About Matsepes

At Matsepes Inc. emphasis is placed on diversity and being proactive. As the first black empowerment company of its kind, Matsepes Inc. embodies equity and strives to remain the legal bastion of integrity, providing at all times a personal and professional service to all clients – corporate and individual.

Matsepes was created out of the union between Israel and Sackstein of Bloemfontein and Matsepes and Lekale of Welkom and Odendaalsrus. The name of the new firm was initially Israel, Sackstein and Matsepe, later shortened to Matsepes.

The initial directors was Lesley Sackstein, Vincent Matsepe, Mr Lekale, Bary Cloete, Kobus Senekal and Deon Honiball. Mr Sackstein and Deon Honiball retired, Mr. Lekale was elevated to the bench and Mr Senekal has started his own firm to specialise in insolvency litigation.

We will soon be joined by new vibrant younger directors.

Our office are located at 26/28 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein and we have group offices at 43 Constantia Road, Reitz
Park, Welkom and Van der Watt building, 52 Church Street, Odendaalsrus.

History of Matsepes

The origin of Matsepes Inc. dates back to World War II to a firm called Kalil & Israel that, through regrouping and joint ventures, evolved into Israel & Sackstein. The firm soon earned a solid reputation throughout the country in
the litigation, insolvency, and onveyancing spheres, and also established a major practice in the Supreme Court of Appeal, Debt Collections and Estate matters is expanded into a practise with expertise in most spheres of the law.

Israel & Sackstein in Bloemfontein and Matsepe Lekale in the Goldfields began working together in 1997 and eventually joined forces to form the Israel Sackstein Matsepe partnership. Both practices were particularly respected for representing many prominent apartheid-opposing clients during the pre-1994 era.

It has also from this partnership that the PDI method of appointments emanated as it was the brain child of the Directors Leslie Neil Sackstein, Vincent Matsepes and Kobus Senekal who in collaboration with the Bloemfontein Master of the High court, Mr Lester Basson contributed immensely to the system of appointment of PDI insolvency practitioners on the masters panel.

As proof of Matsepes Inc., contribution to the social responsibility of the company has made available to the University of the Free State Legal Faculty a bursary for all Law Students who qualify.

The Amazing Team of Matsepes

Tsiu Vincent Matsepe



Roux Barry Cloete


Karin Smit

Senior Associate

Lesley Hollard

Senior Associate


Anne-Marie Jaqueline Kruger

Junior Associate

Herman Badenhorst

Insolvency Practitioner

Boitumelo Ramohlola

Candidate Attorney


Demi-Lee Mpati

Candidate Attorney

Thando Mokaulezi

Candidate Attorney

Jaco Kleyn

Candidate Attorney


David Thateli

Debt Collector

Matsepes empowered by diversity driven by legacy.


The partnership’s new name, Matsepes Inc., is a bold step away from the old practice of reflecting all members of the company’s name towards the more modern trend of shorter company names. At Matsepes Inc. attorneys and advisers carefully consider all available options, then make a strategic move in the best interest of the client. The new branding, with a knight forming part of its identity, embodies the firm’s major objective to move swiftly and strategically on behalf of our clients to put the opposition in
check mate position.

Happy Clients

Charl Roos is aan my bekend sedert 2014. Hy het onmiddellik belangstelling getoon in my portefieulje en my van raad voorsien. Indien ek inligting verlang rakende polisse, beleggings en anuiteite, is hy dadelik gewillig om my te help. Wanneer hy van mening is dat daar verandering gemaak moet word ten opsigte van ‘n belegging ens, kontak hy my omdat hy my belange op sy hart dra. Hierdie is ‘n besondere diens wat ek nooit tevore ervaar het nie.

Charl Roos en sy dames vertrou ek ten volle met my belange. Ek ervaar hulle nie as slegs besigheids vennote nie, maar so goed as familie.

Philna Faure

Lilah & I can wholeheartedly recommend the services of Charl Roos for financial planning. Charl took over my financial portfolio at Old Mutual when my previous advisor retired and he also assisted to do a retirement planning. The details of his work, the personal contact, and knowledge of the market speak of professionalism with a personal touch. He is sensitive to his client’s needs and is always willing to listen and advise. Charl and the staff in his office are always friendly and available. Timely responses and dealing with matters are part of their service. Since Charl took over my portfolio, he has become a friend of the family and we don’t feel like just another client.

Pieter Blignaut

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and assistance with moving my pension fund from a semi state-owned entity to my preservation portfolio with Old Mutual. You have provided clear and efficient service along with sound advice, and you answered all my questions in such a way that I was able to understand all the financial implications with my pension fund investment.I am very happy to have you as my financial advisor and will definitely recommend your services.”
Michel Smid

Die groot veranderinge in die finansiele markte na Covid 19 skep nuwe uitdagings wat aangegryp moet word om te verseker dat persone en instansies se beleggings maksimum kan presteer. Charl Roos bly op hoogte van die veranderinge in die finansiele wêreld en daar kan op sy kundigheid en vernuf staatgemaak word om die beste beleggings namens sy kliente te maak. Sy en sy personeel is altyd behulpsaam en hul vriendelike en vinnige hulp maak dit n plesier om met Old Mutual Wealth besigheid te doen.
Willie & Marietjie Havenga

We were introduced to Charl Roos some years ago when he took over from our previous Old Mutual broker.

We were immediately impressed by his openness, integrity and willingness to listen. Together we discuss our investments, retirement plans and solutions. He understands that he is the expert and we rely on him to guide us throughout financial planning-no question is too trivial for him to answer.

Thanks to Charl and his ladies, we are comfortable with their service and advice.

Neil & Catherine

I have met Charl Roos many years ago while doing consumer literacy and I realized that he is very interesting in the sense he is always striving to improve his knowledge. When he became my financial advisor, I knew it that my investments are in good hands. The lump sum that I have received when I left education is making wonders for me. Even when lockdown started when investments were suffering I personally send him an email requesting to switch the funds because of panic. He was calm and assured me that everything will be okay – he went as far as sending me the graphs to show me how investments performed in previous years. When I look at my investments now I feel very happy and proud that I have met Charl. He is so passionate about his job and he makes sure that you are warmly welcomed and your investments are well taken care of
Mahlomola Mashoeng

Matsepes Inc is proud to announce that they are presently a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor as per certificate available on request.

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