Vuka Timbers manufactures and supplies timber-based wooden poles used in electrical transmission and distribution, telecommunication, fencing, agriculture, laths and droppers. The company supports local communities, by providing power and communication where they have never been before.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
- Africa, Southern Africa
- South Africa
We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Africa Forestry Fund II
- Fund Manager:
- Criterion Africa Sustainable Forestry Management
- Start date
For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.
For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.
For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e
- August 2019