Media coverage 2016

African Utility Week in the news!

702
  • The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield on 702 and Cape Talk, 19:05 to 19:15 – 15 Feb – interview with Dr Anthonie Cilliers, nuclear expert from NWU and panellist at Nuclear Power Africa.
  • Nuclear energy is very safe and may boost SA's economy - Dr Anthonie Cilliers - 15 Feb click here

AFKInsider
  • South Africa Is Leading Africa’s Clean Energy Revolution - 12 June click here

Africa Agribusiness
  • African Utility Week’s growth and success “a reflection of confidence” - 1 June click here

AfricanBrains
  • African Utility Week 2016: Why electricity and water management will never be the same again - 10 Dec 2015 click here


AllAfrica.com

  • Investors upbeat on energy, water sectors - 1 June click here
  • Lighting Africa Initiative Wins Akon a Prize - 25 May click here
  • Energy On African Utility Week 2016 Conference – 17 May click here
  • South Africa: Bigger African Utility Week Set for Cape Town - 16 May click here
  • Rwanda's Butare in Running for Africa Energy Accolade - 25 April click here
  • Africa: Utility Week to Award Pioneers - 2 March click here
  • Ted Blom doubts usefulness of Nersa hearings - 28 Jan 2016 click here
  • Utility Week to Explore Water, Energy Solutions - 9 Dec 2015 click here
African News Agency
  • Cape Town is Africa’s green economic hub – 17 May click here
  • Shining a light on Africa's utilities sector - 17 May click here
  • African Utility Week to be held in city - 14 March click here
AfricaNewsDesk.com
  • Johannesburg's City Power among big winners at African Utility Week - click here

ANN7 Television
  • Pre-event report - 15 May click here

BBQ (Black Business Quarterly)
  • African Utility Week: finalists announced - 5 May click here
  • African Utility Week: a message from India - 14 April click here

Beeld
  • Kenners: SA kernkragplan weldeurdag en deursigtig - 17 Feb 2016  click here

BizCommunity

 
  • #AUW2016: How nuclear build programmes can be a strategic game changer - 20 May click here
  • Campaign drives SA to energy efficiency - 20 May click here
  • #AUW2016: All the winners at the African Utility Week Industry Awards - 19 May click here
  • #AUW2016: Operationalising the water-energy nexus - 18 May click here
  • #AUW2016: Global trends in the African context - 17 May - click here
  • #AUW2016: A vision for the African power utility in disruptive times - 18 May click here
  • African Utility Week 2016 returns to Cape Town - 14 Dec 2015 click here
BisNiz Africa
  • Accenture: allow private sector to take part in utility projects - 3 March click here
  • Standard Transfer Specification to join African Utility Week - click here
  • Koeberg power station raises profit for Eskom - 15 Feb click here

BluePrint Nigeria
  • African utility awards: Yumkella, City Power, Akon Lighting win big - 25 May click here
 

BroadcastNewsroom

 
  • African Utility Week 2016: Why electricity and water management will never be the same again - 7 Dec click here

Business Day
  • State launches campaign to save energy - 18 May click here
  • City Power award African Power Utility of the Year - 19 May click here 
  • Government to examine SA's energy efficiency - 18 May click here
Die Burger
  • Slim planne met kragprobleme - 21 May click here
  • Munisipale projekte kry erkenning by African Utility Week-bedryfstoekennings - 5 March click here

Cape Argus Business
  • African Utility Week to be held in city - 14 March click here

 

Cape Business News

 
  • Why electricity and water management will never be the same again - 8 Dec click here

