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Entrepreneurship and innovation

Written by Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Mahlako A Phahla Investments (Pty) Ltd, also known as “Mahlako”, is a South African advisory and investment holding company established and 100% owned by two dynamic African women, Makole Mupita and Meta Mhlarhi.

The founders are not only chartered accountants, but have accumulated a wealth of diversified, in-depth and complementary skills gained through experiences in varied sectors.

Since its inception, Mahlako has successfully invested in projects in excess of R5-billion and advised on mandates in excess of R500-billion.



Mahlako has a keen understanding of the energy value chain across different technologies. The company is invested in the renewable energy industry in solar and wind technologies and has advised in various other technologies such as coal, nuclear and gas.


Infrastructure development is critical for the growth of our continent; it is to this end that Mahlako invests and advises within the infrastructure development value chain. Mahlako consults clients from initiation (feasibility studies) through procurement, development and implementation.


Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the forefront of Mahlako’s operations. It is therefore fitting that Mahlako invests in, and provides, clients with a range of innovative solutions in the telecommunications sector. Our solutions are tailored to each client’s needs for maximum benefits and sustainable results.


Our professionals provide specialised advisory services to the private sector and all levels of the public sector. Our extensive experience in investments as well advising on various mandates gives us a deep understanding of the complex and diverse issues faced by our clients.


Mahlako A Phahla is proud to be one of the headline sponsors of the Standard Bank Top Women Awards, sponsoring the category “Top Gender Empowered Construction and Infrastructure Development Executive Directors, Meta Mhlarhi (far left) and Makole Mupita (far right) hand over the “Top Gender Award” at the 2019 ceremony.

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