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First Energy Equipment Donated by the People’s Republic of China to be Received by South Africa

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First Energy Equipment Donated by the People’s Republic of China to be Received by South Africa

The first consignment of energy equipment donated by the People’s Republic of China is expected to be received by Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa. The consignment handover is expected to be held in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday.

This significant development forms part of the Technical Assistance Programme that was agreed upon during China’s Head of State Visit to South Africa in 2023. The first consignment, which has arrived in South Africa, consists of 450 gasoline generators that will be distributed to various public service facilities across the country.

According to the Presidency, the generators will serve as a backup to alleviate the impacts of load shedding in the delivery of services in clinics, schools, and courts. This will prove to be immensely beneficial while the South African government continues to implement the Energy Action Plan to ultimately end load shedding and create sustainable energy security in the country.

Earlier this year, during an Official State Visit to South Africa led by Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his gratitude to China for its support. He thanked the Asian nation for its assistance in addressing South Africa’s current energy challenges, including the donation of emergency power equipment worth R167 million and the commitment of approximately R500 million as development assistance.

“South Africa deeply appreciates China’s support in addressing our current energy challenges. This includes the donation of emergency power equipment worth R167 million and availing a grant of approximately R500 million as development assistance. Energy cooperation with China is a recent development that we look to deepen, particularly in line with our respective commitments to low-carbon, climate-resilient development,” President Ramaphosa said.

This generous donation and ongoing cooperation between China and South Africa mark a significant step towards addressing the country’s energy challenges. It also demonstrates the international community’s commitment to supporting South Africa in its efforts to achieve sustainable energy security and alleviate the impacts of load shedding.

The cooperation between China and South Africa in the energy sector aligns with both countries’ commitments to low-carbon, climate-resilient development. This partnership not only addresses the immediate energy challenges faced by South Africa but also lays the foundation for long-term sustainable energy solutions that will benefit the country and its citizens.

The donation of energy equipment from the People’s Republic of China is a testament to the strong and mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries. It reflects the willingness of China to support South Africa in enhancing its energy infrastructure and addressing the impact of load shedding on public service facilities. The generous donation of gasoline generators will undoubtedly provide essential backup power, ensuring uninterrupted service delivery in critical sectors such as healthcare, education, and the judicial system.

As South Africa continues to work towards ending load shedding and creating sustainable energy security, the support and cooperation from international partners such as China play a crucial role in achieving these goals. The donation of energy equipment is a tangible example of how collaboration between nations can lead to positive outcomes for the benefit of all.

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