South African Just Transitions Stakeholder Map

This is a map of Just Transitions stakeholders in South Africa, with attention to subnational energy governance actors and advisors.

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1. Government

1.1. Office of the Presidency

1.1.1. Advisory

1.1.1.1. National Planning Commission

1.1.1.1.1. Independently appointed. Develops "vision" for the country. Influential in setting targets.

1.1.1.2. Presidential Climate Change Coordination Commission

1.1.1.2.1. Quarterly forum with capacity to commission work from other stakeholders

1.1.1.3. Presidential Economic Advisory Council

1.1.1.4. Presidential Task Team on Eskom

1.1.1.4.1. Independently appointed. Closed dicussions. Direct influence on decisions related to reforms/Eskom. No longer operations.

1.2. Parliament

1.2.1. Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy

1.2.2. Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises

1.2.3. Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

1.2.3.1. Received the Inter-ministerial Task Team Advisory Panel Electricity Reticulation and Distribution Report in 2018. Implementation is pending and the legal-institutional context has shifted since these findings were published.

1.3. Government Departments (and relevant Ministries)

1.3.1. Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA)

1.3.1.1. Leading work to reform the institutional framework for municipal electricity reticulation mandate.

1.3.2. Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF)

1.3.3. Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE)

1.3.3.1. Produces the IRP. Crucial in determining how future demand will be met AND which technologies will make up the capacity mix.

1.3.3.1.1. Ministerial Renewable Energy Sector Engagement Forum (advisory forum for the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy)

1.3.4. Department of Public Enterprises (DPE)

1.3.5. Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic)

1.3.5.1. Industrialisation Master Plans: localisation standards and requirements for renewable energy

1.3.6. Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)

1.3.7. Department of Transport (DoT)

1.3.8. National Treasury

1.3.8.1. Financing powers. Sets conditions for financial support e.g. reforms

1.3.8.1.1. City Support Programme

1.4. Local Government

1.4.1. SALGA

1.4.1.1. Advocating for reforms that consider challenges at local government level. Ongoing technical and political support for municipalities.

1.4.2. AMEU

1.4.3. Metros

1.4.3.1. Eight Metropolitan Governments

1.4.3.1.1. Significant individual work on various climate and energy-related initiatives.

1.4.4. District and Local Municipalities

1.4.5. SA Cities Network

1.4.5.1. Supporting South African cities, also on the links between energy and local government finances.

1.5. Provincial Government

1.5.1. Mpumalanga Green Cluster

1.5.2. The Innovation Hub

1.5.2.1. The innovation agency of the Gauteng Province

1.6. Regulators

1.6.1. National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)

1.7. National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac)

1.7.1. Statutory bodu mandated by The National Economic Development and Labour Council Act. Act 35 of 1994

2. Business (excluding finance)

2.1. State-Owned Companies

2.1.1. Eskom Holdings

2.1.1.1. Just Transition Office

2.1.1.1.1. Part of COGTA's IMTT process to address institutional challeneges around local governments in the energy sector

2.1.2. NECSA

2.1.3. Central Energy Fund

2.1.4. PetroSA

2.1.5. Transnet

2.2. Business Organisations

2.2.1. National Business Initiative (NBI)

2.2.1.1. Just Transition modeling exercise underway with multiple key stakeholders

2.2.2. Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)

2.2.2.1. Just Transition Commitee

2.2.3. The Minerals Council South Africa

2.2.4. Black Business Council

2.2.5. Coal Transporters Forum

2.3. Energy Industry Organisation

2.3.1. Energy Intensive Users Group

2.3.2. SAPVIA

2.3.3. SAREC

2.3.4. SAWEA

2.3.4.1. Lobbying capabilities. Pro-renewables.

2.3.5. South African Energy Forum (SAEF)

2.3.5.1. Lobbying capabilities. Anti-renewables.

2.3.6. South African National Energy Association (SANEA)

2.3.7. South African Renewable Energy Business Incubator (SAREBI)

2.3.8. Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA)

2.3.9. Solar Thermal Association of Southern Africa (STASA)

2.3.10. South African Energy Storage Association (SAESA)

2.3.11. Black Energy Professionals Association (BEPA)

2.3.12. Association for Renewable Energy Practitioners (AREP)

2.3.13. South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)

2.3.14. We Mean Business

2.3.15. The Impact Catalyst

2.3.15.1. Driving PPPs for social development, founded by Anglo American, the CSIR, Exxaro, World Vision South Africa and Zutari

