THE SOUTH AFRICAN COAL ROADMAP
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. But despite an abundant endowment of coal in South Africa, its continued use presents many challenges and its future contribution demands careful stewardship.
The South African Coal Roadmap explores the activities and interventions required for the coal industry to maximise its contribution to South Africa in the face of an uncertain future. It is a collaborative initiative which includes the South African Government, Eskom, Sasol, coal producers and other stakeholders. The Roadmap was convened by the Fossil Fuel Foundation and received administrative support from SANEDI.
Please click on the links below to download the relevant SACRM documents:
1. THE SOUTH AFRICAN COAL ROADMAP
2. OUTLOOK FOR THE COAL VALUE CHAIN: SCENARIOS TO 2040
3. OUTLOOK FOR THE COAL VALUE CHAIN: SCENARIOS TO 2040 - TECHNICAL REPORT
4. OVERVIEW OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN COAL VALUE CHAIN