Investment Team

The team has extensive investment and executive management experience, and together has over about 100 years’ experience in auditing, private equity and investment management. As owner-managers, they are highly committed to ensuring the success of Medu Capital and its private equity funds under management.

Each member of the investment team possesses the necessary skills and experience, which are valuable to the investment process.

The core strengths of the team are to originate investment opportunities, perform insightful industry and company analysis, value companies, structure investment transactions, negotiate and conclude transaction legal agreements and manage and exit investments.

Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi

BCompt, BCompt (Honours), CA(SA), CFA
Nhlanganiso is a co-founder and Director of Medu Capital and is responsible for the strategic development of Medu Capital, investment execution and management.

He has 22 years’ experience in auditing, management consulting and private equity investing. After qualifying with Deloitte & Touche, Nhlanganiso joined Gemini Consulting as a consultant in strategy development and business transformation projects for financial services and manufacturing clients. He later joined Brait Private Equity and was appointed as a director.

Nhlanganiso serves on various boards of companies.

Ernest January

BCom, BAcc, CA (SA)
Ernest is a co-founder and Director of Medu Capital, and is responsible for the strategic development of Medu Capital and investment execution and management.

He has 21 years’ experience in auditing and investment management. After qualifying with Deloitte & Touche, Ernest was appointed as audit manager at Deloitte’s entrepreneurial services division. He later joined Anglo American as a research analyst in their investment and treasury department before being promoted to Portfolio Manager and later Divisional Investment Manager responsible for Anglo American’s pension fund portfolio. Ernest joined RMB Asset Management where he gained valuable experience in strategic marketing to and managing public sector portfolios. He was appointed as a director of RMB Asset Management responsible for transformation and investment management.

Ernest is a non-executive director of a number of companies.

Siyabonga Nhlumayo

BCom, PGDA, CA(SA)
Siyabonga is a Partner of Medu Capital and responsible for investment execution and management. He has 14 years’ experience in auditing, transaction advisory services and private equity.

After qualifying with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Siyabonga joined the Transaction Services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he gained valuable experience in due diligence and valuations.

Siyabonga is a non-executive director of a number of companies and is also a director and treasurer of the Southern African Venture and Private Equity Association (“SAVCA”).

Annabelle Satterly

BCom, BCom (Honors), CA(SA) 
Annabelle is the Chief Financial Officer of Medu Capital. She has 11 years’ experience in auditing and private equity.

After qualifying with Deloitte & Touche, Annabelle joined Medu Capital as its Chief Financial Officer.

Paul Moeketsi

BCom, BCom (Honours), CA (SA)
Paul is a Principal of Medu Capital and is responsible for investment execution and management.

He has 11 years’ experience in auditing, corporate finance and private equity. Paul completed his auditing articles at KPMG. He later joined Investec Corporate Finance as a consultant.

Paul is a non-executive director of a number of companies.

Godlief Bashele

BCom, BCom (Honours), CA (SA)
Godlief is an associate of Medu Capital and is responsible for investment execution and management.

He has 11 years’ experience in auditing, corporate finance and private equity.

After qualifying with Ernst & Young, Godlief joined the corporate finance division of Investec Bank where he gained valuable experience in all aspects of corporate finance and private equity including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, JSE listings and BEE transactions.

Godlief is a non-executive director of a number of companies.

Paula Mokwena

BSc Engineering, MCom, MM, CFA
Paula is an associate of Medu Capital and is responsible for investment execution and management.

She has 8 years working experience in the fields of investment banking, stockbroking and development finance. She has worked for Standard Bank CIB, Macquarie First South Securities and the Industrial Development Corporation.

Paula is a non-executive director of a number of companies.