Domestic energy transition in South Africa in the context of rapid urbanization
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This dissertation deals with the energy transition process which is de-fined herein as the process whereby energy consumption patterns o-f fuels used by a population change over time. The focus is on the domestic sector only and specific attention is paid to the black population o-f South Africa which is urbanizing rapidly. The existing data on -fourteen Sub-Saharan African countries are analysed and indications that the energy transition process is occurring are found. The process is influenced by both the level o-f urbanization and economic development but the rates o-f growth of these indicators do not appear to be influential.
Bibliography: leaves 139-146.
Viljoen, R. 1989. Domestic energy transition in South Africa in the context of rapid urbanization. University of Cape Town.