Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director for Mahlopi Metals Group, and Founder of Tshepiso-entle Self-care (Pty) Ltd

Selapeng Maledimo is a visionary leader from Mphanama, a village in rural Limpopo Province. Her journey into the profession was inspired by her hardworking elder sister, Ashleigh Maledimo, also a CA, and Finance Manager at IDF Capital.

Currently, Selapeng serves as CFO of Mahlopi Metals Group (Pty) Ltd, a Level 1 B-BBEE mining company with specialisation in mining exploration, opencast mining and beneficiation. Due to her decade of experience in finance and savvy leadership which ranges from auditing, accounting, risk management and compliance to asset management, under her stewardship Mahlopi Metals Group is well on its way to exceeding its projected annual turnover. Furthermore, her experience extends to the pharmaceutical industry, where she held multiple leadership roles at Pfizer, notably becoming Pfizer’s inaugural information officer for POPIA, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to regulatory standards.

Beyond her executive roles, Selapeng also serves as non-executive director at Rinato Clinic and Medipost Pharmacy representing the interests of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and showcasing her ability to influence and serve as a custodian for good corporate governance.

Selapeng established Tshepiso-entle Self-care in July 2023 with a focus on holistic self-care and well-being. In its first three months, the company has made significant strides. It became a participant in the MyDough incubation programme and showcased its offerings at the Deloitte’s 2023 Wellness Day and the YLC IDEAL Annual Summit 2023. Furthermore, Tshepiso-entle Self-care proudly sponsored the International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA) Hall of Femme Awards, collaborating with prominent brands.

Also, Selapeng’s participation in the first cohort of the bespoke Women in Leadership Programme by the IWFSA marked a pivotal moment in her career, leading to the launch of the FASSET Women’s Legacy programme, which aims to graduate 1 000 female leaders by 2025.

She envisions leading Mahlopi Metals Group into a global powerhouse, extending its reach into SADC, Africa and beyond. Furthermore, Selapeng, through a led diversification in Mahlopi Metals Group, is currently working on the establishment of a CAT I & II asset management company with a primary mission of promoting greater female involvement in the capital asset management sector. Selapeng’s dedication to women and youth development is evident through her roles as a committee member at the IWFSA Alumni Network and Young Leaders Connect IDEAL (YLC IDEAL), where she drives meaningful change. As a sub-committee member at African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA), she plays a pivotal role in supporting their strategy to ‘identify’, ‘nurture’, and ‘lead’.

Selapeng’s mentorship of future leaders underscores her commitment to empowering the next generation. Her active engagement, mentorship, and visionary leadership highlight her qualities in developing, influencing, and leading in diverse and impactful ways.