The continuing energy crisis in South Africa costs companies millions in revenue and additional expenses. The Bureau for Economic Research warns about the significant impact of loadshedding on producers and the country’s food supply, mining activities and shopping centres. The losses in the agricultural and mining sectors continue to rise.
Agriculture and business are looking for alternative solutions to stay sustainable.
Son SA, with various key roleplayers in South Africa, took the initiative by hosting an urgent Energy Conference on Wednesday, 8 March. The objective of this conference is to analyse existing challenges and to find practical outcomes and solutions.
“We want to learn lessons from people and companies who have tried and tested alternative solutions to offer solutions for those who have not experimented yet,” said Juan Tomlinson, CEO of Son SA. “South Africans must realise that loadshedding, the challenges and impact it has, will not be solved soon. The only option is to look for alternative solutions and to take the right decisions the first time.”
SON SA is a national initiative of Agri X, supported by organisations like SAAI and TLU SA. The initiative investigates the needs and solutions to alternative energy supply. It reaches out to agricultural and other organisations, suppliers and industry bodies to highlight the best possible outcomes.
During the Son SA Energy Conference, the Energy Council of SA, Eskom, the South Africa Independent Power Producers Association, LoadsheddingreadySA, SAPVIA, Fedgroup, AfriForum, the CSIR and other energy experts along with agricultural organisations, farmers and suppliers will share case studies and propose solutions.
The program is available on Son SA’s website: www.sonsa.co.za.
Any interested parties can attend the event:
Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Time: 7:30 to 18:30
Place: NG Kerk Lynnwood, Sussex road, Lynnwood, Pretoria
Registration: Click on this link to register and pay online: www.sonsa.co.za
There will be limited space for suppliers wanting to exhibit their products.