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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’s Nation Builder and Ziwani, 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 Nation Builder we support South Africa’s business community to lead in effective social impact. 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.

Latest news and articles

Faith in the Digital Age: Understanding Gen Z | Mergon

Faith in the Digital Age: Understanding Gen Z

Mergon Foundation's Nqobile Ngcobo shares in this article on the importance of ‘walking the long road’ with young people, and specifically with Gen Z. Born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s, this ‘digital native’ generation has a unique lens through which they see the world and relate to Christ. How can we understand and work alongside this generation, celebrating their strengths and making space for their unique leadership? Read more here.
Pursuing solutions for sustainable change - Mergon

Pursuing solutions for sustainable change

‘Beneath a culture's surface lies much that shapes it, often unspoken perspectives and mindsets that influence our behaviour,’ says Mergon Foundation board member and Infundo Consulting founder, Charmaine Smith. To understand how these underlying dynamics give meaning and direction to our lives, she recommends systems thinking approach. Read here to learn more about the value of systems thinking in unlocking social impact and long-lasting partnerships.
5 strengths of the African church - Mergon

5 strengths of the African church

The African church has distinctive strengths that are adding valuable contributions to the body of Christ. In addition to being digitally connected, resilient, open to the supernatural, and home to the world’s largest Christian population, Africa is also witnessing a rise in indigenous leadership. Peter Tarantal, OM international director Mergon Foundation forum board member, highlights five aspects he considers as this continent’s strengths. Read why Peter believes Africa is poised to shape the future of the global church.
The unseen link between organisational health and impact for non-profits

The unseen link between organisational health and impact for non-profits

Mergon Foundation's Ian Conolly addresses maintaining a healthy organisational culture while strategically growing non-profit organisations. He identifies three key practices for achieving this: People, Thinking and Governance Practices. When these align, organisations can thrive with effective teams, clear strategies, and governance. In support of this, we introduce a new online learning and capacity-building platform called FiftyFour, to guide non-profit leaders in building thriving organisations. Launching in 2024.
Three ways to pursue in-Christ leadership - Johan Beukes

Three ways to pursue in-Christ leadership

In-Christ leadership is a transformative journey that benefits not only you as a leader but also those around you. In this guest blog post, Johan Beukes, leadership coach and Mergon Foundation board member, unpacks the basis of in-Christ leadership and gives Christian leaders a new perspective on the life-giving, holistic and integrated nature of this as an alternative approach. Johan also suggests three practical ways that you can embrace in-Christ leadership within your organisation.

Strength in resilience: African women entrepreneurs

In this overview article of the podcast, Sylvia shares her personal perspectives with Ziwani’s Keri-Leigh Paschal on the challenges, including underlying bias that women face in Africa’s workplace, shaped by a complex interplay of culture and worldviews. The key to addressing this bias, she believes, is open dialogue and conversation, asserting that ‘change does not originate from policy or the systemic level, but rather from you and me, and the individuals we interact with daily.’ Read her thought-provoking insights here.