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7 businesses owned by South African business executive Philisiwe Sibiya

The seven ventures defining Sibiya's corporate legacy

by Feyisayo Ajayi
Philisiwe Sibiya

Philisiwe Sibiya’s indelible mark on the corporate landscape is nothing short of extraordinary. With a stellar career spanning over two decades in business leadership across Africa, she has emerged as a leading figure in South Africa, steering the ship at Shingai Group.

As the founder, director, and CEO of Shingai Group, she commands a top-performing retail-centered conglomerate, showcasing unparalleled financial acumen and extensive industry knowledge.

Her corporate journey began with pivotal roles, including CFO at MTN South Africa, culminating in a historic milestone as the first female CEO of MTN Cameroon. During her tenure, she pioneered strategic financial moves that propelled both companies forward.

Beyond Shingai Group, Sibiya’s influence extends as a director in renowned corporations such as Gold Fields Limited and Investec Group, solidifying her reputation as a multifaceted business leader.

Sibiya’s visionary approach and hands-on leadership style continually push boundaries within the retail industry. Her unwavering commitment to identifying and implementing optimal opportunities for the company’s partners reflects not only strategic brilliance but also a dedication to fostering diversity, excellence, and positive global change.

Billionaires.Africa unveils seven businesses owned by Sibiya, shedding light on the multifaceted impact she has had on the financial, investment, and retail sectors. Each company not only mirrors her strategic brilliance but also embodies her unwavering commitment to diversity, excellence, and positive global change.

  1. Shingai Group
    Shingai Group, a dynamic retail powerhouse headquartered in Sandton, Johannesburg, was founded by visionary executive Philisiwe Sibiya in 2018. As the CEO and Director, Sibiya spearheads the company’s global mission, specializing in the distribution of authentic African food brands.
  2. African Basket retail chain
    A subsidiary of Shingai Group, the African Basket Retail Chain is a premier destination for South, Central, and West African grocery brands. Offering a seamless one-stop-shopping experience, it not only delivers quality products but also provides a comprehensive financial services solution, including bill payments, airtime purchases, bus ticket booking, and money transfers.
  1. Shingai Grain
    Shingai Grain, under the leadership of Philisiwe Sibiya , stands out as a leading importer and exporter of grains in Africa. With a core commitment to community development and empowering smallholder farmers, the company is dedicated to fostering sustainable local agriculture and vibrant communities.
  1. Shingai Logistics
    At the forefront of overland logistics solutions in Africa, Shingai Logistics specializes in cross-border road freight. Under Philisiwe Sibiya’s guidance, the company excels in managing customs and clearance processes, ensuring the smooth and efficient delivery of goods across the continent.
  1. Shingai Property
    Shingai Property, a division of Shingai Group, manages a diverse portfolio of corporate properties, including retail stores, warehousing facilities, and distribution centers. Notable in its portfolio is the Bapsfontein business complex, housing Shingai Milling and the Distribution Centre, showcasing the commitment to providing sustainable solutions for retail enterprises.
  1. SPSK
    Pioneering the transformation of the supply chain and logistics sector, SPSK, founded by Philisiwe Sibiya, is revolutionizing the global integration of African businesses and high-quality food products. The company ensures seamless access to diverse African products through exclusive distribution channels, catering to a broad spectrum of markets, including supermarkets, wholesalers, bars, restaurants, and informal traders.
  1. Shingai Foundation
    Beyond the corporate realm, Philisiwe Sibiya’s commitment to societal impact is evident in the Shingai Foundation. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to empowering young girls and advancing gender equality through various initiatives. The foundation’s mission is to enhance access to opportunities and education, advocating for a brighter future for the upcoming generation of women.

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