Dept. fails to implement energy agreements

The Energy Ministry failed to implement energy deals with Angola, Egypt and Ghana.

TSouth African Parliament. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - The Energy Ministry on Tuesday revealed while there are many international energy agreements, very few have come to fruition.

Officials briefed Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Energy earlier in the day.

On paper, South Africa has numerous memorandums of understanding with countries such as Algeria, Egypt and Ghana.

But by the department's own admission, many of these have not been implemented.

The department's Elizabeth Marabwa said Egypt's political woes made it difficult to put in place an oil supply agreement.

She said PetroSA still has to work on implementing a deal with Ghana for gas and oil production.

In Angola, an electricity plan was drawn up and signed in 2009, but very little has come of that agreement.