About Black Energy Professionals Association
Who We Are
To execute this, BEPA members are enabled to act collectively and collaboratively on matters of mutual interest and concern, optimising the implementation of the projects and opportunities in the energy sector.
Established in 2017, BEPA is a non-profit organisation.
Meet Our Directors
Meta Mhlarhi CA(SA)
BEPA Chairperson and Co-Founder
Mahlako A Phahla Investments
Makole Mupita CA(SA)
Mahlako A Phahla Investments
Smart Innovation Energy
Meet Our Team
Marketing & Communications Manager
Become a Member
If you are a black individual, or a company that supports BEPA’s mission, and are either active in the energy sector or aspiring to be, kindly contact us for a membership application form, and for any further information. A membership fee is payable annually.
Latest News & Events
Keep up with current news and latest events.
On 10 June 2021, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa made an announcement on the amendment to schedule two of the Electricity Regulation Act. The amended regulations will exempt generation projects up to 100MW in size from the National Energy Regulator of...
The structural and cultural barriers to entry for black professionals in the energy sector are generally very high, and more so for female black professionals, despite a regulatory regime that is broadly in favour of more black participation in the sector. Typically,...
May is National Energy Month in South Africa. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy dedicates the month to educating the nation on the uses of energy. It is no secret that South Africa is experiencing an energy crisis and as citizens, we need to find...
Energy growth is causally linked to the well-being and prosperity of a nation. Recognising the energy infrastructure gap in South Africa and the need to transform the sector, today Mahlako Financial Services, a subsidiary of the Mahlako a Phahla Investments, announces...
Energy is changing. Across the globe, emerging technologies, changing customer sensibilities and the effects of climate change are reshaping how electricity is generated, supplied and consumed. As South Africa responds to these changes, it must also confront the...
The ANC and bodies representing black professionals have effectively kissed and made up, seeking to work hand in hand on policies relating to the growth of black-owned businesses.
"For Immediate Release 28 February 2019 JOINT STATEMENT ON ANC ENGAGEMENT WITH BLACK PROFESSIONALS The African National Congress (ANC) held an engagement with organised bodies representing black professionals on Monday, 25 February 2019. The engagements...
"Energy remains the primary driver to our socio-economic development. That is why matters pertaining the global supply of oil, gas, coal, nuclear, coal and renewable energy occupies centre stage of our public socio-economic discourse. In recent times,...
BEPA has requested the Minister of Energy to appoint an independent panel of experts to carry out an audit that can be used to ensure the goals of creating a successful and sustainable local renewable energy industry are achieved.
The Case for Investing-in-RSA-Executiv-Summary South Africa’s value proposition Africa’s most industrialised economy. It is the region’s principal manufacturing hub and a leading services destination. Highly diversified economic structure in terms of...