Decarbonizing South Africa's Heavy Manufacturing Sector

Lucas Chaumontet Kesh Mudaly Fiona Tokple Viivi Kerri Duncan Mabasa Tariq Allie-Ebrahim

South Africa’s heavy manufacturing sector, which includes industries such as steel, cement, and heavy machinery, is a critical socio-economic contributor, accounting for ~16% of the national GDP and providing 792 k direct jobs. The report finds that South Africa is well positioned, through its access to high-quality renewable energy resources, proximity to critical raw materials, existing relevant local capabilities, and a growing young population, to grow its heavy manufacturing sector and capture new green manufacturing opportunities to become a global green manufacturing hub.