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About Us / Company Profile

Kevali provides customized solutions within the chemicals industry with a focus on Hygiene and Sanitation; Water Treatment and Adhesives. Kevali prides itself in offering solutions versus commodities.

Kevali aims to partner with its clients in offering bespoke solutions that will address customer challenges, needs and growth opportunities. Kevali Chemicals Group has extensive knowledge within the following sectors: brewing and wineries; dairy, food processing; soft drinks; fresh produce, meat and poultry.

Kevali has well-established relationships with critical international technology partners and it is these solid relationships that allow Kevali to hold a strong portfolio of technologies that can offer quality; cost effectiveness and sustainability to customers' operations.


Dan Pillay (Executive Chairman)
Higher Education Diploma
(Springfield College of Education)

Mr. Pillay having started as a Physics & Chemistry Teacher, transitioned to become an entrepreneur in the chemicals industry by starting a number of chemicals manufacturing companies over the last 20 years. He has held Directorship positions at T&C Chemicals, Ozone Wash and Improchem Tanzania.             


Bongumusa Kunene (CEO)
B.Sc. Hon (UKZN),
Diploma in Brewing (IGB, London)
Dip. Bus. Mgnt (UKZN),
Dip. Diag. Radiography

Mr. Kunene has been in the FMCG industry for over 26years in a variety of blue chip multinationals. A biochemist and an Associate of the Guild of Brewing, he has specialized in Operations Management, World Class Manufacturing, Business Process Development and Optimisation.     

Dumisani Khanyile (Technical Director)
BSc Hon (Natal)
MPhil (Stellenbosch),
Cert. Financial Mngnt (Unisa)

Mr. Khanyile has over 28 years of work experience with a career in South Africa, East and West Africa and European countries. He has experience in Product Development, Quality Management, Manufacturing, Operations Management, Food Safety and Quality Management, Lean Six Sigma.           

Funeka Khumalo (Executive Director)
BSc (University of Cape Town),
Diploma in Brewing (IGB, London),

Ms. Khumalo holds formal qualifications in Chemistry, Brewing; Masters in Business and is a certified PMP® and member of the Project Management Institute. She has over 17 years of experience in the FMCG and also in the Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing industry (UK) 

Hakim Zeghimi (Executive Director)
BA (Université de Lille III, France),
MBA (Université de Lille I, France)

Mr. Zeghimi has had an international career in the adhesives industry that spans across Europe and Africa and has been instrumental in the business and sales development in the adhesives market across Africa. He has established an African business unit and has a strong network which has seen the business unit sustain double digit growth rates year on year. Mr. Zeghimi has worked for a multinational chemicals manufacturer across different countries, which has resulted in thorough and in-depth knowledge of the food and beverage industry both in Africa and Europe. He has close to a decade experience at senior management with specialist skills that range from business development in emerging markets, exports & imports; sales and marketing to commercial and procurement, and technical skills development and training. Mr. Zeghimi is fluent in French, Arabic, and German.

ABOUT US / Our vision

Kevali's vision of Chemistry for Life and Living means that we use Chemistry to better the lives of those around us and to' preserve the environment in which we conduct business and this spirit of promoting and protecting Life through chemistry is encapsulated in the following:

The product and solutions that we offer are very forgiving to the environment and aim to reduce the energy and water footprint of our customers. 

Some of Kevali's technology mean customers move from traditional cleaning chemicals that consume high levels of energy and water and result in waste chemicals going into waste water to solutions that use the cleaning power of salt and electricity with reduced water and energy consumption and the product that enters the waste water streams is neutral and does not result in waste water that needs further treatment 

Kevali's strong focus on hygiene and sanitation also means Kevali holds the responsibility to ensure that products consumed by our customers consumer are of a safe and quality standard from a hygiene and sanitation point of view and that Life is protected.

Another important aspect of Kevali's vision is also encapsulated in the way Lives that Kevali touches through their Corporate Social Investment project know as Women of Kevali.

This project assist township and rural area based women set up small business that specialize in the manufacturing of domestic hygiene and sanitation products. Each Hub that is set up contributes a total of 10 jobs in that specific township and in some townships Kevali aims to set up a footprint of a hub per 15 kilometer radius. The focus on women has been informed by the positive multiplier effect that women can bring to their communities when they do start small business.