first_imgFeatured image: Stock Representatives of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) recently attended the CSIR-hosted Switzerland Global Enterprises (SGE) Cleantech mission to promote trade and Research and Development in the clean technology and energy efficiency industries. Part of the mission was to seek opportunities for partnerships between South Africa and Switzerland.There is an ever-greater demand for clean technology for those technologies, manufacturing processes and services that use available resources efficiently and/or help protect and maintain natural resources. According to Cleantech, Swiss companies are leading the way in clean technology worldwide. Read more: Davos recognises sustainable mobility through e-vehicle innovationClean technology falls directly within SANEDI’s remit, as it includes the following segments:Air and environmentDisaster preventionEnergy transportation and storageEnergy productionEnergy efficiencyMobilitySite remediationRecycling and wasteWater and wastewater“The opportunity to interact with world experts in these fields was an invaluable occasion and one that we welcomed,” says Dr Thembakazi Mali, interim CEO at SANEDI.“Our Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development is specifically focused on support and coordination of renewable energy research and development throughout South Africa. SANEDI also strives to implement cleaner mobility solutions, focused mainly on cities and other niche markets.“We look forward to closer ties and opportunities in the coming months with Swiss and South African partnerships,” Mali concluded. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy Generation BRICScenter_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSDr Thembakazi Malienergy efficiencyEnergy productionEnergy transportation and storageSANEDI Previous articleESI Africa 2019 media information now availableNext articleSAWEA appoints new Chair Guest ContributorThe views expressed in this article by the author are not necessarily those of the publishers and/or association partners. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher and editors cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information supplied and/or published. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more