African Utility Week Kicks Off in Cape Town

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African Utility Week kicks off at the Cape Town International convention centre (CTICC) on today, with a key focus of this year’s event being the future of Africa’s power and energy sector.

The three-day event, from May 15 until May 17, will see heads of departments, ministers and experts addressing, amongst others, Cape Town Water outlook 2018 on how is the City of Cape Town working towards shifting cultural behaviour of water consumption.

Phakamani Hadebe, interim group chief executive at Eskom will on Tuesday deliver a welcome address under the theme “Building a skilled and dynamic workforce”. South Africa energy minister Jeff Radebe will also speak at the event.

Graeme Codrington, an expert on the future of work, and co-founder and international director of TomorrowToday, a global firm of futurists and business strategists, will speak under the theme “Future of work and the disruptive forces that are shaping it”.

“We’re not just living a time of turbulent change, we are actually experiencing an era shift in history. The rules for success and failure are being rewritten, and there’s no ‘business as usual’ anymore. This is true in every industry and every market,” he said in a statement.

“In this environment, the task of the leader must change. The best leaders today are those people who know what to do when nobody knows what to do, and are able to navigate confidently through uncertainty and paradox. To be successful in a time of such turbulence requires insights into the disruptive forces that are changing our world and a new toolkit of skills for the leaders who must navigate the changes. This presentation provides a compelling picture of the near future, proving that we are living through an era shift in history, and provides a toolkit for future-focused leaders to use to navigate deeply disruptive change.” (via African News Agency)

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