Africa’s Coal & Energy Transition Day, to be held on Tuesday 18 July at the Country Club Johannesburg (and online) promises to debate the opportunities and challenges presented by the energy transition, the current and future role of coal and what the energy mix of South Africa is likely to look like in the future.

Key players involved in coal and the energy transition including coal producers, government, the Presidential Commission on Climate Change, alternative energy providers, investors and independent experts will be part of debate chaired by Bernard Swanepoel.

Features include:

  • A keynote address by Alan Clegg, co-founder, chair and director, Shumba Energy, on ‘the Global energy outlook: energy security versus green energy. What does the future hold?’
  • Conversations with coal industry CEOs on their short and longer-term strategies, including Mike Teke, CEO, Seriti Resources, Dr Nombasa Tsengwa, CEO, Exxaro Resources, July Ndlovu, CEO, Thungela, and Vuslat Bayoglu, MD, Menar.
  • An address by Matthew Mflathelwa, GM: Strategy and Planning, and Dan Mashigo, GM: Primary Energy at Eskom, on the utility’s plans for resolving the energy crisis and its views on coal and alternative energy sources.
  • A conversation with Sizakele Mzimela, chief executive, Transnet Freight Rail, and Alan Waller, CEO, Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), on the role of the rail network and ports in facilitating the transportation and export of coal.
  • A discussion on the latest developments in the energy transition strategy for South Africa, chaired by Victor Sibiya, senior manager, Policy, Energy Council, and featuring Steve Nicholls, head: Climate Mitigation, Presidential Climate Commission, Reitumetse Molotsoane, head of Environment, National Business Initiative (NBI) and Nikisi Lesufi, senior executive: Environment, Health and Legacies, Minerals Council of South Africa.

    Niveshen Govender, CEO, South African Wind Energy Association, Mogale Modisane, Technical Oversight and Support (Renewable Energy), ENGIE, Dr Rethabile Melamu, CEO, South African Photo Voltaic Association (SAPVIA), and Frank Spencer, head of Deployment, Bushveld Energy, will explain the role of renewable energy in the energy transition.

    Shammy Luvhengo, founder and CEO, Ndalamo Resources, and Edwin Elias, CEO, Morupule Coal Mine, will give their perspectives as junior coal miners on how they plan to succeed in a challenging market.

    Mark van Wyk, managing partner, Infra Impact Investment Managers, Sibonelo Nkosi, partner, Giantfuse Capital Partners and Christo Fourie, head: Energy SBU, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), will join a discussion on who will fund the energy transition and what funding is available for alternative energy projects.

    And much more…

    For more information, please go to our events page on the African Mining