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Ramaphosa reiterates green hydrogen's 'enormous' potential for SA

Welcoming delegates at the Century City Conference Centre on Tuesday morning, President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated that green hydrogen was identified in the investment plan as one of the four “big frontiers” of the country’s Just Energy Transition.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed delegates at the Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town on 29 November 2022. Picture: @PresidencyZA/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised South Africa’s determination to become a world leader in green hydrogen.

Ramaphosa addressed local and international delegates in the green energy sector at the Inaugural South Africa Green Hydrogen summit in Cape Town.

President Cyril Ramaphosa called it a green energy revolution.

Welcoming delegates at the Century City Conference Centre on Tuesday morning, Ramaphosa reiterated that green hydrogen was identified in the investment plan as one of the four “big frontiers” of the country’s Just Energy Transition.

“Indicating that it has huge growth and investment potential. But on the back of that, it has enormous job creation potential as well and an overriding improvement of the economic lives of our people.”

Ramaphosa said that South Africa did have the existing and future potential to produce green hydrogen.

Government said that according to the Just Energy Transition, it’s estimated that South Africa will need approximately $98 billion over the next five years to enable a just transition.

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