Cape Talk
  • Why energy analyst Ted Blom says Eskom's billing system is wrong - 16 May - click here
  • Interview with World Bank water expert Dr Diego Rodriquez - 13 May click here
  • Interview with Umgeni Water's Steve Gilham - 12 May click here
  • Interview with water-energy nexus expert Paul Yillia, SE4All - 10 May click here
  • Interview with Victoria Cuming, Bloomberg New Energy Finance - 6 May click here
  • Interview with the World Bank's Charles Feinstein - 4 May click here
  • Interview with David Hees, Sustainable Enterprise Manager, Sustainability Institute Innovation Lab (SIIL) - The iShack Project. - 29 April click here
  • Interview with Ojo Toyin, Power Africa - 28 April click here 
  • The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield on 702 and Cape Talk, 19:05 to 19:15 – 15 Feb – interview with Dr Anthonie Cilliers, nuclear expert from NWU and panellist at Nuclear Power Africa.
  • Nuclear energy is very safe and may boost SA's economy - Dr Anthonie Cilliers - 15 Feb 2016 click here
Cape Times
  • Focus on renewable power at city conference - 20 May click here

Cape Town TV
  • Onsite report at African Utility Week Industry Awards - click here

 

Centre for African Journalists

  • Investors upbeat on energy, water sectors - 1 June click here
  • Africa utility leaders awarded in Cape Town - 19 May click here
  • Shell pivotal to sustainable African power sector - 19 May click here
  • Africa: Utility Week to Award Pioneers - 2 March click here
  • African Utility Week secures major partnership - 28 Jan click here
  • World Bank outcomes expected at African Utility Week - 21 Jan click here
  • Utility Week to explore water, power solutions - 9 Dec click here


CCFM
  • Live instudio interview during 'Breakfast with Friends' with AUW event director Evan Schiff - 9 May

Channel Africa
  • Channel Africa - 23 March, Africa Midday, 12h30 – World Water Day interview: Paul T. Yillia, consultant at Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) at the United Nations and speaker in the water track at AUW.
  • Channel Africa – 16 Feb – interview with Prof Johan Slabber, nuclear expert from Pretoria University and panellist at Nuclear Power Africa.
  • Interview with African Utility Week event director Evan Schiff on 15 December 2015.

CII Radio

  • Interview with Sensus’s Gerardt Viljoen on water management, 28 March, 08h40
  • Interview with African Utility Week event director Evan Schiff on 20 December 2015.

CIO East Africa
  • Lighting Africa Initiative Wins Akon a Prize - 25 May click here

City Press
  • SA is leading Africa's clean revolution - 9 June click here

Classic FM
  • Ted Blom, energy expert, interviewed on Classic Business on Classic FM , click here:



CNBC Africa
Construction Review Online
  • Shell to support African Utility Week event in South Africa - 10 Feb click here
Daily Monitor - Uganda
  • NWSC voted African utility of the year 2016 – 23 May click here

East Coast Radio
  • Interview with Claire Volkwyn, ESI Africa Publisher and Content Director for African Utility Week – 29 Jan
EBV Blog
  • Challenges & Opportunities For The African Utility Industries - 16 June click here

eNCA
  • In-studio pre-event scene setter with power portfolio director  Stewart Bundock - 16 May
  • Onsite report: "Energy adviser Ted Blom slams Eskom" - 17 May click here

  • Interview onsite: 17-May with water-energy-nexus expert, Paul Yillia, Program Manager (Water-Energy Nexus), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Austria
  • Live interview from expo: 18 May with Dr Kandeh K Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), Sierra Leone.
  • Live interview from expo: 18 May with Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director, City Power, Johannesburg
  • Live interview from expo: 18 May with Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK
  • Live interview from expo: 19 May with Kevin Pillay, Vice President, Siemens Energy Management - silver sponsors
  • Live interview instudio: 19 May with Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director, City Power, Johannesburg

Engerati
  • THE IEEMA INTERVIEW: “We as Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) are committed to energise Africa” - 12 April click here

Engineering News

  • Johannesburg’s City Power among big winners at African Utility Week awards - 19 May click here
  • UN expert urges African utilities to improve policies, pricing – 17 May click here
  • Ted Blom doubts usefulness of Nersa hearings - 28 Jan click here
  • Local power utility event puts water on its agenda - 22 Jan click here


