building the economy,
one business at a time.

The People’s Fund is a purchase order crowdfunding platform for businesses that have orders with government and corporate and are looking for capital to deliver these orders. Our platform allows everyday people to participate in the growth of these talented entrepreneurs; whilst also making it easier for entrepreneurs to get access to funding.

The People’ stands for people built economies, people driven economies & people driven growth.

our operations team

We want people to have a meaningful & measurable impact on the economy they would like to see. The passion & ingenuity of amazing entrepreneurs we have crossed paths with is why we are here. Their fire and ability is the reason we are here. We let them drive change through you.

luyanda jafta – CEO

Believes that men lie, women lie, numbers don’t! He uses business intelligence to shape start-ups for scale.

yolisa jafta – COO

A systems-developer at heart. The one you can count on to add order to the chaos of entrepreneurship.

rutendo chizunza –  marketing & pipeline lead

bontle setshedi – head of finance

shamim nong – pipeline productivity & project management

tlholo modiba – head of process & systems

alexandra kgatuke – project lead

mitchell siziba – design partner

lindokuhle skhosana – communication partner

sibusiso lekalakala – project support

zimkhitha mbungwana – project partner

tshiamo mathabathe – project support

londiwe nkosi – project support

meseum nhlongo – finance partner

tebogo lebeloane – finance support

bongiwe nkosi – project support

mahlatsi mojela – project support

mohau mahopo – project support

masego mokae – marketing support

nonku makapela – lead support

palesa mphambani – lead support

thabiso monama – lead/project support

rearabetswe mabelane – leads support

venessa ratshilingano – operations partner

ramomedi mphasha – pipeline support

non-executive directors

dr pallo marumo – non-executive director

Dr Marumo qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1998 and worked in various state hospitals until he joined the Military in 2004. He believes that anything can be achieved with the right team.

carl bates – interim chairperson

A seasoned leader in taking businesses to the next level. You can always count on him to uphold a standard of excellence.

phakiso tsotetsi – non-executive director

A Charming doer who keeps the wheels turning. He’s well traveled & believes love is the only way.


-Octavius Phukubye