Senior manager: Renewables
Thembakazi Mali holds a Ph. D in Chemistry and a Graduate Diploma in Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her career spans over a decade in the chemical and petrochemical fields. Presently, she is the Senior Manager: Clean Energy Solutions (Renewable Energy and Alternative Energy) at the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), which is a state-funded energy research organisation that focuses on public interest energy R&D that seeks to assist government in meeting the national goals of economic development and the improvement of quality of life of all citizens. She serves as the South African representative and executive committee member to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Implementing Agreements on Ocean Energy Systems, Bioenergy and Solar Cooling and Heating. She is the director of the Southern African Regional Secretariat for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) which is hosted by SANEDI.