The South African government has declared three additional geographic areas as renewable energy development zones (REDZs). The country now has a total of 11 REDZs. The three new areas are Emalahleni, Klerksdorp, and Beaufort West. They are expected to house a number of renewable energy projects. According to the notice, Emalahleni and Klerksdorp have been identified as strategic locations for large-scale solar power development and Beaufort West has been identified as a strategic location for both solar and wind projects.