All the companies Patrice Motsepe owns

Patrice Motsepe is one of South Africa’s most successful businessmen with shareholdings in many of the country’s top companies, including Sanlam, Rain, Alexander Forbes, and TymeBank.

Motsepe is also a shareholder in Mamelodi Sundowns and the Blue Bulls, and is currently the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President.

To understand Motsepe’s rise to the top, one has to go back to his childhood, where he was exposed to his father’s business at a young age.

Motsepe was born on 28 January 1962 in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria. His dad is Augustine Butana Chaane Motsepe, chief of the Mmakau branch of the Tswana people.

Motsepe senior, a teacher by profession, owned businesses in the North West province popular among mine workers. He is also the co-founder of the Nafcoc Business Chamber.

Patrice Motsepe attended a Roman Catholic boarding school in the Eastern Cape. Throughout his youth, Motsepe worked at his father’s businesses.

This business experience and exposure to the mining industry would serve him well in his future endeavours.

Barack Obama and Patrice Motsepe
Barack Obama and Patrice Motsepe

After completing school, he completed a BA degree at the University of Swaziland and a law degree at the University of the Witwatersrand.

He joined the Bowman Gilfillan law firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1994, specialising in mining and business law.

In 1997, when gold prices were low, Motsepe ventured into mining by buying shafts from Anglo Gold and establishing African Rainbow Minerals. He continued to grow his mining business with a string of deals.

Five years after starting the company, Motsepe’s African Rainbow Minerals, which initially focussed on gold mining, was listed on the JSE.

More deals followed, including a merger with Harmony Gold Mining to form the world’s fifth-largest gold producer.

The share price showed strong growth, which made Motsepe one of South Africa’s richest people.

ARC Investments Listing
ARC Investments Listing

Following his success in the mining sector, Motsepe started African Rainbow Capital (ARC) in 2015 as an investment vehicle in businesses that deliver a strong return on equity.

Through ARC Investments, Motsepe has a shareholding in many of South Africa’s top financial, insurance, banking, telecoms, agricultural, and IT companies.

Motsepe’s love for sport resulted in his investment in Mamelodi Sundowns in 2003 and the Blue Bulls in 2019.

Commenting on these investments, Motsepe said he played football and rugby when he was in boarding school in the Eastern Cape. “So, I have a passion for football and rugby,” he said.

He added that sport brings people from different backgrounds‚ languages, and cultures together and unite the nation.

“In the context of the Bulls‚ rugby brings black and white South Africans together,” he said.

President Motsepe takes his office at CAF headquarters
President Patrice Motsepe takes his office at CAF headquarters

Motsepe’s investment in the Blue Bulls means he joined another billionaire, Johann Rupert, as a shareholder in the popular rugby franchise.

He also has a strong focus on philanthropic endeavours. In 2003, as part of The Giving Pledge, he formed the Motsepe Foundation, aiming to donate half his wealth during his lifetime.

The Motsepe Foundation aims to use the principle of ubuntu to uplift others.

Patrice Motsepe’s investments

To appreciate the scale of the business empire Motsepe has built over the last 24 years, a breakdown of his investments is valuable.

Companies in which Motsepe owns a shareholding, through his African Rainbow holding companies, include many of South Africa’s biggest brands.

The images below show companies and sports franchises in which Motsepe has a stake.


Companies in which Patrice Motsepe has a share


ARC Investments


African Rainbow Minerals


Patrice Motsepe Shareholding
Sports Franchises Sports Mamelodi Sundowns
Blue Bulls
Ubuntu-Botho Investments Sanlam Sanlam
ARC Asset Management Alexander Forbes
Colourfield
InFund Solutions
Khumo Capital
Lima Mbeu
Portfolium
QED
Sanlam 3rd Party Asset Management
Specialist A2X
Alternative Prosperity
Bravura
Constellation Capital
EdgeGrowth
Ooba
Sinayo
Banking AI Fund
TymeBank
TymeGlobal
Insurance African Rainbow Life
EBS International
LifeCheq
Rand Mutual Holdings
Capital Legacy
Indwe
Afrocentric
National Health Services
Smart Health Investments
Agriculture Acorn Agri & Food
RSA
Subtropico
Property ARC Real Estate
ARC Property Development
Barlow Park
Majik
Val de Vie
Telecoms MetroFibre
Rain
BPO Autoboys
Bluespec
Capital Appreciation
EOH
GemCap
Humanstate
Mining, Construction, Energy Afrimat
GAM
Kropz Group
LMF
Other ARC Investments
ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited
Fledge Capital
African Rainbow Minerals ARM Platinum Modikwa
Two Rivers
Nkomati
ARM Ferrous Khumani
Beeshoek
Nchwaning
Gloria
Cato Ridge
Cato Ridge Alloys
Sakura
Machadadorp
ARM Coal PCB
ARM Gold Harmony Gold
African Rainbow Energy and Power AREP African Rainbow Energy and Power

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