• 1994


    Worldwide African Investment Holding (later renamed Pembani), is founded by Phuthuma Nhleko, Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, Khaya Ngqula and the now-late Max Maisela.

  • 1995

    Afric Oil is Launched

    Pembani launches Afric Oil, with Bheki Shongwe at the helm.
    Then Gauteng Premier, Tokyo Sexwale opens the first Afric Oil service station in Weltervreden Park.

  • 1997


    Pembani Group acquires a controlling stake in Zenex Oil (Pty) Ltd.

  • 1998

    A New Dawn

    Bheki Shongwe, the first CEO steps down.
    Mkhuseli Faku takes over leadership of AfricOil

  • 1999

    Further Expansion

    Pembani Group acquires a 20% stake in Engen Limited, which in turn acquires a 45% shareholding in Afric Oil

  • 2000

    Winds of Change

    Zellah Fuphe is appointed CEO
    South African industry's leadership sign an empowerment charter.

  • 2003

    Leadership Change

    Siviwe Mafanya is appointed CEO

  • 2004

    Leadership Change

    Sibusiso Mkhize is appointed CEO.

  • 2007

    Leadership Change

    John Thangwane is appointed CEO.

  • 2008

    Leadership Change

    Justine Madzika is appointed as General Manager.

  • 2009

    Leadership Change

    Tseke Nkadimeng is appointed CEO.

  • 2010

    Lifetime Achievement

    Phuthuma Nhleko is voted the Financial Mail's Lifetime Achiever.

  • 2013

    Scoring Big

    Afric Oil wins a Transnet five-year contract worth R15.5bn.

  • 2015

    20 Years In The Game

    Afric Oil celebrates 20 year anniversary.

  • 2017

    Looking Into The Future

    Afric Oil acquires Forever Fuels