“When I was much younger, I used to pick up litter on my way to school and recycle it,” says lawyer Bridgett Majola. “Anyone at any level can contribute to sustainability. It draws on politics, economics, philosophy and other sectors.”
Specialising in project finance for construction, operation and maintenance of renewable energy generation facilities in South Africa in terms of the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, Majola conducts legal due diligence and provides advice to buyers interested in renewable energy projects.
“My team and I work closely with people who are actively funding renewable energy projects, from biomass projects to solar photovoltaic, wind and concentrated solar,” she explains.
Majola has used her experience in corporate and commercial legal work to develop guidelines for government, developers and lenders to roll out sustainable alternative energy projects.
Majola believes that, “without a clean world, we cannot have a peaceful one”.
“I’m looking forward to being involved in the growth of off-grid and small-scale solutions, she says.”
When I was much younger I used to pick up litter on my way to school and recycle it. Anyone at any level and in any sector can contribute to sustainability, because it isn’t just about renewable energy sources, reducing carbon emissions and protecting our environments, it draws on politics, economics, philosophy and other sectors.