Thursday, 2 December 2021
09h00 - 11h00
Virtual - GoToWebinar

What we will cover:

  • The roles and responsibilities in the EPC process(building owner / SANAS acc IB, SANEDI and DMRE).
  • About the project - an overview of the UK Pact fundedprogramme, its aims and outcomes.
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities involved inthe EPC process.
  • A detailed look at an EPC tool and the data required.
  • The EPC roadmap, what it means and how it can beused to drive energy efficiency.
  • What next and Net Zero targets?
17 NOV, 21

One day training livestreamed 8am-5pm
R2,800 members*
R4,300 non-member*

Voluntary online in-camera exam with the Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA)
R500 first exa m**
R400 rewrite (max 2 rewrites)**

Voluntary assignment to assist with practical available from IEPA
-Own mentor and assessor @ NO CHARGE
- Assessment and moderation @ R3,000**

* SAEEC Cost excl. VAT
** IEPA Cost excl. VAT

15 NOV, 21

Launch event: Energy Efficiency 2021

We are pleased to inform you that the latest IEA energy efficiency market report, Energy Efficiency 2021, will be published next Wednesday 17 November.

We hope you will be able to join us on 17 November at 10:00-11:00 Paris time (GMT+1) for the public launch event, where IEA experts will outline the latest trends in the global energy efficiency market and the vital role that efficiency will play in delivering global net zero ambitions, as well as the increasingly important place of digital technologies in energy efficiency’s future.

The webinar will be livestreamed on the IEA’s YouTube channel and added to the event page on the day.

12 NOV, 21

Southern African Sustainable Energy Conference (SASEC)

Stellenbosch University will host the now called Southern African Sustainable Energy Conference (SASEC), which will take place from 17 – 19 November 2021, at Spier, Western Cape Province, South Africa. We look forward to hosting you in our beautiful province. Come and join us. The conference specifically focuses on research,

12 NOV, 21

To Whom it May Concern

The South African-German Energy Partnership implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supports the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) in the compilation of a report on the state of research regarding energy efficient lighting in South Africa. The report is intended to showcase South Africa’s energy efficient lighting researchers and research themes and to highlight possible opportunities for collaboration on strategically aligned priorities.

SMEC South Africa has been appointed by GIZ to carry out the review and to compile a report on the results. During the study, SMEC representatives will contact key role-players and stakeholders for information and input. GIZ kindly requests that all possible assistance is afforded to SMEC to ensure that a comprehensive review can be carried out. The report will be presented to stakeholders at a SANEDI hosted workshop where potential collaboration between industry and academia will be explored with a view to secure potential funding.

Should you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Sandiswa Tshaka on

Kind regards

Ms Marlett Balmer, Head: Energy Efficiency

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To whom it may concern

RE: GIZ Energy Efficiency Lighting Research

SMEC South Africa has been appointed by the GIZ to investigate and catalogue the energy efficiency lighting research currently being undertaken in South Africa as per the attached letter of introduction.

The goal of the research is to provide an overview of current energy efficient lighting research being carried out in South Africa. All the key stakeholders and researchers conducting research in this area need to be identified.

Kindly answer the questions below:

No. Question Response by researcher
1 Are you currently involved with any research projects pertaining to energy efficiency lighting projects? If yes, please continue to fill out the full questionnaire. If no, please respond to item 2 only.
2 Do you see any gaps where research should be conducted in energy efficient lighting?
3 Which sector does your research fall under? (a) Public sector and research facilities (b) Academic institutions (c) Private sector (d) If other, please specify
4 Which category does your research fall under?
(a) Daylighting design
(b) Photometric measurement systems
(c) Lighting simulation
(d) Materials/nanotechnology
(e) Surge protection
(f) Lifespan, Lumen maintenance / L70
(g) Standardised techniques for lifespan testing / warranties / standards
(h) Colour shifts with ageing
(i) Improvements in energy efficiency,
(j) LED Chip
(k) Emission spectrum
(l) Drivers
(m) Heatsink
(n) Lens / diffuser improvements
(o) Smart control
(p) If other, please specify
5 To what type of lighting applicable would you classify your research as most relevant to?
(a) Retail and commercial
(b) Stadium / Sports lighting
(c) Public lighting (road lighting and high mast area lighting)
(d) Traffic signals
(e) Industrial / warehousing
(f) Domestic
(g) If other, please specify
6 Please provide your details.

Are you a rated researcher? If so, please provide your NRF rating.
Cell number:
7 Please provide a short biography (3-6 lines).
8 Please provide a short description of the focus of your research.
8.1 Summarise the topic.
8.2 What aspect of lighting are you focused on?
8.3 What are the potential impacts of your research
9 Please provide a list of all recent (from 2015) published papers or articles of which you are an author.
10 Please provide references to any other researchers/organisations in South Africa in the energy efficiency lighting research field.
Are you collaborating with any international institutions/universities?
Name: Email address:
11 (Optional) Please include/share any other information you think would be valuable in this project.
12 (Optional) What, in your opinion, are the research gaps concerning EE lighting research in South Africa which is not already mentioned above?
13 (Optional) What are your recommendations for EE lighting research?

Thank you for your collaboration. We look forward to hearing from you!

For any queries, please contact:

Name Email Cell number
Stephen Reynders 083 468 3427
Krishna Chetty 060 838 7092
Bianca Harber 076 696 1473

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2021 Residential Electricity Consumption in South Africa research report

On a global basis, the residential sector consumes one fifth of the world’s energy (International Energy Agency 2018: 2) and has a large untapped potential to benefit from the multiple positive economic and social impacts of energy efficiency. These benefits include increased disposable income, poverty alleviation, improved health & well-being, improved energy security and macro-economic benefits (IEA 2015: 31–37). Improved energy efficiency means that less energy is used while maintaining the same level of service, or increasing service levels while maintaining energy use. In the residential context this is achieved by utilizing more efficient appliances and by utilizing appliances more efficiently, meaning that efficiency improvements may be affected both by investments in technical interventions and by changes in behaviour.


21 JUN, 21