About Us


Excolo was registered in 2016 and is a B-BBEE Level 1, 100% BWO EME.   


Excolo started off training and consulting to SMEs and slowly added ESD Programme Design and Management.


In 2019 Excolo expanded to include a fully structured outsourced office specialising in Training Support and Advisory, ESD Project Management and SME Growth Services. 


Excolo is committed to developing South Africa SMEs by positively impacting the transformational elements of B-BBEE scorecards and with the customised approach of: 

‘One SME at a Time…’

understanding that every SME business is unique and therefore requires customised development support.  In reverse, the same customisation and care applies to our corporate clients.


Client Engagement



The Excolo team engages with our client to fully understand their needs and goals. At this time we share an overview of our competence, skills and service delivery processes


Excolo gathers necessary information for analyses before designing strategy to meet Client needs through a collaborative and inclusive approach.


Excolo implements solutions according to Client best practice thereby ensuring alignment. MER is applied through the entire delivery process and this ensures Excolo’s High Quality Service and meeting Clients’ objectives of the scope.

Our Team


Raheel Parul Muhammad: CEO & SME Growth Partner

Raheel is a passionate supporter of SMEs being an entrepreneur herself. Her role in Excolo ensures that she continues to support small businesses by ensuring that they are ready to migrate seamlessly from SME to Corporate. Raheel believes that all SMEs must have these basics and assists with: Compliance, Strategy, Sustainability Model, Operational Models and QMS. Raheel is responsible for Excolo’s Marketing and Finance functions

Elize Niemand: Executive:Training and ESD Project Management

Elize is committed to being part of SME growth as an Entrepreneur herself. Elize has gained valuable experience in the ESD space through employment and is committed to applying this experience at Excolo. She always manages to create long-term relationship through her philosophy of ‘client first’. This applies to all stakeholders in the ESD programme. Further, Elize understands the challenges faced by both Corporate Procurement and SME supplier. Elize is responsible for Excolo’s Operational function.

Patrick Motaung: Executive: B-BBEE and Transformation

Patrick is well established as a B-BBEE expert through his years of practice and insights into a space that requires proper translation. Excolo’s clients benefit from Patrick’s sector codes knowledge and can be assured that B-BBEE strategy design are both reasonable and achievable. Being an entrepreneur himself, Patrick understands the challenges faced by businesses moving from EME to QSE to GE. Patrick is responsible for Excolo’s Business Development function

Some of our Happy Relationships…