Thebe was founded in 1992 as a wholly owned entity of the Batho Batho Trust, a trust established by champions of social change like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Beyers Naude and Siddik Ahmed. Thebe is driven by the commitment to socially embed wealth creation to serve economically marginalised communities, and promote socioeconomic transformation and development in South Africa.
We actively work to promote mutually beneficial economic partnerships – developing and investing in businesses for the long-term benefit and sustainability of the community, and creating value for our stakeholders through the origination, execution, active governance and management of our investments.
The company has matured into a reputable investment group with a portfolio spanning diverse industries. Today, Thebe is one of South Africa’s leading investment companies. Founding CEO, and now Executive Chairman, Vusi Khanyile has helped guide the company to become a value-accretive and sustainable long-term empowerment partner.
Our balance sheet is underpinned by a heritage and legacy that help drive sustainability. As a pioneer of empowerment that’s committed to managing transformation within our businesses, Thebe is focused on ensuring economic and market transformation that promotes stakeholder enterprises.
From our origins in 1992 as a pioneering Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) company, Thebe Investment Corporation (Thebe) has grown into one of South Africa's leading African investment management companies.
Assets Under Management currently approximate to R5.5 billion, with investment activities across various sectors including tourism, mining resources, petrochemicals, telecommunications and healthcare.
Thebe pours tremendous energy into identifying opportunities to drive value growth in our underlying investments, and generate both financial and social returns on investment for all our stakeholders.
Over the last two decades, Thebe has evolved into a unique entrepreneurial company that is socially embedded in its origins, purpose and values. Thebe exists not to create profit for its own sake, but is driven by a commitment to socially embed wealth creation to serve the broader interests of the community.