REISA is one of South Africa’s largest solar projects with 343 200 solar modules harnessing the intense Northern Cape sun.

The solar project not only supplies South Africa with 179 000 MWh of much-needed green energy each year, it also benefits the local communities of the Gamagara area in the Northern Cape through its many economic development programmes.

Solar Field

Located in the Northern Cape Province near Deben and Kathu, REISA generates approximately 179 000 MWh of clean renewable energy every year.

The solar project achieved commercial operation in August 2014, less than two years after construction started in November 2012.

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Fact sheet

Energy Generated

Clean, renewable, pollution-free electrical energy generated per year

179 000

343 200 Solar Panels

Across 210 hectares

73 000

Homes powered

73 000 medium-income South African homes


Owner of the Kathu solar field, REISA is focused on empowering and strengthening the local community in and around the Gamagara area in the Northern Cape.

The aim is to empower and build capacity of targeted communities through the funding of various socio-economic development programmes that positively address local skills gaps and needs, and to empower the communities to be economically independent and take ownership of their future.

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REISA’s education development programmes include funding of Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres, leadership... Read more


SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE Development of social infrastructure to improve the quality of life of... Read more


Financing for local start up businesses and business development and mentoring. REISA’s enterprise... Read more



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National Enquiries

+27 21 670 1400 (main switchboard)

2nd Floor, Fernwood House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road,
Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
P O Box 23101, Claremont, 7735
Tel: +27 21 670 1400 (main switchboard)

REISA Local Community Office:
Dynlog Management Development Building,
Block B, Ground Floor,
Office 1, Kameeldoring Business Zone,
Kathu, Northern Cape, 8446
Tel: +27 (0) 53 723 1146

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