Dear SARPA Members and Guests

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.

Every year more and more Municipal Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Councillors, Electrical, Civil and Water Engineers, SAPS, International Utilities and State Utilities attend the SARPA Convention on the basis that it 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.

The theme for the convention is:

OPERATING IN A DARK REVENUE PROTECTION ENVIRONMENT WITH DIMINISHED CASH FLOW – THE LIGHT OF SCARCE RESOURCES

The following are some of the areas that will be addressed during the convention:

  • Structuring of Dedicated Revenue Protection Resources
  • ROI of Revenue Protection Processes
  • Case Studies
  • New Technologies
  • Legal Briefs and Policing
  • Intelligent Data Management Systems
  • Eliminating Revenue Risks
  • Technology Strategies

Presentation of papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes reserved for questions and comments from the floor.

Papers based on significant research or practical case study material will be given preference. Commercial content is not permissible, except where a new technology, system or an innovation is introduced. Commercial papers should indicate that the subject is a new innovation or technology. Legal issues are always popular and case studies detailing successful litigation and enforcement strategies will be welcomed.

Feedback on papers presented at previous SARPA Conventions is also welcome. You may also propose a paper by someone else whom you believe has a valuable contribution.

Proposals for papers to be presented at the SARPA Convention must be submitted online by no later than 31 May 2019.