SAVCA’s position on COVID-19 vaccination

As the industry body and public policy advocate for private equity and venture capital in Southern Africa, the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is in full support of and encourages COVID-19 vaccination to allow the economy to open up further and stimulate economic recovery. All South Africans must act in the best interest of the country and the health and safety of their fellow citizens.

The SAVCA 2021 Private Equity Industry Survey found that there was a significant decrease in funding from international markets in 2020, which is a drastic shift when compared to periods prior to the pandemic, when South Africa received substantial funding from the US and other African territories. SAVCA believes that widespread vaccination will also boost international investor confidence, which is vital for the economic recovery of South Africa.

About Us

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is a non-profit industry association, representing 170 members in Southern Africa, who collectively manage in excess of R185bn in assets.

SAVCA promotes Southern African private equity and venture capital by engaging with regulators and legislators on a range of matters affecting the industry; providing relevant and insightful thought leadership and research on aspects that impact the industry; offering training and capacity building opportunities to stakeholders in the ecosystem; and by creating meaningful networking opportunities for industry players, investors and capital seekers.

The association plays a meaningful role in the sector by:

  • Promoting the private equity and venture capital profession and industry in Southern Africa;
  • Conducting topical research;
  • Publishing thought leadership;
  • Offering relevant training and capacity building opportunities;
  • Hosting networking and related events;
  • Engaging in regulatory lobbying and advocacy on behalf of our members and the industry;
  • Supporting the transformation of the industry; and
  • Providing guidelines and standards for the industry.

What is our vision?

To be the voice of private equity and venture capital in Southern Africa.

SAVCA’s mission is to contribute towards a vibrant industry, where:

  • our members have access to capital and can mobilise this capital into investments that generate returns, and deliver sustainable and positive economic growth;
  • there is a supportive regulatory and tax environment;
  • there is development and capacity building opportunities for all members;
  • there is sustainable transformation within the industry and portfolio companies ; and
  • guidelines and standards outline the professional and ethical conduct

What are our Values?

  • Camaraderie
  • Excellence
  • Passion
  • Fairness
  • Transparency
  • Ethical Behaviour

Enhanced networks and company profile

  • Receive exclusive invites to and preferential rates on SAVCA events, including the Annual PE/VC Conference
  • Connect with SAVCA’s member base of over 180 firms and network with key industry players
  • Gain exposure through the SAVCA website and membership directory
  • Receive endorsement from a respected industry body

Developmental opportunities

  • Attend SAVCA’s world-class training courses at preferential rates
  • Earn CPD points
  • Be part of an industry body committed to transformation

Research and lobbying

  • Stay up to date with latest industry insights
  • Participate in and receive access to top-quality research such as the Annual SAVCA Venture Capital/Private Equity Industry Survey
  • Get access to SAVCA’s member-only annual Remuneration Survey
  • Lobby with SAVCA on legislative issues pertinent to the industry (i.e. CGT, Competition Law)

Our People

SAVCA Executive Team Members

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Regulatory Affairs

de Nysschen

Programme Manager:


Research & Communications Manager


Events & Membership


Cathy Goddard

FyreFem Fund Managers

Natalie Kolbe


Langa Madonko

Investment Principal:
Summit Africa

Yvonne Maitin

Co-founder & CEO:
One Africa Capital Partners (OACP)

Fulufhelo Makwetla

Founding Partner & MD:
Third Way Investment Partners

Kabelo Moja

Ascension Capital Partners

Vuyo Ntoi

Joint Managing Director:
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Rory Ord

Head of Unlisted Investments:
27four Investment Managers

Thiru Pather


Samantha Pokroy

Sanari Capital

Lelo Rantloane (Chairman)

Ata Capital

Tanya van Lill


Keet van Zyl

Founding Partner:
Knife Capital

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SAVCA has endorsed and adopted the new International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines, formulated by AFIC, BVCA and EVCA and endorsed by a number of other associations worldwide.


If you are looking for private equity or venture capital investment for a business or concept, please refer to the SAVCA membership matrix which provides high-level information on the investment preferences of our members. By reviewing this matrix, you would be able to identify which SAVCA member(s) you could potentially approach.