BEPA Mourns the Untimely Passing of Nelisiwe Magubane

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The Black Energy Professionals Association (BEPA) mourns the passing of energy industry expert Ms Nelisiwe Magubane. 

Nelisiwe Magubane, a qualified electric engineer with a BSc Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current) Degree from the University of Natal (1990), began her professional career at Eskom.

Magubane served the South African energy industry for many years and was once named one of the top 50 most influential figures in Southern Africa’s power sector. The Chairperson and Co-founder of BEPA, Meta Mhlarhi whose organisation works very closely with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, where Magubane served as director-general in the then Department of Energy for several years, expressed sadness at her untimely passing.

“We at BEPA, together with the energy sector at large mourn the passing of Nelisiwe Magubane who dedicated her life playing an instrumental role in transforming the South African energy sector” says Meta Mhlarhi. 

In January 2018, Magubane was appointed as a nonexecutive director at Eskom and at the time of her death, Magubane was serving as chairperson for Strategic Fuel Fund.

“Magubane will be remembered as a phenomenal figure who always strived in bringing much needed Energy industry expertise and, an outstanding and clean administration of the country’s energy policy wherever she worked. On behalf of the Black Energy Professionals Association and its members, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Nelisiwe Magubane’s family and loved ones during this challenging and difficult time,” adds Meta Mhlarhi. family and loved ones during this challenging and difficult time,” adds Meta Mhlarhi.


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