SFT is a multinational company having branches in Singapore, Mauritius and South Africa. Our core business is the development of Minerals & Energy and International Commodity Trading. We specialise in coal minerals and applying innovative high technology in the  treatment of waste coal to reduce carbon emissions thereby transforming waste coal into a more useable and profitable product and energy.


SFT strives to become a globally leading Company which maximize it's resources and changing lives through innovation and technology


SFT will achieve its vision by providing unique innovative Investor and partnership commercial solutions to attract and develop strategic Industries and businesses  to strengthen African Continent‎ globally.


  • Pride in Performance
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Thirsty in Knowledge
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Altitude in Good Attitude

Management and Ownership

  1. The majority shareholder is held by Mrs Shirley Bahula-Ermias who owns 60% of the SFT Group in terms of effective shareholding and 100% of SFT South Africa.
  2. Ms Shirley Bahula-Ermias is a former distinguished diplomat, American IBM Trained , in the area of System Engineering and Business Analyst, former Nedcor CFO and a banker.
  3. She holds B.Com in Accounting with University of North West and Honors in Accounting degree with UNISA, with a distinction in Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements.
  4. Master of Philosophy (Information Technology candidate)
  5. She is a Master Business Leadership (candidate - UNISA).
  6. She is part of Noland's Advisory Services which provides  wealth of technical, legal, business and accounting services locally, in the continent and Internationally and special technical advisor to SFT Group thereby allowing the business to grow exponentially.
  7. Shirley Bahula-Ermias serves on Tshwane Economic Development Agency Board. She is chairing TEDA Remuneration Committee and also serves on Social and Ethics committee.
  8. She is also a board committee member of Audit and Risk Committee of South African Institute of Professional Accounting (SAIPA).
  9. She is a trustee and deputy chair of King Litho V Amandebele Foundation Trust and part of management of Amandebele Tribe Land Claim. She also serves on the workstream committee of South African Land Tenure with the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs of the Republic of South Africa.


Our strategic intent is to contribute effectively and efficiently towards making  South African National Development Plan a success by playing a major role in facilitating the creating of jobs, alleviating poverty and SMME support structures.


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