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Actis and RBH buy Swiftnet from Telkom

25 March 2024

Private equity firm Actis and black owned investment firm Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) have ambitious plans to turn Swiftnet into a "leading" tower company after the R6.7Sbn acquisition of the business from Telkom.
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Bittersweet' moment as RBPlat delists

24 September 2023

This week marked the end of an era for Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) as it delisted from JSE after a 13-year run on the bourse, in what was described as a bitter-sweet moment for the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN).
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Director not standing for Re-Election at the next Annual General Meeting and Changes to Board Committees

09 September 2023

In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, shareholders are advised that that Mr Kuben Pillay who is eligible to retire by rotation at Transaction Capital’s next annual general meeting (“AGM”), has advised the Board of Directors of the Company (“Board”) that he will not be available for re- election, and accordingly will be retiring as an independent non-executive director on 7 March 2024, at the conclusion of the AGM.
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Albertinah Kekana

23 July 2023

Albertinah Kekana stands tall as a trailblazer and a beacon of progress. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Royal Bafokeng Holdings, she has carved her name into the annals of history, driving innovation, economic growth, and empowerment in the heart of South Africa.
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Leading the way

01 July 2023

More women at the top are needed to ensure positive change and economic growth.
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Onyeali-Ikpe, Olusanya make top 10 definitive list of women CEOs

20 April 2023

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, managing director/CEO, Fidelity Bank Plc and Miriam Chidiebele Olusanya, managing director, Guaranty Trust Bank made the top 10 list.
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Northam falls out of tussle to acquire Royal Bafokeng Platinum holdings

11 April 2023

Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBP) said an offer by Northam Platinum to acquire all the RBP shares it did not already own had been terminated as the platinum price had slipped below a level stipulated in the agreement.
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SUEZ and its partners complete the acquisition of EnviroServ, South Africa’s largest waste management company

06 OCTOBER 2022

On 30th September 2022, SUEZ together with Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) and African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) completed the acquisition of EnviroServ Proprietary Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (“EnviroServ”) after having received the approval of the local antitrust authorities, in accordance with the terms announced on 9th June 2022.
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Meet the nominees under the CFO awards spotlight

01 OCTOBER 2022

Royal Bafokeng Holdings has been one of SA’s savviest BEE investment firms — which would make it a brilliant addition to the JSE
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THE FINANCE GHOST: How the Royal Bafokeng cracked the BEE code


Royal Bafokeng Holdings has been one of SA’s savviest BEE investment firms — which would make it a brilliant addition to the JSE
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Driving change for an inclusive sustainable future

05 July 2022

We monitor the ESG compliance of our existing assets and aim to exert influence to elevate the importance of ESG matters within investee companies.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Suez buys EnviroServ and establishes itself in waste management

14 June 2022

The French group Suez has announced the signing of a binding agreement with Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) and African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). The agreement covers the acquisition of EnviroServ Holdings Proprietary, a waste management company.
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Covid-19 brought doom and gloom, but the future looks bright

10 June 2022

The Finance Indaba Online heard how companies are prioritising digitisation and employee wellness post-Covid-19.
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Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs expands by 50%

10 March 2022

Africa.com announced the second annual Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs on March 8, 2022, in line with International Women’s Day. The list is a unique, data-driven research effort that highlights the women who lead big business in Africa. The data for the effort is provided by Bloomberg.
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Tinyiko Sihlangu nominated for 2022 CFO Awards

27 February 2022

Royal Bafokeng Holdings FD Tinyiko Sihlangu joins the list of 2022 CFO Awards nominees.
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Royal Bafokeng Holdings' Katlego Kobue appointed to Dis-Chem Pharmacies Board

24 November 2021

Katlego Kobue, a senior investment manager at Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH), has been appointed as an independent non-executive director on the Dis-Chem Pharmacies board with immediate effect.
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Brief to Morafe: Major benefits to flow to RBN community from sale of RBPLAT to Northam

09 November 2021

This morning Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) announced that it would sell around 33% of our investment in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) to Northam Platinum Limited.
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Diversified Royal Bafokeng keeps its platinum roots

09 November 2021

In a surprise move, Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) shunned an Impala Platinum (Implats) takeover and has cut a R17-billion deal with Northam Platinum to buy its mining assets.
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RBH accepts unsolicited offer for up to 33.3% interest in RBPLAT

