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The Team

The Edinvest

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At the core, Edinvest Schools are characterised by building and sustaining high quality, authentic inter-personal relationships. Edinvest’s unique selling point is the focus on developing entrepreneurial thinking and skills development to empower youth to uplift their own communities, contribute to job creation and the strengthening of the national economy.
This is achieved through personalised learning, where the emphasis is on self-discovery and content creation, allowing for the learner to find new information and knowledge, with time and prescribed content providing the backdrop. 

The well-structured academic programme, based on the CAPS curriculum, is presented in modern, well-equipped classrooms. In addition to sport, cultural and extra–curricular programmes, the distinguishing feature of the Edinvest Schools experience is the entrepreneurship approach grounded in the development of Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

Robotics and Coding are woven into the curriculum from the Foundation phase upwards. Teaching and learning are designed to instil and promote Edinvest’s core values namely: honesty, environmental consciousness, care for others, social responsibility and healthy living.

Introducing You To

Our Team

Nhlanhla Khambule

CEO and Founder
Mr Khambule is the CEO of Edinvest which owns 4 Artisan Colleges and Canaan College, a private School at UMlazi. He also owns Nest Pre-Primary which is a quality township pre-school that is a feeder to top private and government schools. Nhlanhla serves on the board of Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA) and previously served in the boards of Ithala and KZN Growth Fund. He was previously involved in listing a business on the JSE. Nhlanhla holds a Masters in Development Finance from Stellenbosch University among his qualification.

Thanda Ndaba

Co-founder and MD Artisans
Thanda is a Chartered Accountant by profession, having completed his training contract at KPMG. He holds an International Executive Development programme “IEDP” qualification from the University of Pretoria – “GIBS & New York University”; a Banking Diploma from the Institute of Bankers, a Business Management Development Programme and a Post Graduate Diploma in Real Estate, Construction and Project Management from the Rotterdam School on Management in the Netherlands. Thanda is also the co-founder of Edinvest. Prior to taking up an executive position at the company, he was an Executive in the Projects division of the National Housing Finance Corporation, responsible for sourcing, appraising, monitoring and evaluation of property deals nationally. He was also the architect of the newly established BEE Property Fund. Thanda was part of the team that established the FSC property Section during his time in the Investment Banking Division of Standard Bank. He also developed the syndicated debt funding model that resulted in large scale property developments with blue chip companies.

Lala Steyn

MD: Schools
Lala Steyn joined Edinvest Schools as MD in April 2020. She is a Director of Edinvest Schools. Prior to this she headed up the Schools Investment Fund for Old Mutual. Prior to her time at Old Mutual, she provided advisory and consulting services within the public, private and non-profit sectors across Africa, with a focus on sustainable development. She has also worked as a senior manager in the Mandela government, specifically the National Department of Land Affairs and worked in the non-profit sector having started teaching in the townships in the late 1980s and thereafter as an activist in various organisations. She is a non-executive Director of Communicare, a social housing non-profit managing 3375 rental units in Cape Town. Lala holds an Honours Degree in Philosophy and an MBA from GIBS, University of Pretoria.

Sthabile Shezi

COO: Schools
Sthabile Shezi is qualified Chartered Accountant with over 19 years work experience. She has worked in various companies including Deloitte, Anglo American, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, UKZN and Ithala Development Finance Corporation. She has extensive experience in financial management and reporting, auditing and corporate governance. She holds an MBA degree with Regenesys Business School. Ms Shezi is passionate about youth and women development. She is the founder of Insika Women’s Club which currently has over 30 members. She currently serves as a Board member of the Dr Khosi Ngema Foundation.

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Moss is one of South Africa’s most distinguished businessman. Moss served from 1995 to 2000 as economic advisor in the South African Presidency. He consulted to the World Bank and National Housing Forum (South Africa) on aspects of economic policy in South Africa. He is CEO and Deputy Chairman as well as co-founder of Safika Holdings – an Investment Holding company with a broad range of interest in the mining, Industrial, gaming, financial services, telecommunication and technology sectors of the economy. He sits on boards of Trakka Corp (Pty) Ltd (an Australian based company), Director of Sephaku Holding and Chairman of South African Breweries Foundation, to mention but a few. He is a Trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital.


Hatla is a leading businessman in the property sector. He is qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor and obtained a PQRS, PMAQS, and a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of Dublin. He has a Diploma in Civil Engineering (Lesotho), and a Diploma in Construction Economics (Ireland). He has over 30 years industry experience. Hatla serves as Executive Chairman of Mvua Property Partners and Pulaprop. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Vukile Property Fund, Calgro M3 Holdings Ltd and Wilson Bayly Homles - Ovcon Ltd (WBHO). He serves as a Director of the following: AECOM South Africa (Pty) Ltd. He has also served as the Property Executive Manager of Development of Propnet (Transnet’s Property Division).

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