Mahlako A Phahla Investments
About Us
We are South African advisory and investment company established by dynamic African women who are also chartered accountants.
As a credible, impartial and reliable partner and consultant, we value our clients, their time and their investments.
Mahlako provides innovative ideas that improve financial management, service delivery, infrastructure funding and economic imbalances. We’re also one of a few Female-owned companies in the industry, which positions our partners to benefit from empowerment initiatives. We’re also influential thought leaders and contributors to global development and business forums.
We invest in developmental infrastructure assets that are geared towards transforming our economy and provide innovative, insightful solutions to our advisory clients.
We have taken the lead in advising various public-sector entities on mandates of around R500 billion relating to structuring procurement programmes, undertaking feasibility studies, successfully implementing large-scale projects through Public-Private Partnerships and raising funding for various Government infrastructure and job creation programmes from the capital markets.

Company Overview

We are a South African advisory & investment company established by dynamic African women who are also chartered accountants. Since our inception, we have successfully invested in projects in excess of R5 billion and advised on mandates in excess of R500 billion. Our vibrant and majority female team bring with it a wealth of diversified, in-depth and complementary skills gained through experiences in different sectors.

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At Our Core

We have an extensive network of relationships in focus sectors that enables us to forge strong partnerships thereby providing early insight into opportunities and projects that offer attractive investment returns in South Africa and across the region.

We are a significant investor in renewable energy projects. At our core, we are driven by the theory of balanced growth. We firmly believe in contributing to the development of a sustainable and prosperous South Africa, where through meaningful investment in crucial sectors, we can create a self-sustaining economy that will propel the nation forward.

Meta Maponya CA(SA), has 15 years of industry and finance experience advising both corporate and public sector clients. Meta has advised the National Treasury, Department of Environmental Affairs, City of Tshwane, Social Housing Regulatory Authority and Limpopo Housing and Health. She commenced her career as an investment banker with Investec. Prior to Mahlako, she started and ran a construction aggregates manufacturing business and developed an R600 million affordable housing project in Limpopo. Recently, she has been involved in establishing renewable energy projects – two wind projects through DNA and two solar photovoltaic projects with Solar Capital as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. She studied at Wits and University of Natal and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. Meta has served on several boards including AON, Broadband Infraco, Road Agency Limpopo; Pelchem and NTP – both subsidiaries of NECSA. She is also the youngest member of the South African Revenue Services advisory board.

Makole Mupita CA(SA), has 17 years of private equity, infrastructure finance and corporate finance experience. Prior to co-establishing Mahlako, she was a Portfolio Manager: Infrastructure & Development Assets at Old Mutual for six years where she was involved in the management of an R2 billion Infrastructure Fund. Makole was involved in several landmark Public Private Partnership transactions that include the DTI Building, the DOE Building and the Bloemfontein Prison and was part of the team involved in the turnaround strategy of Kelvin Power; the only Coal Independent Power Producer in South Africa at the time. She studied at Wits and University of Natal and trained with Investec Bank where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant outside public practice. Makole chairs the Audit committee of Wiphold and has served on the boards of Rainprop (DTI Building), Sethekgo (DOE Building), Bloemfontein Concessions, Matola Gas, Kelvin Power and Trade Investment Limpopo.
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