Ikhwezi Investment Holdings is an Eastern Cape based investment company, conceived in 1997 by black professionals and entrepreneurs looking at opportunities throughout South Africa.

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Our Companies

Ikhwezi Solar
Solar Panel Manufactures
Ikhwezi Solar is part of the Ikhwezi Investment Group, an organisation with a 63% black shareholding and interests in automotive component manufacturing, property, security and the renewable energy sector. Read more..

Ikhwezi Unplugged
Solar Hot Water Systems
Ikhwezi Unplugged provides installation of solar hot water systems that carry, not only the SABS certification, but our local manufacturing facility, based in East London, is ISO9001 certified, making us the only ISO9001 certified solar collector manufacturer in South Africa.Read more..

Foxtec Ikhwezi
Supplier of forged non-ferrous products
Foxtec-Ikhwezi supplies high volume Forged non-ferrous products with an extremely high degree of process capability, precision and quality as standard. Read more..

TrelleborgVibracoustic-Ikhwezi
Specialised Bushes
TrelleborgVibracoustic-Ikhwezi (Pty) Ltd is an East London Based company that was recently formed during the first quarter of 2013. The company consists of German Nationals and South African shareholders, inclusive of an Economic Empowerment Group. Read more..

Ikhwezi Automotive
Decoiling and Die-Cutting
Ikhwezi Automotive (Pty) Ltd is a Port Elizabeth based company that was formed during the first quarter of 1999. The company consists of German Nationals and South African shareholders, inclusive of an Economic Empowerment Group.Read more..

Master Artisan Academy SA
Artisan Training Academy
The Master Artisan Academy South Africa (MAASA) aims to positively contribute towards increasing the general standard of artisanship in South Africa through quality and relevant training interventions. Read more..

Ikhwezi Neuro Clinic
Specialised Healthcare Facility
Ikhwezi Neuro Clinic is a 60 bed facility located in Berea that caters for patients suffering from substance and alcohol abuse as well as psychological related illnesses. Read more..

Ditulo Office Furniture
Business and Hospitality Furniture
In an ongoing pursuit of excellence and continued improvement, we at Ditulo strive to maintain durability and quality in our timeless and elegant designs, characterized by an aesthetically pleasing as well as functional balance of straight and curved lines Read more..

Ikhwezi Investment Holdings

Ikhwezi Investment Holdings is an Eastern Cape based investment company, conceived in 1997 by black professionals and entrepreneurs looking at opportunities throughout South Africa.

We are focused on identifying suitable business opportunities in alliance with strategic partners, in order to facilitate the transfer of skills and technology and thereby promote the growth of the South African economy. Ikhwezi would like to participate on a meaningful level that would ensure significant gains are transferred to the previously disadvantaged and focusing on green field ventures and opportunities in the manufacturing sector with focus in the automotive cluster as well as the renewable energy sector.

Our main aim is to build Ikhwezi into one of the leading second generation empowerment groupings in the economy.

Company OrganogramA

Vision

• To become a significant player and best run investment company in terms of balanced portfolio and market return on investment
• To promote opportunities for growth and development of previously disadvantaged communities whilst creating wealth for shareholders
• To align ourselves with significant overseas companies in the manufacturing industries

Mission

• To contribute towards wealth creation of its members through ownership and control of viable businesses
• To enable the entry and meaningful participation of members in the mainstream economy through:
* significant equity holdings and control
* management participation through meaningful empowerment

Commitment

Ikhwezi Investment Holdings has a genuine commitment to South Africa and the South African Government’s policy of Black Economic Empowerment.

We follow a few basic ideals and guidelines:

• We wish to participate constructively in the transformation of the country’s economy.
• We possess technical know-how and management expertise.
• We support and encourage Government’s initiative of Black Empowerment.
• We intend to involve ourselves in business ventures that have demonstrated an outstanding track record, or have the potential for good performance in terms of return on equity and capital growth.
• The process of restructuring of State assets is seen as presenting a unique opportunity for investment, but Ikhwezi is also interested in Strategic Greenfield and other buy-in, or buy-out opportunities that may arise
• We will pursue opportunities singularly, or in partnership with a suitable strategic partner.
• The members of Ikhwezi subscribe to the principle of maintaining the highest ethical standards in business. This includes the acceptance of the King Report on Corporate Governance of South Africa

Our Investment Approach

We adopt a pro-active investment approach which goes beyond simply providing capital, including:
• Creating innovative solutions tailored to the financing needs of the growing private entities
• Providing operational and strategic support to management using resources and extensive network of contacts in conjunction with management
• Arriving at coherent and achievable business plans
In summary, we provide an objective view backed by a willingness and flexibility to look beyond the easy deal.

Kalipile Mabentsela

Previously the General Manager for Corporate Affairs at Transnet; has been in senior management positions for the last 20 years. He is a highly respected member of the business fraternity both in the Eastern Province and Gauteng Province.
Email Address: kmabentsela@yahoo.com


Tami Didiza

Former head of Government Liaison at Transnet as well as Public Affairs Senior Manager at Mittal Steel. Currently focusing on development opportunities in the Agriculture sector.
Email Address: tdidiza@gmail.com


Willy Gauss

Currently Executive Director of Ikhwezi Group of Companies and Managing Director of Autopipe (Pty) Ltd; He has extensive historical roots and more than 40 years in the motor industries sector. He is also involved in Property Development in the Eastern Cape.
Email Address: willy001@telkomsa.net


Jonathan Goldberg

Currently Chief Executive Officer of Global Business Solutions, a business that specialises in labour relations and general management consulting. He is also involved in Property Development in the Eastern Cape.
Email Address: johnny@iafrica.com


Pieter Bosch

Currently Executive Director of Ikhwezi Group of Companies and a past President of the Border-Kei Chamber of Business. Presently Director of the Leadership Institute with more than 30 years experience in the manufacturing and corporate and business environment
Email Address: piet@ikhwezisolar.co.za



Company Links

TrelleborgVibracoustic-Ikhwezi
Ikhwezi Solar
Ikhwezi Automotive
Ikhwezi Neuro Clinic
Foxtec Ikhwezi
Master Artisan Academy SA
Ditulo Office Furniture
Ikhwezi Unplugged