In September 2015 the President announced the appointment of the second National Planning Commission (NPC). This second NPC was appointed to, amongst others, promote, advance and monitor the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 by government and across all sectors of South African society. The NPC conducts regular engagements with key stakeholders and wider society on all matters pertaining to the long-term development of the country.
As part of the ongoing work of the NPC to consult and advise on the implementation of the NDP, the NPC has been working on a series of research papers on pathways out of the current economic slump. This is the first of the series to be released for public and stakeholder input.
*About the Discussion Paper on Energy:*
Many successes have been realised in the South African energy industry but many critical issues persist or have emerged in recent times. Adding to this, is the dynamic energy planning, regulatory and governance environment within which the sector operates. Both domestically and globally disruptive technologies, global megatrends and governance concerns are challenging existing paradigms and long-term planning outcomes. Given these rapidly changing circumstances, the NPC has mandated Commissioner Jarrad Wright to lead a process of preparing a Discussion Paper on Energy on behalf of the NPC in the context of the NDP 2030. The recent NPC Lekgotla agreed that the Discussion Paper should now be released for public input and further stakeholder engagement.
“The aim of this paper is to assist in achieving the transformative goals envisioned in the NDP 2030 while remaining cognisant of the aforementioned dynamic environment within which the global and domestic energy sector operates” says Commissioner Jarrad Wright.
Interested organisations and individuals are invited to send written submissions, apply to attend discussions and/or make oral submissions to the NPC by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 April 2018. We also encourage organisations/individuals to share the paper with colleagues and any other relevant organisations.
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*Enquiries: Mr. Tshediso Matona, Secretary of National Planning, on * *Tshediso@dpme.gov.za* <Tshediso@dpme.gov.za>* / mobile 082 376 0448*
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*Issued by: Commissioner Tasneem Essop on behalf of the National Planning Commission*
*19 February 2018 ***