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Rethabile Melamu

South African Solar PV Association

Dr. Thabi Melamu, CEO, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), has 15+ years of private and public sector leadership experience in clean energy, green economy and business development. Previously, she led The Innovation Hub, a clean technology innovation incubator where she managed and commercialised over 40 African start-ups and cleantech innovations. She serves on several energy-related boards and advisory committees. A highly regarded thought leader, Thabi has published several reports, media articles and academic works, speaks at national and international fora, and was an Outstanding Woman in Power and Energy in Africa finalist in 2017. In 2019, she was chosen by South Africa’s M&G newspaper as one of the Women Who Are Changing South Africa in the Public Sector.

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