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Transforming SA’s energy future

January 26, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00


Who has the power to transform South Africa’s energy future?

In countries around the world, we are seeing a shift in how energy is generated – from what, by whom, as well as how it is distributed and consumed. And changes in the structure of electrical power distribution are resulting in changes in social, political and economic power too, presenting opportunities to promote greater democracy and equity through this transformation.

Here in South Africa, Eskom’s enduring dominance and nuclear future are being challenged from the ground up by decentralised renewable energy generation.

But… where is this leading? Who will benefit? We require bold citizen-led answers…

January’s thought leader: Lauren Hermanus

Lauren is a Sustainable Development Specialist focused on urban resilience and energy innovation. Her experience is in policy, strategy and programme development in both the public and private sectors. Lauren’s approach is to apply Complexity Thinking to better understand and address developmental challenges.

Lauren is the Strategic Director of Massive Small – a not-for-profit focused on urban, bottom-up, democratic sustainable development. Massive Small connects a global
network of urbanists to imagine these new futures together.

Venue: 75 Harrington Street, Cape Town.
Cost: Tickets are R55***, available at Quicket, pre-sold only. Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine from the fantastic Stellar Organic Winery.

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THINK.Thursday is a bi-monthly meeting to have energised conversations for #PositiveChange. Led by a thought leader on a topic related to social, environmental, or behavioural change, the evening will be led by a thought leader, following by a relaxed discussion. It is a chance to meet like-minded individuals to exchange and challenge ideas, and collaborate.

***This is an inclusive event – if you, or someone you know, is not able to purchase a ticket, please contact us on think.thursday.cpt@gmail.com and motivate for a complimentary ticket. And please let us know if you are stuck for transport, and we will try our best to help you out. 🙂


January 26, 2017
18:30 - 20:00
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75 Harrington
75 Harrington Street, Gardens
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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