What We Do
Vision and Mission
Minister
Director General
State Owned Enterprises
 
What we do


Corporate Profile

On 29 May 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the merger of the Department of Mineral Resources and the Department of Energy into one department, as the Department of Mineral resources and Energy (DMRE). The existence of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is premised on its vision of becoming a leader in the transformation of South Africa’s economic growth agenda through the sustainable development of the mining and energy sectors.

The department has six (6) programmes, developed in line with the objective to develop a mineral resources and energy sector that promotes economic growth and development, social equity and environmental sustainability.

Programme Programme Purpose
Administration Provide strategic support and management services to the Ministry and the DMRE.
Minerals and Petroleum Regulation Regulate the mining, minerals and petroleum industry.
Mining, Minerals and Energy Policy Development Formulate and maintain an integrated minerals and energy policy to promote and encourage investment into the mining and energy industry.
Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate Ensure healthy and safety of employees in the mines.
Programmes and Projects Manage, coordinate and monitor programmes and projects focused on access to mineral and energy resources.
Nuclear Energy Manage nuclear industry.
 
Energy Sources
Petroleum: fuel price, focus areas, domestic influences...
Natural Gas: Governance, International agreements, developments...
Electricity: Independent power producers, supply industry, free basic electricity...
Coal: Reserves, production, carbon sequestration...
Renewable & Alternative Fuels: Includes hydropower, solar, wind, biomass...
Nuclear: Non-proliferation, safety, technolgy, IYNC, WiNSA...
Acts & Legislations
Policies and Legislation: Acts, policies, regulations, legislations...
Programmes & Projects
national electricity plan...
installation of 1 million solar water heaters by
2014...
processes, systems and structures...
DNA: Kyoto Protocol, CDM...