We are the development agency of the African Union, coordinating and executing priority regional and continental development projects to promote regional integration towards the accelerated realisation of Agenda 2063 – Africa’s vision and action plan. We are mandated to strengthen capacity of Member States and regional bodies.

Website: https://nepad.org


The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

In 2019, the Department Mineral Resources (DMR) and Department of Energy (DoE) were merged to become one department namely, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE). The Department forms part of the Economic Sectors, Investment, Employment and Infrastructure Development (ESIEID) Cluster which focus on creating a conducive environment for investment, growth and job creation as well as provide for State participation and economic transformation of the country.

The mission of the Department is to regulate, transform and promote the minerals and energy sectors, providing sustainable and affordable energy for growth and development, and ensuring that all South Africans derive sustainable benefit from the country’s mineral wealth.

The vision of the Department is to be a leader in the transformation of South Africa through economic growth and sustainable development in the mining and energy sectors.

The Department aims to develop a mineral resources and energy sector that promotes economic growth and development, social equity and environmental sustainability.

Several Acts regulate the mining, minerals and energy sectors. Key among these are:

  • The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (2002), which provides the regulatory framework for equitable access to and the sustainable development of mineral resources and related matters.
  • The Mine Health and Safety Act (1996), which governs mine health and safety.
  • The National Energy Act (2008), which empowers the minister to plan for and ensure the security of supply for the energy sector.
  • The Petroleum Products Act (1977), which regulates the petroleum industry at the manufacturing, wholesale, and retail levels.
  • The Electricity Regulation Act (2006), which establishes a national regulatory framework for the electricity supply industry, including registration and licensing.

Growing a globally competitive and transformed mineral and energy resources sector


The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC)

The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) is a nonprofit organisation, Public-Private Partnership between South African business and the Department of Trade and Industry. Our members are South African registered companies in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.


  • Facilitate the export growth for our members
  • Act as a gateway for companies to identify South African suppliers and partners
  • Coordinate the export marketing efforts of the sector
  • Provide a link to Government
  • Promote the South African Electrotechnical sector internationally

The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA)

The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is dedicated to promoting the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas value chain, primarily in South Africa and regionally in Southern Africa. Our aim is to be the primary facilitator servicing the upstream and mid-stream sectors of the oil and gas value chain across Sub-Saharan Africa, attracting investment and developing capacity within the region to service and supply the oil and gas industry, for the benefit of all stakeholders and valued members. In parallel we aim to provide the Sub-Saharan oil and gas industry and our members with a comprehensive platform, driving growth of the oil and gas industry through skills development, local knowledge, geographic location and maximising government, institutional and private business resources.