As an emerging economy with a highly energy intensive industrial sector, South Africa’s economic development will continue to underpin energy demand growth. Despite high unemployment and wealth inequality, energy demand growth in the residential/commercial sector remains strong. This will be supported by government policies to aid the expansion of low cost housing, increase welfare payments, and the continuation of the electrification programme to impoverished households.
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