Achievements and Future Focus Areas

Achievements

Since the formation of SAOGA, the organisation has achieved the following:

  • The proactive networking and linking of Oil & Gas professionals and the industry in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Raised the profile for Oil & Gas in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa for more than ten years
  • Marketing of South Africa's Oil & Gas sector potential and the capabilities of the local industry at global conferences and exhibitions
  • Advanced the interests of the industry and members through lobbying and advocacy
  • Promoted the development of a robust ship / rig repair industry and associated port infrastructure
    • Advanced the interests of the ship / rig repair industry by co-ordinating industry efforts
    • Worked with relevant stakeholders to gear up South African ports to service the oil and gas industry
      • Cape Town - A Berth, Berth 502, the repair Quay and Sturrock Dry Dock
      • Saldanha Bay – Quay 204
  • Linked the private and public sector by working with both governments and industry to develop and create a sustainable oil and gas industry
    • In South Africa, Oil & Gas is now part of the Industrial Policy Action Plan as a result of work undertaken by SAOGA
    • Awareness of the Oil & Gas industry and its potential for development in Sub-Saharan African countries
    • Providing comment on legislation that will facilitate the development of a robust Oil & Gas industry
  • Assessment and changes to legislation affecting business issues
    • Value Added Taxation and Customs (Goods imported or cleared from a customs and excise warehouse for the exploration for petroleum or production of petroleum)
    • Taxation
    • Visa Issues

Future Focus Areas

Based on the recent developments in the Oil & Gas sector in Africa, the organisation has geared itself up to meet the requirements of the significantly expanding industry in Sub-Saharan Africa:

  • To continue to proactively networking and link Oil & Gas professionals and the industry in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • To continue to raise the profile for Oil & Gas in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Marketing of South Africa's and Sub-Saharan Africa's Oil & Gas sector potential and the capabilities of the local industry at global conferences and exhibitions
  • Advance the interests of the industry and members through lobbying and advocacy
  • Promote the development of a robust ship / rig repair industry and associated port infrastructure
    • Advanced the interests of the ship / rig repair industry by co-ordinating industry efforts
    • Work with the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to develop South Africa’s ports and surrounding infrastructure for the oil & gas industry
    • Establish a closer relationship with relevant port authorities
  • Link the private and public sector by working with both governments and industry to develop and create a sustainable oil and gas industry
    • In South Africa, update the Oil & Gas section of the Industrial Policy Action Plan
    • Develop a Research Agenda for work that needs to be undertaken in the Oil & Gas sector relevant to the governments, industry and members
    • Continue to raise awareness of the Oil & Gas industry and its potential for development in Sub-Saharan African countries
    • Comment on legislation that will facilitate the development of a robust Oil & Gas industry
  • Assessment and comment on legislation affecting business issues
    • Value Added Taxation and Customs (Schedule 4 of the Customs Act specific to the Oil & Gas industry - exemption from VAT and Security)
    • Corporate Taxation
    • Visa Issues
  • Developing a regional market for gas
  • Advance the development of the local industry:
    • Local content
    • Broad Base Black Economic Empowerment
    • Skills development