..... "Many of the projects we are embarking on are aimed at young people... one of the things we are going to test drive is the German system where young people get into colleges and do theoretical work..."
The topic Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) was integrated into a three-year NC(v) programme at seven TVET colleges with 500 students. Teaching and learning materials have been developed and are now being used.
Editor’s note: The following article and photographs submitted by Tanja Merensky-Hartinger were prepared by ‘Skills Development and Employment Programmes’, an initiative of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
South Africa enjoys some of the best sunshine in the world all year round and could be the next photovoltaic superstar. In addition, the country has substantial wind potential, especially along the coastal areas of the Western and Eastern Cape. Yet, South Africa's indigenous energy resource base is dominated by coal with around 77% of South Africa's primary energy needs being provided by coal ...
In October 2015, South Africa will become the first country in Africa to host the International Renewable Energy Conference – SAIREC. It provides a global platform for government, private sector and civil society leaders to advance renewable energy.