The success of any venture, in this case carbon capture and storage, is dependent on the institutional capacity established to take responsibility for such work. South Africa has a number of institutional capacities for carbon capture and storage that have been mandated or created by the government. They are as follows;
- Department of Energy (DoE) to develop policy and regulatory regimes pertaining to CCS;
- Department of Environmental Affairs to implement the National Climate Change Response White Paper; and
- South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage which was established in the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) to undertake the technical development of CCS in South Africa.
- The Inter-Departmental Task Team, comprising the Departments of Energy, Environmental Affairs, Mineral Resources, Science & Technology, Trade & Industry and National Treasury.
- Other Institutions:
i. University Witwatersrand
ii. University Pretoria
iii. University Western Cape
All three universities have cooperation with institutions in Norway
iv. Council for GeoScience & Petroleum Agency – Repositories for geological information