Nelsiwe Mabuza was voted Business Woman of the Year (BWYA) 2013 in Swaziland. Her time at African Alliance Swaziland started in 2001, where she has gained diverse corporate finance experience ranging from sourcing finance through bond and equity issuances, listings, hedging currency portfolios, investment and advisory services. Nelsiwe holds an MSC in Mathematical Modelling with an emphasis in Finance, as well as a certificate in Financial Management.


Peace joined African in August 2015 as a private equity executive. 

Peace began his career at Nedbank Swaziland, where he worked as a Retail Analyst. Thereafter he joined the Central Bank of Swaziland (CBS) in the Capital Markets Department, which also included the mandate to develop the Swaziland Stock Exchange. At CBS he worked as a Consumer Education and Training Officer, which included promoting financial literacy in the capital markets by conducting free-lance lecturing at various institutions.  Peace later conducted Research and Development for the Swaziland Stock Exchange (SSX) where he took part in a number of initiatives aimed at developing the exchange, including participating in the SSX Committees overseeing the raising of capital through listing of both equity and debt. 

Pecae holds a Masters In Business Leadership majoring on Corporate Finance


Nuno Xavier joined African Alliance in January 2013 and has over 5 years of experience in Private Equity. As a Private Equity executive, Nuno has been extensively involved in capital raising, building the Private Equity pipeline, assessing and executing transactions. He is also responsible for monitoring and value add initiatives for the existing portfolio.

Prior to African Alliance, Nuno started his career in Private Equity as an analyst at Cape based venture capital company focused on early stage and start up initiatives. As an analyst, he focused on researching the mobile money industry, diamonds sector and construction. Nuno was an associate for 3 years where his focus was in the infrastructure, oil and gas and information technology sectors. Through these projects, he was involved in dealing with various African governments and has gained valuable exposure to transacting on the continent.

He started his career at Ernst and Young in accounting, audit and tax. Nuno is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa).