Reliable, efficient, affordable and sustainable electrical infrastructure is as key to investment and growth as oxygen is to our lungs. We cannot drive investment and grow an equitable and inclusive society without energy to fuel economic activity. The frequency and the intensity of loadshedding in recent months has increased the cost of doing business in South Africa to unsustainable levels, likely to result in reduced production and a contraction in the size of our economy. We therefore cannot hope to grow investment without addressing security of energy supply, as the main driver to the cost of doing business. Consequently, incentives to unlock renewable energy opportunities and build electricity supply resilience in the economy are a priority. Government announced in 2021 a US$8.5 billion climate finance package to support our just transition from coal and bolster energy supply. The funding is available from 2023 to 2027 and 80% of it has been prioritised for bolstering the electricity infrastructure and supporting the transition to renewable energy; 10% for the support of new technologies – specifically the development of a green hydrogen industry, and an electric vehicles industry to support our automotive manufacturers and protect jobs in the sector. To galvanise the economy, the priority for the country has to be an accelerated implementation of the Just Energy Transition climate finance plan.