Our Divisions

The Southern African Youth in Energy Sector (SAYES) is your source for info & networking for our up and coming Energy Professionals in the dynamic fields of energy engineering, energy management, renewables, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and related areas.

SAYES was established to become the local representative networking group for the youth to drive change in previously disadvantaged communities.

The AEE chapter and team in South Africa embarked on its third round of the Energy Skills Programme for Youth, developing learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds within the energy industry. The project funded by the Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) Department was setup to develop learners towards the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) AEE program, and as a basis, tests and exams are aligned to South African qualification modules to prepare them for the international examination.

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The Energy Services Companies Association of Southern African (EASA), division of The Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), promotes the interests of members by:

– Advocating for the adoption of Industry Best Practices in energy efficiency, energy management and renewable energy.

– Providing support for Capacity Building and Development of local energy services companies.

– Stimulate the growth of our industry through development of New Markets for energy efficiency services.

– Collaborate with Public and Private Sector to address national energy efficiency priorities.


President: Dhevan Pillay

Vice President: Silas Zimu

Treasurer: Frikkie Malan

Andre Nortje

Khulekani Nxumalo

Nkosinathi Hlophe

Sula Ntsaluba

Mitesh Bhawan

Kgauwe Daphney Mothapo

Interest Groups

The Southern African Females in Energy Efficiency is a platform established by the SAEEC for operations driven by women in the South African energy industry.

The Southern African Females in Energy Efficiency (SAFEE), a division of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), would like to take this opportunity to invite your organisation to co-host mentorship breakfasts for university female students in the energy sector.


Founded in 2002, the SAEE is a non-profit coordinating body for energy efficiency in Southern Africa. The SAEE’s work encompasses an umbrella focus towards the continuous, efficient use of energy to support the viability and sustainability of a healthy energy mix and energy efficient businesses.

The SAEE’s focus is growth, while enhancing business sustainability, with a specific focus on energy usage. Therefore, the primary concern is to establish the following foundation within Southern Africa:

  • Professionalism
  • Credibility
  • Quality Assurance
  • Accreditation and Certification
  • Education, Skills and Knowledge-Sharing

The SAEE aims to maintain its status as the number one networking organisation in Energy Efficiency in South Africa.  The SAEE is guided by the Board of the SAEE, boasting over 100 years combined experience within the energy engineering and energy efficiency industry.

The SAEE consists of various groups, such as the Measurement and Verification Council for South Africa (MVCSA), Females in Energy Efficiency (SAFEE), and Energy Services Companies (ESCOs). The SAEE is also a proud member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in the USA.


SAFEE Vision

  • Establish a large representation of females playing an influential role in the Energy Management sector.

SAFEE Mission:

  • Promote and expose more females to the Energy Management field
  • Offer these women coaching & mentoring
  • Create a platform for females in Energy Management to support each other and exchange information

Be a representative voice for women in the sector through advocacy and influence in support of the SAEE vision

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The Measurement and Verification Council Africa (MVCA) is an impartial organisation to benefit, govern and guide M&V professionals to the benefit, protection and advancement of the interests of all M&V stakeholders (including but not limited to AEE Chapters, ESCOs, financiers, etc.) across the African continent.

The MVCA Membership is an added benefit available to all AEE Chapters in Africa. For regions not currently covered by AEE Chapters in Africa, AEE Membership will be required. Regions currently covered include: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria.


The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has established the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional® program with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing area of the energy industry, and raising the overall professional standards within the measurement and verification field.

A Certified Measurement & Verification Professional® (CMVP®) is an individual who manages or performs internationally recognized methods of quantifying the energy usage impacts of energy management activities. They apply the fundamental concepts of performance and savings verification in a wide range of contexts, including energy savings performance contracts and utility/government incentive programs. A CMVP® can often help a company confidently and cost-effectively implement cost saving activities through clear communication with project partners.




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