Utility week kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, with South African Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe opening alongside the Indian Minister of Commerce, Shri C.R. Chaudhry, and Eskimo’s interim group CEO Phakamani Hadebe. Energy and water officials from all over the globe re meeting for Utility week to discuss challenges faced, opportunities and success stories in the industry on the African continent.

“The theme of the opening is ‘Building a skilled and dynamic workforce’” said African Utility Week even director Evan Schiff. He further explained that “Africa is facing critical shortage of hands-on tech and engineering skills, with a particular need for technicians to build and maintain power and water projects all over the subcontinent. The continent has also been haemorrhaging and exporting African talent to the rest of the world. This session looks at the future of work and how organisations are reacting to the changes and shortages; after all, your organisation is only as good as your best employees.”

Utility Week SA will be a three day event, and they 16th of May will see a gala dinner at the Cape Town International Convention centre. For more information visit the event’s official website: http://www.african-utility-week.com