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Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Professor Harro von Blottnitz elected as Fellow of South African Academy of Engineering

Harro von Blottnitz, Professor of Chemical Engineering has been elected a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE). His election places him among an elite group of 213 fellows who straddle the worlds of academia and industry, and who are considered thought leaders in their fields.

For more information, see https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-05-27-uct-professor-elected-as-fellow-of-south-african-academy-of-engineering

Publication Date:
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 - 23:15
Earth Day: Cheaper renewable energy a game changer in SA’s emissions targets

Cheaper renewable energy is beginning to change South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, and the prognosis for South Africa’s 2030 climate mitigation targets under the Paris Agreement is that these emissions can be reduced significantly.

For more info, see https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-04-22-earth-day-renewable-energy-a-game-changer-in-sas-emissions-targets

Publication Date:
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 - 22:45
Welcome Ongezwa Mbaba

We welcome Ms Ongezwa Mbaba as a Masters student. Hailing from the Eastern Cape, and graduating with the Chemical Engineering class of 2020, with Honours, Ongezwa will research opportunities for green hydrogen in South Africa from a Life Cycle perspective. She is supervised by Prof von Blottnitz and Mr Fadiel Ahjum of the ESRG. Her research is generously sponsored by Inspired Evolution Investment Management

Publication Date:
Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 17:15
New paper on e-mobility in the SADC

The SA Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) has released a series of papers on e-mobility in the SADC region. In his piece, ESRG researcher Fadiel Ahjum summarises the opportunities that an e-mobility transition could present the SADC region, addressing access to clean energy and mobility services in tandem.

SADC e-Mobility Outlook: Accelerating Low Carbon Transport Futures


The research report series is available at: https://saiia.org.za/thematic-area/climate-change/

Publication Date:
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 14:00