The South African coal roadmap project, a fact-based policy-neutral analysis of the country’s coal sector, is largely complete.

A broad base of stakeholders including business and government participated in the development of the South African coal roadmap, a project begun in early 2010. Its work includes the development of four possible scenarios and the identification of key actions that have to be taken to maximise the value of South Africa’s coal endowment for the benefit of the whole country, and critically, its coal dependent energy sector.

“The key actions identified are those that are required irrespective of how the future evolves and which scenario pans out,” Ian Hall, chairman of the SA coal roadmap steering committee, says.