About Us

Afrifocus is a JSE-registered stockbroker and an authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP: 48810).

The Company was founded in 2000 as an independent South African stockbroker, is 80% Black-owned with offices in Sandton and Durban servicing Institutional clients, Private clients and Corporate clients. We were approved in February 2018 as an Authorised Financial Services Provider by the FSCA and issued with a Category 1 and 2 license.

We offer a holistic approach to your financial services offering which includes private client stockbroking, full-discretionary portfolio management and wealth management.

Our private client Stockbrokers and Portfolio Managers are also registered representatives with the FSCA, thereby being competent to assist you in your retirement and investment planning.

Our Services

Our private client portfolio management team consists of market experts with many years’ industry experience

Corporate Services - Staff Share Scheme

  • Administer schemes for corporates, which involves stockbroking account in staff member names and execution of deals upon instruction
  • All regulatory SARS documentation provided
  • Monthly portfolio statements and access to accounts via website

Private Client Stockbroking

  • Servicing a large client base on a non-discretionary and advisory mandates
  • Stockbroking (JSE-listed products) with in-house settlement and compliance
  • Fixed income investments (corporate bonds, government bonds and inflation-linked bonds)

Personal Wealth - Full Discretion

  • Full discretion mandates model portfolios catering for various risk profiles
  • Tax-free Savings Accounts
  • Enhanced cash management via Nedbank Corporate Saver accounts

Personal Wealth - Wealth Management

  • Key individuals for Investments and Pension Funds, as well as an in-house financial planner
  • All private client portfolio managers are FSCA and FAIS registered
  • Unit Trusts and Retirements products provided via the Allan Gray and Sanlam Glacier Platforms
  • Moving annual offshore allowance and SARS-approved foreign investment allowance offshore via Mercantile Bank
  • Direct offshore investing on multiple exchanges via DMA
  • Futures trading via Velocity and IRESS platforms

Our Portfolio Managers

Fernando Moreira

Private Client Portfolio Management

Fernando started his career in stockbroking in 1987. He has worked his way up through the ranks from admin, assistant PM and Portfolio Manager. Fernando has a wealth of knowledge and experience with a proven track record of wealth creation for clients.

Direct Line: 011 011 1612

Warren Saevitzon

Stockbroking and Investment Management

Warren has a BComm Honours in Economics (WITS), Registered Persons qualification as well as the Registered Securities Trader exam with the JSE. He bought his first shares in 1995 (in Bidvest), has been a student of the stock market ever since and then joined a stock broking company in 2007. He teaches clients what he has learnt, and enjoys helping clients on their wealth creation journey using the local/ offshore stock markets.

Direct Line: 011 011 1630

Sam Nganga Jr

Portfolio Manager

Sam has completed his BSC honours Economics at the university of Zimbabwe in 2001. Sam also attained his qualifications required by the South African institute of Stockbroking and the FSCA. He has worked in the financial industry for many years and has a proven track record in managing Clients Portfolios, be it with short term or long term trading ideas. Derivative trader, CFDs, SSFs, Equities trader, Portfolio management, Business development, Forex trader, Trading lessons and platforms training, Forex solutions for importers and exporters, Key individual and Financial planner.

Direct Line: 011 011 1624

Monte Wessels

Portfolio Manager

Monte became interested in stockbroking as a learner in High School and started his career in 1996 as a consultant and advisor with Progressive systems in Pretoria. During this time he has moved through the ranks and has joined the Afrifocus team in 2001. He completed his JSE exam. Monte is actively involved with social upliftment in Mozambique and in South Africa and has a passion for people.

Tebogo Mokone

Portfolio Manager

Tebogo holds Bachelor of Arts in Business majoring in finance and economics and attained certificates from South African Institute of Financial Markets. He has developed an immense interest and determination in becoming part of the elite group of individuals who have dedicated their lives promoting efficiency, transparency, and investor protection in the financial market. His strong passion for the market stems from the writing of Graham, Fisher, Bogle, Buffet and Munger.

Direct Line: 011 011 1628

Sidney (Sid) Launspach

Portfolio Manager

Sid studied B.Com Econ, holds a Post graduate in financial planning and attained certificates from the Institute of South African Markets in Derivatives, Bonds and Yield X. He has a passion for Markets and Private Clients and is an active person who partakes in many sporting activities in his past time.

Direct Line: 011 011 1626

Ferdi Heyneke

Certified Stock Broker CSb (SA)

Ferdi joined the JSE in early 1980 and two years later he started his stock broking career as an equity dealer on the JSE trading floor with Simon Vinderine & Co. He went on to join other financial companies where he completed his JSE membership exams and became a certified stock broker. He is also registered as a Financial advisor with the FSCA and his passion is in long term portfolio structuring. He also enjoys technical analysis.

Direct Line: 011 011 1611

Yvette Nel

Money Market Officer

Yvette has over 20 years’ experience in the financial markets, having worked for various stockbrokers in the fixed income and cash markets. Given her market knowledge, expertise in settlements and client-centric personality, she is ideally suited to administer our client’s investments in the Nedbank Corporate Saver accounts.