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 has more than 13 years of investment banking and private equity experience, a bulk of which was attained whilst working in the Investec Corporate Finance division as a senior advisor. She advised on a number of listed and unlisted transactions with a total value in excess of R25 billion.
Kedibone has more than 13 years of private equity, corporate finance and fund management experience. She is the former Co-Founding Partner of Heritage Capital, a private equity fund manager established in 2015, investing growth capital in the mid-cap businesses. Prior to that Kedibone was a Fund Principal at the Public Investment Corporation (“PIC”), where she led a team that has invested in transactions in excess of R2 billion.
Kazi Capital is a credible and experienced team with over 25 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: