Little by little, day in and day out, again and again, and again. That is all it takes.

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Mogale Diagile Modisane, 31, is a technical lead as part of the engineering, technical support group (Renewable Global Business Unit) at Engie. The unit is responsible for supporting the business development function in getting grid-scale solar, wind, and hybrid projects from ideation to bid readiness to financial close (ready for construction).

Mogale networks with a multitude of stakeholders from Eskom, contractors, technical consultants and original equipment manufacturers to ensure that projects are designed and implemented to the highest technical standards possible. He is a vibrant leader, contributing to solving the energy challenges, exploring opportunities and initiating debates from the youth perspective on national and international platforms.

Mogale is in the Global Future Energy Leaders (FEL-100) programme within the World Energy Council and a member of the South African National Energy Association’s Youth Task team focused on the regional challenges of climate change. In 2022, he was in the top three for the South African National Energy Association Youth Award.

Including a library of parent-training videos in a microlearning format, the app is a revolutionary way of offering evidence-based, comforting, support to parents. 

  • BEng: Electrical Engineering, University of Pretoria, 2015
  • BEng(Hons): Electrical Engineering, University of Pretoria, 2017
  • Master of Management: Energy Leadership, 2023 (Currently enrolled)

  • Top 3 South African National Energy Association Youth Award nomination
  • Selected as a Global Future Energy Leader (FEL 100) at the World Energy Council

I used to play provincial golf, and whenever I didn’t perform well, all my father would ask me was: “Did you do your best?”. His view was that as long as you do your best then winning or losing is inconsequential. Because in the long term if you keep doing your best it will serve you well.

Just relax, enjoy the moments, and appreciate your loved one because time really moves quickly.

I would like South Africa to become a country that is growing its economy, creating opportunities for its youth, and taking advantage of the opportunities that avail themselves as the world transitions to lower carbon economies.

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