Economic Development

At juwi, we are passionate about South Africa and its citizens.

We value the opportunity that Renewable Energy projects provide to positively impact the destiny of our fellow South Africans, who otherwise would not have a viable economical future as a result of factors beyond their control. 

We respond accordingly by achieving a local community employment rate of over 60% during the construction phase of a project and more than 80% of our employees on the project sites are previously disadvantaged individuals. 

Whilst we are unable to provide permanent employment for all the staff involved in the construction of our plants, we provide them with unparalleled opportunities to upskill themselves.  As a result of the skills transfer program implemented before and during the construction of a renewable energy plant, each person is given a Skills Transfer Certificate on completion of their fixed term contract.  This specifies their key learning areas and should stand them in good stead to secure future employment opportunities. 

We are proud to be in a position to have to date, created work opportunities for more than 1,000 South African citizens as well as creating opportunities for local businesses to deliver services ranging from construction to waste management, at the plants constructed and maintained by juwi Renewable Energies.

"We are proud to have created work opportunities for more than 1,000 South African citizens at the plants constructed and maintained by juwi Renewable Energies."

Zirk Botha
Economic Development Manager