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About CEF

CEF SOC Ltd. is involved in the search for appropriate energy solutions to meet the energy needs of South Africa, the Southern African Development Community and the sub-Saharan African region, including oil, gas, electrical power, solar energy, low-smoke fuels, biomass, wind and renewable energy sources. CEF also manages the operation and development of the oil and gas assets and operations of the South African government.

CEF is a Schedule 2 state owned diversified energy company reporting to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. The Mandate of CEF is to contribute to the security of energy supply of South Africa and the Region through exploration, acquisition, development, marketing and strategic partnership. It is derived from the CEF Act ( No 38 of 1977) and the Ministerial directives issued thereafter.

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Media Statements

5 March 2024

CEF GCEO Keynote Address –...


 AN UNAPOLOGETIC FUTURE FOR GAS IN AFRICA   Thank you, Programme Director, for your kind introductions.  Good morning honourable ministers, distinguished guests and colleagues and a special and warm welcome to those who come from other countries. I trust you are enjoying our great hospitality.  We meet at a time of...

1 March 2024

Central Energy Fund (CEF) Group...


Cape Town, South Africa – The Central Energy Fund (CEF) Group proudly announces the continuation of its partnership with the Africa Energy Indaba for the third consecutive year. This ongoing collaboration signifies a steadfast commitment to advancing the energy landscape in the region and fostering sustainable energy practices. The Africa...

11 September 2023

CEF Group announces participati...


Johannesburg – The CEF Group is thrilled to announce its enthusiastic participation in the upcoming 3rd Annual Southern Africa Oil & Gas Conference, hosted by its subsidiary the Petroleum Agency SA (“PASA”), in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (“DMRE”) and the South African Oil & Gas...

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CEF Projects

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CEF Fuelling the Future of Women in the Energy Sector Dialogue


  The recent CEF Group hybrid dialogue, in partnership with Financial Mail Connect put the...

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CEF increases stake to 40% in a landmark ROMPCO Pipeline deal


CEF GCOO, Dr Tshepo Mokoka’s interview on the successful conclusion of the Rompco pipeline deal...watch...

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Extended Continental Shelf Claim Project


South Africa is on the verge of claiming an additional zone to its existing territory...

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Redstone Renewable Project


On the 4TH April 2018, Eskom signed a long awaited power purchase agreement for the...