ESI-Africa

  • African Utility Week’s growth and success a reflection of confidence in continent’s energy and water sectors - 3 June click here
  • Corporate sustainability makes proven ‘cents’ at African Utility Week - 27 May click here
  • Africa is missing ‘huge’ chance to monetise telco networks - 23 May click here
  • ESI Africa onsite interviews for Engerati TV: click here
  • DoE unveils S.Africa’s first compulsory energy efficiency label - 17 May click here
  • African Utility Week expert interview series: click here
  • African Utility Week welcomes Shell back as sponsor - 10 Feb click here
  • African Utility Week 2016: Electricity and water management will never be the same - 8 Dec click here

Exhibition World

EXSA
  • 3D triumphs at African Utility Week - 2 June click here
EyeWitnessNews
  • Energy minister unhappy with SAs energy efficiency – 18 May click here
  • Without energy economic progress is not possible – 17 May click here
  • African Utility Week to kick off in Cape Town today - 17 May click here
  • Interview with AUW speaker Ted Blom in English and Afrikaans - 28 Jan 2015
  • Energy expert slams Nersa says hearings are talk shops - 28 Jan click here

Fin24
  • How to increase Africa's energy supply – 17 May click here
  • Record $330bn invested in renewable energy  - 17 May click here
  • Gas could be useful but complex addition to SA power mix – 18 May click here
  • Funding for nuclear projects a major challenge – 19 May click here
  • Electricity should grow economy, not profit -  18 May click here  
  • SA nuclear build will cost less than R1trn – experts – 19 May click here
  • Eskom to spend R580bn to fuel SA reliance on coal, nuclear – 19 May click here
  • Ted Blom doubts usefulness of Nersa hearings - 28 Jan 2015 click here

FMR
  • Pre-event scene setter instudio interview with AUW event director Evan Schiff - 6 May
Global Advisors
  • Cape Town is Africa’s green economic hub – 17 May click here

IOL
  • Cape Town is Africa’s green economic hub – 17 May click here 
  • Billions invested in SA’s renewable projects - 19 May click here
IT-Online
  • The importance of water in Africa's future - 17 March 2016 click here
  • A nuclear debate not cut and dried - 16 Feb 2016 click here
  • Nersa hearings not workign says Outa - 29 Jan click here

IT-Web
  • City Power, George Airport green initiatives hailed – 20 May click here 

Johannesburg Times


Lesedi FM

  • Science programme on 17 December at 21h10. Interview in Setswana with Lebo Senosi of MEB Energy (AUW exhibitor)

Lotus FM

  • Interview with AUW event director Evan Schiff on World Water Day and water focus at AUW on 18 March 2016.
  • Interview Dr Anthonie Cilliers, nuclear expert from NWU and panellist at Nuclear Power Africa on 15 Feb 2016.
  • Interview with African Utility Week event director Evan Schiff on 15 December 2015.
MidReview
  • National Water Week and World Water Day: Strong focus on water at African Utility Week in May  - 17 March click here
NewsAfricaNow
  • National Water Week and World Water Day: will the next big conflicts in Africa be on water usage? - 17 March click here 
  • Calling all innovators and inventors in the energy and water industry! - 14 March click here
  • African Utility Week Industry Awards: celebrating African projects and people solving the continent’s energy challenges - 2 March click here
  • Accenture: allow private sector to take part in utility projects - 3 March click here
  • African Utility Week welcomes Shell back as platinum sponsor - 10 Feb 2016 click here
  • STS joins African Utility Week as industry partner and presents KMC workshop at expo - 27 Jan 2016 click here
  • World Bank to report back on progress of its Thirsty Energy Initiative at African Utility Week in Cape Town in May - 20 Jan 2016 click here
  • African Utility Week 2016: Why electricity and water management will never be the same again - 7 Dec 2015 click here
News24.com
  • SA is leading Africa's clean revolution - 9 June click here
  • Ted Blom doubts usefulness of Nersa hearings - 28 Jan 2016 click here
Netwerk24

Opportunity Magazine
  • Keeping South Africa on its toes – 4 May click here 
  • ENERGY: Global investment - 7 April click here
  • ENERGY & WATER: Innovating utilities - 10 March click here

