Matajiri was founded in 2006 as an investment/holding company and has, over the years, grown its assets to include property and financial assets. In 2010, a new division, Matajiri Energy was established to specifically look at driving opportunities in the renewable energy space. Amongst the projects that were developed to feasibility stage is Sephai Renewable Energy Facility, located in a village called Sephai, about 42km North of Brits and 65km North West of Pretoria.
Solareff (Pty) Ltd is an EPC that specialises in the design, engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of solar PV projects. and is Matajiri’s key partner. The company was established in May 2010 and has a vast track record of installing small, medium and large-scale turnkey solar PV projects, especially rooftops. The company has over 32MW of installed capacity across South Africa and including neighbouring countries.
Matajiri Energy is a 100% Black Woman -owned and managed business. It is a BBBEE Level 1
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Tumi is a seasoned executive highly experienced in the execution of complex projects and programmes and has served as interim executive in IT and Corporate Strategy in large organisations. She has solid management consulting experience at a global consulting firm (Accenture) and at a small firm where she serves as key associate. Some of the companies she has previously consulted at include Eskom and BHP Billiton. Tumi has serves as Independent Non-executive Director on the TMT Services and Supplies board and a member of the audit committee. As a member of the board, she oversees large capital projects of a complex nature undertaken by the local subsidiary. She has also served on the South African Photo Voltaic Industry Association. She has a B.SC Chemistry from UCT, a Post-graduate Diploma (Marketing) from UNISA and an MBA from GIBS.