CEO Voice

CEO Voice: February 2021

Dear Members, #10Yrs – Celebrating a Decade of Wind Power in South Africa. Having launched this theme at #Windaba2020, ‘10 years and Beyond: Wind Energy Leading two Decades of Energy Transition’, we will commemorate this milestone with our PR campaign, with the hashtag ‘#10Yrs’ addressing topical issues,...

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CEO Voice: January 2021

Dear Members, I would like to welcome you all to yet another exciting wind energy year. It is my hope that you had a pleasant and restful holiday with the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. The last year was a very challenging one...

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CEO Voice: December 2020

Dear Members, As we approach the end of 2020, it is time to reflect on the milestones achieved and efforts made to unite, promote and grow the wind energy sector in South Africa. The year started with our advocacy in full swing and the with a...

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CEO Voice: October 2020

Dear Members, We hosted the first ever virtual Windaba Conference this month, coinciding with a string of  significant progress on the policy changes. Just weeks after the Ministerial Determination for procurement of renewables and other technologies was gazetted, the Minister of Mineral Resources & Energy announced during...

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CEO Voice: September 2020

Dear Members, As the country is going through the continuous energy crisis it seems that government is beginning to move towards closing the electricity supply capacity gap. The long-awaited Ministerial Determination was gazetted this month, which is great news as it brings us a step closer...

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CEO Voice: August 2020

Dear Members, As we enter the last quarter of 2020, we look back and reflect on how this unprecedented period of COVID-19 has affected us as an industry and our country’s economy, whilst also unpacking the recently issued Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The...

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CEO Voice: July 2020

Dear Members, As we move closer to the next round of renewable energy procurement, SAWEA is taking steps to strengthen our stakeholder relations. Part of our advocacy campaign strategy is direct engagements, particularly with government, with the view of strengthening relationships and partnerships. As reported in the...

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CEO Voice: June 2020

Dear Members, It’s been a couple of months now since the first case of Coronavirus was reported in South Africa. With the sector now back in full swing, and we are now able to start building a picture of the impact of these unprecedented times on...

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CEO Voice: 1 June 2020

Dear Members, We are excited to announce the first Pre-Windaba Webinar series in the lead-up to Windaba 2020. This series of Webinars will deliver content rich events, driven by topics that are current, impactful and  created to engage the Windaba audience, while we navigate the many...

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CEO Voice: 5 May 2020

Dear Members, We are pleased to share our Windaba 2020 plans, which we’ve been working on behind the scenes since early this year.  This annual flagship event is a significant income driver for SAWEA, after membership fees.  So, to safeguard our 2020 financial position, we are...

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