2.4. IPP

2.4.1. Pele Energy Group

2.4.2. Power X

2.4.2.1. In wheeling agreement with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

2.4.3. RED CAP

2.4.4. Mulilo

2.4.5. ACED

2.4.6. Mainstream

2.4.7. SOLA Future

2.4.8. Globeleq

2.4.9. Enertrag

2.4.10. Thebe Solar

2.4.11. African Rainbow Energy and Power (AREP)

2.5. Law firm

2.5.1. Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer

2.5.2. Webber Wentzel

2.6. Consulting/Energy Services

2.6.1. ED Platform

2.6.2. Scatec

3. Finance Sector

3.1. Industry Organisation

3.1.1. Asisa

3.1.2. BASA

3.2. Commercial Bank

3.2.1. Standard Bank

3.2.2. Nedbank

3.2.3. Absa

3.2.3.1. All the commercial banks listed here have committed to stop fincancing ALL new fossil fuel energy projects - including state-owned ones.

3.2.4. RMB

3.2.5. Investec

3.3. Investment/Consulting

3.3.1. AIIM

3.3.2. Actis

3.3.3. Metier Sustainable Capital

3.3.4. Royal Bafokeng Holdings

3.3.5. Thebe Investments

3.4. Development Finance Institution

3.4.1. South Africa

3.4.1.1. DBSA

3.4.1.1.1. $100m funding from the Green Climate Fund to establish the Embedded Generation Investment Programme (Egip)

3.4.2. French

3.4.2.1. AFD

3.4.3. German

3.4.3.1. KFW

3.4.4. China

3.4.4.1. China Development Bank

3.4.5. Africa

3.4.5.1. African Development Bank

3.4.5.1.1. Pro-energy transition and power sector reforms. Has already financed Eskom to help with maintenance and debt.

3.4.6. BRICS

3.4.6.1. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS)

3.4.7. EU

3.4.7.1. European Investment Bank

3.4.8. International

3.4.8.1. World Bank

3.4.8.2. IMF

3.4.8.2.1. The IMF granted South Africa the US$4.3-billion (around R70 billion) loan, which was part of R95 billion being sought from multilateral institutions to support job creation and protection for businesses negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

4. Research

4.1. Government Funded

4.1.1. CSIR

4.1.1.1. CSIR has initiated a project to model socio-economic risks and opportunities with South Africa's transition from coal to renewables. Modelling IRP. Climate change budget tagging for municipal governments.

4.1.2. StatsSA

4.1.3. SANEDI

4.1.3.1. Smart Grid Project: work on greening transport.

4.2. South African NGO

4.2.1. Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies

4.2.1.1. Publications relevant to subnational policymaking, as well as work with Naledi and Groundwork, and others, in support

4.2.2. Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ)

4.2.3. Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC)

4.2.4. Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI)

4.2.4.1. Significant work on local governments' roles in the energy system in relation to energy poverty. Funded by Agora Energiewende to work on Just Transition.

4.3. South African Labour

4.3.1. Naledi

4.3.2. Sam Tambani Research Institute (Satri)

4.4. International

4.4.1. UN Research Institute for Sustainable Development

4.4.2. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

4.4.3. Climate Policy Initiative

4.5. Academia

4.5.1. University Research Centre

4.5.1.1. Stellenbosch University Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST)

4.5.1.1.1. Working on research on remunicipalisation of energy systems.

4.5.1.2. Stellenbosch University Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES)

4.5.1.2.1. Agent-based and grid capacity modelling for local electricity distribution; partnerships with WWF SA. Work on other policy issues e.g. solar water heating

4.5.1.3. Stellenbosch University Bureau for Economic Research

4.5.1.3.1. Macro-economic modelling for the IRP versus a more ambitious emissions reductions plan.

4.5.1.4. Energy Systems Analysis, Economics and Policy Group, UCT

4.5.1.5. UCT African Climate and Development Initiative

4.5.1.5.1. Running the Transforming Energy Access - TEA-LP project

4.5.1.6. Bertha Centre for Social Innovation, UCT Graduation School of Business

4.5.1.7. Power Futures Lab, UCT Graduation School of Business

4.5.1.8. Global Risk Governance Programme, UCT

4.5.1.9. The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

4.5.1.10. SALDRU, UCT

4.5.1.11. WITS Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP)

4.5.1.12. WITS Southern Centre for Inequality Studies

4.5.1.12.1. Work on the future of work, relevant to just transition planning

4.5.1.13. South African Association for Energy Economics

4.6. Private

4.6.1. Meridien Economics

4.6.1.1. Modelling Eskom's financials + scenarios for the future i.e. debt relief options

4.6.2. INSPIRE

4.6.2.1. Initiative to advance social performance in South Africa’s renewable energy sector

5. Civil Society

5.1. NGO

5.1.1. WWF SA

5.1.1.1. Wide portfolio of just transition work, including partnerships with CRESES and IISD to support local government in the energy transition.

