Southern Africa’s power industry professionals

Global know-how is a valuable asset for any organisation. However, knowledge for knowledge’s sake is not a solution to the challenges Southern Africa’s power industry is facing today or in the future.  As a result, Cigre Southern Africa mission is to support our members in leveraging our global network with a local focus in mind.

We are empowering Southern Africa’s power industry professionals with the know-how and skills they need to develop enhanced technical solutions for their organisations.  These solutions select the best and most appropriate the world has to offer to meet the needs of the Southern Africa’s market and wider community.

Grounded in pragmatism

Cigre’s network of professionals has real world practical experience in a wide range of environments and challenges.

So, whilst Cigre does provide members with the theoretical input they might need, our technical panels and working groups are dealing with real world situations and developing solutions that are firmly grounded in pragmatism.

The Cigre SA National Committee is the oldest on the African continent, and only one of three. Only Algeria and Egypt have NCs. There is therefore a need to increase participation in sub-Saharan Africa in order to influence global solutions and standards.


Global know-how applied to Southern Africa’s challenges

We are helping our members acquire global perspectives and innovation, and selecting, then applying, the most relevant know-how to Southern Africa’s challenges.


Enhanced solutions for Southern African organisations

Whether it’s managing ageing assets, leveraging existing networks for efficiency or planning for the network of the future, Cigre Southern Africa is helping industry professionals deliver enhanced solutions for Southern African power industry organisations.


Helping mitigate risk and uncertainty

Cigre is helping mitigate risk and uncertainty through better informed decision making. This is achieved by both applying proven solutions from around the globe, as well as facilitating innovative solutions to both the traditional and new challenges facing the industry.


Professional development

Cigre is a natural vehicle for the professional development of your engineering team. We foster a safe, responsive, enterprising and innovative workplace. Cigre’s mentoring programme is also bringing forward the best and brightest via the Cigre NGN or ‘Next Generation Network’.


Empowering leadership

Cigre is empowering industry leaders with the latest know-how. We are achieving this by gathering our technical know-how into resources for industry leaders.


Prepared for the future

With major changes driven by changing patterns of generation and demand as well as the network of the future Southern African power industry, professionals need to be prepared. Cigre is helping professionals prepare for the future by ensuring our community of engineers stay at the forefront of the latest technical trends, issues and innovative solutions from across the globe.


Authoritative resources and support

Cigre offers an authoritative online resource of technical publications assembled from across the global network. These are supported by a network of highly experienced professionals and peers.