SAPVIA appoints Dr. Rethabile Melamu as new CEO
South Africa’s solar industry representative body, the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has appointed Dr. Rethabile Melamu as the new CEO. Melamu takes on the role at a crucial time in South Africa’s energy transition with the country set to procure close to 6GW of new solar energy capacity in this decade alone.
A Chemical and Environmental Engineer by training, Melamu has become renowned for her international expertise in the green economy and energy sectors. According to SAPVIA, she brings on-the-ground experience, having developed sub-national energy, green economy and public sector strategies and policies, from inception to implementation.