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South Africa joins the IEA as an association country

South Africa joins the IEA as an association country <www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-joins-the-iea-as-an-association-country-2018-11-06> IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol and Energy Minsiter Jeff Radebe
6TH NOVEMBER 2018
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South Africa has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association country in a move it believes will bring it closer to the cutting-edge of technology and global energy governance.
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The announcement was made by Energy Minister *Jeff Radebe* and IEA executive director Dr *Fatih Birol* on the sidelines of the Africa Oil Week conference, in Cape Town, on Tuesday.
“South Africa joining the IEA family represents a major milestone for our agency, bringing a key emerging leader in global energy policy around our table. We can count on a strong and engaged voice from sub-Saharan Africa, enriching our global policy exchange and making the IEA more representative and global than ever,” said Birol.