Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) promotes sustainable energy approaches and practices in urban development in South Africa and Africa. We do this through research, capacity building, policy engagement and information dissemination.

Sustainable Energy Development

Energy Poverty

Planning and Mobility

Urban Energy Support is an information portal of relevant documents and resources, with an emphasis on practical tools and guides to support the transition towards sustainable local energy development and a low carbon trajectory for the country in the context of global climate change.

News, Events and Projects


Upcoming course - Energy and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa
Sustainable Energy Africa and UCT are hosting this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course from 17th to -21st November 2014. The course will include an overview of the global and national energy and climate situation, energy policy, regulatory issues, technologies and institutional frameworks to identify barriers and opportunities for transforming cities.

Tackling Urban Energy Poverty in South Africa
The objective of this project is to contribute towards improving the energy welfare of the urban poor in South Africa

Modelling energy efficiency potential in municipal owned facilities of the nine SACN member cities.
The project entailed analysing the potential energy savings that can be realised from energy efficiency in municipal facilities and operations in the nine South African Cities Network (SACN) member cities.

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WARNING: Scammers in Durban and Eastern Cape
Please be warned of scammers posing as Sustainable Energy Africa operating in the Durban and Eastern Cape areas. These scammers are accepting payment for the instalment of solar water heaters and other domestic equipment and not returning. Please note that SEA does not sell nor install any equipment. If you have been approached or have any information, please do let us know. Any information to track down these con artists will be useful. Please call Mukta Govan at 021 702 3622.