CEF SOC Ltd, etablished in the 1950s, is a schedule 2 state owned diversified energy company which reports directly to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. The company aims to find appropriate energy solutions to meet the countries energy needs, as well as the oil, gas, biomass, solar energy, electrical power, wind, low-smoke fuels and renewable energy sources in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

The vision of the company is to find reliable and affordable diversified energy security solutions for the countries economy by the year 2030.