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Ike’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Ike Cha is an African visionary, leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist who seeks to add value to every life he touches.

2003

IKE LAUNCHES HIS START-UP VENTURE ON WEEKENDS BUYING PROPERTY

Whilst still in full time employ Ike launches a start-up in property in anticipation for going full time into entrepreneurship.

Using his credit card Ike finances first investment buying a flat in Yeoville eventually buying the whole building.

2005

IKE LEAVES CORPORATE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Ike officially launches Lionshare Holdings and leaves Coca Cola after seven years in top executive management to go full-time as an entrepreneur. Lionshare Holdings is a black-owned & managed investment holding company investing in energy, real estate, FMCG, tourism distribution and transportation.

2009

IKE BUYS OFFICE BUILDING AND CONVERTS IT INTO THE REEF HOTEL

Ike buys an office building in Joburg CBD and converts it into Reef Hotel in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and anticipated tourism boom and the rejuvenation of the Johannesburg inner city.

2012

Ike expands into tourism with purchase of Sand River Resort in Limpopo and travel agency Thovela

Lionshare Holdings adds to hospitality portfolio with the purchase of Sand River Resort and Thovela Welkom, a Harvey World Travel franchise formed in 2012 to service the corporate and major travel agency sectors.

2014

LIONSHARE HOLDINGS BUYS FIRST FUEL STATION IN LIMPOPO

Lionshare Holdings branches into the fuel retail industry with the purchase of a fuel station in Musina with an objective to grow and expand into multi-sites.

2016

LIONSHARE CO-INVESTS IN MUSINA INTERMODAL TERMINAL

Lionshare Holdings co-invests and launches the Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT) whose purpose is to move commodities from road-to-rail. These commodities include coal, copper, citrus, and maize.

2017

LIONSHARE MERGES FUEL BUSINESS WITH THE FUEL COMPANY AND SETS UP A SCANIA DEALERSHIP IN LIMPOPO

Lionshare merges its fuel company with a subsidiary of Kaap Agri called The Fuel Company to invest and grow it into a significant player in the fuel retail industry.

Border Auto Centre, a subsidiary of Lionshare Holdings launches Scania in Limpopo through a Mesina dealership and expands to Thohoyandou.

2018

LIONSHARE INVESTS IN ADVISORY FIRM GROVEST

In order to access funds to invest in bigger and more significant ventures, Lionshare invests in an Advisory and Venture Capital firm Grovest through which it plans to access fundraising and management capacity.