Who Are We?

Silva Plaite Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a South African-based investment company with a primary focus on private and public equity. It was established in 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Silva Plaite Group with the mandate to build an international portfolio of diverse business assets across a broad range of industries in South Africa and in the entire African continent.

Silva Plaite Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a large and diversified company that was created to consolidate the various large-scale infrastructure and investment projects which underlie Africa's economic, social and industrial development. With an extensive network of regional business contacts and relationships, coupled with a synergy of knowledge and expertise from a multi-cultural staff with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, Silva Plaite Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd is well situated to play a leading role in the empowerment and development of the African Business Economy (ABC).

Key Business Objectives
Key objectives are to achieve above average risk-adjusted returns on its investments in both established and developing private equity markets; to assist in the diversification of Silva Plaite Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd portfolio whilst offering a lasting contribution and acting as a catalyst for economic growth; and to provide stakeholders with value growth, diversification, and strategic investments and relationships. Silva Plaite Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd underlying investment philosophy is to take a long-term view, follow strict investment criteria targeting businesses with good management and credible strategies, and to reinvigorate companies by strengthening their long term prospects through management incentives and improvements in productivity and long term investment decisions.

At Silva Plaite Investment Holdings we work from the premise of wealth creation for all our stakeholders. Through strategic research, consultation and an extensive network of current and potential stakeholders, our team identifies companies for leveraged investments. Our company's portfolio management expertise and positive relations with national and international investors, corporate financers and other funders position us amongst the best in the business.
In choosing the management of our investment companies, we prioritize wealth of technical knowledge and experience. Through our ability to act as a rich source of black professionals, we enhance the black economic empowerment profiles of our portfolio companies. Our executive team has a reputation in local and international markets for efficient funding structures that deliver superior financial returns within the term period.

Investment Philosophy
Success, we believe is dependent on a spirit of partnership. We collaborate with our investment partners to influence the strategic direction and operational delivery of the enterprise. Among other criteria we look for the following in prospective portfolio companies:
-Market leader or significant market position.
-Track record of least three years of proven profit history.
-Strong cash flows or potential to generate stable cash flows.

What we can do for you ?


We are always on the lookout for mining joint ventures and sales opportunities within the African continent. Read More

Media & Marketing

Silva Plaite Investment Holdings currently owns a media and marketing agency 'XL Media (Pty) Ltd which focuses on brand strategy development, elections campaigns, outdoor and electronic media solutions. Read More

Property Development

Our property and infrastructure investment strategy focuses on commercial properties, Residential properties (city building, township developments, student accommodation). Read More


The African continent is battling with a lot of diseases due to the shortage of funds to boost their health sector. We have Read More


Our key participation in agricultural projects are in fishing, fertilizer distribution, and agricultural equipment supply for large scale. Read More


Ludziwo PetroChem a subsidiary of Silva Plaite in involved in both the logistics adn storage of liquid and dry bulk storage operations with its international partner, PetroCheme Middle East. Read More