The South African National Energy Research Institute has launched the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage.
The centre, which was launched in March, will focus on developing the human and technical capacity to ensure that South Africa is ready to implement carbon capture and storage when necessary.
Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica says the centre is an important step towards finding a practical solution for mitigating the coal-based economy's high CO2 emissions.
Sonjica adds that the centre will contribute to the development of climate change mitigation technology that is much-needed by the South African state
The centre is a partnership between Saneri, the Norwegian government, the British High Commission and other local companies.