About Us

12 Inch Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd is a multi-faceted business entity housing a comprehensive range of expertise and a diverse portfolio of businesses. The 12 Inch Group was founded by Thabo Konopi (Group Executive Chairman and CEO) in 2004 and has enjoyed steady and continuous growth over the years. Since its inception the company has successfully diversified into sectors ranging from mining, energy, construction, logistics, medical, media and investments through strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions within these sectors. All the divisions within the 12 Inch Group are independently managed by highly skilled and experienced personnel within their respective industries. 

The 12 Inch Group is performance driven and committed to building long-term relationships through quality services delivered and outstanding workmanship to a broad range of its public and private sector clients. The 12 Inch Group remains true to its vision of progressively striving to become the premier black-owned group in Southern Africa and to have a universal reputation for its business acumen and industry professionalism. We subscribe to a philosophy of transparency, accountability, integrity, excellence and innovation in all our business dealings.

The 12 Inch Group is a 100% black owned and managed entity rated as a Level 1 BBBEE contributor and a value adding enterprise. The Group is committed to transformation, empowerment and meaningful participation by historically disadvantaged South Africans at all levels of the South African economy, and embraces the principles embodied in the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice.

The company is registered on the National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database (CSD).