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A seminar on: “Enabling a viable gas energy sector in SA” A dialogue to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa Report back: Wednesday 18 September 2019 Establishing a viable gas energy sector in SA
While the global trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to grow, the Southern African region is showing interesting resources of natural gas in countries such as Angola, Namibia and Mozambique, and well as new discoveries off the southern Cape coast.
There is also the potential of shale gas in the Karoo and coal-bed methane gas in South Africa and Botswana, as well as are opportunities for bio-gas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and hydrogen gas production in South Africa.
It is clear that a wide range of applications, such as new gas-to-power plants to complement variable renewable energy, as well as other industrial, transportation, agricultural and business applications, could benefit from a a viable gas sector in South Africa.
But the question remains as to how to facilitate and establish a viable gas energy sector in South Africa from these existing and emerging local and international resources, in a way that can benefit the local economy, and create jobs in South Africa. The seminar was held in the main auditorium at the Nedbank head office in Sandton, and was attended by about 200 delegates from the public and private sectors.
After registration and a light breakfast from 9 am to 10 am, the chairperson for the seminar, Thabang Chiloane, divisional executive for Nedbank Group Strategic Relations and Public Affairs division, was introduced by EE Publishers MD, Chris Yelland.
The chairman the introduced the 4 presenters, namely:
– Adv. Sandra Coetzee, Acting Head of the IPP Office (IPPO) of the DoE – Andy (Andries) Calitz, former executive at Eskom and Shell International – John Smelcer, Globeleq. – Jaco Human, executive officer of the Industrial Gas Users Association
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This was followed by a 20 minute presentation by each of the presenters as follows:
Slide presentation by Adv Sandra Coetzee
VIDEO of presentation by Adv. Sandra Coetzee
VIDEO of Highlights: Establishing a viable gas energy sector in South Africa
Following a 15-minute break, the seminar resumed with questions and answers, and open discussion between the presenters and attendees, after which each presenter was given five minutes to wrap up and summarise their positions.
VIDEO of Q & A session and panel discussion
The chairman, Thabang Chiloane summarised and then closed the discussion, and handed back to EE Publishers managing director Chris Yelland, who made some closing remarks, thanked Nedbank, the sponsors, the presenters and the attendees for their participation, and invited all to a substantial lunch and drinks from 1.30 to 2.30 pm, provided by Nedbank.
View the picture gallery 1 of the seminar
This was the 3rd in a series of seminars hosted by Nedbank and EE Publishers on energy and ICT infrastructure to unlock the economic and human potential of SA.
See report back on the 2nd seminar: ”
Independent media articles
Some independent media articles on the seminar can be found here:
– ‘Time of essence’ for finalisation of South Africa’s gas-to-power plan
Sponsors at the 3rd Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar
EE Publishers and Nedbank thank the following far-sighted companies for their sponsorship of the seminar: Background
The purpose of the seminars is to initiate meaningful, constructive dialogue on energy and ICT infrastructure initiatives needed to unlock the economic and human potential of South Africa.
The seminars will cover political, economic, environmental, policy, legal, regulatory, planning, investment, business, labour and social issues. Attendees will be addressed by a number of key sectoral leaders, followed by open discussion and dialogue with the audience on the challenges arising. Programme for each seminar
09h00 – 10h00: Registration & breakfast 10h00 – 10h10: Welcome & introduction 10h10 – 10h30: Sector leaders present 11h30 – 11h45: Tea, coffee, snacks 11h45 – 13h00: Audience interaction 13h00 – 13h20: Summing up 13h20 – 13h30: Conclusion and thanks 13h30 – 14h30: Lunch & networking Sponsorship opportunities
For R6000 + VAT per seminar, your company may have: – Five complimentary free tickets – One trestle table for hand-outs – Two pull-up banners at your table – Two slides in the rolling slideshow – Your logo on the event webpage – Public thanks & acknowledgement Next Nedbank / EE energy dialogue seminars in this series TIMES: 09h00 to 13h00, with a networking finger lunch thereafter VENUE: Nedbank Main Auditorium, 135 Rivonia Rd, Sandton
26 Nov 2019: ICT infrastructure to support an effective ICT ecosystem in SA The need for effective ICT bandwidth, spectrum and infrastructure, together with a sound policy, legal, regulatory and planning framework in South Africa, to facilitate universal affordable broadband access, e-business and Industry 4.0 for inclusive economic growth.
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