Ms. Nelisiwe Magubane is the Chairperson of Matleng Energy Solutions, a South African black woman owned company.
Ms. Nelisiwe Magubane holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. She started her career with the South African utility Eskom and later joined the Department of Minerals and Energy as the Chief Director responsible for the restructuring of the electricity sector, planning and implementation of the electrification programme. She was then appointed as a Deputy Director General responsible for the development of the policies that govern the electricity, nuclear and clean energy sector in South Africa.
Ms. Magubane established the Department of Energy and under her stewardship the Department of Energy achieved the procurement of 1000 MW power generation; designed the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), which has yielded US$ 14 billion of investments; and improved access to electricity for over a million households.