Endorsing Partners

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA)

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) has as its vision “Energy People Working Together”. This vision is exercised through the active participation of some 400 SANEA members. SANEA is active in the energy sector in South Africa and the “SANEA” Brand is known in all energy spheres. The SANEA membership consists of organizations and individuals with an interest in the broad energy sector, such as Eskom, BHP Billiton, Exxaro Resources, Sasol, NERSA, Engen, Accenture, University of Cape Town Business School and the likes.

Website: southafricanenergyassociation.site-ym.com

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) who represents the decentralised clean energy sector with members along the whole value chain, was founded in 2006 to act as a solution provider in order to advance access to clean energy and energy services in developing and emerging countries.

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association that promotes a sustainable decentralised renewable energy industry for the 21st century, activating markets for affordable energy services, and creating local jobs and inclusive economies.

As Proud Partner of SEforALL, ARE collaborates with SEforALL through specifically tailored interventions which lie on the critical path as identified by the Global Tracking Framework (2017). ARE mobilises and unites all private sector players and partners who are passionate and committed to improve regional socio-economic development and quality of life of individuals with the provision of electricity.

Website: www.ruralelec.org

Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)

 CAIA, affiliated to the International Council of Chemical Associations, was established in 1994. CAIA seeks to promote the sustainability of the chemical industry in South Africa through intense advocacy, the Responsible Care® initiative and the promotion of skills development in the sector.

Members sign a Responsible Care® Commitment to continuously improve their safety, health and environmental performance; and thus the sustainability of the chemical industry. Membership is open to chemical manufacturers and traders, as well as to organisations that provide a service to the chemical industry, such as hauliers and consultants.

Email: caiainfo@caia.co.za

Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA)

The CDAA is a non-profit company based in Wadeville, Germiston sponsored by the European Copper Institute in Belgium and the International Copper Association in New York. There are Copper Development Associations in numerous global countries. The CDAA was established in 1962 and is responsible for promoting the use of copper in Africa. This is done through various initiatives such as Plumbing, HVAC, Antimicrobial copper, Electrical and Aquaculture. The CDAA members are involved in the production and sales of various copper alloy based products and CDAA endeavours to develop these markets to the benefit of its members. This is done through marketing, advertising, exhibitions and presentations.

Website: www.copperalliance.org.za

Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa

Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa is an independent NPO focusing on training, research and supports the growth of corrosion control of assets in Southern Africa and beyond. Activities of the Institute aim to extend the recognition of corrosion as a problem requiring specialised attention and to promote standardisation in corrosion control technology. Our inclusive membership structure encourages participation of a broad range of stakeholders in our activities, operating on all levels and in all sectors of the industry. Our internationally acclaimed and accredited NACE training courses provide a solid foundation for our efforts to ensure that corrosion control training of the highest standard is offered in our region.

Website: www.corrisa.org.za

The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES)

The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) facilitates and stimulates studies and research in renewable and sustainable energy at Stellenbosch University. CRSES is also the home of the Specialisation Centre in Renewable Energy which focuses primarily on the integration of renewable energy technologies into the national electricity grid, as part of the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI).

Website: https://www.crses.sun.ac.za

Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries

Founded in 1983 by a group of 15 prominent South African-Italian businessmen we strive to fulfil our mission, which is, to be the foremost point of liaison between Italian and South African commerce. We aim to achieve this by fostering sustainable relationships among Italian and South African professionals, disseminating information about both countries to respective entrepreneurs and encourage commercial activities between South Africa and Italy. In addition to the wide range of services we offer to members and non-members, we support clients by means of personalised trade and investment solutions. The Italcham head office is based in Johannesburg.

Website: www.italcham.co.za

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGAS)

Established in 1989 and based in Johannesburg, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa is a non-profit company that represents companies and organisations which are involved in the installation, distribution, hardware and retailing of LP Gas. Within South Africa. As the industry body we are dedicated to the safe use of LP Gas, throughout South Africa work very closely with the various Government Departments including the Department of Labour, The Department of Energy, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the various Fire Departments in order to heighten safety and further ensuring best practices in the LPGas industry. The LP Gas Safety Association promotes safety in the industry and to this end presents a variety of training courses to cover all needs. As from August 1997 in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, only registered LP Gas Installers shall install and maintain LP Gas installations. This training is only offered by the LPGas Safety Association of South Africa.

Website: www.lpgas.co.za

Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) Alliance

The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.

Website: http://www.osgp.org/en

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

REEEP invests in clean energy markets in developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions and build prosperity.  Leveraging a strategic portfolio of high impact projects, REEEP creates, adapts and shares knowledge to build sustainable markets for renewable energy and energy efficient solutions; advance energy access, improve lives and economic opportunities; and reduce climate and environmental damage. Market transformation is complex and multidimensional. We monitor, evaluate and learn from our portfolio to understand these complex systems, identify opportunities and barriers to success, and lower risk for market actors. This insight influences policy, encourages public and private investment, and informs our portfolio strategy to build scale within and replication across markets. REEEP is committed to the principles of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group in ensuring our data and knowledge are open, accessible and suited to the needs of decision makers in creating change.

Website: www.reeep.org

The South African Oil Gas Alliance (SAOGA)

The South African Oil Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is the premier Oil and Gas and Energy related industry body in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. We are dedicated to developing and promoting a world class upstream and midstream oil and gas and related energy value chain, primarily in South Africa and regionally in Sub-Saharan Africa. We exist for our members. The organisation operates as a partnership between the public and private sectors.

