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Who we are

Our Vision

To be a leading technology-enabled knowledge marketplace company.

Our Mission

To provide innovative solutions that empower better business decisions through effective knowledge acquisition and sharing, enabled by technology.


Our Foundations

From our roots in South Africa, we are building a quality expert network focussed on servicing our clients in the regions we cover and beyond.

Johannesburg South Africa

Rooted in Africa

Born in Africa, our geographical reach gives us the ability to scale our impact across the region and beyond.

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Enabled by Technology

We use new and existing technologies to bring people and opportunities closer together

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Amazing People

Underpinning our solutions is our ability to recruit and work with the best local experts who are knowledgeable and passionate.

Our Team

We operate an agile project-based resourcing solution with our researchers being based locally in the regions we cover, supported by a core centralized team. This extensive network of researchers helps us to tap into local market networks to unearth expertise often unattainable on digital platforms.


Mac Mabidilala
Founder, CEO

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Mac is the Founder and CEO of Pengo Insight. He has spent the past decade working in multiple African countries, across South, East, and West Africa including the Indian Ocean Islands for a number of multinational organizations in the consumer packaged goods and financial services industries.


He is an MBA graduate from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and holds qualifications from the University of South Africa and the Wits Business School.


Nadia Karodia

Research and Projects

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Nadia is a key member of our project delivery team, although operating on a project basis, her contribution continues to be invaluable in growing Pengo Insight's impact for experts and clients alike.


Nadia possesses a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations and has strong experience as a qualitative researcher, and policy and data analyst.

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Our Impact

We started our business to bridge the gap between exciting growth and investment opportunities with the global investment community seeking insight on how to access them. It's this big problem that we solve that we believe will contribute to building strong local economies in key regions across the world.

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