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More than 150 years of industrialisation in different parts of the world, based mainly on fossilfuel driven energy, has impacted on the climate and environment in very profound ways. In response to the phenomenon of climate change, the nations of the world have come together to discuss the curtailment of carbon emissions. In response a number of industries have emerged that create jobs with lower or no carbon emissions in energy, agriculture, manufacturing and service sectors, especially tourism. South Africa’s share of this growing area includes: solar, wind and nuclear energy generation; solarheating geysers (manufacture and installation); biofuels sector and co-generation; repairing environmental degradation; eco-tourism; smart manufacturing; waste management; regulation of energy efficiency of commercial buildings; and installation of more energy-efficient equipment.

The purpose of this sub-programme will be to identify, develop and support projects, incentives and other measures that realise this goal and to engage with government and non-governmental stakeholders to maximise the job creation potential of green economic activities.

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Economic Development Department employees have pledged their commitment to the fight against corruption. Corruption in both the private and public sector has a detrimental effect on government's effort to deliver effective services to the people.  In signing the declaration, employees declare: 'I know, I act, I stop corruption - Fighting corruption is everyone's business.'

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Profiles of people impacted by our industrial investment and infrastructure build programme

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Scam Alert
All Service Providers and Businesses

The Economic Development Department wishes to advise members of the public, particularly those in business, to be alert to a scam utilizing the logo of the Economic Development Department. The fraudsters involved send unsuspecting business operators a Request for Quotations for the provision of Solar Panels.

As the Economic Development Department, we wish to state that we do not have such a project, and therefore beware that the Request for Quotation is not from the Economic Development Department.

Please confirm any request you receive with our Supply Chain Management division on these details 012 394 3579. Report these fraudulent activities to the SAPS or call the Anti Corruption hotline 0800 701 701 or SMS to 39772 or send an email to fraud@economic.gov.za.

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