Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
11 Aug 2020
4:38 am

Netherlands keen to invest in SA, says ambassador

Eric Naki

The two-way trade between South Africa and the Netherlands is estimated at R60-billion annually.

Renewable energy creates job creation potential across the value chain, and has the advantage of being a relatively new sector, compared to coal’s ailing infrastructure and outdated plants. It is also more affordable in the long term. Picture: iStock

The Netherlands ambassador to South African, Hans Peters, has expressed enthusiasm about the future of South Africa’s sustainable growth and identified it as an area his country was very interested in investing in. The envoy also highlighted renewable energy as a sector to look at as an avenue with great potential and opportunities for the required growth with its employment creation. Peters, who is on a second posting to South African after he first came to the country in the early 1990s, told The Citizen that economic growth was critical for job creation. “I think one of the best contributions...