In a significant step toward fostering a sustainable future for South African industries, the third edition of the Industrial Efficiency #NCPCSAColloquium is poised to ignite crucial discussions about the circular economy. It aims to usher in a new era of sustainable energy systems within Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and industrial parks (IPs) across South Africa.

This not-to-be-missed event is scheduled for Thursday, 5 October 2023, at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria and offers in-person and online participation options. The colloquium aims to bridge the gap between circular economy theory and practical implementation by showcasing real-world case studies from diverse corners of the African region.

Attendees will also have the exclusive opportunity to witness the launch of an innovative project aimed at catalysing policy and regulatory changes conducive to sustainable energy generation and consumption in SEZs and IPs.

The project is implemented by the National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa’s (NCPC-SA), in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with co-financing from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. This multi-stakeholder international partnership reflects a unified commitment to fostering sustainable energy transformation in South Africa’s industrial landscape.

The #NCPCSAColloquium serves as a dynamic platform where thought-provoking ideas converge and innovative solutions for a green economy are explored. According to Constance Mokhoantle, NCPC-SA’s Communications Manager, participating in the colloquium enables attendees to become active contributors to Africa’s sustainable, circular and eco-friendly future.

She notes, “Our colloquium is not merely a talk show; it is an invitation to be part of a movement with the potential to shape the future of South African industry and set a global benchmark for green economy discussions.”

Participants can anticipate a wide array of engaging sessions and activities, including expert panel discussions on sustainable practices and circular economy strategies, case study examples from various regions within Africa highlighting successful circular economy initiatives and clean energy solutions, as well as the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the NCPC-SA’s latest projects aimed at driving policy and regulatory changes that support sustainable energy practices.

By participating in the #NCPCSAColloquium, you are not only joining a dialogue but actively contributing to shaping a more environmentally responsible future for South African industry. This event promises to be a pivotal moment in the journey toward a sustainable, circular economy.

The colloquium is free to attend, however, registration is essential as space is limited. RSVP for in-person registration will close on 02 October 2023. Click here to register, and for more information, kindly contact Kelebohile Sedieane at