Knowledge Resource

The End of Coal? Planning a “Just Transition” in South Africa

Strambo C, Burton J, Atteridge A , Stockholm Environment Institute , SEI report , 27 Feb 2019

This report is based on insights from a workshop held in Tshwane in September 2018, titled “The end of coal? The risks and opportunities facing South Africa’s energy economy”, as well as on interviews conducted between 10 and 19 September 2018 in Gauteng and Mpumalanga with public officials, business associations, civil society organizations and researchers. Participants to the workshop included public officials from national government — such as the departments of Energy, Trade and Industry, Economic Development, and Environmental Affairs — as well as state-owned enterprises Eskom and Transnet, trade union representatives, researchers, business representatives and civil society organizations.