Pele Natural Energy (“Pele” or “PNE”) is part of the Pele Energy Group of companies. Started in 2009, the Pele Energy Group consists of three subsidiaries: Pele Green Energy, Pele Natural Energy and Knowledge Pele. Pele Natural Energy is a base load IPP renewable energy Independent Power Producer (“IPP”); Pele Green Energy is a renewable energy IPP and Knowledge Pele is a research and development advisory firm.
The Group’s purpose is to catalyse structural change through businesses that generate power and knowledge. It is the belief of the founding partners that coupling Power and Knowledge makes the Pele Group an impactful and relevant organisation for Africa’s development. The word Pele means first or forward in Setswana and also denotes the central value of the Group: leadership. While the founders share a passion for Africa’s development, it is the belief in their personal agency that ultimately led to the creation
of the Pele Energy Group. This is also the reason that the Group’s founders,
Boipelo Moloabi, Thapelo Motlogeloa, Gqi Raoleka, Fumani Mthembi and Obakeng Moloabi, lead the execution of their vision as committed employees within The Group’s
‘We believe we can realise our own dreams and the collective aspiration for structural change in our lifetimes by remaining committed and pushing ourselves to the highest levels of excellence.’
– The Founders