The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is stepping into the next decade of solar with a new CEO at the helm.

SAPVIA has appointed the internationally recognised thought leader, Dr. Rethabile Melamu as CEO, effective from May 2022.

A Chemical and Environmental Engineer by training, Melamu has become renowned for her international expertise in the green economy and energy sectors. She has leveraged both the theoretical and practical to harness innovative smart technologies to mitigate the impact of climate change in society, with a dedicated focus on African sustainable development.

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