Website: https://www.saoga.org.za/web/about-us

South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE)

The SAAEE was established in 2018 as the South African chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics. The first Bylaws was approved in February 2018. The SAAEE expertise is in energy economics and policy, with a focus on the South African energy sector, its linkage with the world energy markets, climate policies and the future energy scene. The SAAEE does not represent any sector of the industry, and does not promote certain technologies without scientific evidence. The discussions promote a variety of views to confront the current energy challenges that South Africa faces. The Association receives no public funding and is dependent on membership subscriptions from individuals and companies and event sponsorship to keep going.

Website: https://saaee.org.za/

Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA)

The Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Alternative Energy Solutions in our region. Its focus is the whole industry, rather than sector. Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc. The SAAEA advocate policy development on behalf of our members at decision making government level. We also promote understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications, our objective is to provide borderless access to the information that can affect today’s clean energy industries as much as tomorrow’s world. Our members share the belief that lowering our carbon footprint is as important as the doing of business itself because we understand that every small endeavor toward a green, sustainable world makes a difference.

Website: www.saaea.org

The Southern African Gas Association (SAGA)

The Southern African Gas Association (SAGA) ensures all industry stakeholders in the methane based environment provide safe and efficient downstream operations to users in the domestic, commercial and industrial markets within Southern Africa. SAGA strives to meet the needs of the gas industry, end-users, and the general public by promoting and instilling a climate conducive to safety. The association’s core focus is creating awareness, sharing relevant knowledge and encouraging compliance, this is in line with its mandate to create a safe efficient environment. SAGA looks to develop the skills of gas practitioners and to ensure a high degree of technical expertise in personnel knowledge and equipment safety. Through the Department of Labour’s mandate SAGA administers the Safe Gas Equipment Scheme (SGES), which promotes the safe use of registered equipment to industry stakeholders and serving as a one-stop shop for product technical and safety-related enquiries. SAGA is one of the four gas associations that form the South African Qualification and Certification Committee (SAQCC Gas), a Committee responsible to register competent gas practitioners within the Department of Labour’s mandate.

Website: www.sagas.co.za

The Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA)



The Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA) Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) was called to service by the international certification body the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the Sub-Sahara Africa region in 2020.

AEE has global presence in over 100 countries, with 18,000+ professionals holding over 32,000+ certifications. The IEPA team fulfils the task of representing AEE in the region with the same staff, trainers and services that delegates, and organisations have become accustomed to over the past 18 years of representation in the region of the AEE.

IEPA provides credible, recognised and high-quality accredited skills programs to the Sub-Saharan African market and facilitates continuous development of the trained individuals through internation­ally recognised certification programs.

Services include training, proctoring international examinations, facilitating the certification and cer­tification renewal of professionals, developing chapters, overseeing the quality-of-service delivery of partners, and managing capacity building projects in the energy and resource efficiency industries in the Sub-Saharan African region. This service is done under license of the AEE.

Website: iepa.org.za

Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan is a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa. Frost & Sullivan helps organisations advance by informing them of market dynamics, advising on how to respond to these dynamics, and connecting them to relevant stakeholders in Africa and beyond.

Our services span the broader policy and strategy cycle leveraging our proactive commercial and technical research relevant to our sectors of focus to develop actionable intelligence for organisations. Given our combination focus on strategy and intelligence, Frost & Sullivan is ideally placed to support commercial and technically relevant market intelligence initiatives for a diverse set of institutions within our sectors of focus.  Frost & Sullivan’s range of process capabilities will ensure a pragmatic approach to developing practical and detailed initiatives with the strongest possible longer-term impact on the African continent.

If you would like to take advantage of opportunities in Africa, please contact Lynne Martin on lynne.martin@frost.com 


Established in 2013, SABIA was formed to coordinate industry efforts to actively develop a commercially sustainable biogas sector in South Africa. SABIA leads industry discussions with relevant governmental institutions, international organisations, NGO’s and other industry associations to promote the sector, lobby for relevant legislative change, policy development and assisting members in gaining exposure. Elected by the SABIA members these efforts are led by the Steering Committee with the support and feedback from members and partner organisations, both local and international.

SABIA is “A single voice to drive the development of a sustainable commercial biogas sector by promoting the multiple benefits of biogas within our region.”

Website: www.sabia.org.za

The African Forum for Utility Regulators

The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) focuses on issues related to the regulation of energy, telecommunications, transport, and water & sanitation industries, with a particular emphasis on issues that are common across sectors (but not necessarily limited to the primary focus sectors)

AFUR is regarded as a key building block in the efforts of the African Union and its socio-economic programme, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in the integration and rebirth of Africa. AFUR’s vision and objectives are derived from Clause 110 of the NEPAD Framework Document, which recognises the establishment of the African Forum for Utility Regulation and regional regulatory associations.


ALER is a NGDO (Non-Governmental Development Organisation) with the mission to promote renewable energies in portuguese-speaking countries.

The Association facilitates business opportunities by supporting the private sector and attracting financing and investment, by liasing with national and international authorities to create a favourable regulatory framework, and by coordinating all stakeholders, acting as a cooperation platform and the common voice of renewable energies in portuguese-speaking countries.

Website: www.aler-renovaveis.org