Kapela is a professionally managed, majority black-owned private equity investor that believes in active involvement in its investees to create value.

We seek to nurture our partnerships in order to build lifelong relationships which will support and benefit our investments and enhance their potential.

About Kapela

As a value investor since 2007, we’re in it for the long haul – we invest long-term and contribute the following:

  • More than 80 years of executive management experience
  • Experience in corporate leadership
  • A network of relationships in both the private and public sectors
  • Capital
  • A broad-based empowerment rating – with our partner DEmpower

Through our joint fund, we provide 100% black ownership for the purposes of BBBEE under ownership, voting and economic interest elements


DEmpower is a Broad based group of designated shareholders with disabilities:

0 %
People with disabilities
0 %
Black shareholding
0 %
Black women
  • 13.50% ownership of Kapela Fund

  • Chairperson – Ms Sebenzile Matsebula

  • CEO – Nyameka Mqikela

Why Kapela and DEmpower?

BEE Credentials

Kapela Holdings and DEmpower are majority black owned companies.
They both own Cloudberry Fund Managers, which is defined as a Black Equity Fund Manager - provide 100% black ownership for the purposes of B-BBEE under ownership, voting and economic interest elements.

Cultural fit and reputation

We see ourselves as professionals with integrity who understand businesses. We are easy to work with and are multicultural.

Track record

We have experience in doing deals with multi-nationals and large companies.

"Our reputation is most important - We have good relationships with all our investees"

Directors and executives

Israel Skosana

Executive Chairman

Daphne Motsepe

Non-executive Director

Henri Staal

Executive Director

Fatima Abrahams

Non-executive Director

Johan Kritzinger

Executive Director

Makhup Nyama

Executive Director

Olebogeng Maphakela

Manager Finance

"We commit to bringing professionalism, teamwork, inclusivity and value to our investees."

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