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Retail Strategy

LionPride Community

LionPride would like to make a difference to the economic landscape of South Africa and thereby directly affect the lives of its investors/shareholders.  LionPride’s aspirational target is to secure 1 million investors who have generally not directly participated in investing. One of the key reasons that Black Economic Empowerment has failed to achieve the objectives of government is that almost all transactions are heavily debt funded and have benefited the select few.


Success will mean that LionPride will do what no other South African Company has done.  Major companies listed on the stock exchange  have fewer than 50 000 individual investors. For LionPride, the equity accumulation will be immense, 1 million people contributing R1000 over 1 year, equates to R1 billion before costs.

We want to hear from you if you are a black South African and…
  • wants to participate in BEE opportunities
  • wants to build long-term wealth (rather than short-term gains)
  • wants to invest for your child’s university education
  • wants to invest for your first overseas holiday
  • wants to invest for a deposit on your first home


Contact us for more information on our Retail Strategy

Our highly experienced team would love to assist your business further

A BOLD new approach that will catapult ECONOMIC transformation


Deven Govender

Chief Executive Officer


  • BCom, BCompt(Hons), CA(SA), MBL. 
  • Successfully established and led an international US-based M&A advisory group Global Mining Corporation. The investment arm of this group was listed in Australia(ASX:GMI) and in November 2012 initiated a change of management. The consulting arm still operates out of California.
  • Previously held leadership roles in global brands including Unilever, Deloitte, McKinsey, Rio Tinto, Global Mining, and Woolworths during which he was involved in many successful capital raising, asset securitisations, corporate acquisitions, company integrations and business model adaptions.

Reuel Khoza

Independent Non-executive



Mpho Makwana

Independent Non-executive


  • BAdmin(Hons), Kellog EDP, Post Grad Diploma in Marketing.
  • Chairman of Arcelor Mittal South Africa.
  • Non-executive director on the Boards of Adcock Ingram, Nedbank Group, LR Management Group, Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd, Monitor Group, Biotherm Energy (Pty) Ltd and ITNA.

Yvonne Mhlinga

Independent Non-executive


  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka, as she is popularly known is a South African singer who has toured extensively in Africa and her Pan-African popularity led to her title, Princess of Africa.
  • CEO of Gestetner Tshwane
  • Goodwill Ambassador for Unisa and UN Ambassador of Social Development and Community Services.

Geoffrey Rothschild

Chief Financial Officer


  • CTA, CA(SA), Chartered Marketer(SA).
  • Actively involved in the continuing development of stock exchanges as member of Committee of Southern African Stock Exchanges (CoSSE), Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges and African Stock Exchange Association.
  • Director of NEPAD Business Foundation.
  • Council Member for the National Council on Innovation.

Stanley Subramoney

Independent Non-executive Chairman


  • BCompt, BCompt(Hons), CA(SA).
  • Former deputy CEO of the South African practice at PWC.
  • Founder and CEO of Menston Holdings, a private investment company.
  • Serves on the Board of Nedbank Group and a number of privately held companies.
  • Stanley brings a wealth of business experience across sectors both in South Africa and across Africa as well as M & A experience during his long career at PwC .