2025 Partners


Central Energy Fund​

The Central Energy Fund is a state owned company under the Department of Energy, responsible for five subsidiaries. It operates across the entire energy sector value chain to contribute to the security of energy supply for South Africa.

The CEF’s mission is to grow its footprint in the energy sector, and to be the catalyst for economic growth and energy poverty alleviation through security of supply and access to acceptable energy in Africa.

Established in the 1950s, it has played a central role in ensuring South Africa’s energy security supply, and making a significant contribution into the South African economy

Its subsidiaries include:

  • South Africa’s National Oil Company (PetroSA), the Petroleum Agency SA (PASA), the South African Gas Development Company (iGas), African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC), the Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) and the Energy Projects Division (EPD).
  • Petrol SA is the National Company (NOC) of South Africa. Its core activities are the exploration development and production of oil and gas and the production of synthetic fuels from gas. It has operations in South Africa, Ghana and Netherlands.
  • iGas develops gas and gas infrastructure through active investment in the provision of gas molecules and gas infrastructure. It is a key investor in Rompco, the commercial operator of the 865km high-pressure gas pipeline connecting the onshore gas fields in Mozambique to South Africa.
  • The Strategic Fuel Fund is responsible for acquiring, maintaining and trading strategic fuel stocks in order to ensure the country’s supply of hydrocarbons. Its core assets include steel storage facilities in Mpumalanga and the Western Cape capable of storing more than fifty million barrels of fuel.
  • The African Exploration Mining and Financing Corporation is responsible for the mining and supply of coal for the generation of electricity. It is focussing on key minerals that will provide energy for the future. It supplies in excess of 1,5 million tons of coal per year.

As demand for cleaner, more sustainable energy supplies increases, CEF’s Energy Projects Division is responsible for the commercialization of new energy technologies. It has a range of projects in development including the Redstone Solar Thermal Power plant. It is the first such project with molten salt energy storage in Africa.

CEF through its regulatory subsidiary, Petroleum Agency of South Africa promotes and regulates oil and gas exploration and production in South Africa. It is responsible for evaluating our oil and gas resources, attracting explorers in the oil and gas sector, monitoring their exploration and production activities, and archiving data produced from these activities.

Through its Vision 2040 Plus, the CEF Group will diversify its energy portfolio by improving the value proposition, strengthening commercial viability as we work beyond the security of energy supply….re-igniting SA economy.



The Republic of Mozambique Investments Pipeline Company (ROMPCO) is a joint venture between the government of South Africa (represented by the South African Gas Development Company (iGas), the government of Mozambique (represented by Companhia Moçambicana de Gasoduto (CMG), and Sasol. When the journey of ROMPCO started in 2000, the government of Mozambique and South Africa entered into a Cross Border Agreement to facilitate trade in natural gas between the two countries. This agreement led to the Government of Mozambique authorizing ROMPCO to construct, own and operate the Mozambique-SecundaPipeline (MSP) for the transportation of natural gas from the Central Processing Facility in Mozambique to gas markets in Mozambique and South Africa. The MSP gas network includes Loopline 1, Loopline 2 and Komatipoort Compressor Station as a source of supply of gas to several customers in different industries within Mozambique to South Africa. The Komatipoort Compressor Station has been declared a National Key Point. Its purpose is to boost the pressure of natural gas transported from Temane via Mozambique-Secunda Pipeline. The continuous and undisrupted operation of the compressor station remains key for the purposes of keeping economic activities and customers active to fulfill their obligations and contributions to the Mozambican and South African gas markets. To address Mozambique’s expanding energy needs, ROMPCO has embarked on programs to increase capacity and grow our in-country operations. In 2015 ROMPCO invested money to complete a 128km loop line (named Loop Line 1) to increase in-country pipeline capacity and market development, and to help address the growing demand for natural gas in the region. As a company, we continuously strive to enable both the Mozambican and South African gas market, gas monetization across the two countries, and to expand the gas network in line with the growing regional market demands.


