Bulelani Nodada – Chairman
Bulelani Nodada is an entrepreneur born and raised in Umzimkhulu and Mount Frere. He started his entrepreneurial journey managing his father’s shop at the young age of fourteen. This led him to start his own business- a telephone shop- in his second year of study at the University of KZN. Bulelani currently runs Kwanodada Classic Funerals and a tombstone manufacturing business. Bulelani had also an Optometrist business with several branches before deciding to settle for funeral and financial services businesses.


  • Bachelor’s in Medical Science- University of KZN.
  • Bachelor’s in Optometry (Hons)- University of KZN.
Nocawe Makiwane – Chief Executive Officer

Nocawe is a businesswoman with extensive experience in financial services. She sharpened her insurance experience after joining her family business the AM Mfolozi Group Holding, a company invested in the funeral parlour industry. She is an executive director at AM Mfolozi Group Holdings. Nocawe worked in the Asset Management industry for 15 years under; Stanlib, Coronation and Gensec. During her time at Stanlib, Nocawe was responsible for managing assets in excess of R2bn on behalf of institutional clients in her capacity as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst. Nocawe is non-executive director for EMIRA Listed Property. She is ex-director of Rural Housing Loan Fund Sentech, Eastern Cape Parks Board, National Housing Finance Corporation, National Electricity Regulator of South Africa, Advantage Asset Management, Strate and Scientia Financial Services.


  • MBA- Exeter University
  • Executive Leadership Programme – Wharton Business School.
  • Economics – Wits Business School.
  • Bachelor’s in Social Sciences – University of Cape Town
Vhusi Phiri – Chief Operations Officer

Vhusi is a seasoned entrepreneur and business enabler with experience in assisting businesses to capture value from their business processes and information systems investments. He is Co-founder and CEO of Diaspora Kapita, an investment holding company with interests in Contract Mining, Retail Pharmacies, Light Manufacturing -Construction Materials and Financial Services. Vhusi has travelled extensively in Africa assisting clients to optimise their business processes. He has set up successful and thriving businesses including Cerrex Consulting sold to PricewaterhouseCoopers South Africa (PwC) in 2014.


  • Fellow Member of Institute of Bankers.
  • Master of Philosophy in Development Finance- University of Stellenbosch.
  • BBMIT (Hons) Business Management & Information Technology-Catholic University of Zimbabwe.
  • Advanced Diploma in Banking (Retailing of Financial Services)- Institute of Bankers.
  • Diploma in Banking (Retailing of Financial Services)- Institute of Bankers.
  • Programme in Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management- University of South Africa.
  • Management Development Programme -Mandel Zimbabwe.
Fundiswa Zote – Marketing Director

Fundiswa has extensive experience in marketing and high-profile funeral services. She currently runs Pages Funeral Services, a second-generation business in Eastern Cape.


  • Travel and Tourism Diploma- Damelin College.
  • Office Computing Diploma – Damelin College.
Gift Chawasarira- Chief Financial Officer

Gift has experience in health administration, short and long-term insurance, Developmental Finance, and Collective investment management. He sits on the board of Diaspora Kapita as well as a trustee of the Afrocentric Health Limited Union Provident Fund.


  • CA(SA)
  • Master of Business Leadership – University of South Africa
  • BCom Acc (Hons) – Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting – Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit
  • Advanced Certificate in Auditing (Accounting Professional Training (PTY) LTD )
Aubrey Mkhabela – Executive Director

Aubrey has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services. He is the founder of 21st Century Life. Aubrey started his career as Mathematics Teacher and then joined Metropolitan Life. Aubrey gained extensive distribution experience in financial services. He was one of the Metropolitan Life Top Sales Executive for several years. Aubrey left Metropolitan Life to set up a financial services and funeral parlour business. He was also founding shareholder & director of B3 Financial Services.


  • Diploma in Education.

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