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National Energy Act, 2008 (Act No. 34 of 2008)



Notice No. 1263

24 November 2008


(English text signed by the President.)

(Assented to 17 November 2009.)


It is hereby  notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:-


To ensure that diverse energy resources are available, in sustainable quantities and at affordable prices, to the South African economy in support of economic growth and poverty alleviation, taking into account environmental management requirements and interactions amongst economic sectors; to provide for energy planning, increased generation and consumption of renewable energies, contingency energy supply, holding of strategic energy feedstocks and carriers, adequate investment in, appropriate upkeep and access to energy infrastructure; to provide measures for the furnishing of certain data and information regarding energy demand, supply and generation; to establish an institution to be responsible for promotion of efficient generation and consumption of energy and energy research; and to provide for all matters connected therewith.


BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:-