PressPortal.co.za

  • African Utility Week 2016: Electricity and water management will never be the same - 8 Dec click here
    Saving water this holiday season in your business and home - 14 Dec click here

Private Banking
  • Accenture: allow private sector to take part in utility projects - 3 March click here


PR.com

  • African Utility Week Explains How to Save Water This Holiday Season in Your Business and Home - 14 Dec click here

  • African Utility Week to show why electricity and water management will never be the same again - 9 Dec click here


Property Wheel

  • African Utility Week delegation visits Electricity Services eco-friendly head office - 20 May click here
Radio 786
  • Clean energy interview with Claire Volkwyn, ESI Africa Publisher and Content Director for African Utility Week - 17 Feb
  • Interview with Claire Volkwyn, ESI Africa Publisher and Content Director for African Utility Week – 29 Jan
Radio Namakwaland
  • Interview with Penny Herbst, Director African GreenCo - 12 May 2016
  • Interview with Gerardt Viljoen, Sensus (gold sponsor) on World Water Day - 21 March 2016
  • Interview with Prof Slabber, nuclear expert from Pretoria University and panellist at Nuclear Power Africa - 18 Feb 2016

RSG
  • Befonk: onsite interviews with exhibitors: click here starts after 11'30".  
  • Monitor: 18 Feb - live interview with energy expert and AUW speaker Ted Blom
  • Monitor: 16 Feb – interview with Prof Johan Slabber, nuclear expert from Pretoria University and panellist at Nuclear Power Africa.

SABC News
  • Instudio interview with Yumna Sheik, spokesperson for City Power - winners of this year's African Utility Week Industry Award for Utility of the Year - click here  (interview is 1.30 into segment)

  • Wesgro woes investors to consider Cape Town as their destination of choice - 17 May click here

  • Expert supports government's nuclear programme - 15 Feb 2016 click here 


SA-fm

  • Weekend Live - 07h20 15 May - interview with Gerhardt Viljoen, Sensus - gold sponsors.
  • Morning Talk - 10h30-11h00 4 March 2016 - interview with Ashley Maistrey, Senior Manager – Smart Grid Delivery Lead, Accenture - Accenture is a returning platinum sponsor at African Utility Week this year.
  • PM-Live - 15 Feb 2016 - interview with Dr Anthonie Cilliers nuclear expert from NWU and panellist at Nuclear Power Africa.
  • Morning Talk - 17 December, 11h15-11h30 Rowena Baird interviews Evan Schiff, African Utility Week event director.

SA Good News
  • National Water Week and World Water Day - 18 March click here

Service Magazine
Sierra Leone Telegraph
  • Kandeh Yumkella on a marathon regional tour of Sierra Leone - 3 June click here
  • Sierra Leoneans have a unique opportunity for genuine dialogue about country’s future – says Yumkella - 20 May click here

SmileFM
  • Onsite interviews by broadcaster Bobby Brown for the iSmile Tech Report - 18 May
  • Pre-event scene setters in English and Afrikaans with AUW event director Evan Schiff and Communications manager Annemarie Roodbol - 11 May
  • Pre-event scene setters in English and Afrikaans with AUW event director Evan Schiff and Communications manager Annemarie Roodbol - 30 April

The Star
  • City Power wins award for power-saving innovations - 20 May - click here  

The Times
  • Outa: Eskom will apply for another R80 billion claw-back in next 24 months - 28 Jan click here
Turkish Weekly
  • African governments challenged over water issues - 20 May click here

Voice of the Cape
  • Pre-event AUW scene setter with Spintelligent power portfolio director Stewart Bundock on 16 May.
  • Interview with Ted Blom, African Utility Week speaker - 12 May click here

Zawya
  • African Utility Week Industry Awards celebrating African projects and people solving the continent's energy challenges - 1 March click here
  • NERSA hearings have been "bitterly disappointing" and "have not worked" - energy expert - 27 Jan click here