Anton’s research and teaching focuses on governance and regulatory incentives to improve utility performance, the political-economy of power sector reform, investment challenges, and linkages to sustainable development. A recent focus has been the design of renewable energy auctions.

He has worked in the energy sector across Sub-Saharan Africa, and other developing regions, for more than 35 years and was the founding Director of the Energy and Development Research Centre.

Previously he chaired the Deputy-President’s advisory panel on South Africa’s Electricity Crisis and has served on the country’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy, the National Planning Commission, the National Advisory Council on Innovation and the Board of the National Electricity Regulator.

In 2012, he received the South African National Energy Association’s award for outstanding and sustained contributions to the enhancement of the South African energy environment.