Sol Plaatje Local Municipality

South Africa Mayor: Mangaliso Matika
Summary
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    Population 248041
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    Area 3145.0
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Actions
Energy Efficiency Monitoring and Implementation Project (Ongoing) - Sol Plaatje Local Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

Investment: Part of US$ 14,000 Swiss Development Corporation
(SDC) funding in collaboration with the South African
Local Government Association (Salga)
Sol Plaatje was one of five municipalities identified to lead
a pilot project initiated by the Swiss Development Corporation
(SDC), for eventual nationwide rollout. The overall
objective is to contribute to achieving 10% improved energy
efficiency in the residential sector by 2015 and that
the commercial and public building sectors achieve a 20%
energy efficiency improvement, also by 2015, while helping
sustain national GDP growth and CO2 emission reduction
targets. The project is still in development

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Installation of Solar Water Heaters in Low Cost Housing - Sol Plaatje Local Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

The Solar Water Heater (SWH) rollout in Sol Plaatje Municipality
(SPM) was driven by the Minister of Energy’s 31 December
2009 announcement to install 1 million SWHs in
South Africa in response to energy efficiency savings targets
of 10,000Gwh GHG by the year 2013 and also in complement
its GHG reduction targets as stipulated by the South
African Long-Term Climate Change Mitigation Strategy
(LTMS). The rollout of 7837 100L passive SWHs began in
January 2011 and finalized at the end of March 2012.

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The Sustainability Common Project Funded by USAID and Administrated by the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (Wessa) - Sol Plaatje Local Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

This project—a joint effort with WESSA, USAID and the
SPM Libraries—effectively integrates development of training
courses on climate change literacy, including adaptation
courses focusing on vulnerability assessments and the
use and application of a range of appropriate sustainability
technologies, established through innovative “sustainability
commons” concepts and supported by the development of
shared support resource materials. An information portal
will also provide a communication medium for all participants
and role-players over the project’s three-year execution.
The project has three interconnected elements: capacity
building (training courses), sustainable technologies
(established as sustainability commons) and resources materials
(learning support materials).
Participating Organizations
Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) Cape Town, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) SA, the
Department of Energy (DoE) Pretoria, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Pretoria, the Swiss Development
Corporation (SDC) Pretoria, the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa, Kimberley South Africa, Ozone
Business Consulting.

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Mayor Mangaliso Matika
Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, South Africa

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Initiative

MXCP Signatories
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