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Renewable energy sector: tax & commercial matters

September 17, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Renewable Energy is one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa and it’s hard to believe that we have already reached the fourth round of Request for Proposals (RFP).

Please join our experts as we consider new changes in Round 4 of the RFP, discuss Tax matters directly impacting the Renewable Energy Sector and, introduce you to Atlantis Green Tech Special Economic Zone (SEZ). We will bring you up to speed on progress in the sector thus far as well as look ahead to what can be expected going forward.

The following topics will be covered:

RFP – M&A and the secondary market for renewables in South Africa

  • REIPPPP: Regulatory risks and opportunities
  • Role of the DoE
  • Planning for exits and equity transactions

Atlantis GreenTech SEZ

  • Introduction and update on progress


  • Tax regime in relation to Special Economic Zones
  • Ad hoc tax issues relating to the exit from Renewable Energy Projects


Wednesday, 17 September 2014
17h00 – 17h30: Arrival and registration
17h30 – 18h30: Presentations
18h30 onwards: Drinks and snacks

To get there

Mazars Cape Town, Mazars House
Auditorium, Rialto Road,
Grand Moorings Precinct, Century City
Tel. +27 21 818 5288

Please respond by Thursday, 11 September 2014

I WILL attend or I WILL NOT attend.

For further information contact Marian Smuts at marian.smuts@mazars.co.za or on +27 21 818 5288.

Book early as seats are limited.


  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, one of the largest commercial law firms in South Africa, is proud to partner with Mazars in providing a value added service to their clients.

  • GreenCape


GreenCape is a Sector Development Agency established by the Western Cape Provincial Government and the City of Cape Town to unlock the investment and employment potential in the green economy in the province.

GreenCape has concentrated on building relationships with industry and increasing the availability and flow of information for the renewable energy community in the Western Cape. The ongoing relationship with Mazars and Cliffe Dekker is an example of how successful this can be, with the firms having a platform to showcase their expertise, the industry benefiting from the shared experience across projects and an overall result of making doing business in the renewables space in the Western Cape easier and easier.

They work across the energy, waste, water, built environment and agriculture sectors, understanding the opportunities and challenges by liaising with industry and government, and developing specific projects to tackle the barriers to the growth of the green economy in the Western Cape and help make the province the investment destination of choice for businesses involved in the African green economy.

For more on GreenCape, please visit the website.


Tessa Brewis is a director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in the Corporate and Commercial practice. Tessa advises on all aspects of South African corporate and commercial law, particularly mergers and acquisitions, the formation and structuring of new business entities and commercial aspects of renewable energy projects.

  • Tessa Brewis

Mike Mulcahy is the Atlantis SEZ Project Executive and completed his studies at UCT in 2007. After spending some time working in the United States and Germany, Mike returned to Cape Town and started working with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Mike has played a pivotal role in the establishment and success of The GreenCape Initiative. Most recently, GreenCape was appointed as the project management office for the proposed Atlantis SEZ of which Mike Mulcahy leads as the Project Executive.

  • Mike Mulcahy

Mike Teuchert is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years commercial experience, which includes Project Finance, Tax Consulting, Financial Management and Corporate Finance. Mike completed his Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Taxation at the University of Natal and has been practicing as a Tax Consultant for more than 15 years.


September 17, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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