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South Africa’s Tshepo Mahloele Rakes in $104 Million From Capitec Stake

Tshepo Mahloele, a South African business entrepreneur, has made a miraculous financial recovery, with his share in Capitec Bank increasing by $104.2 million in the last 16 days, signaling a remarkable turnaround after incurring significant losses in the previous month.

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Mahloele’s interest in Capitec Bank has quickly recovered, with the market value of his assets increasing by $104.18 million as a result of a recent increase in the bank’s shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

This multimillion-dollar increase in his Capitec Bank shares solidifies his position as one of South Africa’s wealthiest persons and a key role in the JSE investing community.


Between Oct. 10 and Oct. 23, Mahloele’s shareholding in the retail bank dropped by $79 million. During this time, the market value of his shares fell from $808.98 million to $729.99 million.

Capitec Bank, formed in 1999 by Michiel Le Roux, Jannie Mouton, and Riaan Stassen, has grown in prominence over the last two decades. The retail bank has amassed a sizable customer base and established itself as one of the world’s leading retail banking brands.

Mahloele, the chairman and founder of Lebashe Investment Holdings, owns an indirect 7.26 percent investment in Capitec Bank, which equates to 8,409,802 ordinary shares.

Capitec Bank’s JSE shares have risen 13.61 percent in the previous 16 days, rising from $91.055 on Oct. 23 to $103.444 at the time of writing this report.

As a result of this surge, Mahloele’s position in Capitec Bank has climbed by R1.93 billion ($104.18 million) since Oct. 23, bringing his total holdings to $869.94 million at the time of writing.

The considerable rebound in Mahloele’s Capitec Bank holdings attests to the volatile nature of financial markets and demonstrates the tenacity of South Africa’s business leaders in handling economic crises.

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