Mahlako A Phahla

Driving sustainable development
and offering enhanced returns
to our stakeholders.


Mahlako a Phahla is named after our mother Mahlako to pay homage to her pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit in building a successful family business at a time when it was difficult for many black people to do so. She passed these traits on to us and we have never looked back. 

It is our passion for business, coupled with our experience and track record in the social infrastructure space that led us to create a group of companies that will be formidable players in the spaces we operate in, with a vision of being a leading women-owned company investing and managing social infrastructure assets while providing innovative solutions. 


Mahlako is an African women-owned social infrastructure group in advisory services, financial services and alternative investment management, focused on the delivery of effective socio-economic developmental assets and implementable solutions that deliver sustainable impact and superior risk adjusted return profiles over the long term.

Our mission is to drive sustainable development and offer enhanced returns to our stakeholders through provision of innovative solutions to the public sector and investing across alternative financial services asset classes. We are recognized as a trusted African infrastructure advisory firm delivering innovative and implementable solutions to the public sector and as a trusted alternative fund manager providing profitable investments with a socio-economic impact.

Our Vision

To be a leading women-owned company investing in and managing infrastructure assets while providing innovative solutions.

Our Value Proposition

Mahlako offers a highly experienced team that provides innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to our clients and investment partners.


Excellence, Adaptability, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Accountability. 

Everything we do at Mahlako is guided by these values, which define our ethos, culture, and personality; they have been at the core of Mahlako since its inception and are what make us an exceptional organisation. 

These enduring qualities are the shared convictions that we bring to our professional and personal conduct.

They are a fundamental strength of our business. 

Mahlako has been at the forefront of the Renewable Energy sector since 2009.

Mahlako advised on and concluded two energy Strategic Infrastructure Projects – SIP 28 and 33.

Developing a landmark Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Plant in South Africa.

We concluded a flagship energy wheeling project with Amazon Web Services, taking up a 45% stake and have now exited.

Mahlako Financial Services (a subsidiary of the Mahlako Group) launched a first of its kind R1,75 billion Energy Fund.

We are Level 1 B-BBEE.

What We Do

We invest in developmental infrastructure assets that are geared towards transforming our economy and provide innovative, insightful solutions to our advisory clients. Over the last 12 years, Mahlako has invested in projects of over R5 billion and has advised on mandates in excess of R500 billion.


We lead in advising various public sector entities on mandates exceeding R500 billion relating to structuring procurement programmes, undertaking feasibility studies, successfully implementing large scale projects through PPP’s, and fund raising for various Government infrastructure and job creation programmes from the capital markets.


Mahlako is a pioneering investment holding firm, being one of the first Female owned companies to invest in the REIPP Programme. The firm is well positioned to benefit our partners through empowerment initiatives.

We invest across the infrastructure and alternative asset classes, ensuring enhanced returns to our stakeholders.

Financial Services

As a credible, impartial and reliable partner and consultant, we value our clients, their time and their investments.

We offer the following financial services:

Sectors We Serve

Developmental and Social Infrastructure:

Social infrastructure

We invest in and provide clients with a range of innovative solutions in the sub sectors of infrastructure including Energy, Water, Waste, Transport, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Critical Manufacturing sectors.


We have profound understanding of the energy value chain across different technologies. Invested in the renewable energy industry in solar and wind technologies, we also advise in various technologies including solar PV, wind, nuclear, gas and coal.


We develop and invest in social and student housing in a bid to redress the imbalances of apartheid spatial planning.