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Advancing South Africa’s Energy Transition
Join Creamer Media for an informative webinar on Advancing South Africa’s Energy Transition that will focus on:

• The importance of ensuring that nobody is left behind as South Africa closes coal-fired power stations and builds an energy system that is based increasingly on its wind and solar resources;
• The role that the Presidential Climate Commission can and should play in defining the just transition and monitoring its implementation;
• The role that Eskom’s Just Energy Transition strategy can play in supporting vulnerable workers, communities and businesses;
• An exploration of some of the repowering and repurposing prospects for the decommissioned coal stations and mines; and
• The risks and opportunities for South Africa as more and more countries make net-zero-by-2050 commitments.

Sponsored by Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa

Feb 2, 2022 10:00 AM in Johannesburg

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Speakers

Paul O'Flaherty
Executive Director @EY-Parthenon Africa Leader
Experienced Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working as an executive in the infrastructure, manufacturing, energy and banking industries. Skilled in Governance, Strategy, Compliance, Budgeting, Risk Management, Project Management, IT, Managerial Finance, Treasury, and Financial Planning. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom); Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) focused in Commerce and Accounting from University of the Witwatersrand. Qualified Chartered Accountant.
Dr Tsakani Mthombeni
Executive: Sustainable Development @Implats
Strategy formulation, execution and monitoring Sustainable development Energy and mining Climate change disclosures (incl TCFD) ESG and mining Renewable energy Low carbon transitions Climate change and mining Innovation and technology General management Negotiations Deal structuring Board and governance matters Energy efficiency practices in mining and power utilities Industrial energy management systems (ISO 50001 expert group) Greenhouse gas modeling, target setting and monitoring New energy technology development and transfer
Andre de Ruyter
Group Chief Executive @Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
Over a 30-year career, André de Ruyter has plied his trade both locally and internationally in various portfolios in the energy space. He has significant experience in managing coal, oil, chemical and gas businesses, including marketing of export coal to international utilities and taking responsibility for the operations of very large coal and gas conversion plants, including electricity generation. De Ruyter’s experience and expertise cuts across a range of disciplines, including but not limited to: strategic leadership, commodities, sales, manufacturing and production, economic, finance and corporate structuring, legal and regulation, people management and socio-economic development, corporate knowledge, governance and risk management, and knowledge of global markets and business operations. Mr de Ruyter is a seasoned executive and has spent more than 20 years of his work life making a contribution in a number of senior management roles at petrochemicals group Sasol.
Hein Reyneke
General Manager, Africa @Mainstream Renewable Power
Hein assumed the position of General Manager in 2016. He has direct responsibility for projects in development, construction and operations including taking the lead on Mainstream’s Africa initiatives late in 2016. Since Hein joined Mainstream his roles have included project and business development through to construction. He has over ten years’ renewable energy experience. Hein trained as a mechanical engineer and built a successful career in delivering complex projects and new business initiatives leading multi-disciplinary teams of professionals. His experience covers rewarding enterprises in the automotive, rail, marine and energy industries. He has been one of the pioneers of the South African renewable energy industry and a board member of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) from 2014 to 2018.