The Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Alternative Energy Solutions in our region. Its focus is the whole industry, rather than sector.

Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc.

The SAAEA advocate policy development on behalf of our members at decision making government level. We also promote understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications, our objective is to provide borderless access to the information that can affect today’s clean energy industries as much as tomorrow’s world.

Our members share the belief that lowering our carbon footprint is as important as the doing of business itself because we understand that every small endeavor toward a green, sustainable world makes a difference.



The Foundation for the Development of Africa

The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) (NPC) is a non-membership, private, (NPC) Not-for-profit company actively involved with initiating and facilitating business and other processes conducive to sustainable development in Africa – with the emphasis on sustainability!

We have, since 1999, been linking businesses; promoting business and investment opportunities; showcasing special projects, conferences and events; stimulating joint venture initiatives and motivating support for local trading.

Our vision and trademark phrase proclaims: “Less Aid – Let’s Trade”!

Currently we are focused on three projects aimed at the stimulation of trade throughout the African Continent as well as at local, grass-root level. We know that local trading will ultimately lead to job creation, thus wealth creation.

The three projects are aptly named:
How can I Support Africa? – http://www.isupportafrica.com/
Products and Services Serving Africa – http://www.products-services-serving-africa.com/
Upcoming Events Serving Africa – http://www.upcoming-events-serving-africa.com/




WOESA was officially launched at the International Conference Centre in Durban on the 9th March 2002 by the then minister of Minerals and Energy Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. The establishment of the new department of Energy has presented WOESA with a greater opportunity to expand our mandate by including all forms of energy allowing us to reach a broader community of women entrepreneurs. Given the historical reality of South Africa, WOESA’s focus is specifically on Historically Disadvantaged Individuals and groups, whilst not excluding white women.

WOESA wants to be the leading organisation in facilitating the participation of women in business ventures in the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors.



REEEP invests in clean energy markets in developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions and build prosperity.

Leveraging a strategic portfolio of high impact projects, REEEP creates, adapts and shares knowledge to build sustainable markets for renewable energy and energy efficient solutions; advance energy access, improve lives and economic opportunities; and reduce climate and environmental damage.

Market transformation is complex and multidimensional. We monitor, evaluate and learn from our portfolio to understand these complex systems, identify opportunities and barriers to success, and lower risk for market actors. This insight influences policy, encourages public and private investment, and informs our portfolio strategy to build scale within and replication across markets.

REEEP is committed to the principles of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group in ensuring our data and knowledge are open, accessible and suited to the needs of decision makers in creating change.




African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Energy Solutions in the Continent. Our focus is on the whole industry; Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc.

Our mission for AFSEA is to provide great insight into the African Sustainable Energy market by bringing companies from around the world together so they may prosper and gain the knowledge needed to expedite the implementation of renewable energy as a significant source of energy.

AFSEA advocate policy development at decision making government level. We also promote understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications, our objective is to provide access to information that can affect today’s clean energy industries as much as tomorrow’s world.

We organize top management events and forums creating a networking platform for companies across the world.  Our members include research institutes, developers, contractors, consultants, suppliers and members of the public dedicated to building a greener planet.

For more information visit: www.afsea.org




SAIPPA was established in 2009 due to the uncertainty of perceived imminent changes in the Electricity Supply Industry.

It seeks to promote the collective interests of Independent Power Producers in South Africa, to assist with public policy formation and implementation and to serve as a platform for information dissemination to its members.

It proactively engages with legislators, government officials, planners and regulators as part of an initiative to achieve energy security in South Africa and Southern Africa.

It also seeks to assist, guide and empower independent power producers to obtain access to the national power grid.

SAIPPA Contact details:
Phone: 011 061 5000
Fax: 086 688 7005




The ECA (SA) is an employers’ organization registered in terms of the Labour Relations Act, and has been representing electrical contractors in South Africa for 65 years. It has in excess of 3500 members who employ between 70% and 80% of the total labour force in the Industry. Approximately 80% of all electrical installations in South Africa are carried out by our members.

The Association represents electrical contractors at all levels, and is recognized by the Government, supply authorities, consulting engineers, CSIR, ESKOM and the Association of Municipality Electrical Undertakings as the spokesman for the Industry. The ECA also serves on the SABS Committee responsible for the Code of Practice for the Wiring of Premises.

The Association also has a large number of Associate members, who are manufacturers and/or wholesalers who supply plant, machinery, equipment and materials essential to the carrying on of the Industry.




The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of South Africa (NPC) is a not for profit company representing responsible companies operating in the various sectors of the LPGas industry, with a view to ensuring the sustainable growth of the LPGas industry through compliance with best safety and business practices.

LPGas is a safe, convenient and efficient fuel making it an ideal alternative energy carrier especially in cooking, water and spatial heating applications.




Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.

OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.




The European Biomass Industry Association – EUBIA – was established in 1996 as an international non-profit association in Brussels with the scope of grouping together market forces, technology providers and knowledge centres, all of them active in the fields of bioenergy and biomass.

