Caroline Rupert is the only daughter of Johann Rupert, South Africa’s richest man. The 40-year-old has put her trust fund to good use. In 2018, the University of Cape Town graduate established Kathaka Advisers Limited, a single family office situated in London, to manage her personal investments and humanitarian interests.
Kathaka is a highly private company that keeps the majority of its investments hidden from the public view. Kathaka employs only four people. However, in the five years since Caroline Rupert launched the firm, the firm has made notable investments in African and worldwide software startups.
HowAfrica takes a look at seven investments in the portfolio of one of Africa’s wealthiest heiresses.
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