With global energy demands on the increase, coupled with the depletion of our natural resources and the negative impact of fossil-based energy sources on the environment, the issues of clean, sustainable energy and the importance thereof in economic development and global wellbeing have become a pressing reality world-wide. Energy innovation and the efficient use of energy are two key components of mitigating these challenges. It is for this reason the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) was established. Read more…

SANEDI’s phone number has changed … the new phone number is 011 038 4300


In response to the growing demand for sustainable, energy efficient solutions to the escalating price of energy used to cool buildings in South Africa, progressive chemical manufacturing companies are taking the initiative to provide advanced roof coating technology to the building trade.
The DOW Chemical Company is one such manufacturer. They are ensuring that cool coatings is supported in South Africa through their advanced coatings’ additives which play a critical role in maintaining integrity and quality of the overall ‘cool’ system.

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Freedom Dialogue 2014: A platform for young green minds

generation earth logo Students from Generation Earth Glenvista High School Council with Yusuf Abramjee, Catherine Constantinides and Ndaba Mandela at the Freedom Dialogue 2014 Generation Earth Founder Ella Bella, Kathrada Foundation CEO Neeshan Bolton, Miss Earth SA Ashanti Mbanga, FRY's Brett Thompson and SANEDI's Barry Bredenkamp

As South Africa heads towards its most important elections to date, having recently celebrated Freedom Day, Born Free citizens have an important voice that must be heard. Learners from Generation Councils across Gauteng recently spent an afternoon discussing, debating and challenging the issues we face as society today, as they build the future they believe is possible. Read more

‘My Green Home’ project launched

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SANEDI is partnering with another exciting energy efficiency project that just kicked off: My Green Home! Starting this week, South Africans can learn and save along with the Ngewena family who is challenging habits, save energy and install energy efficient equipment in their house, to show others how to save money by going green. Zwelethu the Father explains: “Our goal is to cut our electricity consumption by 15% with ‘no cost’ changes and with equipment take this to 40% percent in just three months”…

SANEDI Pledges Support for 49m

Johannesburg – March 2014 – In keeping with their commitment to reduce the country’s carbon emissions, the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) recently pledged its support for the 49M initiative.Sanedi is one of the leading government agencies mandated to encourage a transition to a low-carbon economy in South Africa.

Sanedi’s pledge signing brings to 134 the number of businesses and organisations that have pledged to cut down on their energy usage and play a contributory role in the reduction of electricity consumption in South Africa.

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Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee
SANEDI, together with all other energy-related State Owned Companies and the senior leadership of the Department of Energy, were invited to meet and present to the newly appointed Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy, an overview of key activities planned to assist government in meeting the objectives set out in the National Development Plan.

The newly formed PPC on Energy is chaired by Mr Fikile Majola. Born in 1964, Mr Majola served the youth and UDF structures in the 80s in the then Southern Transvaal region, where he played a key role in the re-establishment of the ANC and SACP structures. He joined NEHAWU as its Organiser in the Vaal Branch in 1990.

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