Who we are?

Ubu Investment Holdings Pty Ltd (Ubu) is an economic advisory firm working with governments and business leaders on high-impact assignments in South Africa and the rest of the African continent. Our shareholders are seasoned development experts, who have held senior positions in government and business, and have shaped the South African economy during periods of major structural reform.

Over the past twenty years they have built a consistent track-record of effectiveness and integrity in international trade, economic regulations and policy, industrialisation, infrastructure development, public sector institutional development and international investment contributing substantially to the transformation of South Africa’s economy.

Ubu works with a select group of highly experienced professionals, delivering cross-cutting public sector and commercial solutions, using specialised expertise to tackle complex issues that intersect public and private sector, labour and community development, balancing commercial returns and long term economic sustainability.


years in business

YEARS OF collective experience

Ubu Services

   Ubu Advisory

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Ubu Advisory works on assignments that have a transformative impact on the growth of the African continent.

The Advisory unit draws on a team of highly experienced technical experts to tackle a broad spectrum of policy and strategic challenges.

Ubu aims to be at the forefront of Africa’s industrialisation agenda, through supporting the establishment of new industrial capacity; catalytic infrastructure programmes, technological advancement and high-level skills generation.

   Ubu Investments

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Ubu has actively pursued investment opportunities in engineering and advanced manufacturing companies and in innovative ventures which require strategic leadership and linkages domestically and in the rest of Africa.

Given the resource dependence of the countries on the continent, Ubu remains interested in investing in SA companies that supply to the resource sector and that are interested in expanding in the rest of Africa

   Ubu Logistics

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Ubu Logistics specialises in mineral logistics services.

From 2012 to April 2019, the company has successfully managed Quattro, the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources’ junior coal mining programme. Services provided by Ubu Logistics built significant capacity, contributing to the growth and the expansion of more than 15 black-owned coal producers. Since April 2019 Ubu has partnered with Motheo Logistics to administer the enhanced Quattro Junior Coal Miner Scheme. This enables emerging junior miners to have access to R4 million tons of the Richard’s Bay Coal Terminal export allocation.

Our expertise

Our associates boast a proven track record with leading African and global companies and expertise in the energy, rail, ICT, project finance, legal and regulatory, capacity building, and spatial planning sectors.

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+27 12 345 1793

The unparalleled expertise of our core team in the design and implementation of industrial policies, economic and business strategy and direct experience in planning, negotiating, contracting and managing public and public-private sector investments in the infrastructure and industrial sectors, sets us apart.

Get in touch

Stonehouse, Ground Floor
Stand no 1021, 94 Sovereign Drive
Route 21 Corporate Park
Irene, X31

PHONE +27 (0)12 345 1793