The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is proud to announce its
participation in the global Earth Overshoot Day on 1 August 2018. This marks the date when
humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth
can regenerate in that year...
To ensure the effective and efficient dissemination
of information on SANEDI’s programmes, it has been
necessary to forge collaborative partnerships with other
government departments and State-owned entities for
maximum exposure, given budgetary constraints. SANEDI accepted an invite from Minister of the Department
of Science & Technology, (Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane),
to attend the SAASTA/DST Hydro-System Launch held on 13
April 2018 at Poelano High School in Ventersdorp - North
In the context of this study, hybridisation is the coupling of a renewable energy technology with
an existing fossil fuel technology in order to deliver the same energy service. Hybridised energy
systems are designed to replace, augment or boost conventional fossil fuel technologies with
renewable energy technologies...
The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Southern
African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) have teamed up for the
international ‘Solar Payback’ project, which aims to increase the use of solar thermal
energy in industrial processes. The Kick-Off Meeting took place in Johannesburg on
Mandisa Xaba from Sakhwele Secondary School at eZakheni, KZN hoisted the South African Flag by winning the Gold Medal in Beijing on 26 March 2017 for her project titled: “Production of Heat Energy from CO2 Emissions: The Effect of Forces on the Chemical Composition and Thermal Behaviour of CO2 (The Mathematical Study) focused on converting carbon dioxide (CO2) from vehicles and power industries into heat energy...
Mandisa was discovered by the Stakeholder Engagement Team in September 2016 and in October 2016 she won the Carbon Capture & Storage Special Award of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair. Rofhiwa Raselavhe and Wiseman Ngcobo have been mentoring Mandisa in preparation for the 2017 Beijing Youth Creation Competition. The CCS Category was introduced in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists to popularise the technology amongst the learners and the Educators alike. In tandem with the Eskom Expo, SANEDI’s Pilot Schools Project initiative aims at identifying and unleashing innovation amongst the young people, whilst at the same time demystifying the myth around Maths, Science & Technology.
Congratulations are in order for Mandisa, our Scientist in the making. She has demonstrated against all odds that one’s attitude determines one’s altitude. Coming from the rural area with lack of educational amenities did not deter Mandisa from pressing on. SANEDI is proud of Mandisa for setting a precedence in the rural area. Mr Kevin Nassiep, the CEO committed at Bhambanani in the KZN at the handing over ceremony of the Science Tool Kits held on 23 March 2017 that SANEDI will continue to support the Schools’ initiatives.
The South African National Energy Development Institute
exhibited at the 2018 Department of Energy Budget
Vote speech. The purpose of the exhibition was to share
information on SANEDI’s activities with government
representatives, the private sector and the general public.
The visitors who graced the SANEDI stand were provided
with information about various programmes within the
organisation. Some members of the audience were more
interested in funding and collaboration opportunities
offered by the organisation. Furthermore, the delegates
were also interested in SANEDI’s contribution to the
development of renewable energy programmes in rural
communities. SANEDI also shared information with
the delegates on some of the projects that have already
been implemented as well as projects that are currently
Implementation of Solar Water Heating (SWH) systems could play a major role in reducing stress on the security of electricity supply, at domestic scale and also for heating and cooling at a commercial level e.g. in hospitals, hotels, student hostels, as well as providing heat for industrial processes. The SOLTRAIN project aims to tackle these needs and create opportunities through addressing the SWH sector across six partner countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) viz. Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Partner countries of SOLTRAIN phase 3 are pursuing policies that enhance security of supply, energy conserva on and that increase energy access. The project has been running on three phases, SANEDI and the Centre for Sustainable and Renewable Energy Studies (CRSES) are the South African implementation partners for SOLTRAIN phase 3...
Municipal water supply and waste water systems
are amongst the largest consumers of electricity in
municipalities. Electricity costs can amount to between
40 and 70 percent of total running costs of municipal
water infrastructure. In countries with carbon-intensive
electricity grids, water infrastructure consequently
generates substantial CO2 emissions. As urban populations
continue to grow, the adoption of clean energy
technologies in municipal water infrastructure is critical to
accommodate the growing demand for service delivery in
an environmentally and economically sustainable way...
Building on the progress and advances made in BRICS
Energy collaboration since 2015, the proposed new
thematic areas for the BRICS energy agenda lie on different
levels and further recognises that the transition to a more
environmentally sustainable energy sector, necessitates
investments in energy and related infrastructure, which in
turn contributes to improved energy security. The Republic of South Africa during its Chairship of BRICS
for 2018 hosted the Third Meeting of the Working Group on
Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency on 17th and 18th May
2018 in Cape Town. South Africa welcomed delegations of
energy experts from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the
Russian Federation, the Republic of India and the People’s
Republic of China...