South Africa will for the first time host the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC) from 4 to 7 October in Cape Town, All Africa reported.

The conference will be held under the theme: “Re-energizing Africa”. Addressing the media in Pretoria on Saturday after the Cabinet meeting held this week, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said the conference will profile renewable energy opportunities available in South Africa and Africa to producers of renewable power as their next investment destination.

“SAIREC will demonstrate why Africa is the business destination for renewable energy sector given its current growth trajectory and need for investment in clean energy to underpin sustainable economic growth,” Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said, according to Eye Witness News.