Unathi Mkiva is an entrepreneur and CEO and co-founder of Vintage Capital (Pty) Ltd, a group of companies established in 2014. The group has the following subsidiaries: MKIVA Registered Auditors and Business Advisors, Fountains Funeral Solutions, Diamond Property Investments Galore, and recently an on-demand services mobile app called UrbanSense. Unathi is a member of the Education and Transformation Committee of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA). As a believer in continued learning and development of new skills, in 2018 he completed his MBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

He is a registered auditor and his clients are emerging companies (SMMEs). He helps these companies with compliance and governance issues in order to be sustainable for the development of the South African economy.

Unathi is actively involved in his community: he runs a biannual project ‘Helping the Homeless’ that collects clothes, blankets, food, and other necessities. He wants this to be the wheels in motion for a society that ignites ubuntu and selfless leadership. He also supports more than 15 families in Keiskammahoek (EC) by providing Christmas food packs. Unathi considers himself an accountable and selfless leader and replicates the same values to his team. His team knows him not as a ‘boss’ but rather a support structure that ensures delivery of output while giving direction.

Unathi is a husband, an avid road runner with two Comrades Marathon finishes, an amateur cyclist (94.7 Cycle Challenge medallist) and a die-hard biker.


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