about phakamani

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Founded in 2015 by entrepreneur and mining industry veteran Nick van Rensburg in partnership with Vunani Capital Partners and Genesis Analytics, Phakamani was built on a vision of driving purposeful SMME success.

Born out of the mining and community space, we had a unique understanding of what entrepreneurship looked like on the ground – and how to unlock the potential of this space. We set about building solutions that spoke to this, in partnership with our diverse stakeholders.

Almost a decade later, we’re one of the few enterprise and supplier development (ESD) specialists resilient and intrepid enough to succeed in the complex mining, manufacturing and construction environments.

Through a process of continuous improvement, we’ve designed, refined and delivered a broad range of tailored ESD and preferential procurement solutions for clients of the calibre of Sibanye-Stillwater, Petra Diamonds, Harmony, IvanPlats and Black Mountain Complex, among others. While our solutions are custom-made, most include our signature brand of SMME finance, mentorship and accredited training, gearing SMMEs towards sustainable success.

As such, our work is impact-driven and led. It is delivered directly in “doorstep” communities through a combination of business support services and funding. These are pitched to address past, present and future: helping counter legacy issues; unlock short and medium term opportunities in corporate supply chains, and ensure future relevance within their markets.

Most importantly about us, we’re a team of experienced specialists with over 60 years’ experience in developing and financing black-owned SMMEs – with a passion for what we do. We’re massive advocates, supporters and champions of the businesses we work with; holding them and ourselves accountable for delivering on their definition of success.

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As a level two B-BBEE supplier, we’re proud to be building a team representative of our country’s diversity and potential.

We’re 58.72% black-owned and 19.16% black-female-owned.