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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.


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


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


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.

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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.
Dancing with porcupines: the art of skilful conflict handling

Dancing with porcupines: the art of skilful conflict handling

In any aspect of life, especially in leadership, conflict is inevitable. The key lies not in avoiding it but in addressing it constructively. How do we see it as something positive, a tool that can be leveraged for the organisation’s good? John Yip explores this question in FiftyFour’s online workshop hosted in late 2023. In this overview article, John offers tools, insights, and personal experiences to transform the challenging topic of confrontation into a catalyst for strengthening teams, missions, and organisational purpose.
The value of being on the ground - Mergon Foundation

The value of being on the ground

'I pondered over the question that had stayed with me since I had stepped onto the aircraft: ‘Why am I doing this… again?’ Travelling in Africa is not for the faint-hearted but Mergon Foundation's regional manager for sub-Saharan Africa shares on some of the compelling moments he might have missed, had he not travelled to spend face-to-face time with our ministry partners in this region. In this blog article, De Wet gives us a fresh, personal take on what he sees as ‘the value of being on the ground.’