Executive Board

CHAIRMAN

Prince

Moyo

MoyoP@eskom.co.za

HONORARY SECRETARY

Kevin

Leask

kevin.leask@kfw.de

HONORARY TREASURER

Antony

Falconer

antony.falconer@cbi-electric.com

FULL MEMBER

John

van Coller

j.vancoller@ee.wits.ac.za

FULL MEMBER

Khayakazi

Dioka

khayakazi.dioka@eskom.co.za

FULL MEMBER

Philip

Konig

philip.konig@gmail.com

FULL MEMBER

Sharon

Mushabe

arigyes@eskom.co.za

FULL MEMBER

Sidwell

Mtetwa

MtetwaNS@eskom.co.za

FULL MEMBER

Veer

Ramnarain

RamnarainV@elec.durban.gov.za

CO-OPTED MEMBER

Pat

Naidoo

pat@patnaidoo.co.za

CO-OPTED MEMBER

Paul

Tuson

paul.tuson@mottmac.com

CO-OPTED MEMBER

Mokgwape

Lekganyane

LekganyaneM@elec.durban.gov.za

CO-OPTED MEMBER

Kerry

Chetty

ChettyKerry@elec.durban.gov.za

PAST CHAIRMAN

Rob

Stephen

rob.stephen@cigre.org

SAIEE REPRESENTATIVE

Sicelo

Xulu

sicelo@saiee.org.za

NGN REPRESENTATIVE

Mashilo

Moabelo

MoabelMM@eskom.co.za

NGN REPRESENTATIVE

Nadia

Mahomed

nadia.mahomed@siemens.com

Prince Moyo
Chairman

Prince Moyo is a General Manager for Power Delivery Engineering at Eskom, the state power utility of Eskom in South Africa, where he has been since 1997. He is responsible for all commodity specifications and standards used by transmission and distribution, from low voltage at 765kV, infrastructure designs as well as construction execution and operational support. His teams include substations, overhead lines, protection and control, high voltage plant, planning GIS, design base and project integration. Prince’s experience ranges from standardization, project design, project management and operations in the transmission and distribution environments. He is a member of C1 Study Committee and stream leader in the C1.34 working group. As chairman of Cigre SANC, Prince is an ex-officio member of all sub-committees. He also serves on the South African committee of the IEC and is a Council Member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, where he has chaired several committees. He is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

Kevin Leask
Hon Secretary

Antony Falconer
Hon Treasurer

John van Coller
Full Member

Dr John Van Coller is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand. He lectures in the areas or power systems, power electronics and insulation coordination.

Khayakazi Dioka
Full Member

BSc Elec Eng (University of Cape Town), MSc Eng (UCT), Khayakazi Dioka is a Corporate Specialist for Transformers and Reactors within Power Delivery Engineering at Eskom, the state power utility of Eskom in South Africa, where she has been since 2003. Her main responsibilities revolve around Transformer failure investigations, technical quality inspections, design reviews, specifications, HV testing, maintenance, repairs, and tenders technical evaluations.

Philip König
Full Member

Philip König is a registered Professional Engineer with ECSA in South Africa, and a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the Electricity Power Transmission and Distribution industry. During this period, he was employed by utilities, consultants, construction contractors as well as Suppliers/Manufacturers.

Sharon Mushabe
Full Member

Sharon Mushabe has a BSc (Elec Eng) and a MSc (Elec Eng) from the University of Cape Town. She is a registered Professional Engineer with ECSA and is also member of the SAIEE Central Gauteng Centre. She has been employed by Eskom since 2003 and has transmission line design and construction experience in Distribution and Transmission. In her current capacity as a Chief engineer in Line Engineering Services Department, her main roles include design support to field operators during maintenance and emergency incidents, overhead line performance and general overhead line design. She is also responsible for management of the overhead line health index processes in Transmission. She is the Customer Advisory Group (CAG) representative for Africa in the CIGRE B2 Study Committee.

Sidwell Mtetwa
Full Member

Veer Ramnarain
Full Member

Dr John Van Coller is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand. He lectures in the areas or power systems, power electronics and insulation coordination.

Pat Naidoo
Co-opted Member

Dr. Naidoo is Professor of Research in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg. He is a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineers, a Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, a senior member of IEEE and a member of IET and Cigre. He is a registered professional engineer and a specialist consultant in electrical energy and power systems. His current research interests are in Sustainable Development as driven by the Green Economy and Industrial Revolution 4.0. Dr. Naidoo’s four decade industrial career was with the Electricity Supply Commission of South Africa; from Engineer in Training to Non-Executive Director.

Paul Tuson
Co-opted Member

Paul is a degreed (MSc) transmission studies specialist with over twenty seven years’ experience in power electrical engineering in Southern Africa, East Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, the USA and the Middle East for voltages up to 765kV HVAC and 533kV HVDC. Key experience is in the areas of power system analysis and financial/economic evaluation of capital projects and expansion plans.

Mokwape Lekganyane
Co-opted Member

Mokwape Lekganyane Mokwape has 15 years’ experience in the power industry and is currently the Senior Manager for eThekwini Electricity’s HV Projects Branch responsible for high voltage equipment and capital projects. Before joining eThekwini Electricity, Mokwape was with Eskom Transmission working as an Assistant Engineer. She holds a BSc and a MSc degrees in Engineering from the UKZN, a Certificate in Technology Leadership from the Da Vanci Institute of Technology, a Certificate in Advanced Project Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the UCT. She is a registered Professional Engineer with ECSA, a Senior Member of the SAIEE, a member of Cigre and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Currently she serves as a member of the Cige SA Executive Board, SAIEE KZN Committee and ECSA KZN Reviewer/Moderator/Assessor. She has authored and co-authored a number of research publications for local and international conferences.

Kerry-Lynn Chetty
Co-Opted Member

Rob Stephen
Past Chairman

Dr. Rob Stephen was born in Johannesburg South Africa in 1957. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1979 with a BSc Electrical Engineering degree. He joined Eskom the electrical utility in 1980. He holds both MSc, MBA degrees as well as a PhD in Objective determination of optimal transmission line designs. He is currently the Master Specialist in the Technology Group in Eskom and is responsible for distribution and transmission technologies of all voltages covering both AC and DC.. He is past chairman of Cigre SC B2 on overhead lines, and has held positions in Cigre of Special reporter and working group chairman and has authored over 100 technical papers. He was recently elected President of Cigre in 2016.

Sicelo Xulu
SAIEE Representative

Sicelo Xulu is a professional Engineering Technologist, registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa and has over 20 years of engineering experience. He joined Eskom in 1994 as a Trainee Technician, until 2002 where held a Maintenance Management Specialist position. In 2002 Mr. Xulu joined City Power as a Transmission Senior Engineer, held various Senior Executive positions including the position of Managing Director of City Power. He subsequently joined the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers as the Chief Executive Office from the 1st of January 2019 until 31st December 2020. Sicelo has gained extensive knowledge within the Electricity Distribution Industry that includes the following: Engineering Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Programme, Project Management and Customer Services., Mr. Xulu’s educational background includes a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from Central University of Technology (Free State); a BSc Honours: University of Pretoria, a Master of Philosophy (Mphil) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Cum Laude) with University of Johannesburg, Accelerated Directorship Programme with IoDSA, Executive Development Programme and Municipal Finance Management Programme with Wits Business School. He holds a Fellow membership with SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers), a fellow membership with IoDSA (Institute of Directors) and has retired from serving on the following boards: SANEA (South African National Energy Association), and CENTLEC (SOC). Mr Xulu is a recipient of the 2006 Young Achievers Award from SAIEE. He holds he an honouree recognition by the Mangosuthu University of Technology of the graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Engineering and is the 2015 African Utility Executive of the Year Winner – for Africa Utility Week Industry Awards. Mr Xulu has been the South African representative of Systems Evaluations Group for Smart Cities for IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and the President of The Association of Municipal Electricity Undertakings (AMEU) in Southern Africa from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Xulu served on an Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) Advisory Panel on Electricity Reticulation and Distribution from March to December 2018. On the 1st of January 2019, Mr. Xulu joined the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers as a CEO. Mr. Xulu is also a founder of the PWDXperts (Pty) Ltd, which focusses on providing diversified Engineering Services and digital transformation

Mashilo Moabelo
NGN Representative

Mashilo Moabelo is a professionally registered electrical engineer working at Eskom, specializing in transformers and reactors. Mr Moabelo holds Bachelors in electrical engineering from UCT. Mr Moabelo is a co-chair for Southern Africa NGN and participate in A2 and A3 regional activities.

Nadia Mahomed
NGN Representative