Cape Town – South Africa and Namibia, both members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), held a ministerial-level meeting on Friday to discuss mutual cooperation in energy generation.
Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, visited Namibia to meet with the Namibian Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo.
The areas of cooperation explored include energy generation using natural resources, regional sovereignty, and energy security.
Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa today undertook a working visit to Namibia, to participate in a bi-lateral meeting with the Minister of Mines and Energy in Namibia, Hon Tom Alweendo. pic.twitter.com/nkJKQcjUox
— Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa (@Kgosientsho_R) August 18, 2023
The meeting also discussed regional interconnectivity through the SADC Power Pool, the development of a hydrogen economy, and the utilisation of gas reserves from the Kudu fields for power generation.
The focus on green hydrogen included trading products like green ammonia and green steel, supplying components such as solar panels and wind turbines, and developing necessary infrastructure.
The goal is to strengthen bonds between the two countries for mutual development and benefit in the region.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu