Introduction to Africa Rising Capital (“Afris Capital”)


Africa Rising Capital (Pty) Ltd (“Afris Capital”) is a South African based corporate and project finance advisory and investment holding firm. In 2009 the founding Principals; namely Mandla Gantsho, Lewis Musasike and Simisani Kupe; who have an ardent passion for Africa’s development, identified the need to connect African infrastructure projects with efficient funding sources. Combining their more than 60 years’ experience working in investment banking and project finance on the African continent, Afris Capital was founded to address this need. As Africa has grown over the past decade, so has Afris Capital evolved into a fully-fledged advisory and investment holding firm with strong capital raising capability. It remains close to its roots and is still owned by its original founding Principals and its valued employees. Afris Capital offers a proven track record of ethical leadership, subject matter expertise and passionate execution.

Investments & Advisory

As Africa has grown over the past decade, so has Afris Capital evolved into a fully-fledged advisory and investment holding firm with strong capital raising capability

Dr. Mandla Gantsho
Group Chairman

Committed to Empowerment


Afris Capital is committed to empowerment and is a Level 1 contributor as per the B-BBEE Act 46 of 2013 with a sizeable black women ownership component. Our commitment to transformation extends to all the pillars of empowerment as well as our avid passion for efficient resource allocation inside and outside of the Republic. Our business model is transformational and empowering by nature.