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Capability Building Solutions



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Kani Development Solutions was founded with the single mission: to make a meaningful contribution to the development and industrialization of the African.

Founded in 2015 as an advisory and capability building firm advising large-scale project developers and facilitating training interventions for development finance institutions across the continent, Kani recognised the need for focused legal training for SMMEs in order to ensure the development of sustainable businesses that will play a critical role in the industrialization of the African continent.

Kani is focused on playing an instrumental role in the development of high impact projects and businesses that support economic growth and achieve meaningful socio-economic development on the continent.

We are 100% black woman owned and have a Level 1 B-BBEE Rating.

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Capability building will play a critical role in supporting economic growth on the continent.

We provide specialist legal training solutions that address knowledge gaps and assist decision makers:

•identify and manage risk

•review and negotiate commercial contracts effectively

•review and understand funding agreements

•make commercial decisions driven by a full understanding of legal implications

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Empowering Decision Makers

There is a need for in-depth and focused legal training for SMMEs.

Businesses operate in a regulated environment and commercial decisions need to  be driven by a full understanding of both commercial and legal risk.

It is a business imperative for businesses to have the necessary legal understanding in order to be able to adequately avoid or mitigate any risks identified.

We offer a number of SMME Legal Masterclasses covering matters impacting SMMEs such as: 

•Corporate Governance

•Bid Readiness 

•Effective Contracting: Risk Identification and Mitigation

•Introduction to Funding and Security Considerations Debt Collection and Distressed Companies

•Legal due diligence

We also work with our clients in identifying specific knowledge gaps in order to develop bespoke material based on client needs.


Expert Guidance

Infrastructure development is critical to economic growth on the African continent.

An understanding of the structuring of large-scale projects is critical and the development of specialist infrastructure development skills locally will be necessary to address the continent’s current infrastructure backlog.

We regularly facilitate PPP, project finance & legal due diligence training sessions with the Association of African Development Finance Institutions aimed at building capabilities of professions working in development finance institutions across the continent.

Kani has presented training sessions to Development Finance Institutions across the African continent such as the Uganda Development Bank, Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (Botswana), Development Bank of Ethiopia, Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, Eswatini Development and Savings Bank, Agricultural Development Bank of Ghana and the Development Bank of Zambia.

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We believe that renewable energy has the ability to drive meaningful socio-economic development.

As an integral component of modern society, access to electricity plays a pivotal role in economic prosperity, with another fundamental contributor to economic growth being education.

Statistics show that 78% of Grade 4 pupils in South Africa cannot read for basic meaning, that means eight out of ten 10-year-olds in South Africa, are functionally illiterate.

READPower is a social investment initiative developed by Kani in partnership with Educubed Foundation to distribute solar lighting systems to households in informal settlements and rural communities who cannot afford electricity and fund literacy and numeracy programmes in those communities.

The Programme also incorporates unemployed youth, with a focus on women, living in informal settlements by training unemployed youth from local communities to install and maintain the lighting solutions.

Kani invites its partners to use their Socio-Economic Development Spend to make a positive impact in improving the national literacy rate and secure South Africa’s future by supporting READPower.








8 Lower Road, Morningside, 2196

+27 82 334 0300

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