South Africa: Sustainable Energy and our Mega-Cities

  • Health: no carbon monoxide within the house;
  • Security: how to prevent fire;
  • Social justice: access to electricity for everybody


English Version, EnerKey Projekt , Camera, Postproduction and Voice-Over by Guido Nageldinger PhD, Nageldinger Film (c) 2010.

Energy is one of the key issues to be addressed in order to implement sustainability. The EnerKey project, comprising German and South African participants, developed a variety of applications related to sustainable energy.

Within the project consortium participate: University of Johannesburg, IER University of Stuttgart, TÜV Rheinland Group (TIE), Inst. for Future Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT), FhG Building Physics, INEP GmbH, City of Stuttgart, German Chamber of Commerce, German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Provinicial Government Gauteng, City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane, Eskom, Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA), University of Cape Town, Energy Research Centre (ERC), The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), PEER Africa (Pty) Ltd, Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) and South African Energy Association (SANEA).

The project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF) and South Africa\’s National Energy Research Institute (SANERI).

I would like to thank the participants of the film: Mr. Vincent Molapo, Ms. Nwamaka Nnodu, Ms. Beverley Terry, Mr. David Kimemia, Prof. Harold Annegarn from the University of Johannesburg, Mr. Joe Baleka CEO, TEPRASM & Mr. Timon Wehnert, Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment, Berlin, for his scientific advice.