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South Africa Facing Delays to its Renewables Program
July 8, 2017
South Africa's successful renewable energy programme is in peril, the renewable industry warned on Tuesday.
This comes after an inter-governmental task team placed the programme in limbo, telling Parliament it would be difficult to sign any new contracts before next year.
Industry body the South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) said it is deeply disappointed that the Department of Energy and Eskom failed to provide any certainty for investors during the parliamentary update.
Sarec chair Brenda Martin said the renewable industry had hoped to resolve the impasse. "Instead, the team proposed further delays to the end of August if not to February 2018."