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Economic History: Energy, 1910-1993: Government Resources: Library Guide: Electricity

A guide to Government sources of information in the Government Publications Department, covering the period from the Union to the end of apartheid.

Legislation

Electricity Act 42 of 1922

Electricity Act 40 of 1958 

The Electricity Amendment Act 50 of 1985

Electricity Act 41 of 1987, which was amended until it was repealed by the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006.

Available in print or online. Please ask for assistance.  You may also consult the Debates in Parliament on the bills (the draft acts.)

Studies

South Africa. Dept. of Commerce and Industries (1933-1967).    Industrial development in South Africa and facilities for the establishment of factories. Chapter three, The fuel industries : coal, gas, liquid fuels and electricity.     Pretoria :   Department of Commerce and Industries,   1936. Shelf no. G 68 E.INDU.36.INDU

South Africa. Dept. of Commerce and Industries (1933-1967).    Industrial development in South Africa and facilities for the establishment of factories. Chapter four, The power supply industry in South Africa by H. J. van der Bijl.     Pretoria :   Department of Commerce and Industries,   1936. Shelf no. G 68 E.INDU.36.INDU

History book

National Electricity Regulator (South Africa).    Lighting up South Africa :   a century of electricity serving humankind /    Fichardt Park, South Africa :   Open Hand Press,   2000.  G 68 E.ENER.00.LIGH

Investigations

Electric power supply in the Union of South Africa.    London :   Merz and McLellan,   1920. G 68 EUG 62/1920

South Africa. Board of Trade and Industries.    Investigation into the tariff policy and tariff structure in respect of the supply of electricity in South Africa /    Pretoria :   Board of Trade and Industries,   1978. G 68 JBT1 1889

Competition Board (South Africa)    The activities of the electrical contractors' association (South Africa) /    Pretoria :   Government Printer,   1981. G 68 JBC1 6

South Africa. Commission of Inquiry into the Supply of Electricity in the Republic of South Africa    Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Supply of Electricity in the Republic of South Africa.    Pretoria :   Govt. Printer,   [1984]  G 68 ERP 18/1985.

South Africa. Permanent Finance Liaison Committee. Working Group regarding a Regional Approach to Electricity Distribution.    Interim report of the PFLC Working Group regarding a Regional Approach to Electricity Distribution.    [Pretoria :   Permanent Finance Liaison Committee,   1992?]  G 68 E.FINA.92.INTE

National Energy Council (South Africa)    The development of the electricity distribution industry in the Republic of South Africa :   final report to the Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs /    [Pretoria :   The Dept.],   1992. G 68 E.ENER.92.DEVE

Conference report

Technology Group, Technology Research and Investigations presents its EI-92 Electricity Beyond the Grid Conference at the Eskom College 27-29 April 1992.    [Cleveland, South Africa] :   Eskom, Technology Group,   1992.  G 68 E.ENER.92.TECH

White paper

South Africa.    White paper on the report and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into the Supply of Electricity in the Republic of South Africa.    [Pretoria] :   [Govt. Printer],   [1985?]  G 68 EWP C/1985

Statistics

Electricity available for distribution, April 1980-November 1995 =   Elektrisiteit beskikbaar vir verspreiding.    Pretoria :   Dept. of Statistics,   [1980?]-1996. G 68 A.ELEC.STAT

Various statistics are available in the Official year books of the Union of South Africa, 1917-1960 and the annual South African statistics, 1961 to date, as well as in manufacturing census reports, retail and wholesale trade reports, etc.

Census reports

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1963-64 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1968?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1963/64)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1965-66 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1973?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1965-66)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1967-68 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1973?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1967/68)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1969-70 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1973?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1969/70)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1972 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1975?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1972)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1974 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1976?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1974)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1975 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1977?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1975)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1976 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1978?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1976)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1977 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1978?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1977)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1978 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1980?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1978)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1979 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1981?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1979)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1980 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1982?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1980)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1981 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1983?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1981)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1982 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1984?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1982)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1983 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1985?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1983)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1986 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1988?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1986)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1989 / Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. --    [Pretoria : The Service, 1992?]  G 68 A(ELEC)(1989)

Census of electricity, gas and steam, 1992 /   Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service. -- [Pretoria :   The Service,   1994] G 68 A(ELEC) 1992.