Business Forum to Explore options on Surviving the Energy Crisis in SA
The new Dean and Head of the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) at UKZN, Professor Theuns Pelser, will host a Business Forum on 27 May at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.
The topic: “The State of Energy in South Africa: Business Thinking Outside the Box”, will be discussed by a panel comprising the President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Zeph Ndlovu; the Chairman of the South African Independent Power Producers Association, Mr Sisa Njikelana, and the Chief Director of Energy Planning at the Department of Energy, Ms Tshilidzi Ramuedzisi.
The Forum aims to bring together experts from the public, private and civil sectors to critically engage on this topical issue affecting economic and social development in our region. It is envisaged the panel members will share insights on alternative energy solutions to enable local businesses to survive and promote the future development of the South African economy during this critical time in South Africa’s history.
Ramuedzisi will unpack government policies on alternative energy solutions, while Ndlovu will speak on behalf of the business sector about what the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has put in place to mitigate the impact of the energy crisis and ensure economic development in our region.
The business sector will gain valuable insights from Njikelana who has served as a member of parliament for ten years and also as Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Energy as well as in the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry.
Entrance to the event, which is open to the public, costs R300. Click here to book a seat.