Thabiso Tenyane – Executive Chairman

Phakwe Group was founded by Thabiso Tenyane currently executive chairman of the group. Mr. Thabiso Tenyane is an accomplished global leader, investor, and entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in managing multibillion-rand global businesses in industries that include ICT, Public sector, Energy, Investments, Aviation, and Engineering. By capitalizing on his sharp business acumen, technical expertise, interpersonal skills, and strategic mindset. He previously worked within the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and later joined a successful listed Information and Communications Technology company, Comparex Africa. He was responsible for both the transformation and employment equity initiatives within the Group before moving into Executive management where he later became the Regional Chief Executive.

He later founded Telecoms Company which operated in Africa where he delivered telecommunication projects in West, East and Southern Africa for premium clients like Vodacom, Airtel and MTN, Vmobile.

Thabiso Tenyane entrepreneurial journey has drawn inspiration from the life of an eagle as it determinedly soars, intelligently identifying opportunities to effortlessly achieve its desired altitude. Thabiso Tenyane he is a true believer of the eagle business model which entails crystal clear vision and precision hunting to build businesses that are solid and sustainable; these businesses should be identifiable, recognisable, and distinguishable.

Mr. Thabiso Tenyane now looks forward to leveraging his experience and value-added expertise to making Phakwe Group a thriving, multi-national group, one that will play a major role in growing Africa and maximizing the return on investment for the company’s investors and partners.

Malikhanye “MK” Mabena Non-Executive director

Malikhanye “MK” Mabena is the founder of eNaleni group, an entrepreneurial group with interest in media, properties, and venture capital. Malikhanye started his career at Telkom SA Limited and was involved in the full spectrum of telecommunication and technical management. He was the group sales executive at Mthombo EOH Limited, a JSE listed company, and he was also Chief sales and marketing officer for Bihati solutions.

Mr Malikhanye Mabena is also a lecture of corporate finance and investment finance at Unisa School of business leadership and University of Johannesburg faculty of economics and finance.
Malikhanye has a broad-based professional background in engineering, systems, operations, sales, marketing, and human resources He played a pivotal role in mobilization of SMME forum and has served on several NPO and Mainstream boards.

Malikhanye holds an MBA in investment finance, Bcom marketing and economics, BTech in electrical engineering and Project Management Diploma.


Fundi Seabi General Manager

Fundi started his career at Comparex Africa, now Business Connexion. He started in the Human Resources department and later moved to the payroll division. He holds an N Diploma in HR and has worked extensively.

He later moved to Barloworld SA head office to manage the Remunerations department for the Barloworld Plascon division. He also worked for Bihati solutions as head of HR and Support Services, responsible for general HR admin and support where he gained an extensive knowledge and experience at the managerial level.

Mr. Seabi has extensive experience in Human Resources Management; particularly in the areas of Labour Relations, Performance Management, Employee Benefits, employment equity and Job Evaluation and Grading. Mr. Seabi is currently a General Manager for Phakwe Group, responsible for the general management of the entities.