Hilton Trollip, senior researcher, Energy Research Centre, Wikus Kruger, research fellow, Graduate School of Business, UCT, Prof Sampson Mamphweli, Stellenbosch University, Robert Aitken, director, Restio Energy, and Manfred Braune, Executive Director at the Green Building Council South Africa

This course will focus on the development, growth and prospects for green energy becoming the new normal. It will begin by describing the global drivers of the energy transition and some potential future scenarios, globally and in South Africa. It will then explore developments on the African continent, while subsequent lectures will concentrate on individual aspects of the transition to Green energy.  


  1. The coming energy transition Hilton Trollip
  2. Energy development in Africa Wikus Kruger
  3.  Bio energy Professor Sampson Mamphweli
  4. Understanding the rapid commercialisation of the SHS and mini-grid markets in AfricaRobert Aitken
  5. Green buildings Manfred Braune


Recommended reading

Forum for the Future 2017 Wise Minds: The energy transition and large utilities Insights from energy industry and political leaders on the rapidly changing energy system

Switching on Finance for Off-Grid Energy: Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Bardouille, P. and Muench, D. 2014. How a New Breed of Distributed Energy Services Companies can reach 500mm energy--‐poor customers within a decade. A commercial solution to the energy access challenge

Tenenbaum, B. Greacen, C. Siyambalapitiya, T. and Knuckles, J. From The Bottom Up: How Small Power Producers and Mini-Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa



Date: 21 January
Time: 17:00 pm
COURSE FEES: R550.00  Staff and Students R275.00
Venue: LT3 Kramer Law Building UCT