Charmaine Mabuza, the founder of Zamani Holdings, the parent company of South Africa’s lottery operator, iThuba, has built one of the most impressive businesses in the world.

Who is Charmaine Mabuza?

Charmaine is married to Eric Mabuza. She founded Zamani holdings in 1998 , which is now made up of four subsidiary companies, Zamani Capital, Zamani Gaming, Zamani Bets and Paytronix.


Charmaine was born in KZN and has a degree in Administration and business. After graduating, she worked as a teacher before she founded Zamani Holdings.

Charity Work

Charmaine, together with her husband, have established the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation. The foundation has provided bursaries to hundreds of students. Charmaine has supported many women owned businesses through a business incubation program for women entrepreneurs.

In 2020, Charmaine was recognized the Top Woman in Education award, at the Vision 2030 Awards which was held at Emperors Palace.