5.1.2. Just Share

5.1.3. Centre for Environmental Rights

5.1.4. Sustainable Energy Africa

5.1.4.1. Modelling and sustainabe energy solutions at a local level. Partnership with SALGA, funded by GIZ, hosts the Urban Energy Forum.

5.1.5. Project 90x2030

5.1.6. Earthlife Africa

5.1.6.1. Grassroots activism. Advocating for a just transition: socially-owned renewables

5.1.7. Groundwork

5.1.8. GreenCape

5.1.8.1. Technical support for municipal utilities, development of technical standards and regulations.

5.1.9. Greenpeace Africa

5.1.10. SAFCEI

5.1.11. Isandla Institute

5.1.12. OUTA

5.1.13. Budget Justice Coalition

5.1.14. South Durban Community Environmental Alliance

5.1.15. Harambee

5.1.16. International Rivers

5.1.17. Green Economy Coalition

5.1.17.1. International coalition of trade unions, businesses, NGOs, UN agencies and citizen’s groups, working with local organisations.

5.1.18. ICLEI Africa

5.1.18.1. Supporting local governments with the low-carbon energy transition

5.1.19. C40

5.1.19.1. An international organisation supporting cities in navigating a low-carbon transition. C40 is working with five South African cities -- Cape Town, Durban, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Tshwane -- on the Global Green New Deal (GGND).

5.1.20. Energy Governance Group

5.1.20.1. Comprised of several organisations (above) and individuals in the sector, sharing information and organising around major issues in the sector.

5.2. Trade Unions

5.2.1. COSATU

5.2.1.1. Naledi is the internal research unit

5.2.1.1.1. In 2020, COSATU published a social compact, which builds on its just transition work, but focuses on addressing Eskom’s immediate financial crises, with conditional interventions to drive investment in renewable energy in a way that aligns with the political and development vision of the federation: "A single payment account be established for all consumers to pay Eskom directly. This will require reviewing the funding model for municipalities who use Eskom collections as a revenue generating opportunity, irrespective of whether the municipality added value to the electricity distribution or even paid Eskom itself"(COSATU, 2020).

5.2.2. NUM

5.2.2.1. Sam Tambani Research Institute (Satri) is the internal research unit

5.2.3. NUMSA

5.2.4. SAFTU

5.2.5. AMCU

5.2.6. Solidarity

5.2.7. Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA)

5.3. Private

5.3.1. Just Urban Transition Project

5.3.1.1. Project led by advisory practice, Adapt, funded by Agora Energiewende, to foreground just transition risks and opportunities at the urban scale and for urban governance actors.

6. Development Agencies

6.1. European

6.1.1. GIZ

6.1.1.1. Ongoing technical advisory services and funding for local government

6.1.2. British High Commission

6.1.3. European Climate Foundation

6.1.4. Agora Energiewende

6.1.4.1. International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT)

6.1.4.2. Agora also functions as a donor in South Africa, funding diverse work.

6.2. IGO

6.2.1. International Labour Organisation

6.2.1.1. Significant work on green jobs in South Africa.

6.2.2. UNFCCC

6.2.3. UNIDO

6.2.4. UNDP

6.2.5. SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility

6.3. INGO

6.3.1. IEA

6.3.1.1. Global influence e.g. At the recent IEA summit, SA minister made commitments to realising the energy transition

6.3.2. IRENA

6.3.3. Climate Transparency

6.3.4. Power For All

6.3.5. Clinton Climate Initiative

6.4. Donors

6.4.1. Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southern Africa

6.4.2. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), South Africa

6.4.3. Open Society Foundation

6.4.4. Ford Foundation

6.4.5. African Climate Foundation

6.4.6. Children's Investment Fund for the Future

6.4.7. European Climate Foundation