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African Utility Week: Waste Management

African Utility Week

Waste Management 

21 – 24 May 2012 

 Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday 21 May 2012

Session 0.9.1

10h00 – 12h00

Successful management of electronic waste
Keith Anderson, Chairman, e-Waste Association of South Africa

12h00 – 15h30

Internationally benchmarking policy planning and implementation – Is Africa on the right path?
Marba Visagie, Former Deputy Director: Environment, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa

15h30 – 17h00

Landfills: Tackling compliance and emerging issues in landfill operations Specialised Waste Management
Mzukisi Tshem, General Manager: Landfills, Pikitup, South Africa

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Session 1.0.1
Opening/Keynote session
Chairman: Thembani Bukula, Regulatory member, NERSA, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Welcome address
Brian Dames, CEO, Eskom Holdings, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Keynote address
Minister Dipuo Peters, Ministry of Energy, South Africa

10h30 – 11h00

Keynote address: Africa Cities of the Future
Ger Bergkamp, Regional Group and Programmes Director Executive Director, International Water Association, The Hague

11h00 – 11h30

The future of M2M communications in Africa: what the opportunities are for utilities, governments and other stakeholders
Kevin Jacobsen, General Manager, MTN, South Africa

11h30 – 12h00

African Utility Week Awards

Session 1.9.1
Waste Minimisation as a culture for all Waste Management stakeholders

13h30 – 14h00

Investigating Curitiba and its Waste Management practices
Marisa Borges, Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

14h00 – 14h30

Waste Minimization & Resource efficiency
Iain Kerr, School of Chemical Engineering, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

Waste Minimization Strategies – Successful planning equals successful implementation
Barry Coetzee, Waste Manager, City of Cape Town, South Africa

Session 1.9.2
Waste – everyone’s responsibility

15h30 – 16h00

Lamp collection and recycling in South Africa
Rob Koppejan, Partner Advisory, Grant Thornton, Belgium

16h00 – 17h15

Panel Discussion: Recycling – Management and strategy

  • Keith Anderson, Chairman, E-Waste Association of South Africa, South Africa
  • John Hunt, Managing Director, Mpact, South Africa
  • Barry Coetzee, Waste Manager, City of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Rob Koppejan, Partner Advisory, Grant Thornton, Belgium

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Session 2.9.1
Municipal waste management – good practises

09h00 – 09h30

Cape Town’s Waste Management and Strategy Plan – Municipal overview
Barry Coetzee, Waste Manager, City of Cape Town, South Africa

09h30 – 10h00

Waste Management around large events
City of Johannesburg – world class African city? How Pikitup hosted the world in 2010
Christa Venter, World Cup 2010 Planner, Pikitup, South Africa

10h00 – 10h30

Waste to energy projects
Palesa Mathibela, Senior Project Manager, Alternative Waste Treatment Technology Projects, City of Johannesburg, South Africa

Session 2.9.2
Waste treatment technologies

11h00 – 11h30

Garden refuse to energy
Shannon Straker, CEO, Carbon Conscious Power, South Africa

11h30 – 12h00

Reviewing the eThekwini Gas-to-Energy project
John Parkin, Deputy Head: Plant & Engineering, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa

Session 2.0.1

Closing session: Thought leaders: insights into 2012
Chairperson: David Mwangi, Consultant, Mwangi and Associates, Kenya

14h00 – 14h30

Nelson Mandela Bay mentorship programme
Adriaan Vermaak, Projects Mentor, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa

14h30 – 15h30

Panel discussion: Thought leaders of today share their vision of Africa in 2012


  • Carlos Pone, Managing Director, ABB, South Africa
  • Shamal Sivasanker, Director, Deloittes, South Africa
  • Tebogo Leopeng, Country Sales Executive, GE, South Africa
  • Kevin Jacobsen, General Manager, MTN, South Africa