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Efficiency Analysis: Which Method Is Best?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the business of measuring the efficiency of water utilities – vital work, in water-scarce countries such as South Africa – the DEA, SFA and StoNED methods all have their proponents. But is any one of them significantly more accurate than the other two? On 24 June 2020, at the European Association of Environmental and […]

Are water services affordable in South Africa?

PEERC’s Associate Professor Johane Dikgang took part in a Water Research Commission (WRC) webinar on just this topic recently. He had some strong words to say on the subject. In Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognised the right of every human being to have access to water and sanitation (referred to as […]

SANEDI-Unlocking the Energy of Micro Digesters in South Africa 07 July 2020

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is reviewing the state of the micro-digester industry in South Africa and the impact of projects they have implemented during the last five years. Supported by University of Johannesburg´s Process, Energy and Environmental Technology Station (UJPEETS), an Action Dialogue was facilitated with industry and subject experts to […]

Putting the ‘People’ in People’s Parliament 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The title of the project is Putting the ‘People’ in People’s Parliament: Scaling up inclusive participation in South African Legislatures to enhance democratic oversight (referred to as the PPIPP project) – an EU funded project. PEERC is one of the five co-applicants who are involved in this initiative. The project contributes to building a more […]

Budget Forum LEKGOTLA- Local Government Fiscal Framework Review

Mr. Mahabir the director of PEERC participated in the 2020 budget forum hosted by the National Treasury and the Department of Cooperative Governance as an expert speaker. Finance experts were invited to present research on ways in which the government can manage the gap between revenue and expenditure. Mr. Mahabir presented on topics related to […]

Financial Fiscal Commission Annual Revenue Submission

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PEERC’s director Mr Jugal Mahabir together with Dr Seun Muller a senior research associate recently concluded a study for the Financial Fiscal Commission’s 2023/2024 annual submission for the division of revenue. One of the research projects focused on the financing of basic education and the implications of possible budget cuts due to fiscal consolidation. With […]