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Elias Masilela

Non-executive Director

BA Social Sciences (University of Swaziland)
M Sciences in Economic Policy and Analysis (A.A.U.)

Elias Masilela is not only regarded as one of the most respected business persons in South Africa but his career subsequent to his studies has taken him through institutions such as the Central Bank of Swaziland, the National Treasury in South Africa, Sanlam as well as the PIC. He has held board positions in strategic institutions in the country, including the South African Reserve Bank, the Airports Company of South Africa and the Government Employees Pension Fund. Currently he is a member of the board of Multichoice, Alternative Prosperity and the chairman of the V&A Waterfront as well as the Kalafong Hospital. In addition he serves as executive chairman of DNA Economics and was recently re-appointed to the National Planning Commission. He has completed numerous courses in management and economics with Harvard University and has lectured, written and published widely. His most notable achievement in writing has literally re-written the history of the Kingdom of Swaziland and provided an entirely new and interesting perspective to South Africa’s liberation. The title of the book is “Number 43 Trelawney Park; kwaMagogo? and achieved wide critical acclaim. Elias unofficially joined Capital Harvest during 2015 but officially become part of Capital Harvest as BEE partner on 1 June 2016 and was appointed as executive chairman to the board.

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Willie de Lange

Chief Executive Officer

B.Com (Commercial accounting) (Stellenbosch)

After completing his degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2003, Willie was appointed as a banker's assistant at the Helderberg Commercial Centre of BoE Bank. He is promoted as business manager during 2006 with a client portfolio of R60 million under his management. Willie joined Capital Harvest during July 2007 as a business manager, and managed to build a client portfolio of R249 million under management. After a period of nearly 6 years in obtaining invaluable experience as a dedicated agri-business manager, Willie joined the Credit Risk Team of Capital Harvest in 2013 as the group business analyst. On 1 November 2014 he is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of CHEFF.

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Ferdie Gertze

Business Manager

B.Com (Accounting) (Stellenbosch)

After completing his matric at Swellendam High School, Ferdie enrols for his B.Accountancy degree at Stellenbosch University. He decides to complete his degree part time and joins Moore Stephens Inc to also complete his articles. He obtains his B.Accountancy degree in 2008 during which time he also joins Nedbank Business Bank (in July 2008) and starts his career in business banking as a credit risk manager, a position which he held for just over two years. In September 2010 he is appointed as business manager and manages a portfolio of just over R100m. Ferdie joined at Capital Harvest in July 2014.

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Johan Macholi

Credit Risk Analyst

B.Com (Management accounting) (Stellenbosch)

Johan completed his matric in 2005 at Riviersonderend High School with the distinction of the best academic performer of his grade 12 group. He completed his B. Com (Management accounting) degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2008 and started his audit articles at Badenhorst Auditors in Caledon in January 2009. During February 2010 he moved to MGI BASS GORDON GHF in Cape Town to obtain greater audit experience. During this period he enrolled for his post graduate diploma in accounting science with UNISA. He completed his articles in January 2014 and joined Capital Harvest in February 2014 as a credit risk analyst. Johan is responsible for the credit risk analysis of both Capital Harvest and CHEFF.

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