Department of Energy (South Africa)

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Department of Energy
Department overview
Formed 7 July 2009 (2009-07-07)
Preceding department Department of Minerals and Energy
Type Department
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters 192 Visagie Street, Pretoria
25°45′07″S 28°11′17″E / 25.752°S 28.188°E / -25.752; 28.188
Employees 693 (2010/11)
Annual budget R6,090 million (2011/12)
Minister responsible Ben Martins, Minister of Energy
Deputy Minister responsible Barbara Thompson, Deputy Minister of Energy
Department executive Nelisiwe Magubane, Director-General: Energy
Child agencies National Energy Regulator of South Africa
National Nuclear Regulator
Central Energy Fund
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
Electricity Distribution Industry Holdings
Key document National Energy Act, 2008

The Department of Energy is the department of the South African government responsible for energy policy. It was established in 2009 when the former Department of Minerals and Energy was divided into the Department of Energy and the Department of Mineral Resources.

As of 2012 the Minister of Energy is Ben Martins and his deputy is Barbara Thompson. In the 2011/12 budget the department had a budget of R6,090 million and a staff complement of 693 civil servants.[1]


  1. ^ "Vote 29: Energy". Estimates of National Expenditure 2011. Pretoria: National Treasury. 23 February 2011. ISBN 978-0-621-39863-2. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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