Like myself, Ms. Mkhari began in the field of security. In her case installing CCTV security cameras in most of South Africa's public venues and shopping centres and providing security alarm monitoring. We have both expanded our own businesses into other diviersified enterprises. She has segued smoothly from ruling the street with a rock in hand during the apartheid era to ruling her own companies.
Denise van Esche
OMR Security Group
Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, Motseng Investment Holdings
This is a company that has shifted its focus from a soft services business and moved up the value chain to becoming a specialist property and industrials group.
A pioneering entrepreneur, Ipeleng established the first black woman owned CCTV (security surveillance) business, which became the foundation of Motseng, a diversified company with a turnover in excess of R100m (25 million USD). She sits on boards of listed companies Martprop Property Fund, Ambit Properties and KAP International. As CIO of the group she is responsible for the company's growth strategy, including its subsidiaries such as Motseng Property Group, the largest black owned and operated property Management Company in South Africa, managing assets in excess of R 2.6 billion (650 million USD).
She was a finalist in the Women's Property Network 5 star Woman Award. In 2006 Motseng Investment Holdings was nominated as one of South Africa's Top Empowerment Companies in the Investment Companies Sector by Impumelelo: South Africa's Top 300 Empowerment Companies.