DTIC Deputy Minister Fikile Majola launches SBIDZ Energy Transition Webinar Series

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) and Saldanha Bay Innovation Campus (SB-IC) are launching a series of webinars focusing on balancing the growing call for decarbonisation with a just energy transition.

While the series will focus on aspects of the energy transition relevant to the SBIDZ, it will encompass the broader, nationwide picture. The Deputy Minister of the DTIC, Mr Fikile Majola, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural webinar on 15 February. The theme is “Smart manufacturing in the marine and energy sector through the lens of a special economic zone”.

A recent CSIR report identified Saldanha Bay as a region to develop green hydrogen for export purposes. The first of the three-part series will focus on smart manufacturing in the marine and energy sector through the lens of a special economic zone (SEZ) and include the Coega SEZ in the discussion to drive collaboration. The second will look at Saldanha as a hydrogen energy hub, and then finally, we will discuss hydrogen-based steel production.

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone complete Media Release can be read here.