Exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in the Energy and Power Sector

In August 2020, His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa, released a statement that the South African Government has made a number of commitments under Gender Equality that will be given effect to through the National Strategic Plan. One of those commitments is to drive women’s economic inclusion through public procurement. He stated that a target of at least 40% of goods and services procured by public entities are to be sourced from women-owned businesses.

In the energy and power sector, we believe that unless women know what entrepreneurial opportunities exists in the sector, they will not be able to

1) opt to participate in the sector,

2) choose an area of focus,

3) align themselves with the relevant actors/ agents in the energy and power ecosystem;

4) access credible market information;

5) organise themselves to participate effectively and sustainably.

An energy revolution is happening in South Africa where new and cheaper technologies, especially in the renewable energy sector, coupled with affordable energy storage, are driving this revolution. Deregulations of the Power/ Energy Sector coupled with unbundling and privatisation of traditional value chains presents opportunities for non-traditional players in the sector.

In our webinar series, we have invited leading stakeholders to share credible information on the energy sector, with an emphasis on unravelling the energy and power value chain and the inherent entrepreneurial opportunities.

Register for the webinars if you are interested to discover entrepreneurial opportunities and possibilities in the energy and power sector.

The webinar series is funded by : Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) SA Fund a Programme funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) under Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), managed by Gender Links (GL) South Africa.

Join us as we enable Women Entrepreneurs to gain a good understanding of the electricity sector in South Africa: Its structure; Stakeholders; Suppliers; Policies and regulations; prevailing technologies; electrifications gaps; and the state of existing electricity grid network infrastructure.