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CFA Charter-Holders

CFA charter-holders who attend the full conference earn two (2) CE credits, including one (1) SER

The 2015 SAVCA Annual Private Equity Industry Conference, with the theme "Investing for Growth Investing for Good" will be held from 12-13 February 2015, at Spier, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

SAVCA has presented the annual private equity industry conference for the past several years, in Cape Town and in Johannesburg. The next conference will be hosted on 13 February 2015, at Spier, in Stellenbosch, South Africa.


The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for private equity and venture capital in South Africa, representing about R160 billion in assets under management, through more than 120 members.

SAVCA promotes Southern African private equity by engaging with regulators and legislators on a range of matters affecting the industry, providing relevant and insightful research on aspects of the industry, offering training on private equity and creating meaningful networking opportunities for industry players.

SAVCA is a non-profit organisation and was established in 1998. Further information is available at

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The conference objectives are to:  

  • Showcase the Southern African private equity and venture capital industry
  • Promote the private equity and venture capital asset class in general
  • Create a compelling context for networking and information sharing amongst industry players
  • Establish a platform for building and solidifying SAVCA’s relationships with industry organisations, investors, regulators, members and the media 

 The target audience for the conference includes:

  • Private equity fund managers from South Africa, Southern Africa and other parts of Africa
  • Institutional investors into private equity funds
  • Regulators and policymakers
  • Service providers to the private equity industry (including bankers, lawyers, advisors)
  • Senior members of businesses seeking private equity funding


  • Erika van der Merwe, CEO, SAVCA
  • Lauren du Toit, Portfolio Manager, SAVCA
  • Stuart Bradley, Senior Partner, Phatisa
  • Daniel Hatfield, Managing Director, Edge Growth
  • Kuhle Kunene, Principal , Pan African Private Equity Funds
  • Brett Mallen, Principal: Private Equity, Sanlam
  • Warren van der Merwe, COO, Vantage Capital
  • Chelsea Wilkinson, Head of Corporate Relations, Ethos Private Equity