Established in 2005 and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (300763. SZ), Ginlong (Solis) Technologies is the world 3rd largest PV inverter manufacturer. The company provides realiable and cost-effective solutions for homes, businesses and large-scale power plants, delivering value at every level of the solar supply chain and appealing to homeowners and businesses, as well as electricity producers and renewable energy investors globally. Combining a global supply chain with world-class R&D and manufacturing capabilities, validated under the most stringent international certification, Ginlong optimises Solis inverters for each regional market, serving and supporting its customers with a team of local experts. The company aims to work with stakeholders to accelerate the world’s journey towards a more sustainable future.

The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA)

GGDA is committed to creating an inclusive and transformed Gauteng economy that attracts foreign and domestic direct investment, develops sustainable enterprises and strategic economic infrastructure, and enables the growth of exports to the continent and beyond.

As the implementing arm of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED), the GGDA provides a seamless one-stop shop service aimed at unlocking investment and expansion opportunities for local and global businesses, whilst facilitating the ease of doing business.

The Vaal Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

The Vaal Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a venture led by the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) under the auspices of the Gauteng Provincial Government’s Department of Economic Development, stands as a dynamic initiative aimed at reigniting the birthplace of industrialisation in South Africa. Encompassing the territories of Lesedi, Midvaal, and Emfuleni municipalities within the Sedibeng District, the Vaal SEZ emerges as a catalytic force across a diverse range of sectors. Anchored by six strategic pillars, the Vaal SEZ propels a Green Energy-driven industrial transformation, steers investments into crucial food, agriculture, and agro-industrial domains, harnesses the potential of gateway logistics, and harnesses the captivating potential of the Blue Economy and Tourism Sector along the Vaal River. The Vaal SEZ’s resolute mission is to attract both Domestic and Foreign Direct Investment across multiple sites located in Emfuleni, Midvaal, and Lesedi Municipalities, a testament to its commitment to propelling job creation, skills development, and holistic economic growth in the heart of Gauteng’s thriving Southern corridor.


Telkom is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) services provider in South Africa. Our mission is to seamlessly connect people to a better life. We carry this through in all our brands, whether at the consumer, business, or wholesale level.

Our Telkom Foundation actively works to bridge the digital divide, with projects including the Connected Schools programme, while Telkom FutureMakers, our enterprise and supplier development initiative, empowers digital entrepreneurs to realise their vision.

Telkom continues to innovate and consistently provides products and services that advance South Africans.

Telkom was honoured to receive the prestigious Top Employer Award – for a second year in a row in January 2024 – a testament to the Company’s dedication to achieving a harmonious balance between investing in its workforce, refining operational processes, enhancing the physical work environment, and embracing cutting-edge technology.

This achievement cements Telkom’s efforts and commitment to connecting South Africans, including the youth, to a better future through relevant and innovative products to offer immense value and benefit to the market.



ECIC is the official export credit agency (ECA) of South African government. ECIC provides insurance that enables South African exporters to offer their services and products on the international market, with a particular focus on emerging markets that are considered too risky for conventional insurers. Its overarching goal and mandate from the South African government is to make South African exporters attractive to international buyers to attract foreign income, stimulate local economic growth and create local jobs.

ABC Solar

ABC Solar is a BEE level 4 company and a trusted leading distribution partner for Huawei and Longi. We are dedicated to meeting unique energy needs while maintaining a strong commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and the four core values we uphold: Safety, Innovation, Partnership, and Sustainability.

We strive to commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to unlock new opportunities in the renewable industry and serve customers who prioritize working with socially responsible organisations.

Drawing from extensive experience and expertise in the field, ABC Solar has emerged as a leading distributor of renewable energy solutions in the country. Our extensive distribution hubs, strategically located in major metropolitan areas, enhance our scalability and credibility, enabling us to deliver top-of-the-line products, including batteries, inverters, and solar panels, that cater to the unique needs of residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

By harnessing the power of renewable energy, we empower businesses and individuals alike to make a positive impact on the world while enjoying the benefits of efficient and cost-effective energy solutions.

Together, let’s shape the future with greener, safer, and transformative energy solutions.


Hatch is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. We embrace your visions as our own and partner with you to develop ideas that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. Our global network of 10,000 professionals work on the world’s toughest challenges, with experience spanning over 150 countries around the world in the metals, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Our exceptional, diverse teams combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop new game-changing technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects.

