Sandisiwe Ncemane holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT), with a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Pretoria. Before she was appointed Business Development Manager of Coega Development Corporation’s Energy Projects, Sandisiwe spent over 6 years in Media and Broadcast Technology with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Telkom and Siemens. During this period, she contributed extensively towards the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting configurations ( including the SABC Cape Town Parliamentary studios – 2006), and predominantly to advancing the SABC readiness for an organisation wide Digital Asset Management solution (2009 to 2011) for greater flexibility, creativity and efficiency in the business of broadcasting.
At the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), she is responsible for promoting investment in Power Generation and Manufacturing Projects, including Gas, Nuclear, Wind and Solar related energy projects. She is currently the President of the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA), where she also served as Co-Chairperson on the NIASA Supply Chain Development Sub-committee. In 2014, Sandisiwe also participated during 6 weeks intensive sessions relating to Operation Phakisa to unlock the Oceans’ Economy, and has since served on associated workgroups for the implementation of various initiatives. Sandisiwe is a key member of the CDC management team and is a member of the Procurement and Policy Review Committees.
In 2017, she was a finalist for Woman in Power/Water in the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards as well in the Standard Bank Top Women Award in 2015. In the Energy and related sectors, she is a respected subject matter expert and panellist in key industrial summits and conferences, and has delivered papers on a range of topics. Key areas of interest include the emergence of digitisation within the Energy domain, and the significance of innovation systems to support agility and resiliency in the evolving services economy, as well as the strong synergies for value creation towards a regional integration within Sub-Saharan Africa.