Mandrolli Auto, South Africa’s New Black women-owned Electric Car, secures a $9 billion investment from The African Diaspora Central Bank.

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29 July 2021 — CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

When Motown sings “Aint No Mountain High Enough…..”, they definitely were talking about the Founder and Co-Founders of Mandrolli, Tami Mase, Ndileka Mandela and B.Taylor. The African Diaspora Central Bank has committed to invest $9 billion in Mandrolli, a solar and battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) startup based in Johannesburg, South Africa and a base in the U.S, which makes Mandrolli the first in the EV space to raise investment for the entire full production in one round. This move will propel Mandrolli into the mix among new EV companies headed to the automotive market. “What is clear going forward is that industrialization will be the driving force behind Africa’s continental free trade area, and certainly one of the greatest industries to participate in, is of course the automotive industry. That is why our dedicated financial Institution, the African Diaspora Central Bank and ECO-6 are very honored to acknowledge our investment, commitment, and participation with the development of Mandrolli South Africa’s future leading carbon emissions free automotive manufacturing. We are excited to support the team Mandrolli, with the distribution chain that goes across not only through Continental Africa, but in the Americas and in Europe. ”, says H.R.H Chief Timothy McPherson, Chairman and Bank President.


Mandrolli was birthed in Nelson Mandela’s home Province, the Eastern Cape, in which the Honorable Premier Oscar Mabuyane has agreed to support this to the fullest. This is also historical because Mandrolli is founded by African black women, Ms. Tami Mase, the CEO and a visionary behind the Mandrolli innovation. “It is extremely thrilling to see this dream unfolding.  Mandrolli has become more than just an automotive innovation, but a golden bridge that unites Continental Africa and her Diaspora. The investment Mandrolli received from the African Diaspora Central Bank instantly activates a unified approach to the Continent’s Free Trade and gives Mandrolli the opportunity to industrialize and empower the African Economy.”  Tami said excitedly. “More than anything else, I am looking forward to working with Africa and for Africa, starting with our anticipated operations in Malawi, South Africa and America.  As the first grandchild of the iconic Nelson Mandela, Ndileka Mandela is breaking barriers and pushing boundaries that will add even more to the legacy of Mandela that will live on for many generations to come. The Mandrolli car will be the first ever to bear the signature my grandfather, Nelson Mandela. Heading the Special Projects Division will therefore give me the opportunity to take responsibility upholding the integrity of his generational legacy and use it unite the World while preserving our African culture. Seeing this vision manifest through Mandrolli’s vision and designs is a marvel yet to unfurl.” Ndileka Mandela.


B.Taylor also will bring a strong punch to this epic undertaking. He is a decorated African American Navy veteran, multi award winning artist, producer, best-selling author with engineering educational background, a goodwill Global Ambassador & Advocate of Entertainment for our nation’s heroes. “ To work with the Department of Defense, serve as a Navy Veteran, be discovered by the Motown Legends, and now get the opportunity to represent one of the greatest figures the world has know, what an honor and blessing from God. This is for all the  little black and brown boys and girls around the world that if you put God first and believe great things will come”, states B.Taylor, Co-Founder(Head of U.S. Operations) Mandrolli has also secured global partners that will develop, engineer, and manufacture the first prototype.  Mandrolli is not just about car manufacturing, but about getting our black women and youth into the very limited skills industries of the future such as engineering, technology, systems architecture, and digital transformation.


ABOUT MANDROLLI AUTO (PTY) LTD

Mandrolli is an innovative Electric Vehicle Start-up that is set to drive Electric mobility pioneering in Africa. It is the FIRST Electric Vehicle Company to be founded and owned by a black woman.  It plans to disrupt and shake the Automotive industry by defying the laws of physics and advocating green manufacturing including 100% mushroom leather, carbon fibre exterior and hybrid power harvesting technologies, driving electric mobility right into the future. The company has plans to unveil more innovative features and products soon, bent on keeping its consumers on their toes for the next big thing.


For more information on the brand, visit www.mandrolli.com.


CONTACT:

Pumza Sixishe

Media Liaison

media@mandrolli.com





American singer and US Entertainment Global Ambassador, B. Taylor and Nelson Mandela's first granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, become partners with the first black female founder from South Africa, Tami Mase, of the official Nelson Mandela Signature Electric Vehicle, MANDROLLI.

