Meet The Apex Team in Business Consulting

At Uzenzele Holdings, our passion for supporting growing businesses stems from our roots. Founded by sisters Zahra and Nadia Rawjee in 2010, our boutique firm brings over 70 years of combined expertise in business development, capital raising, and government funding access to the table.


As specialists in our field, we offer tailored advice and smooth facilitation for the capital raising process, utilising our extensive network of 41 reputable sources of funding based in South Africa.


We understand the importance of securing the right funding for your business, which is why we are dedicated to helping you access a range of options, including government grants & incentives, developmental loans, commercial loans, alternative loans, and private equity investors. Let us help you reach your full potential with efficiency & ease.

At Uzenzele, we are dedicated to empowering growth and success. That’s why we have built strong partnerships with leading local and international development funding institutions (DFIs), non-traditional financiers, commercial banks, and private funders, including family offices, to help our valued clients and project owners access the funding they need to thrive. With our extensive network and expertise in the field, you can trust us to guide you through the funding process and secure the best possible solutions for your business. Let us help you take your company to the next level, with confidence and peace of mind.

We provide our services in South Africa and other selective African countries (Angola, DRC, Mozambique, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania and Uganda).

Sector Focus

Manufacturing: General manufacturing | Agro-processing | Automotive | Chemicals | Food and Beverage | Pharmaceuticals

Social and Industrial For-Profit Infrastructure: Alternative Energy | Telecommunications | Water | Social Housing and Student Accommodation | Healthcare | Education

Other: Cannabis | Film

Project Preparation & Financing Services

Appropriation Requests | Bankable Feasibility Report Compilation & Review | Budget & Spending Plans | Business Plan Compilation | Capital Raising | Commercial & Financial Venture Feasibility | Contractual Agreements | Contractual Negotiations | Data Analysis | Data Room Management | Document Management & Analysis | Due Diligence | Economic & Financial Modelling | Financial & Commercial Due Diligence | Historical Financial Statements Review | Industry & Capital Markets Research | Material & People Resources Design | Permitting Oversight | Procurement | Project Budgeting & Planning | Project Management | Risk Analysis | Strategy Consulting | Transaction Advisory & Management Services

Executive Leadership

Zahra Rawjee

As a seasoned Executive Director, Zahra is a confident and astute professional with a wealth of experience in providing strategic support and driving business success. With a proven track record in the loan and grants funding space, she has a comprehensive understanding of how to execute effective business plans and achieve established goals and revenue targets.


As a visionary leader, Zahra is passionate about creating a sense of purpose, inspiring her team, and building a positive organisational culture. With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to excellence, she consistently analyses the company’s operating environment, implements transformational initiatives, and manages change processes to ensure efficient adoption.


Zahra’s passion for success and her drive to make a real impact make her a valuable asset to any organisation. With her leadership skills and strategic mindset, she is well equipped to take on any challenge and guide her team to success.

Nadia Rawjee

Nadia is a highly motivated and results-driven executive director with a track record of success in driving the growth and development of organizations through effective capital raising strategies. With close to two decades of experience, she has developed a deep understanding of the market environment, staying ahead of industry trends and adapting her approach to best serve her clients.Throughout her career, Nadia has demonstrated her ability to lead and inspire teams to achieve common goals. She is an exceptional communicator, able to engage with stakeholders at all levels and build strong working relationships. Nadia’s unwavering commitment to organizational transformation and change management has enabled her to drive growth and development within a variety of industries.


Her exceptional analytical skills and financial acumen, combined with her ability to develop and implement strategic plans, have earned her recognition as one of the top leaders in her field. Nadia was named “High-Fliers in High Heels” in 2020 by Top Women Leaders Magazine and was listed in’s Top 50 Women to Watch in 2019.


As an Executive Director and Loan and Grants Funding Facilitator, Nadia is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to her clients, guiding them through the complexities of the capital raising process and helping them to reach their growth objectives. She is a true professional who is trustworthy and confident, and her clients can always count on her to provide them with the support they need to achieve their goals.

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