The Future of Energy In South Africa.
the State of Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa pronounced that the state
utility Eskom will be transformed into three different ‘forms’, Generation,
Transmission, and Distribution.
intention of this unbundling is to bring holistic stability to the utility and
ensure better security of supply for businesses and citizens alike. However,
this pronouncement has created a nationwide
division amongst multiple stakeholders in business, labour, and civil society.
has captured (excuse the pun) the nation in every sphere of society as we have been told that Eskom is 'too big to fail' and
integral to every South African’s life.
question really is, not whether Eskom will be split, but rather how?
us as we charter this path with a robust and frank discussion on the impact of
the unbundling of Eskom with various stakeholders.
Speakers confirmed to date:
Prof Nicola Kleyn, dean of GIBS
Chris Yellend, managing director, EE Publishers and energy expert
Lelo Mdhladhla, marketing director, POWERX
Marius Oosthuisen, faculty, author of The Future of Energy and Power Utilities, Africa
Meta Maponya, executive director, Mahlako a Phahla Investment
A light supper will be served after the event.
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