Project Description

Green Hydrogen: A key investment for the South African economy

Hydrogen (H2) is the most abundant element in the universe and holds the key to the world achieving the climate change commitments made at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the form of the 2015 Paris Agreement. In South Africa, Green hydrogen has the potential to link the country’s mineral endowment with its renewable energy endowment to enable the reindustrialisation of the South African economy while simultaneously creating jobs, attracting investment, reconfiguring underdeveloped, rural provinces and enabling a Just Transition from fossil fuels.

Does this mean Hydrogen will be a critical part of South Africa’s transition to a low-carbon economy? Will Green Hydrogen provide energy security in the country?

Watch Infrastructure South Africa for a Business Day Dialogue, where a panel of experts have an in-depth conversation aimed at analysing plans for green hydrogen, how it will be implemented and what it will provide to the public and private sectors.

Clement Manyathela


Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa

Head of the Investment and Infrastructure in the office of the President of the Republic of South Africa and the Head of Infrastructure SA

Priscillah Mabelane

Executive Vice President: Energy Business


Patricia de Lille

Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Joanne Bate

Chief Operations Officer

Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa

Kaashifah Beukes

Chief Executive Officer

Freeport Saldanha