Who We Are?


Livestock Wealth was founded by Ntuthuko Shezi, a former Accenture strategy consultant, serial entrepreneur and Electro-Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Cape Town. Shezi has started a number of successful businesses such as Scratch Mobile, the award winning auto body repair shop at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo Airport prior to venturing into the intersection of Agriculture and Financial Services.

The crowd-farming idea came out of a personal frustration with the complexity and volatility of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He then went to think of ways to grow his own wealth in a method that is simple and easy to understand. He credits the advice of Warren Buffett, the world's most successful equity investor, who said: "Never invest in anything you do not understand." This led him to the centuries' old and easy to understand method of creating and storing wealth - Cows.

Livestock Wealth expertly manages and operates two farms: Fairplay in Zululand, Vryheid and Rietfontein in Kokstad, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The current farms have carrying capacity of a 1000 head of cattle. We aim to grow the cows under our management to 1 million by 2020 in different farms in South Africa and beyond.

We pride ourselves with our skill in selecting the best breeding cows and bulls to ensure the best returns for our investors through consistent calving ratios, high weaning weights and excellent weaning ratios.

 

Our People

Livestock Wealth has an experienced team which drives strategy, markets the business and manages the farming processes.

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Ntuthuko Shezi

Founder and CEO

 

 

Graduated in Electro-Mechanical Engineering at UCT, worked for Accenture as a Strategy Consultant.Over 10 years experience in the automotive sector and agriculture. Amongst his achievements, he was the 2015 Continental Winner of the CEO Magazine Titans Building Nations Award, 2013 Mail and Guardian 200 Young South African. He is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow and 2005 Clinton Democracy Fellow which afforded him a chance to meet both US Presidents Obama and Clinton.


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Bill van Lelyveld

Farming Operations

 

 

He has over 30 years’ experience in livestock production, He is the farm manager and member of the Livestock Wealth Advisory Board. He ensure the smooth running of the farm and sees to the growth of your investment. An ex-officio member of the South African Brahman Association, has chaired the training and marketing committees and currently Chairman of the KZN Brahman Club. He is a seasoned stud Brahman farmer in Blood River in Vryheid,KZN.