20 Things You Must Know About Sam Matekane

Here are 20 Things You Must Know About Sam Matekane, Lesotho richest man and the country’s most celebrated businessman !

  1. Sam Matekane started Matekane Group of Companies was established in 1986 as Matekane Transport and Plant Hire
  2. His business widely invested in Aviation, Property Development, Mining, Hospitality and Farming
  3. Sam is widely known as Lesotho’s richest man
  4.  He is the 7th child out of a family of 14 children of his deceased parents Mr. Hoohlo and Mrs. Mantuba Matekane. 
  5. His property portfolio includes Mpilo Estate, Mpilo Boutique Hotel
  6. Sam Matekane was recently crowned the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner At The African Business Leadership Awards
  7. During COVID-19 the Businessman pledges up to R30 million to upgrade Lesotho’s lab system
  8. Sam Matekane is the First Mosotho to be awarded Forbes Best of Africa Leading Entrepreneur
  9. Sam was born on the 15th March 1958 in the Mants’onyane Village in the District of Thaba-Tseka Lesotho
  10. Sam has 6 Children and 7 grandchildren. 
  11. He attended a local Primary School in Mants’onyane, Bocheletsane Pimary School and passed his PSLE and progressed to Mabathoana High School in Maseru where he passed his Junior Certificate.
  12. He started Matekane Mining Investment Company in 2004. 
  13. In 2009, he launched the Matekane Aviation with just one helicopter and a private jet. The Company has since now acquired another helicopter and two Bombardier CRJ200’s. In March 2016, the Company was formally registered as an Airline trading as Maluti Sky.
  14. Through his love for farming, he founded the MGC Express which owned three farms in South Africa.
  15. Matekane Group of Companies owns the following subsidiaries: MGC Mining , MGC Properties, MGC Aviation, Organica Global Brands, Verve Dynamics Incorporated and MGC Express. 
  16. Sam’s businesses employs a workforce of 681 who include professionals in different fields.
  17. His  MGC company ventured into the Cannabis business in 2017 and is currently expanding in the industry.
  18. For many years he has been sponsoring the Roof of African race
  19. His love for vintage cars has led him to a collection of Vintage Cars and has since collected Ten Vintage Cars. 
  20. Sam is vying to become the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho

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