Chief Executive Officer:
Quan Holdings | Phangela Group
Zithande Appliances | Siyayenza Facilities Management
De Vos Malan (Afrikaans)
1985 - 1990
Head Boy, Junior School
Dale College Boys High School (English)
1991 - 1995
Prefect, Hostel Prefect, Vice-President of Junior Town Council, Chairman of Interact Committee. Subjects: Afrikaans HG 1st Language, English HG 1st Language, Maths HG, Accounting HG, Science HG, Geography HG.
Cape Tech-Financial Information Systems
1996 - 1997
UCT LLB - Additional Political Science
1998 - 2001
Damelin - SBDM
I never really enjoyed studying when I was younger, but my competitive nature made me a competent student. I also thought I knew everything when I was younger. I now read at least 2 books a month, each book twice, to ensure I remember and apply the learnings.
2018 - Present
Quan employs 24 specialists. Our unique service offering covers all aspects of business. We possess intellectual property in accounting, law, human resources, project management, app designing, fleet management etc. The service delivering is not just consultancy based but we actually get involved in the daily running of people’s businesses. We have over 100 clients and we employ qualified Chartered Accountants, Advocates, App Coders, and our project management team boasts with qualifications that include MBA’s and MBL’s. We have consulted for multinationals like Pick n Pay, E- Power, African Bank, Office National, Easi-Grass International, MSP Development, Growth Point etc.
2000 - Present
Phangela Group employ 6000 permanent staff members across the country and in various sectors. Phangela has over 7000 clients that consist of Households and Corporates.
2018 - Present
Zithande supplies appliances to Tertiary institutions, Corporates and Households. It employs 30 staff members. We recently added COVID 19 defence equipment to its range of products to ensure we stay relevant.
Siyayenza Facilities Management
2017 - Present
Siyayenza provides employment to over 500 staff members in different spheres. Plumbing, cleaning, network management, OHS, Building management and infrastructure support. It has over 50 clients in the commercial, corporate and retail environment.
“ Coach Charl is one of my role models. He has taught me so much as a rugby player and as a person. I know it sounds cliché, but without him I would not be where I am or be the person I am today.
Coach is a man that always leads by example. He always made time for the team regardless of having other important priorities and responsibilities. He would always be the first at training setting everything up and always urging us to be on time and present. "
“ A good Coach can change a Game. A great Coach can change a life. Charl Jacobs, or as the Curro wolves know him, 'Coach Charl', is a true manifestation of this quote.
Coach Charl is truly an amazing individual who has inspired me and all my teammates. I will always hold him dear to my heart. "
“ I am blessed and grateful to have met Mr. Jacobs. He sees the potential in each person and will then guide and assist you all the way to success. I wish this world had more people like Mr. Jacobs.
He taught many many things which changed me and encouraged me to become a better man. He taught me to see my own potential (something I had never seen)."
Business begins as a way to a means, then you create a profit, which you should diligently invest back into the business.
“ My journey with Charl Jacobs of Phangela group started in 2009. We were a bunch of young guys eager to make money and Charl Jacobs could see this. Phangela Group was a small family owned business and Charl Jacobs had a vision of taking the company to the next level.
Our mantra was not to be the Biggest but the Best. Being the best is what lead to our success under Charl Jacob’s wing. He would, at many times, push us outside of our comfort zone and lead us to the success we have achieved. Charl Jacobs - a great leader who does not allow any obstacles to stand in his way. "
“ Charl Jacobs strongly believes in good strong leadership and to always re-invent yourself to be better than before. Charl is quick on his feet, no matter what the situation and he will always find or have a solution. For me, he has a rare quality that has allowed him to grow from strength to strength into the fierce and disciplined leader that he is today. Charl is always looking to take things to the next level, and he believes change starts with him.
Charl is not just a CEO, but also a friend and a brother whom I have had the privilege of working with for 20 years. That alone should say a lot about him. "