About Us

The SAAEE was established in 2018 as the South African chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics. The first Bylaws was approved in February 2018.

The SAAEE expertise is in energy economics and policy, with a focus on the South African energy sector, its linkage with the world energy markets, climate policies and the future energy scene. The SAAEE does not represent any sector of the industry, and does not promote certain technologies without scientific evidence. The discussions promote a variety of views to confront the current energy challenges that South Africa faces. The Association receives no public funding and is dependent on membership subscriptions from individuals and companies and event sponsorship to keep going.

Council of SAAEE

  • Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz


    Department of Economics, University of Pretoria.

    Dr Roderick Crompton

    Vice President

    Energy Leadership Center, Wits Business School / Eskom board.

  • Mr Ruan Fourie



    Dr Heinrich Bohlmann


    Department of Economics, University of Pretoria

  • Mr Deon Joubert



    Dr Lardo Stander


    City of Tshwane

  • Ms Lungile Mashele


    Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

    Prof FM Lucky Mathebula


    Th!nc Foundation

  • Mr Conrad Kassier



    Mr Ntumba Katabua



An IAEE Affiliate

About IAEE

SAAEE is the South African Affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

The International Association for Energy Economics was founded in 1977 in response to the 70's energy crisis. IAEE is a worldwide non-profit professional organization based in the United States, which has members in over 100 nations, who strive to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and issues among professionals interested in energy economics. IAEE actively seeks those who are interested in energy economics and those who shape opinions and prepare for events which effect the energy industry.

IAEE publishes three periodicals. "The Energy Journal" is a quarterly, academic publication available to all members. The "Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy" is a semi annual publication also available to all members. Both of these publications may be purchased by non-members through our site. The IAEE Energy Forum (newsletter) delivers the latest information on the association, and contains articles that appeal to a general audience interested in the energy field.

Membership in IAEE is open to anyone who has an interest in the field of energy economics. IAEE's Mission Statement:

The International Association for Energy Economics is an independent, non-profit, global membership organization for business, government, academic and other professionals concerned with energy and related issues in the international community. We advance the knowledge, understanding and application of economics across all aspects of energy and foster communication amongst energy concerned professionals.

The IAEE operates through a 17 member Council of elected and appointed members. Council and officer members serve in a voluntary position and are not compensated in any fashion for their services. The Association maintains a conflict of interest policy and each officer/council member must sign and agree to this policy. The IAEE is composed of country affiliates and direct members throughout the world. Click here to see IAEE's Affiliates.