This year’s Heritage Day is themed ‘The Year of Nelson Mandela Advancing Transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape’

As we aim to cultivate a national identity that is self-conscious of its liberation heritage by promoting unity and diversity, we also take time to celebrate Excellence in the Energy industry.


Makole Mupita & Meta Mhlarhi Maponya — Founders and Directors
A South African advisory & investment company established by dynamic African women who arealso chartered accountants.
  • 10 years in business
  • Over 37 year combined industry experience
  • Founder members of BEPA
  • Mahlako has invested and developed wind and solar PV projects in excess of 350 MW
  • Meta was awarded Entrepreneurs of the year by African Women Chartered Accountants 2018

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Minister of Minerals and Energy 1999 – 2005

Was involved in promoting the development of education in Africa, Asia and the Middle East in the 1980’s. She also approved theEnergy Efficiency Strategy for South Africa and madeSouth Africa one of the few countries in the world withsuch a strategy.

Mkhuseli Faku

Executive Chairman – Calulo Investments

The founder of Calulo Investments, he is one of the authors of the South Africa’s first Black Economic Empowerment charters, the Liquid Fuels Charter. He is the founding member of the SA’s World Petroleum Congress and Nepad Energy.

Pele Green Energy

Pele Green Energy is an Independent Power Producer that develops, owns, procures, constructs and operates renewable energy power projects, including both Small Scale Embedded Generation and  utility scale power plants, including being the leading South African Independent Power Producer in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement, REIPPP Programme.

Pele Green Energy is also a founder member of BEPA

Lerato Motsamai

Founder and CEO of Petrolink

Lerato has been in the energy space for 15 years. She is disseminating her skills in different industry bodies and often featured in as a panelist, moderator and a keynote speaker at private and public sector conferences.

Mashudu Ramano

African Legend

Mashudu started getting involved in the energy sector in 1998. In 2002 African Legend became a lead consortium member in OTS which became a shareholder in Chevron South Africa. OTS recently acquired a controlling stake in Chevron SA. In 2008 Legend Power Solutions was awarded the contract to build, operate and transfer 2 peaking power plants (1020MW).

Simphiwe Mehlomakulu

Founder and Chaiperson of Reatile Group

Simphiwe started in the Energy industry in 1993. Reatile Currently owns 100% of Egoli Gas, LPG cylinderbusiness of Air Products and LPG bulk cylinder business of Engen. Reatile also owns 45% of Easigas and 15% in 6 solar PV projects (455MW). Winner of Exceptional Entrepreneur of the EY SA 2017 World Entrepreneur AwardsTM.


If you have Black Energy – if you have what it takes – join our cause.

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