In the heart of South Africa, bp’s vision of diversity and inclusion is not just a statement but a lived reality. Through initiatives like the Enterprise and Supplier Development program and educational scholarships, lives are being transformed.

“We fuel the dreams that youngsters have.”

The People

Taelo Mojapelo CEO, bp Southern Africa (60 sec)

Taelo Mojapelo leads bp Southern Africa with a vision for a sustainable and inclusive future. His focus on diversity, equity, and educational opportunities demonstrates bp's commitment to transforming the economy and empowering the youth for a brighter tomorrow.

Mabona Selebogo Franchisee, bp Birnam Park (60 sec)

Mabona Selebogo's transition into a bp franchisee exemplifies resilience and empowerment, with bp's mentorship and support mechanisms enabling her to navigate business challenges and connect deeply with her customers, embodying the success of bp's inclusive business model.

Ikaneng Ramaipato Environment Intern, at Zantow Environmental Consultants (30 sec)

Ikaneng Ramaipato leverages her scholarship from the Energy Mobility Education Trust to pursue a passion for environmental sustainability. Her journey underscores the importance of education in empowering the next generation to tackle global challenges.

Siyabonga Ndlovu Student at University of Johannesburg (60 sec)

Siyabonga Ndlovu's ambition in Transport and Logistics Management, supported by the Energy Mobility Education Trust, highlights the critical role of education in fostering innovative problem-solving skills and economic participation among the youth.

Nona Chilli CEO, Makwande Supply & Distribution (30 sec)

Nona Chilli's leadership took Makwande from a small operation to a significant player in fuel distribution, showcasing the transformative power of bp's Enterprise Supplier and Development Program and the importance of corporate belief in small businesses.

Sam Nkoana Petrol Attendant, bp Birnam Park (30 sec)

Sam Nkoana's job as a petrol attendant supports his family, offering them a life free from hardship. Through daily interactions, Sam's big heart shines, proving how vital every employee is to bp's operational success.

Elmon Mangeza Truck Driver, Makwande Supply & Distribution (30 sec)

Elmon Mangeza finds pride in his challenging role as a truck driver, understanding the critical impact of his work on the nation's movement. His dedication highlights the importance of every role in maintaining the country's economic flow.

Nona Chilli CEO, Makwande Supply & Distribution (60 sec)

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

The Story

At the core of bp South Africa's commitment lies a profound understanding that success is intertwined with the empowerment of its community. Nona Chilli, CEO of Makwande Supply & Distribution, stands as a beacon of this vision. Starting with a small company, Nona's journey with bp's Enterprise and Supplier Development program catapulted her business into an expansive operation, demonstrating the tangible impacts of support and confidence from a corporate giant. This story is mirrored in the life of Mabona Selebogo, who ventured into the world of service stations with her life savings and found resilience through bp's mentorship and consignment stock support. Beyond individual success stories, bp's initiatives are sowing seeds for a brighter future through education. Scholarships provided by the Energy Mobility Education Trust are not just financial aids but a holistic support system, enabling students like Siyabonga Ndlovu to pursue their dreams without the burden of financial hardships. This approach not only prepares skilled professionals for the future but also instills a sense of hope and ambition. Elmon Mangeza, a truck driver with Makwande, and Sam Nkoana, a petrol attendant, reflect the broader impact on the workforce, emphasizing the personal growth and community benefits stemming from these opportunities. These narratives are bound by a common thread: the transformative power of belief, opportunity, and support. bp South Africa's efforts are not just reshaping businesses but are nurturing a generation of leaders and innovators, proving that when companies take active roles in societal upliftment, they can indeed fuel dreams and drive significant change.

The Gallery

Hamlet Morule, Executive Communications & External Affairs, and Taelo Mojapelo CEO at bp Southern Africa
Hamlet Morule, Executive Communications & External Affairs, and Taelo Mojapelo CEO at bp Southern Africa
Ikaneng Ramaipato, Environment Intern at Zantow Environmental Consultants
Ikaneng Ramaipato, Environment Intern at Zantow Environmental Consultants
Sam Nkoana, Petrol Attendant at bp, with his family
Sam Nkoana, Petrol Attendant at bp, with his family
Zama Magwaza, Retail Transformation Manager at bp Southern Africa
Zama Magwaza, Retail Transformation Manager at bp Southern Africa
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