Stellenbosch University will host the now called Southern African Sustainable Energy Conference (SASEC), which will take place from 17 – 19 November 2021, at Spier, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
We look forward to hosting you in our beautiful province. Come and join us.

The conference specifically focuses on research, development and deployment of methodologies, technologies and systems within the Southern African context related to sustainable energy (i.e. energy that can be replenished in the short-term, with no long-term environmental damage).

The conference provides the opportunity for researchers, engineers, technologists and individuals to share and discuss recent developments in the field. It is a particularly good opportunity for postgraduate students to showcase their research progress, and to develop knowledge and networks in the field.

Presentations at SASEC 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
  • Hydrogen, Hydro and Ocean Energy
  • Renewable energy resource assessment
  • Demand side and energy storage applications
  • Power systems planning and operations
  • Bioenergy (Thermochemical, biological, chemical and physical conversion systems)




Conference 1st Announcement 22 November 2022
Conference 2nd Announcement 1 February 2023
1st Call for Abstracts 6 March 2023
2nd Call for Abstracts 3 April 2023
Abstracts due 2 May 2023
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract 29 May 2023
Registration opens 30 May 2023
Full Manuscript due 31 July 2023
Acceptance Notification of Manuscript 11 September 2023
Early Bird registrations close 18 September 2023
Revised Final Paper due 9 October 2023
Conference 15 – 17 November 2023


Registration for this event is currently open.

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The call for abstracts is open

You can submit an abstract for reviewing.

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SASEC 2023 Registration Fees

Early Registration
(Up to 30 May 2023)
Late Registration
(From 19 September 2023)
Standard Fee R7700 R9900
Student Fee R4850 R5500


Prof Ernest van Dyk (Chair, Sponsorship) 
Dr Jacqui Crozier McCleland (Finance) 
Chanie Neveling (CO, Secretariat, Sponsorship) 
Dr Chantelle Clohessy (Plenary Speaker Liaison) 
Dr Freddie Vorster (Review Committee Chair) 
Bailey Muir 
Linda Joka
F Mulaudzi


Located in the Eastern Cape, The Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre & Spa offers a luxurious retreat with a spa and a gym. The beachfront property boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and air-conditioned rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Fitted with carpeted flooring and fine bedding, each room enjoys much natural light from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Some rooms feature a balcony offering ocean views. A flat-screen TV is standard across all rooms, which also include an en suite bathroom with a complete set of toiletries.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar on site, and limited room service is also available. Alternative dining options can be found in many restaurants nearby.

Guests can unwind with a soothing massage, play mini golf or relax in the sauna. Other on-site conveniences include currency exchange service, ATM machine and water sports facilities. Car rental and shuttle services are available for guests’ travel needs. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas

The Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre & Spa is situated 1 km away from the beach.  Airport shuttle services are available at a charge, while free on-site parking is provided.



General Enquiries

Chanie Neveling
Physics Department: Nelson Mandela University