WC Government is delighted that Transnet has included the private sector as a renewable energy partner

Transnet has issued a request for information for companies to partner on renewable energy projects at eight commercial ports, including the ports of Cape Town and Saldanha Bay.

Cape Town harbour. Photo: GCIS

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape government has welcomed Transnet’s efforts to include the private sector as a renewable energy partner at South Africa‘s ports of entry.

Transnet has issued a request for information for companies to partner on renewable energy projects at eight commercial ports, including the ports of Cape Town and Saldanha Bay.

Finance and economic opportunities The MEC, Mireille Wenger, called for greater private sector participation, in line with Operation Vulindlela.

Operation Vulindlela was created in 2020 as a joint initiative of the Presidency and the Treasury to accelerate the implementation of structural reforms.

Wenger hopes this is the first of many such interventions that will include big business as partners.

“Historically, insufficient investment in infrastructure, particularly at the Port of Cape Town, and poor maintenance have caused significant deficiencies that undermine economic growth and job creation. So it is good news to see this approach taken by Transnet, which we hope is the first of many other interventions that will include the private sector as partners.”

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