Wikus is the director, research lead and lecturer on power sector investment in sub-Saharan Africa at the Power Futures Lab, based at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on measures to accelerate investment, in particular into renewables, through structured procurement programmes such as auctions. Wikus has been working in the African energy sector for 14 years. He holds a PhD from UCT; an MSc from Antwerp University; and MPhil, BPhil and BA degrees from Stellenbosch University.