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Nordic business delegation to South Africa
Join our business delegation to South Africa, June 1st – 5th, 2020 and explore business opportunities and meet local partners that are interested in doing business with Nordic companies within water and renewable energy solutions.
Explore your business potential – discover business opportunities within water and renewable energy sectors, June 2nd – 6th, 2020.
Nordekon Consultancy Company and InterGest South Africa invite Nordic companies to join our business delegation to South Africa in June 2020. The purpose of the business delegation is to identify relevant local business partners including relevant meetings with high level officials. In cooperation with InterGest South Africa we will organise an individual programme for your company in accordance with your needs, covering:
- Participation in our AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® seminar in Johannesburg (June 2nd, 2020)
- High-level minister meetings with relevans for your business
- Individual programme of visits to relevant local companies. The programme is based on your company profile and requirements
This delegation to South Africa is relevant for Nordic companies operating within the following sectors:
- Renewable energy
Individual programme will be elaborated accordingly to the needs and requirements of each participating company.
- We fly with KLM.
- We will stay at TBA in Johannesburg.
- We meet in the morning at 8.00 am, June 2nd. Kickoff seminar at 9.00 am – 11.
- After the kickoff seminar we will join our AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® seminar and meet the South African companies.
- We meet in the evenings (optimal).
Tentative itinerary South Africa:
- Departure CPH: June 1st
- Arrival JBN: June 1st (late arrival)
- Departure JBN, June 5th (late departure)
Particpant fee: The price is EURO 2,700 each person (based on min. 12 traveling companies) ex. airfare and accomodation. Members of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® will get approx. 15% discount. Not included in the price is the participant’s own transport to meetings, transportation to/from airport, visas, insurance and meals. Sign up: Sign up for participation, please email, Consultant, Ms Sarah Skou Andreasen: email@example.com.
Water scarcity is a major challenge in South Africa which also represents an extensive opportunity for foreign investors and businesses within the water sector.
Since the rise of democracy in South Africa in 1994, water supply has been put at the centre of debates resulting in access to clean water being recognised as a human right in the country. However, still 3 million people in South Africa don’t have access to water, and the demand is growing. In 2050, the demand for water in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to increase with 55% due to a significant population growth. Half of the world’s population growth will happen in Africa within this timeframe, which inevitable requires investments into the sector. Based on these numbers, South Africa could have a 17% gap between water demand and supply in just 10 years. Approx. To avoid water shortage and keep up with the growing demand R90 billion per year is needed for water and sanitation infrastructure to upgrade existing infrastructure and investments in new infrastructure.
Overcoming water scarcity is a major challenge, however, it also represents substantial business opportunities for foreign investors and businesses. The major opportunities lie within commercial, industrial, municipal and residential markets demanding solutions within water efficient technologies, sanitation, wastewater treatment, alternative water systems, metering and monitoring etc. Overall, there are substantial opportunities for investment in technologies advancing resilience to drought and adaption to long-term water scarcity within all sectors.
Renewable Energy in South Africa
South Africa’s steady economic growth, combined with an increasing industrialization and a mass electrification programme to increase access to electricity in the deep rural areas, has resulted in a steep increase in the demand for energy.
South African energy is dominated by coal, which is plentiful and cheap, and is ranked among the lowest energy costs in the world. Coal contributes with around 59% to the total primary energy supply, followed by renewables with 20% and crude oil with 16%. Furthermore, South Africa gets energy locally from biomass, such as wood and dung, natural gas, hydro-power, nuclear power, solar power and wind.
With its abundance of natural resources of sun and wind, South Africa is an ideal location for increased use of renewable energy. Combined with the rising price of traditional fossil fuel-based energy, renewable energy is becoming a sustainable option. South Africa is presently rated as the 12th most attractive investment for renewable energy.