Progressing Africa through investments, strategic advisory & human capital services.
Established in 2013, Furaha Afrika Holdings is a progressive Pan-African organisation dedicated to enable and leverage growth across the African continent. Our subsidiary companies, Furaha Advisory, Furaha Capital, Furaha Events and Furaha Solutions are strategically positioned to drive and contribute towards this growth.
By forming strategic partnerships with like-minded dynamic organisations that seek to move Africa forward, we unearth opportunities for meaningful investments – both in the continent’s infrastructure and in its human capital services.
Meaning ‘happy’ in Swahili, Furaha Afrika Holdings is founded on the vision of a progressive and prosperous Africa where the richness of our continent is celebrated and amplified.
Propelled by our values of doing things differently, working towards inclusivity and valuing collaboration, our various subsidiary companies play to their unique strengths, while nurturing Africa and its potential.
At the helm of Furaha Afrika Holdings are three dynamic women who are passionate about pushing the boundaries when it comes to progressing Africa.
Founder and CEO
Dynamic Entrepreneur, Business Leader and Investor
After starting her career in the banking sector, Matsi quickly found her passion for business, enterprise and supplier development. Her speciality is in building digital and physical entrepreneurial ecosystems.
This, married with her passion for making a meaningful contribution to Africa, has culminated in the inception of Furaha Afrika Holdings, which enables her to drive the African agenda of growth.
Matsi serves on numerous public and private sector boards as an advisor and non-executive director. She is an international keynote speaker, thought leader and an active member of the World Economic Forum as she sits on their Global Panel of experts
In addition to her role at Furaha Afrika Holdings, Matsi is also involved with SiMODiSA – an industry association with the mission of accelerating entrepreneurship by collaborating with policy makers to enhance the success rate of high impact, high growth entrepreneurs in South Africa.
Events Manager with Advanced Business Acumen.
On the back of a successful career as an Activities and Events Manager at the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum (SABEF), Tumi is no stranger to coordinating larger national and international events and roadshows, like the Kasi2Kasi SME Development Tour in Gauteng, Durban and Cape Town & the Women In Business Series across all 9 South African provinces.
Tumi further brings a wealth of Marketing & Account Management knowledge to the boardroom table. She has experience in managing Telkom’s instore branding across Johannesburg during her time at MVC Marketing.
Co-Founder: Furaha Events
Head Of African Markets
Natalia has extensive experience in emerging markets in Africa, Eurasia and Latin America. She has met hundreds of policy makers and business leaders for the production of investment reports published in Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek Bloomberg and other international media. This exposure has given her a wide understanding of growth opportunities in different markets and industries.
Natalia is co-founder and managing partner of Kili Partners, an advisory, project development and project management firm that assists clients to access growth opportunities and markets across the African continent. She is also a key advisor for government relations and crisis management to the political advisory agency Mas Poder and a member of the Institute of the Business Advisors of South Africa.