What We Do
Vision and Mission
Deputy Minister
Director General
State Owned Enterprises
To develop a mineral resources and energy sector that promotes economic growth and development, social equity and environmental sustainability.
A leader in the transformation of South Africa through economic growth and sustainable development in the mining and energy sectors.
To regulate, transform and promote the minerals and energy sectors, providing sustainable and affordable energy for growth and development, and ensuring that all South Africans derive sustainable benefit from the country’s mineral wealth.
The service delivery approach of the DMRE is guided by its value system that is summarised in the table below:

  Batho-Pele (Sotho for “People First”) Represents a DMRE that is service orientated, strives for excellence in service delivery, commits to continuous service delivery improvement for the achievement of a better life for all, and seeks to include all citizens through services and programmes.
  Ethics Represents our moral principles as reflected by the Code of Conduct for Public Servants, i.e. what we understand, know about and mean when we resolve what is right and what is wrong.
  Honesty Represents a facet of moral character and denotes positive, virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness and straightforwardness along with the absence of lying, cheating or theft.
  Integrity Represents consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes and is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions.
  Accountability Represents the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for our actions, decisions, policies, administration and governance..
  Professionalism Represents workers who enjoy considerable work autonomy and are commonly engaged in creative and intellectually challenging work that requires impressive competence in a particular activity.
  Ubuntu Represents our interconnectedness and our approach that is open, available and affirming of others.
  My Public Servant – My Future (We belong, We care, We serve) Represents public servants at the centre of delivering quality services to the citizens in line with the dictates of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
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
processes, systems and structures...
DNA: Kyoto Protocol, CDM...