DIGITAL EVENT: 24-26 November 2020 
 LIVE EVENT: 11-13 May 2021 | CTICC | Cape Town

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As part of  Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, the Municipal Leaders Forum will be hosting two open webinars.

Upcoming Webinars



Municipality Resilience: What does the municipality of the future look like in a changing regulatory environment?

Overview: Mineral Resources and Energy Minister of South Africa has gazetted amendments to the electricity regulations for new electricity generation capacity, opening the way for “municipalities in good financial standing to develop their own power generation projects”. This is in-line with the President’s priorities of rapid expansion of energy generation capacity as a top priority.

The amendments extend the procurement of new renewables, cogeneration, baseload, mid-merit, peak load, energy storage and cross-border generation capacity to organs of State “active in the energy sector”, which includes municipalities.

Municipalities now have to adapt to the changing regulatory environment.

The “Municipality Resilience: What does the municipality of the future look like in a changing regulatory environment?” webinar sets to unpack and navigate the changing regulatory landscape in South Africa. With key stakeholders in the industry value chain (municipalities, IPPs, utilities ect.), the webinar will address major focus areas:

  • How will municipalities engage with utilities?
  • What does sustainable engagement with IPPs look like?
  • Unpacking and understanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in the context of municipalities

Time: 10:30 AM SAT

Date: 18 November 2020




The bottom line: Mitigating the financial conundrum in Municipality balance sheets

Overview: South African municipalities historically have had glaring disparities with Metropolitans and secondary cities and towns being more efficient in effective in the delivery of services and the more rural local municipalities teetering on the verge of collapse. The structural problem in terms of municipalities in the country is a long standing and complicated challenge.

The financial balancing act that municipalities in the country face is one that needs to be urgently addressed and one that includes all invested parties.

“The bottom line: Mitigating the financial conundrum in Municipality balance sheets’ webinar will address major facets of the financial challenges facing municipalities:

  • Navigating a bloated wage bill and decreased capital expenditure budgets
  • Innovation as a solution to the billing and revenue collection hurdle
  • Local economic development
  • Funding mechanism
  • Traditional funding models
  • Hybrid funding models

Time: 10:30 AM SAT

Date:19 November 2020


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Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

  • Host City

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners


Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd


Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting


CEO Forum Partners

  • ALSF
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance
  • Oracle


Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation


Host Publication

  • ESI Africa