Scholars

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.

2022

We are now looking for candidates for the 2022 DBREV Scholar.  Could this be you? If you believe you fit the profile, apply now!

2020

Dear DBREV community, It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Sakhil’umuzi Ngcongwane has been awarded the 2020 DBREV scholarship to further his studies in Renewable Energy. This […]

2018

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 […]

2016

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 […]

2014

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 […]

2013

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 […]

2012

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 […]

2011

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 […]