Highlight on South Africa
During the last quarter of 2018, South Africa launched the stakeholder consultation process to introduce technology neutral mandatory specifications for residential lighting products – this approach ensures that all types of lighting are covered under a single regulation. A component of this effort will include an online product registration database for compliant energy-efficient lamps, streamlining imports and aiding market transformation. The second industry workshop will take place on the 14th of May, where CLASP’s international experts will be attending!
In addition, South Africa is promoting energy efficiency to the public using the Appliance Energy Calculator App (refer to a previous newsletter article SEAD Members Go Mobile) and other communications for labelling. Thanks to clear communication of efficiency levels on appliance labels, South Africans are more informed and engaged consumers and can purchase the the most efficient products they can afford. The program’s awareness campaign has a very strong social media component, which can be accessed via the following links: