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Basic Energy and Climate Change Adaptation Programme (BECCAP)

As of: September 2021

The purpose of the project was to reduce greenhouse gases emissions from private households and small businesses through the development, identification and dissemination of energy-efficient technologies and methods. These were designed to sustainably secure and improve the supply of energy to low-income households and small businesses. The project supported and advised various South African partner organisations on the implementation of corresponding activities. One of these was the ‘Basa njengo Magogo’ project, an initiative of South Africa’s Ministry of Energy, which was concerned with the dissemination of alternative methods of fire lighting in the poor areas of South Africa.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Value-added chain established for the sale of energy-efficient stoves; wholesalers and specialist dealers will continue sales following the project's conclusion
  • Market study conducted on paraffin usage; forms basis for advising South African stove developers on introducing paraffin stoves to the market
  • Information campaign carried out explaining safe handling of coal and paraffin, training given to households on the use of alternative methods of fire lighting
  • Research capacity of the Sustainable Energy Testing and Research Centre (SeTAR) increased through the provision of technical measuring devices and transfer of know-how

Project data

South Africa

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - South Africa

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Energy (DoE) - South Africa*
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa*

Implementing partner(s):
  • Central Energy Fund - South Africa
  • University of Johannesburg

BMU grant:
1.976.402,07 €

11/2008  till  01/2011

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