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The Integrated Resource Efficiency and Renewable Programme is built upon 5 key themes:



Budget Rationalisation

Socio-economic Development

Environmental Sustainability


Programme will be implemented through the Innovation, Project Preparation and Delivery Office IPPDO, a highly skilled team

Programme governance is based on international best practice

The IPPDO will provide a centralised governance structure

Project Delivery is based on a bundled approach to procurement. This means that two or more Department facilities will be identified and amalgamated into a single project, based on bundling criteria determined by the Department, to create commercially feasible projects that reduce technical risks and facilitate financing.


A project means commercially, technically and geographically viable bundle of Department facilities and assets for which a Private Party will be procured to implement the design, financing, installation, maintenance and/or operation, as a single management unit, Elements (i.e. renewable energy, energy efficiency, water efficiency and waste management) of the Programme.

Security of supply

Resource Efficiency

through lowering resource demand, improving resource efficiency, promoting alternative sources of water & energy governance

Energy Security

through improved building design and system specification, and standard and deep retrofits

Water Security

through reduction in potable water demand

Alternative Supply Sources

by generating energy from renewable sources

Budget rationalisation

Budget Sustainability
Elimination of current overdraft

Savings and revenue worth over R401bn by 2050

Self Funding
The Programme will be
self funded

Government savings can be reallocated to other government priorities

Unlock private sector funding

PPP procurement method where private parties are paid on outcomes

Risk Shifting

Risks transferred to the private party through PPP

Unlock private sector funding and narrowing the funding gap

Risks transferred to the private party through DFBOT


Over R235 billion

Contribution to the GDP beginning with R3 billion in the first year and peaking at over to R5 billion in year 10.

Upskilling of 117 000 people is expected over 30 years

It is expected that a total of

3800 new small businesses

will be developed majority being


146 000 Jobs Expected

It is expected that a total of Over the 30 year programme life a total of

Environmental Sustainability

Reduction of energy intensity of between 22% and 45%

Water use intensity reduction of between 30% and 55%

Reduce waste costs by 50% by 2050

CO2 and other GHG emission reduced 54.5Mt by 2050

Reduce waste and divert 50% of current waste from landfill sites. Save 12m tons by 2050