Transitions in South Africa’s Energy Provision

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A system of loadshedding (rolling blackouts) is now a feature of daily life, and the increasingly negative effects of this are experienced by all South Africans: from struggling with the tasks of daily life and maintaining small businesses, to the dire effect on the economy and sinking levels of global confidence; from education/training activities under current conditions to the dire state of health care; from the reliability of water supply, to the strength of cell phone signals. 
There are multiple problems related to the energy crisis including shedding of jobs, crime, maintenance of infrastructure and impacts on the economy. What should be done? What advice can be given to the powers that be, on how to handle and mitigate the disasters we face on all levels as a result of this major disaster? There is a greater sense of urgency than ever to press the authorities to take action – what are the priority actions advised by scientists and engineers? What should be done immediately, in the medium term, and over the long term? 
How should these transitions be managed? What science, engineering best practice, and technology can inform these transitions? How can SA’s electricity crisis be ended, its impacts mitigated and long term supply of electricity be established on a firm footing? 
The main topics to be discussed: 
1. Overview and analysis of the problems and their impacts 
2. The government’s Energy Plan 
3. The Just Transition towards low carbon emissions 
4. Transition to greater energy efficiency 
5. Transition to solar energy 
6. Transition to hydrogen fuel and/or biomass fuels 
7. The nuclear energy option as part of the mix 
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