Inadequate coordination, insufficient funding and skills shortages threaten South Africa’s energy future. These are among the findings of a consensus study entitled The State of Energy Research in South Africa released by the Academy of Science of South Africa.
The study aimed to improve the understanding of the energy research landscape in South Africa in order to support the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) to fulfil its functions in terms of energy research support and co-ordination. The study is seen as an important baseline assessment that can inform future energy research investment in the country. SAYAS member Regina Maphanga was a panel member involved in compiling this report.
Read the press release here.
Full report available here.