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  Catalysts for Kingdom Impact  

Mergon is an entrepreneurial investment company that exists to create Kingdom impact and equip others to do the same.

We do this by building businesses – strong, resilient ones across diverse industries with a significant potential to scale and grow over the long term.

The proceeds of these investments are distributed to the Mergon Foundation, which partners with impactful ministries that serve communities and nations across Africa and the Middle East.

Through Mergon Integrate, we inspire and equip the business community to use their business as a force for social good. These initiatives promote cross-sector conversations, rich in knowledge sharing and positive storytelling, that facilitate learning, collaboration and innovation for business leaders in South Africa and Africa.

Invest

Mergon holds an internationally diversified investment portfolio with significant interests in companies operating across various industries.

Equip

Through Ziwani we partner with business leaders so that they can meaningfully live out their marketplace calling in Africa’s unique contexts.

Impact

Through the Mergon Foundation, we deploy our resources to carefully selected ministries who effectively focus on the spiritual and societal transformation of countries and communities.

FROM MERGON AND ITS PARTNERS
Latest news and articles

FiftyFour: Three steps to release local funding | Mergon

Three steps to release local funding

‘Growing your local funding is not only critical for organisational stability, but is good for the community as well,' shares UK-based fundraiser and consultant, Redina Kolaneci. In this article inspired by FiftyFour's recent live learning on this topic, she encourages us to think of fundraising not as a daunting or onerous task, but as something deeply fulfilling and dynamic along your organisation’s journey. She explores why local funding matters both financially and biblically, as well as three steps to nurture and release local funds.
Four (un)common ways of exiting | The Magnificent Exit by Neil Hart

Four (un)common ways of exiting

Great leaders think generationally and have the rare ability to imagine their organisation without them in the future picture. In his book, The Magnificent Exit, Neil Hart examines the traits of exceptional leadership and successful leadership transitions, rooted in the example that Christ left for us to follow. With these insights and his own experiences at hand, Neil identifies four core attributes of leaders who have successfully handed over the reins, and ensured organisational continuity beyond their tenure.
Mertech Marine: an underwater environmental solution

Mertech Marine: an underwater environmental solution

Business can be a powerful catalyst for social good. That's why our investment portfolio is structured to scale and grow our Kingdom impact in society. Mergon investee company, Mertech Marine, is an innovative model of submarine cable recovery and recycling that offers an environmentally sustainable solution. In today’s world of ever-increasing demands on the environment, Mertech Marine is playing its part in the circular economy. Read more here.
For every tribe and tongue: the vital role of Bible translation

For every tribe and tongue: the vital role of Bible translation

‘The word of God needs to saturate our minds if we want to know and follow God’s will.’ But for those who are unable to read or comprehend it because of a language barrier, the path to spiritual growth remains obstructed. With more than 1.5 billion people still without access to the full Bible in their heart languages, the role of Bible translation remains a vital endeavour. In this article, take a look at the process of Bible translation, the impactful stories of lives that have been transformed through receiving the word of God, and how we can all engage in this mission.
Ziwani Called to Work: stories of African entrepreneurs

Called to Work: stories of African entrepreneurs

Stories inspire, and help us envision our lives not just as they are, but as they could be. Africa has a rich tradition of storytelling, a thread that weaves together culture and wisdom over generations. Ziwani’s passion has always been to capture these narratives and bring them to life. In this article, learn more about Ziwani’s latest series 'Called to Work: Stories of African Entrepreneurs' - a video series that documents the lives of entrepreneurs who have walked remarkable faith journeys in the African marketplace. Read more about the series here.
Going further together, Nation’s Builder’s new era of impact | Mergon

Going further together, Nation Builder’s new era of impact

When coming together to serve a vision bigger than our own, extraordinary things can happen. For the past 16 years in Nation Builder, we’ve seen this to be true. In recent years, Valcare and Nation Builder journeyed together with a common goal to strengthen South Africa’s social impact sector. Both serving as 'bridge builders' between the business and non-profit sectors, these two organisations are now becoming one. Mergon’s Keri (and former Nation Builder head) shares on the exciting opportunities in which the new team can leverage their collective strengths to further benefit the social impact sector.