In the Nguni languages, NkosiKAZI in its purest/original form is a word meaning Queen, derived from the word Nkosi (King). KAZI is a suffix that means “Greater Than” and is used to change a reference from Male to Female, symbolising the prominent and elevated status of women in leadership and all facets of the African community.


There is also a greater recognition that increased level of diversity in the economy through the advancement and participation of women leads to sustainable economic growth and development. Being a 100% black female owned and managed investment firm, Kazi Capital subscribes to these principles of inclusion and we seek to bring the “Greater Than” effect to our portfolio investments and partnerships, for the creation of value for our stakeholders.


Buyisiwe is the Founder and Managing Executive at Kazi Capital.  She has 20 years of investment banking and private equity experience, attained at Investec Corporate Finance as an advisor and Kazi Capital as an investment executive. During Buyisiwe’s tenor at Investec, she advised on a number of M&A and B-BBEE transactions for a very diverse client base (listed and unlisted) with a total value in excess of R25 billion. Her journey into Private Equity and Fund Management started at Heritage Capital, a fund manager she co-founded in 2015, raising a fund and investing growth capital in mid-cap sized businesses.


At Kazi Capital, she’s been in instrumental in driving the investment strategy of the firm, capital raising and building its current investment portfolio.


Buyisiwe completed her articles at the PwC Johannesburg office within the financial services division and briefly in the San Francisco Office on a secondment. She also completed the African Leadership Development Program with Oxford University in 2011 and is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu fellow.


Kazi Capital is a credible and experienced team with over 20 years of investment banking, corporate finance, B-BBEE advisory, investment origination, execution and management experience as well as an in-depth understanding of investment fundamentals in the alternatives asset class. 


Kazi Capital seeks to invest in companies within its target sectors that display the following characteristics:

  • Well-established profitable small to medium sized companies seeking growth and transformation capital
  • Credible and solid management teams who are encouraged to partner in equity alongside Kazi Capital for the alignment of interest


Kazi Capital (Pty) Ltd is licensed as an authorised financial services provider under the jurisdiction of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (Act No. 37 of 2002), License number 51614.