09 November 2021

Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) advises that it has received and accepted an unsolicited offer from Northam Platinum Holdings (Northam) for up to 33.3% of the RBH shareholding in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). RBH currently holds an interest of 36.1% of RBPlat.
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Royal Bafokeng, Black Panther group buy stakes in Dis-Chem

30 August 2021

Royal Bafokeng Holdings is buying a stake of almost 7% in Dis-Chem from the Saltzman family, who founded the pharmaceutical retailer.
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Zero to R3.7bn in 20 years: the WeBuyCars story

03 June 2021

From humble beginnings, second-hand car dealer WeBuyCars today sells 8,000 vehicles a month, has eight warehouses across SA and employs 1,200 people. And it still sees plenty of room for growth
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AlphaCode awards R2m to fintech startups

17 May 2021

SA’s best up and coming fintech startups sweated it out at a recent virtual demo day where they had just five minutes to convince a panel of judges why they should be part of the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme.
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RBPlat lauded for results and maiden dividend

09 March 2021

The community-owned miner was able to pay all its capital expenditure out of cash flow during 2020
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Expressions of condolence: Her Royal Majesty, The Queen Mother of the Royal

01 December 2020

Following the passing of Her Royal Majesty, the Queen Mother, Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi of the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN), the Royal Family wishes to express its gratitude and appreciation for all the messages of condolence and support received thus far. These have brought us much comfort.
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Royal Bafokeng eyes R500m stake in taxi financier Transaction Capital

25 November 2020

The platinum miner could take an initial stake of about 3.7% in the taxi financier, which says this will boost its finances
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AlphaCode’s incubate programme awards SA startup with R450 000

05 October 2020

AlphaCode, the startup incubator from Rand Merchant Investments (RMI), has awarded Oyi Medical Card R450 000 at its first virtual demo day.
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Tanker Docking Sees New Saldanha Crude Oil Terminal Commissioned During Lockdown

29 April 2020

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at the Port of Saldanha recently led the marine operation of safely and skilfully navigating into the port Oiltanking MOGS Saldanha (RF) (Pty) Ltd’s (OTMS) very first tanker vessel, MT Sonangol Cabinda.
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Lessons from South Africa’s Royal Bafokeng Nation

23 April 2020

I have been trying to keep myself busy during this lockdown by reading extensively especially about societies and individuals who have managed to transform from poverty to prosperity.
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New programme offers over R1 million to whoever can start the next Outsurance or Discovery

14 May 2019

AlphaCode has launched its Incubate programme for 2019, offering rewards to South Africa’s top financial services entrepreneurs.
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AlphaCode awards R16m to eight fintech start-ups

20 August 2019

Eight high-potential fintech start-ups have been awarded R2 million each in entrepreneurial packages by the AlphaCode Incubate initiative.
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  • Diversified Royal Bafokeng keeps its platinum roots 2018-11-09

    In a surprise move, Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) shunned an Impala Platinum (Implats) takeover and has cut a R17-billion deal with Northam Platinum to buy its mining assets. Read More

  • RBH invests in largest ownership deal in the ICT sector 2018-06-11

    Vodacom Group has announced a planned R17.5bn black economic empowerment deal with Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH), Thebe Investment Corporation and existing BEE shareholder YeboYethu that will take its BEE ownership to about 20%.

  • Platinum Stars sale confirmed 2018-01-31

    Absa Premiership side Platinum Stars on Wednesday announced the sale and transfer of ownership of the club with immediate effect.

  • Dikwena Confirm Sale Of Club 2018-01-31

    Platinum Stars have confirmed that the club has been sold with immediate effect.



  • RBH wins bid in DoE's Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme 2016-10-10

    RBH is pleased to announce the success of RBH's bid in the Department of Energy's Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme. RBH, through the Thabametsi project, has partnered with Marubeni and Kepco to deliver on the much needed baseload capacity in South Africa. RBH is a 15% shareholder in the project.

  • RBH acquires Aveng infrastructure and energy assets 2016-08-11

    In line with its investment strategy to increase exposure to assets that will enhance a predictable and sustainable dividend profile in the long-term, RBH has acquired infrastructure and energy assets from Aveng for a cash consideration of R860 million. These projects include:

  • Liquid Telecom and RBH announce agreement to acquire Neotel 2016-06-29

    Today, Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group, majority owned by Econet Global, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator Neotel.