Our Belief

Secha is an impact investor, allocating capital towards organisations that are driving the green economy, tech-enablement transition across Southern Africa. We believe that addressing the ‘management gap’ by seconding high quality human capital into our portfolio companies can help them grow and drive incredible impact.

We frame our investment decisions around the UN’s globally-agreed Sustainable Development Goals:

From the UN: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Our Impact

Zero Hunger - Good Health and Wellbeing

Numerous of our portfolio companies operate in the agricultural sector, helping to provide and facilitate the supply of high quality, decently priced and healthy food to citizens across South Africa and further afield. Cultura Fresh, a company using 90% less water than traditional agriculture, provides over 1M heads of fresh lettuce every year to consumers across the country.

Gender Equality - Decent Work and Economic Growth

We are immensely proud that our work across all our portfolio companies and through Secha itself has created 550+ high quality jobs, 78% of which are for women. 

Reduced Inequalities

We believe in the transformative power of investing in small growing businesses, particularly those that often face barriers to accessing essential financial and human capital. By directing our resources towards these enterprises, we actively work to reduce inequalities by providing not just funding, but also the strategic guidance and operational support they need to thrive. Through our investments, we catalyse positive change, fostering a more inclusive and equitable economic landscape where opportunities are accessible to all, regardless of background or circumstance.

Responsible Consumption and Production

We are allocating capital towards companies helping to accelerate the transition towards renewable energy and mitigate the impact of climate change. Take iG3N, our female-founded, next-generation battery storage company. iG3N is enabling its customers to successfully leverage electricity supply (increasingly from renewable sources) to power the South African economy, reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

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