The Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC) is proud to announce that the City of Cape Town has joined the event as the sponsor of the official finish line and the event awards ceremony.
The City of Cape Town has been supporting the event since 2016.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome the City of Cape Town as the sponsor of the official finish line and our awards ceremony,” said Robert Walker, Owner and Director of the Sasol Solar Challenge. “The Sasol Solar Challenge has been finishing in Cape Town since 2008, and for each event, we have received a warm welcome and great support from the community of Cape Town and surroundings. We look forward to working with the team at the City of Cape Town.”
“As part of our carbon neutral and climate resilient by 2050 target, the City of Cape Town aims to be a leader in renewable energy and alternative technology solutions. We are excited to be partnering with the Sasol Solar Challenge as it promotes the development of sustainable design, efficient energy use, environmental awareness and innovation,” said Geordin Hill-Lewis, Mayor of Cape Town. “Through the showcasing of innovative technologies, it encourages Capetonians to get excited about the possibilities in sustainable energy and climate action and can serve to encourage our youth to pursue careers in this space. We look forward to seeing these innovative solar cars cross the finish line in Cape Town on 16 September.”
Nozipho Mbatha, Senior Manager: Group Brand and Sponsorships at Sasol said: “The City of Cape Town is one of the top tech cities in the world, which makes it the perfect partner for the Sasol Solar Challenge which promotes STEM technologies and innovations.” She added that: “The City of Cape Town is also the world’s leading festival and events destination. It will be a great and memorable experience for us to celebrate the teams’ achievements there.”