Investment Partners

Empower a Thousand’s investment focus is committed to building long-term value for our shareholders


Our primary focal point is on businesses within the main sectors of the South African economy that have the ability to deliver sustained strong returns over a long period of time. We prefer to invest in businesses that show profitability and cash generating potential as well as having a diverse management team and potential market-leading positions.

Our primary target areas include the following sectors : Financial, infrastructure, mining, ICT, energy, manufacturing, logistics and distribution within the African continent.


SGB-SMIT CALIDUS (previously known as Powertech Calidus) supplies a complete range of transformer products which include T4 High Density Transformer Board Insulation; Cylinders; Spacers; Angle Rings; Clack Strips; Clack Blocks; Stripes; Clacks; Ribs; End Support; Low Density Transformer Board Insulation; Combie –Outer Collar; Inner Collar; Din Board-Corrugated Board; Cylinder; Strips.  Transformer Press Paper Insulation; Transformer Accessories; Tubes And Cylinders as well as Copper Strip and Rods.



Dorper WInd Farm

Dorper Wind Farm (RF) Pty Ltd was selected as a preferred bidder under round 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) run by the South African Government’s Department of Energy (DoE).




SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA is owned by SGB-SMIT (GmbH) and Power Matla. The company supplies a full range of transformers, from generator step-up to transmission and distribution transformers. The range includes three-phase and single-phase units, auto-transformers, arc-furnace, locomotive and traction transformers, miniature sub-stations, NECRT’s as well as shunt reactors.


EduVOD South Africa is a member of the Power Matla group of companies. The company offers a content delivery solution developed to deliver e-Learning content to schools via satellite or terrestrial broadcast networks.

The solution is hosted at a TV broadcast or data centre, and manages the receipt, processing and delivery of digital content assets over the broadcast network.

Orion Minerals

Orion Minerals is an ASX and JSE listed mining company which is aiming to deliver shareholder value by exploring and developing its high quality portfolio of projects located in the Areachap Terrain, Northern Cape, South Africa and continued exposure, via a free carried interest, to exploration in the Fraser Range, Western Australia.

Vintage Energy

Vintage Energy, a local renewable energy company based in Gauteng, is committed to developing and providing Africa with clean and renewable energy in order to ease energy shortages as well as humankind’s impact on the environment in Africa.

Empower A Thousand (Pty) Ltd


Montrose Street, Birchwood Court,
Vorna Valley, Midrand, 1686,
Gauteng, South Africa


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