Jonathan de VriesProject Manager – Roncucci&Partners South Africa
- Green Technologies
- South African Market
In 2012 Jonathan was CEO of Sastela, South Africa’s Association for Concentrated Solar Power. His members included all the major Solar Companies including Siemens,IDC,Sasol,Alstom,Eskom,Areva etc. He’s been working in the energy and environmental sector since 2006 when he co founded Vuthela Recycling Solutions – SA, an innovative company focusing on developing a recycling model and market for Electronic waste. He has worked as a consultant and entrepreneur on several green energy projects including the promotion of Solar Steam Augmentation at Eskoms coal fired power stations and Bid preparations for the REIPPP process.
In 2010 and 2011 Jonathan was Special Advisor to the Minister of Energy South Africa, working on renewable energy and govts inter departmental steering committee which oversaw the early planning of the N cape Solar Parks.He also participated in Cabinets’ inter-ministerial committee on Energy .
In the 1990s he ran a music studio in Cape Town, composing and producing soundtracks for the TV and film industry. During the 1980’s he was a full-time political activist and Publicity Secretary for the UDF and active in the ANC and also ran a school of Music in Athlone, Cape Town.