The cluster aims to influence policy to promote local manufacturing through dialogue and collaboration with key stakeholders, while developing export markets for the SWH sector. Further the cluster will look at key constraints relevant to the success of the sector such as, such as technical issues, standards, compliance, quality and transformation.
Department of Trade and Industry director: environmental management and energy efficiency Zakhele Mdlalose said the cluster answered the department’s call for local manufacturing and production, which formed part of its mandate to ensure the procurement of 70% of its goods from local companies. Ultimately leading to increase job creation opportunities and skills development through local manufacturing, sales and installation and maintenance activities.
SWH-MANCOSA is chaired by: Franke Water Heating Systems MD Vikash Mathura.
SWH-Mancosa deputy chairperson and Powerz-On Solar Systems MD Mike Breckenridge