Joseph Kapika is a Researcher and PhD candidate with the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR) at UCT’s GSB. He is also the Co-ordinator of the programme’s African Electricity Regulator Peer Review and Learning Network. Joseph previously worked in Zambia at the Energy Regulation Board, ZESCO Limited and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation. He has a B.Eng. (Hons) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University in England, and an M.Sc. in Economic Management and Policy from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.
Anton Eberhard is head of MIR which is committed to enhancing knowledge and capacity in the management, reform and regulation of the energy, telecommunications, water and transport sectors in support of sustainable development in Africa and other regions with emerging economies. Prof Eberhard’s research focuses primarily on the management of reform and regulation in the electricity sector, including private-sector participation in management contracts, leases, concessions, divestiture and greenfield investments, as well as the challenges involved in transforming state-owned enterprises. He has also done work on financial mechanisms and business models that facilitate the introduction of energy efficiency and renewable energy. He is co-author, with Clive van Horen, of Poverty and Power (Pluto, 1995), serves on the board of the Journal of Economic Regulation and Governance, and has written many chapters in books and articles in internationally accredited journals.