Stated in a speech in Cape Town, Ramaphosa said, “Over the past year, government has built on its successful Hydrogen SA strategy to make major strides in positioning South Africa as a global leader in this new market.

“This includes the development of a Hydrogen Society Roadmap for the next 10 years as well as a Green Hydrogen Strategy for the Northern Cape, supporting the development of a green hydrogen pipeline worth around R270bn.”

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In referencing this it is clear that South Africa is continuing to develop its hydrogen value chain.

Not only is the use of hydrogen in order to decarbonise industry referenced but also the potential for it to be utilised within the mobility sector in conjunction with battery-electric vehicles.

Ramaphosa said, “Investments in electric vehicles and hydrogen will equip South Africa to meet the global clean energy future.

“We will be able to expand our mining industry in strategic minerals that are crucial for clean energy, like platinum, vanadium, cobalt, copper, manganese and lithium.

“We also have a unique opportunity in green hydrogen, given our world-class solar and wind resources and local technology and expertise.”

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