Afrifund Investments is a black-owned investment company with level 1 Broad Based Black Empowerment accreditation, anchored by private equity investments and consulting services. Afrifund Investments targets companies that either show high growth potential or are strong market leaders in their sectors and require capital and strategic value-add to fulfil their growth potential.

Afrifund Investments has interests and expertise in property, energy, Engineering, financial services and ICT sectors. The company has the best-in-industry team with expertise in private, JSE-listed and international companies and advisory that confirms its leadership status.


Afrifund is a dynamic, high value-add consulting company dedicated to progress and development across all sectors in South Africa and on the continent. By developing insightful, well-researched, and informed growth strategies for our clients and partners, we help them achieve tangible outcomes through efficient execution. We support and partner with executives and leaders to assist their decision-making when it comes to important challenges and critical issues in their respective organizations.

We are about Value, Sustainability and Growth.


Sipho Maseko

Founder and Executive Chairperson

Sipho was appointed as GCEO of Telkom in April 2013 and served as an executive director until December 2021. Prior to joining Telkom, he served as group chief operating officer and Managing Director at Vodacom. He held various roles at BP starting in 1997, serving as the CEO of BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd from 2008 to 2012 and chief operating officer before this. He has served as a non-executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise’s board since 2009. He also served as chairman of the board of SAPREF and as Non-executive director of Afrox and BMW South Africa.

Philani Mkhwanazi

Investments Director

Investment Professional with 8 years’ experience in the financial service sector. Previously managed Square Buttons Consulting, a boutique investment company focusing on real estate and insurance. Philani also served as a business development director for Legal Exchange Corporation, an insurance company servicing numerous blue chip companies. He is well placed to assist with investment analysis and managing investments.



Afrifund Investments has a team of disciplined value investors with the expertise to identify investment opportunities that have the potential to  preserve capital and generate positive investment returns over the long term.


Afrifund Investments was established to invest in exceptional leaders and innovative organisations that focus on solving societal issues, deliver sustainable impact and are scalable globally.


Afrifund Investments partners with portfolio companies and their management teams to deliver expert support to the board and management team.


Telecoms, Media and Technology


Food and Agroprocessing

Afrifund has a dedicated focus on partner selection and key investment sectors driving Africa’s growth and development. The company is an impact investor contributing to unlocking economic growth and job creation. 

Afrifund’s objective is to be the leading African investment group by 2030.