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Journal of Energy in Southern Africa

New submissions

For all details about submitting articles to JESA, please go to the Journal's primary home:

The archive

We are in the (slow!) process of transferring the entire archive of JESA articles to JESA's new home. Volumes 26–27 are already there.

The current volume

The latest issue of JESA, Vol. 28 No. 1, has now been made freely available electronically, at JESA's new home. Please go there to access it, as well as all issues of Vol 27. The contents of Vol. 28. No. 1 are as follows:

  • Implications of biofuel production in the Western Cape province, South Africa: A system dynamics modelling approach of South Africa: A system dynamics modelling approach
    Willem Jonker, Alan Colin Brent, Josephine Kaviti Musango, Imke de Kock
  • Public participation in technological innovation: The case of the Tshulu stove development programme
    Tafadzwa Makonese, Christopher M. S. Bradnum
  • Driving forces for fuelwood use in households in the Thulamela municipality, South Africa
    Solomon Eghosa Uhunamure, Nthaduleni Samuel Nethengwe, Agnes Musyoki
  • Learning from the literature on community development for the implementation of community renewables in South Africa
    Holle L. Wlokas, Peter Westoby, Sue Soal
  • Policy perspectives on expanding cogeneration from bagasse in Malawi
    Long Seng To, Kingdom Kwapata, Leonard Masala, Virginia Alonso Navarro, Simon Batchelor, Yacob Mulugetta, Andrew Barnett, Stephen Karekezi
  • The role of energy in development
    Philip J. Lloyd
  • The success of multi-sector participation in the management of revenue for beneficiary communities of South African renewable energy companies – sub-model A
    Ric Amansure, Chris Adendorff
  • Modelling and testing a passive night-sky radiation system
    G.D. Joubert, R.T. Dobson
  • Quantifying South Africa’s sulphur dioxide emission efficiency in coal-powered electricity generation by fitting the three-parameter log-logistic distribution
    Maseapei Elizabeth Girmay, Delson Chikobvu
  • Optimal slope angle selection of an evacuated tube collector for domestic solar water heating
    Rigardt Alfred Coetzee, Aggrey Mwesigye, Zhongjie Huan
  • The impact of petrol price movements on South African inflation
    Logan Rangasamy


About JESA

The Journal, published by ERC and accredited by the South African Department of Education for university subsidy purposes, offers mostly papers covering the technical, economic, policy, environmental and social aspects of energy research and development carried out in, or relevant to, South Africa. It is abstracted and indexed in Environment Abstract, Index to South African Periodicals, and the Nexus Database System. JESA has also been selected into the Science Citation Index Expanded by Thomson Reuters, and coverage begins from Volume 19 No 1. It is also on the Scientific Electronic Library Online SA platform managed by the Academy of Science of South Africa.

As from Volume 26 Number 1, JESA is only published electronically, and available freely from the time of publication.

Editor: Mokone Roberts

Editorial board

  • Prof. Kornelis Blok, Ecofys Consultancy Group, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Anton Eberhard, UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof. Roula Inglesi-Lotz, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof. Gilberto M. Jannuzzi, University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof. Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Dr Jiang Ke Jun, Energy Research Institute, China
  • Mr Barry MacColl, Eskom, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof. Yacob Malugetta, University College, London,  UK
  • Dr Nthabiseng Mohlakoana, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
  • Prof. Angela Cadena Monroy, Mining Planning Unit Energy, Colombia
  • Dr Velaphi Msimang, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof. Anand Patwardhan, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  • Prof. Ambuj Sagar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • Prof. Wikus Van Niekerk, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Prof. Francis Yamba, University of Zambia,  Lusaka, Zambia

Articles or abstracts published in Volumes 11-24 (2000-2015) are for now available here. Please note than the current volume (Vol 27, nos 1-4) is now available at our new permanent home - to where all archives are also being moved.


 General enquiries: Contact the editor.