SLG (Pty) Ltd

Spring Lights Gas (SLG) is a leading Southern African energy company, thriving since its 2002 inception by Sasol. With a 21-year legacy, SLG excels in supplying piped gas and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to industrial clients in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. As a 100% black-owned entity under Kwande Energy, SLG holds over 50% market share in KwaZulu-Natal as well as various blue-chip customers in Gauteng. Beyond gas supply, SLG offers diverse services and is exploring ventures in Natural Gas Vehicles, IPP projects, LNG, and LPG. The company’s commitment to excellence, integrity, and innovation, along with its social responsibility initiatives, positions SLG as a prominent force in the energy sector.


The Development Bank of Southern Africa is one of the leading development financial institutions on the continent. Our primary purpose is delivering impactful development finance solutions that ignite transformative change in South Africa and on the rest of the African continent. Improving the quality of life of people in Africa is the fundamental focus of our development impact. We aim to bend the arc of history towards shared prosperity through multifaceted investments in sustainable infrastructure and human capacity. Our product solutions span all phases of the infrastructure development value chain from infrastructure planning and project preparation, across range of financing and non-financing investments to infrastructure implementation and delivery. Our primary areas of focus include Energy, ICT, Transport, Water and Sanitation. Our secondary area of focus are Education, Housing and Health.


GET.invest is a European programme that mobilises investment in renewable energy. Services are primarily aimed at private sector companies, project developers and financiers to build sustainable energy markets in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. They comprise tailored access-to-finance advisory for clean energy developers, a funding database, market information, and financial sector support to increase local currency financing. Additionally, GET.invest collaborates with business associations on events and networking opportunities. Together with the Access to Energy Institute, the programme implements the data and transaction platform Prospect. Since 2022, GET.investserves as the Team Europe One Stop Shop to help developers navigate and access European support and financing instruments. The programme is supported by the European Union, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria.

The Global Distributors Collective (GDC)

The Global Distributors Collective (GDC) is a collective of 200 last mile distributors, operating in more than 60 countries around the world. GDC members play a vital role in alleviating global poverty and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, by selling beneficial products such as solar lights, improved cooking solutions, and water filters. The GDC is dedicated to supporting distributors to help them reach millions of underserved customers with beneficial products, and to developing the last mile distribution sector as a whole. The GDC is hosted by Practical Action alongside strategic and implementing partner Bopinc.


GOGLA is the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry.

Our 200+ members provide millions of low-income and climate-vulnerable people with affordable, high-quality products and services; rapidly increasing customers’ productivity, connectivity, and resilience.

To enable sustainable businesses and accelerate energy access, we provide market insights, standards and best practice, and advocate for catalytic policies, programmes and investment. With the right support, our pioneering industry can improve the lives of 1 billion people by 2030.


ARE organisation

ARE is the global association for the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) industry, catalysing private sector-driven markets for sustainable electricity services, creating jobs and powering equitable green economies in emerging economies. With more than 17 years of experience and 200+ members, ARE enables improved energy access through business development, policy and visibility support for its Membership along the whole value chain of DRE technologies.

Huanyu Energy

Huanyu Energy is driven by a passion for making solar energy accessible and affordable in South Africa. We aim to create a brighter, sustainable future by providing top-quality solar panels, energy storage solutions, and cutting-edge technologies. Our approach goes beyond selling products, offering personalised consultations for tailored solutions in various projects. We invite people to join our journey towards a greener future, embracing solar energy as a catalyst for positive change and reducing reliance on traditional sources. Together, we can pave the way for a more sustainable tomorrow, empowering communities to tackle energy challenges and make a lasting difference.


Lesedi evolved from Intense Engineering in the mid- 1980’s. In 2001, Lesedi Engineering partnered with a global nuclear leader, AREVA NP, to form Lesedi Nuclear Services, a proudly South African, and now a level 3 B-BBEE company. Today, Lesedi is a trusted leader in the industry with experience of more than 3 decades. We are an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company executing turnkey engineering projects and providing maintenance services in the power generation, mining and oil & gas industries.

Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company (RBIDZ)

The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company (RBIDZ) is a Special Economic Zone that is purpose-built and secure industrial estate on the north-eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa linked to the international deep-water port of Richards Bay. It is tailored for the manufacturing of goods and production of services to boost beneficiation, investment, economic growth and the development of skills and employment. The RBIDZ is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that aims to encourage international competitiveness through world-class infrastructure as well as tax, VAT and duty-free incentives to qualifying investors.  We are your gateway to world markets.

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organizations accelerate sustainable and inclusive growth. We work with clients across the private, public, and social sectors to solve complex problems and create positive change for all their stakeholders. We combine bold strategies and transformative technologies to help organizations innovate more sustainably, achieve lasting gains in performance, and build workforces that will thrive for this generation and the next.


Founded in 1963, and with offices in over 50 countries, BCG’s diverse, global team comprising of 30 000 plus people bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that provide clients with management consulting solutions.  Through its transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders, BCG empowers organisations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage and drive positive societal impact. For more, go to

BCG is well established in Africa, with offices in: Cairo, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi, bringing together a team of nearly 600 collaborators. For more about BCG in Africa, go to


As a global consulting partnership in more than 40 countries, our people make us who we are. We’re individuals who take as​ much joy from those we work with as the work itself. Driven to​ be the difference between a big idea and making it happen,​ we help our clients break through.


Coega Development Corporation

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is headquartered in the City of Gqeberha, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa, with a strategic operational footprint in South Africa and beyond the boarders in the African continent. The CDC’s vision is to be the leading catalyst for the championing of socio-economic development. This it seeks to achieve through the development and operation of the 9,003 hectare Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a transshipment hub and a leading investment destination in Africa, providing highly skilled competence and capacity for the execution of complex infrastructure and related projects throughout South Africa and selected markets on the African continent, and advisory on the development of industrialization and logistics zones. The CDC’s advanced capabilities are successful enablers in economic zone development and management, real assets management, infrastructure planning and development, technology integration while realising related socio-economic impact areas such as skills and Small Medium & Micro Enterprise development. The foundational culture of the CDC’s approach, backed by core values, is innovation and continuous improvement.

South African National Energy Development Institute

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) was established in 2011 under the National Energy Act, 2008 (Act No. 34 of 2008). The Act provides for SANEDI to direct, monitor and conduct energy research and development, promote energy research and technology innovation as well as undertake measures to promote energy efficiency throughout the economy.

SANEDI’s focus is mainly developing innovative, integrated clean energy and resource efficient solutions that aim to catalyse growth and prosperity. As technologies develop and mature, opportunities for innovative energy solutions that can make a meaningful contribution are becoming increasingly relevant for improving energy access and lowering the country’s carbon footprint.

SANEDI operates in a global context shaped by several megatrends including climate change, urbanisation, demographic shifts, Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and growing inequalities. We have shaped programmes of action and have adopted three themes to strengthen and drive our mandate. The themes are: Climate Change and Decarbonisation, Service Delivery within the Municipal Environment, and Information Knowledge (Data and Knowledge Management) and Technological Convergence.


Invest in Cape Town’s Green Economy

Cape Town is a leading African business hub that supports innovation and big ideas. It is a top-ranked destination to visit and has all the attributes that appeal to people looking for a great city in which to live, work, study, play and invest. The city has a thriving knowledge economy and a growing skills market, and is inclusive to all who can contribute to its vision of creating a safe, sustainable, and vibrant urban environment. The City’s Energy and Economic Growth Directorates are committed to delivering on our Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and aligning with United Nations SDG goals 7 and 8 by obtaining investments, building a secure economy and energy future, and creating a more resilient city. The City is investing in ending load-shedding by diversifying its energy sources and facilitating private and public-sector investment into grid-connected energy generation. This initiative is supported by the City of Cape Town’s council-approved ‘Energy Strategy: Our Shared Energy Future: The 2050 Energy Strategy for the City of Cape Town’. The focus is on renewable and dispatchable technologies, with an emphasis on energy storage and demand-side management. The success of this initiative depends on strong partnerships between the City, private sector, and citizens. For more information, visit

Establish in Africa’s Green Economy hub

Cape Town forms part of a region which has become renowned as Africa’s renewable energy and green-tech hub. The city has cultivated a strong presence of leading renewable energy companies and innovations. This has in turn already attracted a number of professional services and financiers to the sector here.

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