EnergyWeek South Africa

EnergyWeek South Africa is an annual meeting point taking place from 11-12 December in Cape Town to discuss the progress of energy projects in Southern Africa. Within this week EnergyNet will host the separate investment meetings International gas Cooperation Summit, Southern Africa Renewable Energy Summit and the Black Industrialists Energy Summit to explore opportunities for gas and renewable energy project development in the region.

The International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS)

This meeting is a platform to explore South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the gas value chain. The Summit will put the objectives of South Africa and the region at the forefront of international gas development, showcasing South Africa as a gas hub. IGCS will outline the next steps of the Gas IPP Programme and the scale of opportunity for investors. This meeting will showcase gas procurement and utilisation strategies, bringing together a global gathering of energy leaders who will enable Southern Africa to achieve its objectives in becoming an energy hub for the region.

This meeting is co-located with the Southern Africa Renewable Energy Summit and the Black Industrialists Energy Summit.



  • The Global Gas Outlook for Africa
  • Modelling a Gas Economy: Case Studies for South Africa
  • Significance of South Africa’s Gas Market in the SADC
  • South Africa’s Gas to Power Programme
  • The Cost of Diving into Downstream
  • The Local Opportunities from South Africa’s Gas Market
  • Accelerating Gas Infrastructure
  • Black Industrialists Programme – Preparing for Success


The next opportunity

As one of Africa's most developed economies, South Africa has a successful track record of initiating an IPP Programme for renewable energy to complement its largely coal-dominated energy mix. 

The introduction of natural gas is a natural progression for the country that could help diversify the energy mix, transform the country’s infrastructure and create jobs. The Industrial Policy Action Plan set out by South Africa’s Department for Trade & Industry (DTI) emphasises the industrial and economic benefits of natural gas, highlighting the development of the gas sector as a critical project.

How can natural gas play a greater role in South Africa’s energy mix?

With investor confidence high and a strong regulatory framework in place, IGCS examined the next steps in South Africa’s journey to becoming a commercial gas hub, exploring where the real opportunities lie for investors and what timelines the Government is working towards.

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