• Initiatives


    Coal plays an important role in the South African economy, and is the primary energy source for electricity generation. It is the feedstock for producing a substantial proportion of the country’s liquid fuels and provides a considerable source of foreign revenue from exports. It is also responsible for high levels of direct and indirect employment in South Africa. Overcoming the challenges facing our country, including poverty, unemployment and inequality, will include provision of safe and affordable access to energy for all its inhabitants. Click here to read more...
  • Events


    The FFF regularly hosts events. Conferences cover a wide range of topics of significance to all sectors of the coal, carbon and energy industries. Networking, active delegate participation and key-note speeches by local and international specialists are features of FFF conferences.
  • Professional Development Centre

    Professional Development Centre

    In-depth courses have been developed for industry under the banner of The Professional Development Centre, the education and training arm of the Fossil Fuel Foundation with Xavier Prevost as director .... read more
  • AfriCoal Energy Review™

    AfriCoal Energy Review™

    This is the only publication produced in South Africa that focuses on the statistics in the country’s coal industry. It is a monthly review covering events...
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About Us

The Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) is a non-profit Trust made up of individuals from industry, government and non government organisations, academia and technology – all of whom have an interest in coal and energy. Multidisciplinary topics are covered including those in the coal producer and user sectors, clean coal technologies, alternative energies, conventional and unconventional gas, coalbed methane, health and safety, climate change and the environment. FFF conferences, academic and industrial courses and colloquia provide specialist information on these topics and the FFF membership provides a network throughout the entire coal, carbon and energy sectors both within South Africa and across the region.