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EAST LONDON, 01 February 2021 —
A few mainstream carmakers are competing for a space to crack the introduction of electric vehicles in South Africa, but there is one newcomer that is likely to steal the show. Mandrolli is the newest name in the Electric Vehicle automotive space, founded by a women’s advocate, Tami Mase in 2018, making this the first EV brand in the automotive industry to be owned by women. Mandrolli Auto is moving forward to produce one of the super-exclusive EV hypercar prototypes in 2021, a rare and exclusive special edition, that will feature Madiba’s signature, making it the only car in the world so far to ever apply the world iconic Nelson Mandela’s signature on it, an initiative geared to drive electric mobility in Africa.

“The automotive industry is more than just dreaming up a car brand, putting all the ideas together and owning Intellectual Property, it requires enormous amount of research, passion, innovation, great partnerships and being an unapologetic trendsetter where digital transformation and electric revolution are concerned”, says Tami Mase, the Founder of Mandrolli and the first female to own a . “We are blessed to team up with Ndileka Mandela, B. Taylor and their organizations, which give much life to the soul of Mandrolli. Through our partnership we can confidently say we are more ready than ever before to pioneer electric mobility in Africa and to finally drive the empowerment of women and youth agenda home, something that has been particularly extremely close to my heart. I am more excited about the support system from the Eastern Cape Honorable Premier Oscar Mabuyane. The future never seemed brighter for our country, for our continent and for our women.” she added.

As the first grandchild of the iconic Nelson Mandela, she is pushing boundaries and taking advantage of spaces that create the Mandela legacies which outlive multiples of generations.  “To say I’m excited about this ground-breaking initiative is an understatement. Women are breaking barriers and entering spaces they’ve never been before. This is yet another way of honoring my grandfather, giving hope to the youth and women to take up spaces they’ve been denied before. I truly look forward to this exciting partnership.”, echoed Ndileka Mandela.

B. Taylor is a multi-award-winning top charting artist, producer, songwriter, best- selling author, speaker, and humanitarian. He is the first and only hip hop/urban artist/producer ever discovered by members of the first group of Motown, “Smokey and The Miracles” while also been backed and mentored by the other living Motown Legends. B. Taylor is also “A Global Ambassador and Advocate of Entertainment for the U.S. Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their Families” and is a 2018 Capitol Hill “Hillvets Top 100” Awardee as one of the most influential veterans in the U.S. His new one stop shop state of the art 30,000 sq.ft 1 Life Wellness Center is being renovated in Houston, Texas, and will serve servicemen and women, veterans and first responders. “I am so honored and blessed to be working with Tami Mase, Ndileka Mandela and the Mandrolli family, It’s a dream come true, especially with my educational background in engineering, science, technology, and innovation. What I am doing is for our young black children, women, minorities, my military and veteran comrades that we can achieve anything that we set out to do. I give all thanks to Almighty God,” says B. Taylor.
“Having worked very closely with the Mandela family for decades has given me insight to Tata Nelson Mandela’s aspirations and dreams. I am very honored for a privileged opportunity to be part of such an innovative and forward-looking initiative that will carry his generational legacy forward”, said Sonwabile Ndamase, the Nelson Mandela fashion stylist, inventor of the iconic ‘Madiba shirt’ and also the head of Mandrolli Lifestyle.

Mandrolli exclusivity hinges on the fact that it was birthed in Nelson Mandela’s home Province, Eastern Cape, with all its renders carefully and passionately designed by a young woman from the Eastern Cape, Lisa Nkanyuza, with its manufacturing plant set to be established in the Eastern Cape. Mandrolli is not just about car manufacturing but about getting our women and youth into the scarce skills industries and helping them hone and own skills of the future like engineering, technology, systems architecture, digital transformation. Mandrolli strategy strives to be inclusive in this hardwired automotive space.

ABOUT MANDROLLI AUTO (PTY) LTD
Mandrolli is an innovative Electric Vehicle Start-up that is set to drive Electric mobility pioneering in Africa. It is the FIRST Electric Vehicle Company to be founded and owned by a black woman.  It plans to disrupt and shake the Automotive industry by defying the laws of physics and advocating green manufacturing including 100% mushroom leather, carbon fibre exterior and hybrid power harvesting technologies, driving electric mobility right into the future. The company has plans to unveil more innovative features and products soon, bent on keeping its consumers on their toes for the next big thing.

For more information on the brand, visit www.mandrolli.com.

CONTACT:
Pumza Sixishe
Media Liaison
media@mandrolli.com


American singer and US Entertainment Global Ambassador, B. Taylor and Nelson Mandela's first granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, become partners with the first black female founder from South Africa, Tami Mase, of the official Nelson Mandela Signature Electric Vehicle, MANDROLLI.

