Insisting on SA goods in solar projects will create jobs - but comes at a cost, says new head of industry body

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Dr Rethabile Melamu was recently appointed the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association's new CEO.
Dr Rethabile Melamu was recently appointed the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association's new CEO.
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Requiring that the renewable energy industry uses more goods manufactured in South Africa will benefit the creation of jobs, but it will come at a cost, and stakeholders will need to weigh up the trade-offs which will be difficult, says the new CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), Dr Rethabile Melamu.

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