheet audits and analyses the SAREM draft (as of August 2022) against a set of key recommendations issued by labour negotiators throughout the process. The Fact Sheet then identifies key demands, which advance employment creation and decent work, that will be put forward in the final SAREM negotiations in support of the labour movement.