About Us

Where it Started

Kathea is a leader in innovation. Our success is reflected by the calibre of our channel partners who service the majority of SMEs, public sector and more than 90% of South Africa’s Top 40 listed companies.

Kathea has developed a global reputation for “market making” in South Africa’s IT industry. In testimony to this, over 21 major international brands have trusted us with their go-to-market strategies in Africa.

Now, with the creation of Kathea Energy and our entry into renewables, numerous market-leading brands have trusted Kathea Energy to do the same in this hugely exciting, alternative energy revolution.

Kathea has proven through these case studies, and countless others, that it has the ability to – not only introduce leading brands to a volatile market but – sustainably grow these brands in the respective territories.

Aligned to Kathea ‘s belief in Solar power as the correct planet and eco-friendly energy source of the future, is our commitment to ensuring the continued economic development of South Africa. In this regard, we are a certified Level 2 BEE company, via our partnership with KCS Tech (Pty) Ltd, which is a majority black owned entity as defined by the New Codes of BEE in South Africa. We are proud to be doing our part in addressing economic empowerment in our country.

Welcome to Kathea Energy, a company born out of one of South Africa’s most established and respected specialist and value-added distribution businesses. We aim to solve energy problems through partnering with leading solar brands with innovative products that offer South African businesses and consumers both sensible and lasting solar solutions. We are very excited about the future of this industry and invite anyone who shares that excitement to join us.

Our Commitment

Product Ethos

In the developing of all Kathea’s business, we have become known for making a market for high end products. We select few, but market leading products, and ensure that we select suppliers who are strong and have the same service and supply ethos that Kathea has built its name on.

Route to Market

Kathea Energy is a distributor in nature, we supply products and back up services to EPC’s and Installers in the Southern African Region. We work closely with all parties concerned to ensure that the correct solutions are put forward, and that all the support structures are in place even after installation.

Our Value

Kathea Energy has very strong logistics capabilities, with warehousing capabilities in all the main centers around the country, and access to facilities cross-border, if and when required. We are able to “kit up “orders for customers and arrange deliveries to site of all major components. As we have a small and nimble team, we can easily accommodate special requirements, to make the lives of our installer customers and in-turn end customers easier.


Kathea has been in the distribution industry for 25 years. We have strong growth strategies and sustainable financial strategies. This allows us to give comfort to our customers throughout the value chain that they are dealing with a professional organization who values relationships above all. We pride ourselves in offering a high quantity of service to all parties who purchase or install the products we represent.

Meet The Team

Sabine Moser

Executive Head: Kathea Energy
Sabine joined Kathea in 1997 and has grown with the business over many years, helping to mould the company into what it is now. In 2015 she was offered to opportunity to start Kathea Energy, which she jumped at and has not looked back. With a solid team at her side, she is excited to offer best of breed products to the market and unparalleled service to Kathea’s customers.

Jaco van der Colff

Business Unit Head: Residential (Johannesburg)
Jaco started in the Renewable Energy Sector in 2015. He joined Kathea Energy early 2019 to start up the Residential Division which has grown from strength to strength. In addition, his Commercial Customers have followed him to Kathea. Jaco is exceptionally knowledgeable and there is not a project that he cannot assist with.
Jaco say: “I truly believe in renewable energy as the way of the future, with Customer Service being most important to me. Lasting customer relationships is not something you can put a price against.”

Marc Baxter

New Business Development and Channel Manager (Johannesburg)
Marc is customer-oriented with attention to efficient service. Having a keen interest in motorsport, Marc started in solar in 2016 to balance his carbon footprint by developing business within the renewable energy industry. Marc has been involved in the distribution of solar components for projects in residential, commercial and industrial sectors with the main focus on efficient and reliable service.

Aurellio Harris

Sales Consultant and Business Development
Aurellio is a sales professional with strong communication and interpersonal skills, eager to help clients find great solutions in a timely manner. Focused on outlying regions of Gauteng and provinces bordering Gauteng. I am looking forward to building mutually beneficial relationships with my clients.

Scott Corry

New Business Development and Channel Manager (Cape Town)
Scott is a driven sales and channel executive with over 15 years distribution experience in the Technology sector. A high level of product knowledge around Renewable Energy, Voice, Video, Audio and ISP – with the ability to quickly learn details about new solutions. A commitment to building customer relationships by reaching out to new customers and vendors, as well as nurturing positive interactions with existing ones. A firm believer in work-life balance and aspires to being to the best father he can be.

Ronnie Bakhuis

Regional Representative (Port Elizabeth)
Ronnie is a born and bred Port Elizabeth boy that joined the Kathea Energy Team after a couple of decades in the IT Sales and Support Sector. Ronnie’s experience has assisted Kathea Energy in building a solid footprint in the Solar Energy sector in the Eastern Cape. By focussing on excellent service levels and technical support provided by the Kathea Energy Team, Ronnie assists the Kathea Energy customers in planning and executing their projects successfully.

Christina Bizos

Order Management and Logistics
Christina has been part of the Kathea team since 2016 and is the backbone of our back-office support, ensuring customer orders are processed and that their stock arrives with them timeously. No request is too trivial for Christina to move heaven and earth to try to assist.

Bongani Khumalo

Order Management and Logistics
Bongani is an integral part of the logistics team.He aims to provide the best possible service to Kathea’s customers. With his logistics expertise he ensures that the processes from the order to delivery is followed through professionally and effectively.

Lauretta Mazibuko

Order Management and Logistics

Lauretta is an important member of the logistics department. She aspires to serve Kathea’s clients with the finest possible service. She guarantees that the procedures from order to delivery are carried out professionally and effectively thanks to his logistical experience.

Brian Musendame

Pre-Post Sales Specialist
Brian is an experienced Electrical/Control and Instrumentation Technician with a demonstrated history of working in heavy industries and renewable energy sector. His support to our clients with any of their installation problems or technical queries is unsurpassed.

Tafara Chiwara

Pre-Post Sales Specialist 

Taffy is an Electrical/Instrumentation & Automation Technologist with over 10 years of experience in design, installation, commissioning & troubleshooting both conventional and renewable power generation  systems.

Christopher Borerwe

Pre-Post Sales Specialist

Christopher Borerwe is an energy engineer with expertise in site-specific engineering analysis or support of energy efficiency and solar projects for residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Michael Viljoen

Warehouse Manager

Michael is the Warehouse Manager of Kathea Energy, he has over 5 years’ experience in the warehousing and logistics field and in storing, handling and distribution of Solar products. He believes in creating an environment for a strong team with great working ethics. The warehouse team at Kathea pride themselves on accurate and timeous service to Kathea’s customers.

Warehouse Team

Order Management and Logistics

We have a strong warehouse staff that is eager to learn new things and work together to provide excellent service to our customers. Kathea’s warehouse crew takes pleasure in providing our clients with accurate and timely service.

Lize Breedt

Marketing and Administration
Lize is custodian of Kathea’s marketing and communications activities with our clients. In addition, the Kathea On-line portal is her responsibility and customer service is her game. Lize is ambitious, professional and has great communication skills. She aspires to build lasting customer relationships.

Become A Partner

Kathea is always open to new partnerships and we hope and looks forward to working with anyone who sees value in trading with us. Whether you are an EPC, installer, Financier or other interested party in the Renewable Sector, we would love to hear from you.