Executive Manager: Electricity Regulation Division
He holds the following degrees: BSc in Physics and Chemistry (Fort Hare University); Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Marquette University, USA) and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (University of Minnesota, USA).
He gained experience in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) firstly from the then Transkei Electricity Supply Corporation (TESCOR). In the early ’90s he also got involved in the extensive electrification drive in the then Transkei. This TESCOR did in collaboration with Eskom. Electrification levels then were around 5% and the Transkei NMD was around 60MW.
In 1995 he moved to Eskom Distribution where he continued with maintenance issues and electrification projects in informal settlements around Johannesburg. When he moved on to Eskom Transmission he gained experience in utilization of telecommunications in the ESI.
In 2000 he got his first exposure in regulation when joined the newly established Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. He led the team that drafted the regulations on Infrastructure sharing and Interconnection.
Currently he is with the National Energy Regulator as an Executive Manager in the Electricity Regulation Division. During this period he led a team that dealt with Eskom’s MYPD2 and MYPD3 applications. More than 50 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers were licensed, and about 2000MW of RE capacity has been added to SA’s energy mix.