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Energy, post 1993: Government Resources: Library Guide: Energy overview

A guide for the Economic History research project


South Africa. Department of Energy.    Annual report, 2010/2011 onwards.   [Pretoria :   Dept. of Energy,   2011]- .

South Africa. Department of Energy. Energy Blog

South Africa. Department of Energy. Energy Explained

South Africa. Department of Minerals and Energy.    Annual report, 1996-2009/2010.    Pretoria :   The Department,   c1996-2010.

South Africa. Dept. of Mineral and Energy Affairs (1980-1996)    Report of the Department of Mineral and Energy Affairs :   including reports of the Government Mining Engineer, the Geological Survey, the Minerals Bureau and the Energy Branch for the year ended 31 December, 1980-1995.   Pretoria :   Government Printer,   1980-1996. G 68 ED.MINE

South African-German Energy Programme (SANGEN). "part of the bilateral cooperation between South Africa and Germany. SANGEN is funded by the German Government and implemented by the Deutsche Gesallschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). SANGEN is focused on improving the implementation of policies and strategies to stimulate investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency."

Cape Town

City of Cape Town. Publicly available data: energy, March 2022. Presentation with links.

City of Cape Town. State of energy and carbon, 2021.

City of Cape Town. Cape Town : state of energy, 2015

Walsh, Vivienne.    Cape Town, 2011 :   state of energy and energy futures report : energy use, carbon emissions inventory and scenarios for the future /    Cape Town :   Environmental Resource Management, City of Cape Town,   2011. G RCT E.ENVI.11.CAPE

Ward, Sarah, Vivienne Walsh. Cape Town energy case study. Cape Town : Energy and Climate Change Branch, Environmental Resource Management Department,

City of Cape Town, 04 June 2010 (Energy for large cities: World Energy Council study)

State of energy report for the city of Cape Town, 2007 /    Cape Town :   Environmental Resource Management, City of Cape Town,   [2007?]. G RCT E.ENVI.07.STAT

Sustainable Energy Africa.    State of energy :   report for Cape Town /    [Westlake, South Africa] :   Sustainable Energy Africa,   2003. G RCT E.ENVI.03.STAT

City of Cape Town. State of energy report for Cape Town, 2003

Western Cape

Energy services ... : market intelligence report, 2017 onwards.  Cape Town, South Africa: GreenCape, 2017. Shelf no. G PWC ES.GREE.ENER


General overview

International Atomic Energy Agency. Country Nuclear Power Profiles. 2018 edition. South Africa (includes other sources of energy)

U.S. Energy Information Administration.  South Africa: International energy data and analysis

South Africa. National Planning Commission. NPC Economy Series. Energy. Version 1.0, January 2018. Pretoria: National Planning Commission. 2018.

South African Government. Energy

National Research and Technology Foresight Project (South Africa)    Energy /    Pretoria :   Dept. of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology,   c1999.  G 68 E.ARTS.99.NATI

United States. Energy Information Administration.    South Africa :   country energy profile /    Washington, DC :   Energy Information Administration,   1995. G 68 E.ENER.95.COUN


Academy of Science of South Africa issuing body.    The state of energy research in South Africa /    Pretoria :   Academy of Science of South Africa,   August 2014. G 68 E.SCIE.14.STAT This book has a Desktop Study chapter that covers renewable energy, bio-energy, nuclear energy, fossil fuel energy and energy efficiency and storage.

South Africa. Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. The South African energy sector report, 2021. PretoriaDepartment of Mineral Resources and Energy, 2022?

South Africa. Department of Energy. The South African energy sector report, 2019. Pretoria: Department of Energy, 2019.

South Africa. Department of Energy. 2018 South African energy sector report.

South African National Energy Association.    South African energy profile 2003 /    Mellville :   SANEA,   [2003]. G 68 E.ENER.03.SOUT 

Sustainable Energy Africa (non-government). State of energy in South African cities, 2015.

Trollip, Hilton.    Overview of the South African energy sector /    Pretoria :   Energy Branch, Dept. of Minerals and Energy,   1996. G 68 E.ENER.96.OVER


Energy management news :   a newsletter for the SADC region, Vol. 7, no. 1 (Mar. 2001) to vol. 20, no. 4 (Dec. 2014).  [Cape Town, South Africa] :   Energy Research Institute of the University of Cape Town ;   Harare, Zimbabwe :   SADC Industrial Energy Management Project. G 68 K.ENER

Journal of energy in Southern Africa, Volume 1 (1990) to vol. 25, no. 4 (Nov. 2014).    Plumstead, South Africa :   Energy Research Institute, University of Cape Town. G 68 K.ENER.JOUR

Public-private partnership

Urban Energy Support  The Urban Energy Support website is managed by Sustainable Energy Africa in partnership with the South African Local Government Association.

Public entities

National Energy Regulator

"The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) is a regulatory authority established as a juristic person in terms of Section 3 of the National Energy Regulator Act, 2004 (Act No. 40 of 2004). NERSA’s mandate is to regulate the Electricity, Piped-Gas and Petroleum Pipeline industries in terms of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006), Gas Act, 2001 (Act No. 48 of 2001) and Petroleum Pipelines Act, 2003 (Act No. 60 of 2003)."


State owned company. "Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa."

National Nuclear Regulator

"The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) is a public entity which is established and governed in terms of Section 3 of the National Nuclear Regulator Act, (Act No 47 of 1999) to provide for the protection of persons, property and the environment against nuclear damage through the establishment of safety standards and regulatory practices."

South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa)

"The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa) is a state-owned public company, registered in terms of the Companies Act, (Act No. 61 of 1973)." Formerly the Atomic Energy Board (AEB).

CEF Group of Companies

"CEF (SOC) Ltd. is involved in the search for appropriate energy solutions to meet the future energy needs of South Africa, the Southern African Development Community and the sub-Saharan African region, including oil, gas, electrical power, solar energy, low-smoke fuels, biomass, wind and renewable energy sources. CEF also manages the operation and development of the oil and gas assets and operations of the South African government."

The Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA)

National oil company. "Starting with the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, we sell petrochemical products to South Africa´s major oil companies and export petrochemical products to the international markets."

South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)

"The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is a Schedule 3A state owned entity that was established as a successor to the previously created South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI) and the National Energy Efficiency Agency (NEEA). The main function of SANEDI is to direct, monitor and conduct applied energy research and development, demonstration and deployment as well to undertake specific measures to promote the uptake of Green Energy and Energy Efficiency in South Africa." Energy Efficiency Research Reports.