The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies at Stellenbosch University invites you to join the Southern African Sustainable Energy Conference (SASEC), which will take place from 13 to 15 November 2024, in Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa.  We look forward to hosting you in our beautiful province.  Come and join us.

The Southern African Sustainable Energy Conference (SASEC) focuses on research, development, and deployment of methodologies, technologies, and systems within the Southern African context and beyond, related to sustainable energy. This conference offers researchers, engineers, practitioners, decision-makers, and policymakers an opportunity to share and discuss recent developments in the field.

Presentations at SASEC 2024 will be subject to the acceptance of an abstract and full paper.  The review process will consist of an initial review of one-page abstracts followed by a rigorous review of the complete papers.


  • Solar Thermal energy systems
  • Solar PV energy systems
  • Wind energy systems
  • Green Hydrogen and Power2X
  • Innovations in Hydro and Ocean Energy
  • New skills development
  • Circularity of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Critical materials and end-of-life options
  • Bioenergy and waste energy (Thermochemical, biological, chemical and physical conversation systems)
  • Just energy and Decarbonization transition
  • Power systems planning and operations
  • Demand side and energy Storage applications
  • Modelling and decision support tools
  • Renewable energy resource assessment and deployment


To be confirmed.


1st Call for Abstracts 15 April 2024
2nd Call for Abstracts 26 April 2024
Abstracts due 24 May 2024
Notification of Acceptance 14 June 2024
Full Paper due 16 August 2024
Registration opens 24 May 2024
Acceptance Notification of Manuscript 20 September 2024
Early Bird registrations close 27 September 2024
Revised Final Paper due 7 October 2024
Registration Close 1 November 2024
Conference 13 – 15 November 2024


Registration for this event is OPENING SOON.


Workshop A:  Research Methodology and Academic Writing

Workshop B: Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation in Renewable Energy Innovation


Cristina Trois Conference Chair – CRSES/SUN
Richie Kaseke Scientific Secretary/Review Committee Chair – CRSES/SUN
Inge-Rae Scholtz Secretariat Coordinator, Marketing, Sponsorship – CRSES/SUN
Fhatuwani Mulaudzi Communication, marketing
Elmien Lovell Finances/treasurer
Keziah Maher Proceedings, publications, logistics
Chanie Neveling (NMU) External Local Liaison
Sandelize Heydenrycht Assistant Logistics/Liaison Guest Speakers
Yumna Parker ARUA/PG Workshop / ADA Liaison
Sedzani Ratsibi Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation Workshop
Andrea Dell’Orto External International Liaison
Don Fitzgerald, Storm Morison, Simnikiwe Gulwa & Lavhelesani Maluleke Technical Support

VENUE – Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa


General Enquiries

Dr Richmore Kaseke
Project Manager & Senior Research Engineer, -CRSES