WHO WE ARE

 

Our founder

 

Constance Kawelenga

Business Coach, Qualified Auditor, Tax Practitioner and Financial Advisor

Constance qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 and is a registered auditor with proficiency in Finance, Taxation, Audit, and Estate Planning. Her Big Four audit career exposed her to a broad range of industries including manufacturing, transport, retail, insurance, fast food, agriculture, property, education, and the NGO sector. Constance also gained invaluable commercial experience while heading up the finance team for a global vehicle and financing player, before embarking on her entrepreneurial journey. In 2013, she founded Zuva. Although initially focusing on accounting, tax, and audit as its core offerings, Zuva very soon outgrew itself and today has become a pivotal facilitator in the birth and successful growth of Small to Medium Entities (SME’s). She is a registered member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe) (ICAZ), and the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA). Constance is also an accredited Tax Practitioner and a Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) accredited Financial Advisor.

Our team

 

Elbe Ohlhoff

Elbe Ohlhoff is Co-Founder of the ZUVA Accelerator programme and has a passion for training young entrepreneurs. She has an financial and admin background and believes the accelerator programme offers the ideal platform to share, grow and develop future business leaders.   

Bekithemba Ndebele

Beki comes with Business Advisory experience, business process and system optimisation and corporate recovery experience spanning over 9 years across Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant, and a holder of a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He is also currently studying with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFAI).

Patience Chiwara

Patience has more than 7 years’ experience in Accounting, specialising in small and medium-sized businesses. Her main areas of expertise are Financial Accounting, Payroll, Taxation and Audit. As a young person, Patience is passionate about working with various businesses and growing alongside the businesses. She is a holder of an Honours Degree in Accounting (UZ) and has embarked on her journey to become a Chartered Accountant. Currently, she is studying for her CTA with UNISA.

Our  mission

 

ZUVA's mission

There is a place where business and social objectives can converge. As a business cultivation engine, our passion is to transform the businesses we interact with and, in so-doing, impact the business landscape, families and communities in South Africa.

Our distinguishing qualities

 

Passion

We are motivated about making a tangible difference for each of our clients.

Value-driven perspective

We believe that every organisation should have value-addition as its core motivator. For that reason, we take a 360-degree view of our clients. Each one of our service offerings talks to a potential need at any point in the lifecycle of our client businesses, as well as the individuals behind the organisations.

Stake-holder centricity

We are committed to delivering service beyond expectations

People

People are the primary common denominator for all businesses. For that reason, a key measure of our business’ success is the difference we make in people’s lives

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Excellence

We utilise whatever resources we have at our disposal to produce the best outcomes for our clients.

Our entities

 

Zuva Financial Services (Pty) Ltd – accounting, tax, payroll, secretarial, business valuations, and other consulting services.

Zuva Advisory Services Inc. – audit and advisory services.

Zuva Accelerator – business cultivation, coaching, business turnaround.

Zuva Capital Investments – wealth management (financial & estate planning, as well as trust administration).