Department of Energy (South Africa)

Department of Energy
Department overview
Formed 7 July 2009 (2009-07-07)
Preceding department
  • Department of Minerals and Energy
Type Department
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters 192 Visagie Street, Pretoria
25°45′07″S 28°11′17″E / 25.752°S 28.188°E / -25.752; 28.188
Employees 622 (2016/17)
Annual budget R7,45 million (2016/17)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Ms Thembisile Majola, Deputy Minister of Energy
Department executive
  • Mr. Thabane Zulu, Director-General: Energy
Child agencies
Key document
  • National Energy Act, 2008

The Department of Energy is the department of the South African government responsible for energy policy. It was established in 2009 when the former Department of Minerals and Energy was divided into the Department of Energy and the Department of Mineral Resources.

From 2012 to 2014, the Minister of Energy was Ben Martins and his deputy was Barbara Thompson. Tina Joemat-Pettersson MP has been the Minister of Energy since 25 May 2014 . She was previously the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries from 2009-2014.[1]

In the 2016/2017 budget the department had a budget of R7,545 million and a staff complement of 622 civil servants.[2]


  1. "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet". South African Government Information. 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-05-10.
  2. "Vote 26: Energy" (PDF). Estimates of National Expenditure 2016. Pretoria: National Treasury. 24 February 2016. ISBN 978-0-621-44244-1. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
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