- DatesNovember 2019 - August 2020
- SponsorCranfield University Global Challenges Research Fund
- PartnersUniversity of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa; Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa; University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Impact and findings
Project completed August 2020.
The results indicated several key barriers to energy transition, including: the heavy reliance of South Africa's energy systems on coal, lack of integrity and corruptions, lack of policy support and lack of sufficient infrastructure, and high dependency of the economic structure on coal. Therefore, in order to manage the energy transition effectively we recommended that the South African Government should monitor the impact of the existing policy schemes and promote partnership collaboration between local municipalities and private companies.