Africa One is Africa's leading independent high impact non-bank financial group focused on empowering clients to aggressively achieve growth.  This is provided via high touch management services, conflict resolution and communication services on behalf of our clients.  

With our roots squarely planted on the Africa continent we have had the privilege of playing an active key role towards establishing access to the plethora of business growth opportunities on the Africa continent.  By linking our "blue-chip" international expertise, unsurpassed growth passion and local networks we have become an undisputed leader on business on the African continent, the last high-growth frontier on the planet.

Renowned for our "in the trenches" methods we can assure a successful engagement and/or venture for our base of international clients.  Our accurate advisory and implementation services via our partner firms in 10 international jurisdictions empowers our clients with unsurpassed growth and expansion support uniquely blended for the African continent.


John-Ernest Fogwell



CEO & Investment Manager

John started his business career at the noticeably young age of 14, working for a local law practice in his hometown. Studying part time his financial career commenced as a trust-&-estate advisor for one of South Africa’s leading insurance companies.

During his career he acted as Chairman of the Chamber of Small to Medium Business, the President of the Web Development Association of South Africa, senior advisor to Citi Capital Ltd and Blue Investments Holdings as well as Director of VenCap Investments Ltd, ZS Group (Pty) Ltd and Group R Holdings Ltd and several lesser-known Pan-African ventures.

In 2005 his passion for African business was ignited and he has since assisted many large corporate companies as well as smaller entrepreneurs set up business activities across the African continent.

John has advised companies on projects, tender and new business ventures in over 14 African Countries and he is now regarded as the expert in African business. John is member of the Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa, a member of COMENSA, a board member of the Junior Mining Association and the Chairman of the Diamond Chamber of Commerce. 

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