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Invitation: Webinar: Positioning South Africa for the Green Economy – Execution Strategies

We are proud to present another new and exciting webinar on Friday 16 July 2021, as detailed below, which is quite different from but compliments the 4th Green Hydrogen Webinar already announced for Thursday 29 July 2021.


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Dear Colleague


Please share this invitation with your colleagues, friends and all interested persons – all are welcome!


EE Business Intelligence, the dtic and Isondo Precious Metals are co-hosting a webinar titled:


Positioning South Africa for the Green Economy – Execution Strategies


in association with the MEC for Economic Development – Gauteng, to which you are cordially invited to attend and participate.


DATE: Friday 16 July 2021

TIME: 13h00 to 16h00 SAST (GMT+2)

PLATFORM: Zoom Webinar

COST: No cost, free-of-charge, all welcome


Register to attend the webinar free-of-charge here

Download the CVs of all the presenters here


The green hydrogen economy offers South Africa a significant advantage in utilising its natural resources to help re-industrialise its economy, underpinned by various policies and initiatives, many of which are spearheaded by the dtic


This webinar will discuss real developments on the ground taking place now in South Africa that take advantage of these nascent opportunities presented by the green hydrogen sector.


The webinar will showcase a metal beneficiation project that will manufacture high-tech platinum group metal (PGM)-based components for fuel cells and electrolysers that underpin the green hydrogen industry.


The start of the construction process for the Isondo Precious Metals facility at the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone (SEZ) represents the first manifestation of intent in this sector.


Supported by the dtic, this will help position world-class manufacturing facilities and processes in South Africa, thereby allowing the country to beneficiate its precious metals into the required products for the global green hydrogen sector.




Download the CVs of all the presenters here


The presenters include:


·       Hon. Fikile Majola, Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), South Africa.

·       Mr. Parks Tau, Member of the Executive Council (MEC) responsible for Economic Development, Provincial Government of Gauteng, South Africa.

·       Prof. Katsuhiko Hirose, former Professional Partner leading fuel cell and hydrogen strategy at Toyota; Founder, CEO and Chief Consultant, HyWealth Co; Board Member, Isondo Precious Metals; Independent Consultant for several global companies, including Toyota Motor Corporation.

·       Mr. Vinay Somera, Founder and CEO, Isondo Precious Metals; former Implats Group Executive: Market Development and Strategy.

·       Mr. Kevin Fothergill, CEO, EnAcumen; Co-founder and Chairman, UK Hydrogen Hub; Technical Consultant to Isondo Precious Metals; former Commercial Director, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells.

·       Mr. Marius Brand, Executive Vice President, Sasol 2.0 Transformation.

·       Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra, Inaugural Director of the Clean Energy Investor Centre, U.S. Department of Energy, as part of Obama Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Initiative; Founder and CEO, Sparkz; Founder and Managing Partner, PLUS Initiative, an early-stage venture capital fund focusing on energy, mobility, sustainable cities and smart mining.

·       Dr. Khotso Mokhele, Chairman, AECI; Lead Independent Director, MTN; Board Member, Isondo Precious Metals; Non-executive Director, Hans Merensky Holdings; former Chairman of Implats Group as well as Tiger Brands, Arcelor Mittal and Adcock Ingram; former Chancellor, University of the Free State.




13h00 – 13h05: Welcome by Mr. Chris Yelland

13h05 – 13h20: Welcome remarks by Mr. Parks Tau

13h20 – 13h40: Keynote address by Hon. Fikile Majola

13h40 – 14h00: Presentation by Prof. Katsuhiko Hirose

14h00 – 14h50: Joint presentation by Mr. Vinay Somera and Mr. Kevin Fothergill

14h50 – 14h55: Comfort break

14h55 – 15h10: Presentation by Mr. Marius Brand

15h10 – 15h25: Presentation by Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra

15h25 – 15h50: Q & A session facilitated by Mr. Chris Yelland

15h50 – 16h00: Close by Dr. Khotso Mokhele


Register to attend the webinar free-of-charge here

Download the CVs of all the presenters here


We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!


Kind regards




Chris Yelland

Managing director

EE Business Intelligence (Pty) Ltd

41A Waterfall Avenue, Craighall, 2196, Johannesburg

Tel: 082 317-4175; Email:; Website:


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