SWH programme now geared towards local procurement


From this year, only suppliers which commit to localising their product would be allowed to participate in the government-funded solar water heating (SWH) programme, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said this week.

“While we are recording good progress with the implementation of the SWH programme, I need to, also, indicate that the majority of these systems, particularly the low-pressure type that we install in the reconstruction and development programme and medium-income residential sectors, are imported.

“This is clearly untenable and the time has arrived for us to intervene if we are to make a difference in creating local job opportunities,” the Minister emphasised in her Budget Vote speech, delivered in Parliament.”

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