The organisers of African Utility Week are pleased to announce that Honourable Minister Barbara Hogan will be participating in the plenary panel discussion at African Utility Week and the Power Indaba on the 23 February 2010 in Durban, South Africa

Minister Hogan has had a long and distinguished career in politics and is currently the Minister of Public Enterprises which performs oversight management over nine of government’s State Owned Enterprises (SOE) such as Eskom, Denel, South African Airways, Transnet and Safcol.

She has been a member of parliament since 1994 and acted as Minister of Health under interim  president Kgalema Motlanthe.  She has a long record of struggle for Human Rights. Well known as an activist, she went to prison for her association with the then outlawed ANC and was released along with Nelson Mandela in 1990.

The panel discussion focuses on Driving investment within the utility sector in Africa and with Minister Barbara Hogan’s input, experience and background of economics and social-economic studies, she will bring to the table the unique view of the balance on return on investment and government responsibility to the poor.

Now in its 10th year, African Utility Week is a multi-track power conference and exhibition which brings together the leaders in power technology and service innovation, and the ‘who’s who’ of municipal, utility and government stakeholders who are shaping the future of the industry.  The conference programme focuses on issues around generation, transmission, distribution and the metering of electricity, as well as renewable energy generation.

For more information on the event, please contact Claire Volkwyn, Event Director:  claire.volkwyn@spintelligent.com or call +27 21 700 3559