B.Compt, Professional Accountant (SA)
Dave qualified as a Professional Accountant (SA) in 1987. He Joined a Corporate Finance Company after qualifying where he got the first taste of Venture Capital. Dave became the Financial Director and later, the Managing Director of Equivest, a Venture Capital Group.
During 1991, Dave established his own Venture Capital Company which was listed on the Johannesburg stock Exchange on the 25th of November 1997. REF Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd focussed on the ICT industry.
Highlights of this company include being ranked 21st in a Business Times top 100 companies survey during 1998, ranked the 40th fastest growing company in South Africa, with investors receiving a 1,800% return over a five year period
The company became a casualty of the October 1998 crash, where the shares tumbled in line with global markets, however Dave listed two more companies during 1999.
After resigning as Executive Chairman from REF Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd Dave went on to pursue a career in consulting and business mentoring.
During 2005, Dave bought into Isibane Holdings (Pty) Ltd, formed a Private Equity company called Isibane Capital Ltd and was elected as the Joint CEO. 2009 saw the merger of the company with Pulse Private Equity. Dave founded TBL Capital utilising his 24 years’ experience in Corporate Finance to assist Entrepreneurs.
Dave is the founder of Caban Investments Ltd, which was conceptualised at the beginning of 2012.
Mzukisi ‘Mzu’ Lembeni is the driving force behind Imizamo Yethu Tours. He is the owner and tour operator of Imizamo Yethu Township Tours. He has a strong passion for tourism and has gained much experience with tourism throughout his career starting in 1998. He has worked for different hotels around Cape Town, Two Oceans Aquarium, the Castle of Good Hope and City Sightseeing Cape Town on the red topless buses.
He received a tertiary education from University of South Africa in Tour Operation Management. He attended College of Cape Town in 2007 where he studied for three years both tourism management and tour operations. He has also received a Tourism Certificate from the Western Cape as a certified Western Cape Tour Guide and Eastern Tour Guide. He is a Qualified Magician.
He has a great passion for community development in Khayelitsha and is developing an entrepreneurship programme with Caban to accelerate entrepreneurship in the area. He is always wearing a smile and exuding infectious optimism.