This strategy guide provides a clear programme of action for local government to promote the development of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) in line with national policy direction and within local governance mandates. This guide was prepared by Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA), a Section 21 (not for profit) company, in collaboration with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). This Guide has been made possible through the generous funding support of the GIZ–South African-German Programme (SAGEN).
To allow easy access to a growing body of work on just transition, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) has curated relevant content into an open knowledge portal. This provides short summaries as well as key findings and recommendations from a diversity of reports, strategies, videos and podcasts. The knowledge portal focuses on South Africa but will be extended to other areas in the future.
This working paper focuses on how the affordable energy access goals of South Africa’s energy policy have been undermined. The analysis indicates that this is the result of a combination of poor system governance, the failure to allocate clear accountability for delivering affordable access, haphazard institutional alignment and an overarching failure to identify and address critical competing policy tradeoffs, particularly between affordable energy access for households and municipal financial viability.
This paper attempts to formulate a better understanding of the linkages between distribution and socioeconomic development because this is critical to our ability to design and implement a genuinely just energy system.
This report provides a review of potential business models for South African municipalities, considering the impacts of introducing a greater share of renewable energy technologies into the electricity system.