Thebe Investments is a pioneering black owned SME company that was founded in 1992. The company is one of South Africa’s foremost investment companies that manage assets of over R6 billion. The company is a unique entrepreneurial company that does not exist only to make a profit, but is driven by a commitment to serve the broader interests of the community.
Thebe officially opened for business in July 1992 with a preliminary capital investment of R100 000, the goal was to drive black economic empowerment to restore the economic disparity that exist in South African society.
As such, the company actively promotes equally useful economic partnerships thereby developing and investing in businesses for the long-term benefit and sustainability of the community, and creating value for its stakeholders through the origination, execution, active partnership and management of its investments.
The company’s portfolio comprises of tourism, mining resources, infrastructure, renewable energy, petrochemicals, telecommunications, financial services, and healthcare. Thebe dynamically works to encourage equally beneficial economic partnerships by investing in or developing businesses that generate value for its stakeholders through the origination, implementation, and cautious management of its investments.
The company has for the past 20 years matured to become one of South Africa’s most reputable diversified investment management companies. The company is unique in that social change is at the heart of its investment agenda and has become a dynamo for sustainable development, market transformation and empowerment.
Its shareholder when it was established comprised of the Batho Batho Trust, which included original Trustees Nelson Mandela (Chairman), Walter Sisulu, Reverend Beyers Naudé and Siddik Ahmed.
Thebe Investments was and is still committed to a democratic and non-racial society, recognising that the only constructive way to address the past disenfranchisement of the African people is through the balancing of commercial and transformational imperatives thus it is a certified level 2 B-BBEE contributor (AAA+) that enhances their its B- BBEE scorecard.