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Mahlako News

Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future

By Nompumelelo Mazibuko CA(SA) There are certain phrases that are sadly and unintentionally becoming platitudes in not just the energy sector but corporate in general. Women empowerment, gender equality, diversity etc – all very appropriate and well meaning, well intentioned words that the energy sector is failing to implement with the same gusto that it […]

Prieska Power Reserve Partners with the IDC to Further South Africa’s Green Hydrogen Ambitions

www. Media Release: Johannesburg, 14 June 2022 – Prieska Power Reserve, a leading emerging company within the green hydrogen arena, has announced a partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance its green hydrogen project in Prieska Northern Cape, South Africa. The partnership will bring together the dynamic and best-in-class expertise of Prieska […]


Consulting Engineers South Africa’s CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards celebrates and showcases annually the innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship, and professionalism in the industry. CENEC and Mahlako a Phahla Investments joined forces in 2020 and have since been making waves in the South African energy market through the development of the Prieska Power Reserve (PPR) project in […]

Prieska Power Reserve to Showcase at the Siemens Energy Experience Centre: Expo 2020 Dubai

The Prieska Power directors, Makole Mupita and Meta Mhlarhi, will be showcasing the Prieska Power Reserve at the Siemens Energy Experience Centre taking place at the Expo 2020 Dubai on 25 March 2022, where several green energy industrialists have been invited to showcase their technologies. As part of the overall strategic engagements, the Mahlako a […]

Key Socio-Economic Challenges in South Africa

By Tshembhani Hlongwane South Africa has made tremendous progress in overcoming decades of colonialism, apartheid, and inequality since gaining democracy in 1994. The economy was facing the effects of structural difficulties during the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis has had a substantial negative impact on capacity utilization across all sectors of the South African economy. Despite […]

Meta Mhlarhi Comments on the Amendment of the Electricity Regulation Act

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 South Africa (NERSA) licensing requirement, whether they are connected to the grid […]

Mahlako Financial Services announces a first of its kind R1,75 Billion Energy Fund

Johannesburg, 7 April: Energy growth is causally linked to the well-being and prosperity of a nation. Recognising the energy infrastructure gap in South Africa and the need to transform the sector, today Mahlako Financial Services, a subsidiary of the Mahlako a Phahla Investments, announces its maiden R1,5 billion energy fund that seeks to invest in […]

NERSA approves flagship energy wheeling project for Amazon

A flagship renewable energy project, commissioned by Amazon, is set to demonstrate the flexibility and convenience of procuring independent power through the electricity grid. The project will see 28 GWh of solar energy wheeled via Eskom’s utility grid from a solar farm in the Northern Cape to Amazon’s facilities each year. Energy wheeling holds tremendous […]