EUBIA’s main objective is to support the European biomass industries at all levels, promoting the use of biomass as an energy source, developing innovative bioenergy concepts and fostering international co-operation within the bioenergy field. Given that biomass already plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable development worldwide and the deployment of clean energies, EUBIA intends to contribute in strengthening European policies in this sector, protecting industrial interests, identifying new opportunities, promoting job creation and better environment conditions.

According to its core activities and areas of expertise, EUBIA is positioned as:

  • European Projects Partner
  • Policy Player
  • Concept Developer
  • Networks facilitator

The European Biomass Research Network – EUBREN – is a EUBIA initiative bringing together Universities and Research Centres from 28 EU countries working on ‘Research-for-industry’ projects focusing on latest technologies and strategies within the bioenergy sector.






The Solar Trade Association (STA) is the UKs leading solar industry voice, with a proven track record of winning breakthroughs for the UK solar industry. A not-for-profit association, we are funded entirely by our membership, which includes installers, manufacturers, distributors, large scale developers, investors and law firms. Our mission is to empower the UK solar transformation. We work to educate new end markets about the benefits of solar and help our members embrace new complementary technologies.






The International Steel Fabricators (ISF) represents the Southern Africa construction export industry with a special focus on steel intense projects such as power generation, power transmission, airports, ports, bridges, tanks, tank farms, petrochemical, mining, warehousing, factories, shopping malls, high-rise buildings, light steel frame housing, stadiums, rolling stock, pipe racks, pipelines, etc.

The ISF’s primary objective is to maximise the African steel content of projects in Africa. Although the majority of ISF members’ Head Offices are in South Africa, membership from other Southern Africa countries are encouraged and growing.

The ISF membership comprises of the full value chain; Consulting Engineers, Project Houses, Civil Constructors, Steel Mills, Pipe & Tube Mills, Steel Merchants, Equipment Manufacturers, Structural Steel and Platework Fabricators, Tank Manufacturers, etc.




The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) focuses on issues related to the regulation of energy, telecommunications, transport, and water & sanitation industries, with a particular emphasis on issues that are common across sectors (but not necessarily limited to the primary focus sectors)

AFUR is regarded as a key building block in the efforts of the African Union and its socio-economic programme, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in the integration and rebirth of Africa. AFUR’s vision and objectives are derived from Clause 110 of the NEPAD Framework Document, which recognises the establishment of the African Forum for Utility Regulation and regional regulatory associations.

Email:  munyaradzi@nullafurnet.org
Web:    www.afurnet.org




Established in 2006, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is the only global business association that represents the whole decentralised renewable energy sector for rural electrification in developing and emerging countries. The Alliance has over 100 members worldwide and it is the vision of ARE that by 2030 everyone in the world and in particular all rural people in low-and medium income countries should have access to affordable, secure and clean energy and energy services.



The Zimbabwe Energy Council

The Zimbabwe Energy Council (ZEC) is a vehicle for strategic planning, networking and action by senior executives in the private and public sectors, who have a broad interest in all energy issues. The organisation also seeks to forge a better understanding of energy issues in order to optimally shape the energy sector for the benefit of all Zimbabweans. ZEC strives to play a pivotal role in energy related issues affecting Zimbabwe by bringing senior influential executives together, with the aim to identify and implement effective sustainable solutions, provide factual and relevant data and knowledge, strengthen the energy network in Zimbabwe and enhance awareness of energy issues in Zimbabwe and globally.




Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries

Founded in 1983 by a group of 15 prominent South African-Italian businessmen we strive to fulfil our mission, which is, to be the foremost point of liaison between Italian and South African commerce. We aim to achieve this by fostering sustainable relationships among Italian and South African professionals, disseminating information about both countries to respective entrepreneurs and encourage commercial activities between South Africa and Italy.

In addition to the wide range of services we offer to members and non-members, we support clients by means of personalised trade and investment solutions.

The Italcham head office is based in Johannesburg.

For further information, please contact info@nullitalcham.co.za



The South African-Turkish Business Association

SATBA is a non-profit business association founded in 2007, and its mandate is to build and enhance business relations between corporations, SMMEs and entrepreneurs; encouraging bilateral trade, join-venture partnerships, b2b relations, import-export and investment relations between companies and entrepreneurs in South Africa and the rest of the world. Since its inception, SATBA has hosted and facilitated a number of events and international business meetings, allowing business leaders to engage and do business on a global scale. SATBA has linked with key strategic business partners, such as TUSKON, SACCI, BBC, GGDA, BWASA, and eNCA.




The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA) was formed in July 2011 and works within the dti’s designated cluster parameters. VAMCOSA’s focus is to bring local valve and actuator manufacturers together in order to create a common focus and goal for the respective industries. VAMCOSA provides an effective platform for its members to engage with government and state owned companies through designated channels of the dti and the SACEEC with regard to industry specific concerns.

Contact Sue Breckenridge
+27 11 8497388
Click here to e-mail VAMCOSA



The Southern African Biogas Association has the mandate to promote all aspects of biogas waste to energy technology in order to establish a vibrant, active and viable biogas market in Southern Africa


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