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)
BEPA Co-Founder and Director Mahlako A Phahla Investments
BEPA Co-Founder and Director 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.
Request for Information (RFI) open for the Integrated Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency Programme (iREREP) to generate revenue and savings across the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) property portfolio. On 2 September 2021, I announced that...
Commentary on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Pronouncement on Progress Regarding Economic Reconstruction and Recovery
BEPA'S REACTION TO PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA’S PRONOUNCEMENTS ON PROGRESS REGARDING ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION AND RECOVERY DURING THE PLENARY OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON 03 SEPTEMBER 2021 The Black Energy Professionals Association (BEPA) broadly welcomes the...
Request for Information (RFI) to open for the Integrated Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency Programme (iREREP) to generate revenue and savings across the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) property portfolio. Introduction of the...
South Africa’s public is invited to enrol in two free, fully online courses at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The courses, titled: “An introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)” and “African Insights” are...
We mourn the passing of industry association Ntombifuthi Ntuli, the CEO ofthe South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).
On 12 August 2021, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy gazetted schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act which will enable private entities to generate up to 100MW of self-generated electricity without a licence.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is inviting all private sector entities and energy developers to submit proposals in response to South Africa’s Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP). EGIP seeks to provide first loss facilities and Broad...
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...