Strategy and Investments
Stephen Dondolo, an Eastern Cape businessman, was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by IMM in 1990 and the Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. As a director of several businesses, he advises, leads, motivates and controls the development of a diverse portfolio of business and community interests. He is a director, council member and chairman of numerous boards and committees including the BKB Audit Committee. He serves as a director on the board of the Coca Cola Fortune, a subsidiary of Coca Cola SABCO, and is chairman of Pioneer Slots and Pioneer Fishing, the fourth largest fishing company in South Africa.
Integrated Energy Solutions
Donald founded AfriCoast in 2000 in his capacity as a director with Vernance Da Silva. He has in excess of 27 years’ work experience. Donald is responsible for various divisions including energy, water, structures and rehabilitation. He also oversees critical and major projects that shape the future of the company.
Venance da Silva
Venance da Silva is a director at AfriCoast Energy (Pty) Ltd. Venance founded AfriCoast in 2000 as a director with Donald McGillivray. He more than 30 years’ experience and during his career he has worked on projects that shaped the face of the Eastern Cape. He operates in both his capacity as director, but some of his responsibilities also include engineering planning, design and contract administration.
Operations and Trading
McGilivray is an engineering management and consulting veteran with an international track record of energy engineering projects in Europe, South Africa, Australia and the United States spanning over two decades.
Marketing and Finance
Brendon Wood is the chief financial officer (CFO) of the African Pioneer Group. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 at KPMG South Africa. Prior to joining the African Pioneer Group, his roles included that of a group financial director (for a JSE listed Industrial and Automotive Products manufacturer), a Chief Executive Officer (for a privately owned Footwear Manufacturer and Retailer) and a Strategy Consultant (focused on consumer goods and transaction services). These roles led to Brendon gaining extensive executive management experience in the areas of strategy, finance, operational management as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Did You Know?
2014year in which we delivered South Africa's first solar wind farm in REIPPP.
R 300 Billiontotal value of projects delivered by AfriCoast for clients since its inception (2000)
2000 MW+value of our development pipeline
R4 Billionthe total value of renewable energy projects we have developed