Market Transformation through Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling of Appliances in South Africa

Project Summary

The primary objective of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by the electricity consumption of household appliances in South Africa by facilitating a comprehensive transformation of the home appliance market through the introduction of a combination of two regulatory tools – Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Information Labels (S&L) – and a series of associated awareness-building and monitoring activities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Energy, Department of Trade and Industry
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
95,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,375,000 USD
Co-financing Total
8,750,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
437,500 USD
Total Cost 13,220,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
04 Feb 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
16 Mar 2009
Concept Approved
30 Jun 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Jul 2011
Project closed
31 Dec 2016