20201206_014014

EAST LONDON, 01 February 2021 —
A few mainstream carmakers are competing for a space to crack the introduction of electric vehicles in South Africa, but there is one newcomer that is likely to steal the show. Mandrolli is the newest name in the Electric Vehicle automotive space, founded by a women’s advocate, Tami Mase in 2018, making this the first EV brand in the automotive industry to be owned by women. Mandrolli Auto is moving forward to produce one of the super-exclusive EV hypercar prototypes in 2021, a rare and exclusive special edition, that will feature Madiba’s signature, making it the only car in the world so far to ever apply the world iconic Nelson Mandela’s signature on it, an initiative geared to drive electric mobility in Africa.

“The automotive industry is more than just dreaming up a car brand, putting all the ideas together and owning Intellectual Property, it requires enormous amount of research, passion, innovation, great partnerships and being an unapologetic trendsetter where digital transformation and electric revolution are concerned”, says Tami Mase, the Founder of Mandrolli and the first female to own a . “We are blessed to team up with Ndileka Mandela, B. Taylor and their organizations, which give much life to the soul of Mandrolli. Through our partnership we can confidently say we are more ready than ever before to pioneer electric mobility in Africa and to finally drive the empowerment of women and youth agenda home, something that has been particularly extremely close to my heart. I am more excited about the support system from the Eastern Cape Honorable Premier Oscar Mabuyane. The future never seemed brighter for our country, for our continent and for our women.” she added.

As the first grandchild of the iconic Nelson Mandela, she is pushing boundaries and taking advantage of spaces that create the Mandela legacies which outlive multiples of generations.  “To say I’m excited about this ground-breaking initiative is an understatement. Women are breaking barriers and entering spaces they’ve never been before. This is yet another way of honoring my grandfather, giving hope to the youth and women to take up spaces they’ve been denied before. I truly look forward to this exciting partnership.”, echoed Ndileka Mandela.

B. Taylor is a multi-award-winning top charting artist, producer, songwriter, best- selling author, speaker, and humanitarian. He is the first and only hip hop/urban artist/producer ever discovered by members of the first group of Motown, “Smokey and The Miracles” while also been backed and mentored by the other living Motown Legends. B. Taylor is also “A Global Ambassador and Advocate of Entertainment for the U.S. Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their Families” and is a 2018 Capitol Hill “Hillvets Top 100” Awardee as one of the most influential veterans in the U.S. His new one stop shop state of the art 30,000 sq.ft 1 Life Wellness Center is being renovated in Houston, Texas, and will serve servicemen and women, veterans and first responders. “I am so honored and blessed to be working with Tami Mase, Ndileka Mandela and the Mandrolli family, It’s a dream come true, especially with my educational background in engineering, science, technology, and innovation. What I am doing is for our young black children, women, minorities, my military and veteran comrades that we can achieve anything that we set out to do. I give all thanks to Almighty God,” says B. Taylor.
“Having worked very closely with the Mandela family for decades has given me insight to Tata Nelson Mandela’s aspirations and dreams. I am very honored for a privileged opportunity to be part of such an innovative and forward-looking initiative that will carry his generational legacy forward”, said Sonwabile Ndamase, the Nelson Mandela fashion stylist, inventor of the iconic ‘Madiba shirt’ and also the head of Mandrolli Lifestyle.

Mandrolli exclusivity hinges on the fact that it was birthed in Nelson Mandela’s home Province, Eastern Cape, with all its renders carefully and passionately designed by a young woman from the Eastern Cape, Lisa Nkanyuza, with its manufacturing plant set to be established in the Eastern Cape. Mandrolli is not just about car manufacturing but about getting our women and youth into the scarce skills industries and helping them hone and own skills of the future like engineering, technology, systems architecture, digital transformation. Mandrolli strategy strives to be inclusive in this hardwired automotive space.

ABOUT MANDROLLI AUTO (PTY) LTD
Mandrolli is an innovative Electric Vehicle Start-up that is set to drive Electric mobility pioneering in Africa. It is the FIRST Electric Vehicle Company to be founded and owned by a black woman.  It plans to disrupt and shake the Automotive industry by defying the laws of physics and advocating green manufacturing including 100% mushroom leather, carbon fibre exterior and hybrid power harvesting technologies, driving electric mobility right into the future. The company has plans to unveil more innovative features and products soon, bent on keeping its consumers on their toes for the next big thing.

For more information on the brand, visit www.mandrolli.com.

CONTACT:
Pumza Sixishe
Media Liaison
media@mandrolli.com