Category: Team

Nadia Shamans


Nadia is an accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in accounting and has joined the Nepsa team in 2021. She is a member of SAIT.

Nqe Dlamini

Social Facilitator

Nqe Dlamini has at least 25 years of extensive experience in project development facilitation, which includes 7 years in facilitating community relations on hydropower projects (having been part of Nepsa’s team since 2014).  He has facilitated a number of projects within the food-water-energy-conservation nexus. He has worked with organisations like the Institute of Natural Resources (INR), International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC), Built Environment Support Group (BESG), the Mvula Trust, SaveAct Trust, World Vision South Africa, Lima Rural Development Foundation, Mahlathini Development Foundation and Farmer Support Group (FSG) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is also the founder and MD of Stratact (PTY) Ltd – which specialises in project development facilitation, education, and training. Among many qualifications, Nqe holds a Master’s degree with a specialisation in adult education and is currently a Ph.D candidate. 

SG Loubsher

Legal Counsel – Corporate

SG is an attorney with a focus on corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and venture capital funding. He has acted as the corporate legal advisor to Nepsa Energy since 2011 and he is currently a director of Dommisse Attorneys where he co-heads the Corporate and Commercial Team. SG obtained an LLB and LLM (cum laude) from the University of the Free State and was admitted as an attorney in Bloemfontein in 2010, after which he commenced his career as a commercial attorney.

Wihan van Wyk

Financial Director, Professional Accountant (SA)

Wihan is a professional accountant with 24 years’ experience in management and the accounting profession.  He has served on the Nepsa Energy board since 2016. Wihan is a registered member with SAIPA where he also served on their regional board as chairperson and is also the owner of an accounting practice. 

Org van Rensburg

Project Design, Operations and Maintenance, Civil / Hydropower Engineer

Org is a Civil Engineer with at least 18 years’ of extensive experience in water infrastructure management, hydropower project design and hydro plant operations management. He is responsible for overseeing the operations management of numerous mini and small hydro power plants in Mpumalanga and the management of the Blyde River Water Distribution Network, a R450 Million Rand bulk water distribution network. Org is a director of MBB Consulting Engineers, which has more than 34 years’ experience in operating hydro power plants. Qualifications : B.Eng (Civil Engineering) University of Pretoria ; B.Eng (Hons) (Technology Management) Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands) / University of Pretoria, 2001

John Nutt

Technical Director, Civil / Hydropower Engineer

John is a Civil Engineer with more than 30 years of extensive experience in Civil and Structural Design, which includes 11 years in Hydropower. His hydropower project experience includes the Feasibility Design of the 235 MW Ndevu Gorge Hydro Hydro Project in Luangwa river, Zambia; design and project management of entire Civil package for two hydro generation projects in the Rwenzori mountains in western Uganda with a total output of 11.2 MW (both projects are operational); Due diligence investigation for the Copperbelt Energy Corporation for the Dikolongo, Kambudji and Kawa hydro projects in the DRC.  Tender design and costing for Civil Package for 30 MW hydro plant in Gairezi, Zimbabwe; design of a 15 MW hydro plant for an existing dam in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. He is the founder and Director of Delf Consulting (Est. in 2001) and has consulted for international investors and clients across a wide range of renewable energy technologies including hydropower, solar, hydrogen and biomass. He has also consulted for Sasol, Northam Platinum, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Mittal, Rand Water and WK Construction. Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch,1989.

Hardu Tomlinson

Managing Director

Hardu is a co-founder, co-funder, and major shareholder of Nepsa Energy. He has at least 13 years’ experience in Hydropower Project Development and 20 years’ experience which includes Capital Raising and Investment (both in Private and Public Financial Markets). He worked with teams of legal, financial and technical experts on project feasibilities totalling at least 90 MW (15 Hydro Projects). He has overseen two hydro projects through project approval and licensing phases and a hydro plant through to commissioning. Hardu has facilitated and participated in structuring a corporate power purchase agreement on a small and mini-hydro project (both projects are operational). He serves on the boards of several companies related to investment holdings, capital projects and investment advisory. Hardu studied Portfolio Management and International Financial Markets and also holds a qualification in Project Finance. He is a professional member of the South African Institute of Stockbrokers and is also licensed under the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa.

Jannie Potgieter

Legal Counsel – Land

Jannie is an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer with at least 26 years’ experience, which includes 12 years ‘experience on legal and land aspects related to hydropower projects. He has played an integral part of Nepsa’s legal team since 2009. Jannie was admitted as an attorney in 1995.