The Summit Private Equity Fund (“PE Fund”) is a traditional Private Equity Fund as defined by Regulation 28 of the Pension Fund Act, that provides investors with access to scarce, high-growth, defensive, private equity investment opportunities in strategic sectors that contribute meaningfully to the Social and Economic Transformation and Development of local communities and South Africa as a whole, with a focus on Job Creation, Sustainable Investing and Transformation.

The PE Fund is managed on a full-time basis by an experienced and dedicated specialist team within a Registered Financial Services Provider, which provides careful deal selection, followed by thoughtful, focused and active management of the investee company in a manner that will generate superior returns for all stakeholders and drive sustainable and positive change.


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Former President Mandela“According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), each year that an individual is at school, adds a 10% increase in their earnings. This in turn raises the average GDP of a country by 0.37% which ultimately produces a society that is more productive, inclusive, and engaged”
Healthcare is one of government’s expenditure priorities along with post-school education and training, economic infrastructure and social protection.
Recent research has shown that in a digital economy landscape, a 25% increase in country-level ICT investment will result in around 1% growth in GDP. In addition according to the 2015 Global Connectivity Index, South Africa is among the top three developing countries that have the most potential to use ICT to boost their economic growth, along with China and Chile.


Summit Africa is genuinely focused on the transformative impact on South Africa and has established an investment strategy and framework which targets the following Social Impact and Business business objectives as outlined in our Social Impact Charter: