Clean, renewable energy projects

Gram Jackson, 45

Gram Jackson, 45

Founder and director
Africa Regional Coalition for Sustainable Development

The Africa Regional Coalition for Sustainable Development (Arcosud) is an NPO based in Gauteng that promotes sustainable development in marginalised communities across southern Africa. The organisation works to create healthier communities through environmental...

Alexandra van Nieuwenhuizen | mg.co.za
Mokgadi Modise, 49

Mokgadi Modise, 49

Chief director, Energy Efficiency Projects
Department of mineral resources and energy

Mokgadi Modise is chief director: clean energy in the department of mineral resources and energy. Prior to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s merging of the two departments, Modise was the chief director of energy efficiency projects at the then department of energy. Her...

Sandiso Ngubane | mg.co.za
Motheo Seleke, 42

Motheo Seleke, 42

Head: business development and stakeholder partnerships
Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Forum (South Africa)

Motheo Seleke is a champion for the inclusion of emerging black clean energy entrepreneurs into the economic mainstream. He is a founding member of the Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Forum (South Africa), also known as REEF(SA), an empowering national network that...

Buntu Ngcuka | mg.co.za
Francina Nkosi, 47

Francina Nkosi, 47

Human rights activist
Waterberg Women Advocacy Organisation

The violation of her rights and those of her community led Francina Nkosi to become a human rights activist, with a focus on women in mining-affected communities. “I had a burning desire to settle disputes between the community and mining bosses,” she says. “I wanted...

Sandiso Ngubane | mg.co.za
Sandiswa Qayi, 37

Sandiswa Qayi, 37

Managing director
AET AFRICA

Sandiswa Qayi is an entrepreneur and one of three co-founders of a business focused on conservation and energy efficiency. AET AFRICA, an East London-based company established in 2012, is at the forefront of manufacturing and supplying clean technology products and...

Carol Chamberlain | mg.co.za
Humna Malik, 28

Humna Malik, 28

Senior engineer
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Humna Malik was a nominee in the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans awards 2019 for her work on a renewable energy project during her honours year at the University of Johannesburg in 2013. She continues her involvement with the Council of Scientific and...

Carol Chamberlain | mg.co.za