A Tribute To Zuben Jessa


It is with great sadness and shock that we have to share with you the news of Zuben Jessa’s completely unexpected and sudden passing on Sunday, 22 March 2020.

Zuben has been active in the clean energy domain in South Africa for the last fifteen years, developing quite a few wind projects, one of which is being constructed as we speak. He’s been leading ENERTRAG South Africa’s project development since 2017 and has helped to build quite a formidable team. Always sharing his experience with colleagues; always instilling a level of patience combined with urgency to reach the next milestone, the way only an experienced project development professional can do. He had a strong sense of perseverance, because he could see, and was committed to, the ultimate objective.

His interest in renewable energy was thus more than a job, but rather a deeply committed sense of responsibility to make a change, to contribute to achieving the goals in mitigating climate change, to have an impact. In many discussions with Zuben and through his actions one could sense this enthusiasm and desire to leave the world a better place than he found it.

Zuben was a devoted father and husband and he was very excited about his son going to school this year; just recently he conveyed his delight about accompanying his son on a school camp – we suspect he enjoyed it as much as his son did, if not more.

He recently completed his 10th Argus Cycle tour, and in October last year, he participated in his 9th Three Peaks Race – a very active person indeed. In fact, he boasted at the office about having cycled to work since the start of the year.

Zuben will be dearly missed by his ENERTRAG colleagues, family and the renewables

He’s left an indelible mark, he made the impact that he aimed for and we will continue his good work and carry on his dedication on his behalf.

Hamba kahle / Shukran / Good bye / R.I.P. / Ruhe in Frieden Zuben Jessa

About ENERTRAG South Africa

Established in March 2017, ENERTRAG has entered the South African renewable energy market at a time of great potential. A subsidiary of ENERTRAG AG, the German-based renewable energy company formed in 1992, ENERTRAG is determined to bring inclusive and innovative renewable energy development to South Africa. Here we understand that renewable energy is not an ‘if’ question but rather ‘when’ and believe that our experienced team, already with a remarkable track record, have what it takes to unlock the country’s renewable potential.

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