We are writing to give you an update on the NPC Pathways for a Just Transition process and share the workshop report from the Northern Cape stakeholder meeting.
To date, we have successfully completed stakeholder engagements in six provinces – Western Cape, Gauteng, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and North West. The Northern Cape workshop report is attached, and also attached are the Western Cape and Gauteng reports for your convenience. The reports from the latter three provinces will be sent out soon.
These various workshops have included stakeholders representing government, civil society, community, academia, business and labour. Further to this, we have also held focused meetings with mining affected communities in Mpumalanga and the North West; the youth; the Energy Intensive Users Group; SASOL and the South African National Energy Development Institute. While there has not been strong participation from labour organisations, we hope to engage with them before the end of this process.
In the upcoming months, we will be holding workshops in the remaining provinces before we convene the concluding conference in May 2019 and a final summit later in the year. At the concluding conference, we will share the outcomes of all the engagements and a draft vision and pathways to a just transition document.
We want to thank you again for agreeing to participate in the process and trust that we will be able to rely on your continued support and participation in the ongoing activities where possible. .
Megan Hendrickse on behalf:
Ms Tasneem Essop (National Planning Commissioner and Mr Tshediso Matona (Secretary for National Planning
Sustainable Energy Africa NPC
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