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Natural resources & energy

South Africa's electricity generation and distribution

A Statistics South Africa report on electricity generation volumes in South Africa and how much is available for distribution and consumption.
Natural resources & energy

Power use and pricing in South Africa

In 2017 South Africa’s power utility Eskom commissioned consulting firm Deloitte to produce this report on electricity consumption and pricing in South Africa. It examines historical trends, policies, challenges and future energy outlook.
Natural resources & energy

Production and safety in mining

The South African Chamber of Mines publishes annual statistics on production and safety in the country's mining sector.
Natural resources & energy

Annual comparative analysis of mining in South Africa

The annual SA Mine report, produced by PwC, provides comparative data for South Africa’s mining sector. The findings are based on the financial reports of mining companies with a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The 2017 edition includes information on prices, production and market capitalisation per commodity.
Natural resources & energy

South African mining factsheets

The Chamber of Mines, a mining industry organisation, publishes regular factsheets on a number of topics in the South African mining sector.
Natural resources & energy

Nuclear power in South Africa

The World Nuclear Association’s website provides information on uranium mining, nuclear energy generation and capacity in South Africa. It was last updated in August 2018.
Natural resources & energy

South African nuclear report and publications dating from 1965

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s archive contains historical nuclear energy reports and publications dating back to 1965.
Natural resources & energy

Database of South African solar power plants

Public domain data on renewable energy is often not entirely accurate or simply cannot be found. Often one has to contact renewable energy companies directly, although they may not be forthright with specs and data. This paucity of site and power station specs gave rise to the development of this online database of South African solar power plants.
Natural resources & energy

Renewable energy data for South Africa

The Energy Blog provides a summary of South African solar, wind and other renewable energy projects. However, data may not always be up to date.