Small solar array for a high school, Belize [photo – Glynn Morris]

We are continually impressed by the number of applicants showing passion and tenacity in their desire to make an impact on energy in Africa.


Ashlin completed his BSc(Hons) Environmental Science degree in 2018 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His thesis investigated the socio-economic impacts of solar water heaters in low-income households in Cato Manor, […]


Sakhil’umuzi Ngcongwane was awarded the 2020 DBREV scholarship to further his studies in Renewable Energy. Sakhil’umuzi was accepted by Wits to study towards a Master of Management in Energy Leadership […]


Chantelle Janse van Vuuren.  Chantelle is currently an Electrical and Electronic Engineering Masters student at Stellenbosch University, with a passion for learning. Her Masters research focuses on solar PV and […]


Kyle Swartz. Kyle completed his undergraduate degree in Geography, Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University of the Western Cape where his undergraduate pursuits have been largely driven by an interest […]


Kimenthrie Pillay Since completing her MPhil (title) at the University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre, Kim has spent a year as intern with the City of Cape Town’s Department of […]


Sean Kirsten, the 2013 DBREV Scholar, will complete his Masters in Business Science (Economics) in April this year. His research topic explores energy efficiency in low cost houses in the Western […]


Riaan Opperman, the 2012 DBREV Scholar, completed his M Tech (Eng) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). His project involved the development of a Hydrokinetic Coil Pump (HCP) which […]


Gabrielle (Gaby) Coppez has the distinction of being the first DBREV Scholar. Her 2011 MSc (Eng) was completed at UCT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and entitled ‘Optimal Sizing […]