1 August 2008 – The SANEA AWARDS 2008 winners were announced during a dazzling gala dinner on 31st July.
- Bethlehem Hydro (Pty) Ltd – Anton-Louis Olivier, MD in the Project Award category
- Edwin Naidu, Senior Writer of The Sunday Independent in the Journalism Award category
- Dave Wright, General Manager Corporate Planning at Engen Petroleum Limited in the Education Award category
“In the light of all the recent focus that energy industry had been receiving, it is important to draw attention to the good things happening in the industry – the creative and the inspirational,” Brian Statham, Chairman of SANEA remarked during the event. “Amidst all the negative sentiment it is wonderful to have had an opportunity to pay tribute to the enthusiastic South Africans who are making every effort to ensure we have a vibrant energy future.”
“The SANEA AWARDS will be presented annually and are aimed at recognizing and honouring the achievements of those whose efforts promoted and provided a sustainable energy supply and use for the benefit of all,” said Statham.
The awards features six categories, namely: the Energy Award, the Project Award, the Recognition Award, the Service Award, the Journalism Award and the Education Award. This year awards were presented in three of the categories.