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About Us

A Short Overview

Phembani, established in 1994, is a South African based industrial holding company with a focus on the making of investments in, and the operating of, businesses and interests which fall within the oil, gas, minerals, mineral resources, metals and infrastructure related (including in respect of and / or in connection with construction, construction materials and / or the like) sectors in Africa.

We create value through an active partnership approach
Phuthuma Nhleko

Before merging with Shanduka, Phembani had investments in different aspects of the energy, resources and infrastructure related sectors including:

  • Oil and gas: Engen and Afric Oil;
  • Coal: Exxaro, BECSA, and Phembani Coal Carolina; and
  • Infrastructure: AfriSam

With a focus on longer term investments and building partnerships with fellow shareholders, Phembani preferred to take an active role in its investments, through investing in companies to take up a control position or a significant minority position

Geographically, the investment focus is on taking advantage of the key growth markets in Africa

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Coal

Coal
Before the merger with
Shanduka.

Before the merger with Shanduka, Phembani had investments in different aspects of the energy, resources and infrastructure related sectors including.

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

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Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

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Investment Philosophy

Est. 1994

Phembani Group, established in 1994, is an African industrial holding company with interests in the energy, resources and infrastructure-related sectors.

Investing in Others

Our business philosophy is to identify investment opportunities within these sectors, in high growth markets on the African continent.

Strategic Investment

Remain focused on chosen sectors and seek out a limited number of larger investments significantly influencing the strategic direction of the asset.

By adopting an active role in the companies in which we invest, we’re able to bring strategic value and operational expertise to these enterprises.

We recognize that, while Africa’s immense natural resource wealth has attracted increased private investment capital,
little of it has gone into corresponding infrastructure development.

At Phembani we’ve long identified the areas of infrastructure spend that are vital to Africa’s economic transformation.
With our continued successes in these high growth sectors on the continent, and our extensive experience and relationships,
we’re well positioned to capitalise on the African growth story.

With the steady economic growth across the Sub-Saharan region and nine of the fastest growing economies in the world, there’s growing sentiment among investors that, if you’re not investing in the African continent, you probably should be.