Mandela Washington Fellowship
Tshegofatso Neeuwfan has six years of experience working in the South African electricity supply industry. He started his career as a project engineer and now works as a senior advisor at South Africa's national power utility company. Chief among Tshegofatso's responsibilities is developing and implementing a gas-to-power strategy that forms part of his company's intention to reduce emissions and introduce flexible capacity that can partner with renewables. Outside of the work context, he is the coordinator of a boys'; mentorship program that aims to expose boys from underprivileged backgrounds to positive role models, experiences, and information. Tshegofatso earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pretoria. After completing the Fellowship he aims to return to South Africa to play a leading role, and partner with other roleplayers in the expansion of access to affordable energy to communities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).