National Energy Regulator Appoints Nomalanga Petronella Sithole as New CEO

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has appointed Nomalanga Petronella Sithole as Nersa’s new chief executive officer and full-time regulator member for five years, effective from 25 August 2021.

Sithole was handpicked by energy minister Gwede Mantashe. The new CEO has 24 years of experience in energy regulation and legal experience.

She was employed by the former National Electricity Regulator that regulated the electricity industry until 2005 before being transformed into the National Energy Regulator of South Africa that regulates the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industries.

Sithole has held various positions at both Nersa and its predecessor, including board secretary, legal advisor, head of licensing and legal Services, head of the board secretariat, legal counsel, executive manager of support services, and executive manager of corporate services.

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