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Welcome to Kani Development Solutions


Kani Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd (Kani) is a dynamic private company that is focused on and committed to creating sustainable energy solutions aimed at addressing the POWER deficiency that is currently facing the African continent.

We are committed to emPOWERing Africa!

At Kani, we believe in the POWER of Renewable Energy and are passionate about making a positive contribution towards developing the industry across scales, from grid-tied utility solutions through to off grid systems. Our passion is coupled with the desire to facilitate true economic benefit for the continent.

Headed by a team of seasoned professionals with vast industry experience, Kani is the ideal partner of choice for sustainable energy solutions across board.

How we emPOWER


Developing quality solutions which create opportunities for increased local participation and encourage positive engagements between participants in the industry in the provision of reliable and sustainable electricity. Our approach involves working closely with our clients and the relevant stakeholders in the industry in an open, consultative and inclusive manner to ensure buy-in and ownership of the energy solutions.


Making a valuable impact in the electrification of the Continent through access to reliable and sustainable electricity for all.


Stimulating economic development and growth of local industries through access to electricity and the implementation of socio economic development plans while developing commercially viable solutions.

Who we emPOWER

Our solutions fall within one of our three focus areas:

Electricity Generation

Providing electricity generation solutions ranging from:
Small scale embedded generation and off grid solutions for office buildings/parks (private and public sector), schools, hospitals, residential and commercial properties, to Large scale grid-connected solutions for municipalities and industrial clients such as mines and factories.

Advisory Services

Providing project management, transactional advisory, legal, fundraising and deal structuring services to developers, governmental departments, municipalities,commercial and industrial clients.

SMME Development

Developing solutions aimed at empowering small medium, micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) and women involved in the renewable energy.

Meet The Team

Kani’s founders and directors ZiyandaMpakama and Thokozile Zambane have a wealth of experience in the renewable energy sector in conjunction with their diverse capabilities in numerous industries. Both passionate about developing sustainable energy solutions for the African continent, the duo is committed to harness the continent’s wealth in energy resources to further stimulate the economies of those it serves; its people.

Ziyanda Mpakama

Co-founder & Director

Roles and responsibilities: Financial analysis, developing women empowerment programmes and managing the large scale embedded generation business

Ziyanda holds a Bcom Honours degree in Financial Management from University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Masters in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Previously working as the Commercial Manager at E.ON Energy Southern Africa. Ziyanda was responsible for the commercial strategy of the REIPPP projects, which included fund-raising, deal-structuring, procurement, due diligence, negotiations. Prior to that, she was the Head of Finance at Enel Green Power RSA. With a passion for development, her career in development finance started at the Isibaya Fund of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) working on providing debt and equity financing to unlisted companies, focusing on environmentally sustainable investments, including projects in the Renewable Energy Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

Thokozile Zambane

Co-founder & Director

Roles and responsibilities: Legal and regulatory analysis, developing SMME development programmes and managing the small scale embedded generation and off-grid business.

Thokozile is an admitted attorney and holds a Bcom Law degree and a LLB degree from the University of Pretoria.

Former Bid Strategist at E.ON Energy Southern Africa she was responsible for developing bidding strategies for the REIPPPP while looking for opportunities to develop E.ONs footprint in the SADC region. Prior to joining E.ON, Thokozile worked in the Banking and Finance Team of Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc (NRF), where she acted for commercial banks, development finance institutions and corporates. During her time at NRF, Thokozile was also part of the firm’s energy team and advised various developers and funders participating in REIPPPP. She also spent some time in the legal department of Citi Group Global Markets in London where she gained invaluable experience in the derivatives and prime brokerage space.

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