Gas Amendment Bill welcomed – COSATU

Bill is progressive and can help capacitate the state and support the sector’s growth

COSATU welcomes the Gas Amendment Bill

3 December 2021

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the Gas Amendment Bill.  The Federation made its submission in support of the Gas Amendment Bill to the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy today. 

COSATU supports the Gas Amendment Bill as it seeks to amend the existing Gas Act to: 

Unlock the sector’s potential growth as a key pillar of the energy mix, and economic base in Mossel Bay and the Southern Cape. 

Ensure industry compliance with Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment requirements. 

Provide for the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa to determine the pricing regime, which is critical for competition and the economy. 

Require the Minister to set an Integrated Gas Development plan to oversee the sector’s growth. 

Provide for compliance and penalty measures for the industry; and 

Enhance and strengthen existing regulatory framework for the sector. 

The Bill is progressive, will help capacitate the state and support the sector’s growth. 

Issued by Tony Ehrenreich on behalf of COSATU, 3 December 2021