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Born in Johannesburg, Tebogo Mogashoa was raised in Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa. He graduated in 1996 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, specializing in telecommunications engineering, systems integration, and product enhancement. Tebogo’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident from the start, as he launched a consulting engineering business immediately after graduating.

Tebogo’s success in business is attributed to his visionary approach and ability to combine strategic thinking with a healthy tolerance for ambiguity. With over 25 years of experience, he brings a unique perspective to commerce and leadership both in Africa and globally. His diverse business interests span finance, property development, fleet management, and information communication technology, all consolidated under his diversified investment holding company, Talis Group. As chairperson of Talis Group, his long-term, proactive strategies focus on identifying and investing in growth sectors of the African economy.

Expanding his ventures into agriculture, Tebogo invested in breeding rare and endangered game species and in table grape production. In 2015, he acquired the Babirwa Game Breeding Lodge in Limpopo Province, achieving remarkable financial success swiftly. As a former President of the National Wildlife Ranching Organisation, he has made significant contributions to protecting rare species and supporting the game breeding industry.

In 2018, the Talis Property Fund partnered with Atterbury Property Fund and Ithemba to form the Divercity Urban Property Fund, leading the largest redevelopment of Johannesburg’s CBD since the dawn of South Africa’s democracy.

In 2022, he established Talis Mining, focusing on total project delivery and operations management in mining, minerals, metals, and explosives. The company’s goal is to pioneer innovative solutions in minerals and metals processing, energy, water treatment, mining, explosives, and yellow equipment leasing, aiming to reduce emissions, increase operational efficiency, and improve reliability.

Tebogo Mogashoa’s journey from Orlando West to becoming a prominent business leader demonstrates the power of vision, resilience, and innovation. His story inspires us to pursue our goals with determination and a commitment to making a positive impact in our communities and beyond.