Revenue protection service providers have always played a significant role in equipping our members with insight. The convention aims to share information and knowledge between role-players in the revenue protection environment and to equip our members’ utilities to minimise revenue losses.
The theme for the convention was:
HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY FOR REVENUE PROTECTION
•Benefits of investing in AI / ML
•Data Management Systems
•Revenue enhancement systems
•Revenue Recovery tools
•Cyber Security solutions
•New metering Technologies
•Legal Briefs and Policing
•Case Studies and best practices
- Benefits of technologies in the prevention of Infrastructure related crimes - Quentin Louw
- Human Intelligence - Jenny Reid
- Legal Guidelines - Brigadier Bert van der Walt
- Revenue enhancement by application of fit for purpose metering solutions - Desigan Govender
- Revenue Enhancement using smart GIS tools - Hilton Baartman
- SALGA Keynote Address - Nkosinathi September
- Technologies and processes to manage LPU metering systems - Kobus van den Berg
- The geospatial workflow meter and field management solution - Rian Knoesen
Our Association hosted its 23rd Annual Convention from 22 to 23 August 2019 in Plettenberg Bay at the Piesang Valley Community Hall, proudly hosted by Bitou Local Municipality. Please see the links below for last year's presentations and presentations.
- Revenue Enhancement System: In Smart Grid Network for Improved Revenue Securitization - Clifford Ntshudisane
- Mitigating Meter Tampering Practices - Doug Bashford
- Bitou Municipality Engineering Services - Water Services Section - An Overview - Water Losses - Franclyn Samuel
- Combined Private Investigations - Hannes Roos
- Smart Meter Role Out - Harold Hayes
- Case Study: Converting Knowledge into Practice - Jemaine Cupido
- The Link Between Outstanding Debt & Metering Infrastructure - Leon Vermaak
- Security of Revenue: Multi-Type & Multi-Vendor Compatibility - Martin Kuhlman
- Critical Notice Affecting all STS Systems - Token ID Rollover Event in 2024 - Nokuthula Magwaza
- Leveraging on Data to enhance business operations - Preeti Vaish
- The Impact of Non-Technical Losses: A South African Perspective compared to Global Trends - Quentin Louw
- A Criminological Evaluation of Infrastructure Theft and Damage: The Combined Private Investigations Case Study - Hannes Roos
- Operating in a Dark Revenue Protection Environment with Diminished Cash Flow – In the light of scarce resources - Preeti Vaish
- The Impact of Non-Technical losses : A South African perspective compared to global trends - Quentin Louw
The highlights of this year’s event are
- the Keynote address by SALGA,
- presentations by the Chairman of the International Association and
- a Brigadier from the SA Police Services Legal Department,
- as well as a panel discussion on AI and ML.
Good news is that the well-known performer Mr. Wicus van der Merwe will still form part of the program. Another exciting new addition to the program is the fact that Affiliate members will be provided the opportunity to do short videos between presentations.
The Association have always played a significant role in equipping those that operate within the Revenue Protection sphere with insight and knowledge regarding best practices and that is precisely what this year’s event aim to do.
The SARPA Convention is the only forum in Africa that focuses on a holistic approach to securing the income of your council or utility for services provided to the public as well as the minimizing of non-technical losses and prevention of infrastructure theft and vandalism.
Meet some of our Speakers
Please note that due to Covid-19 the 2020 Annual SARPA Convention was postponed to early 2021.
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