La Concorde Holdings is an investment subsidiary of JSE listed Niveus Investments, a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments.

La Concorde Holdings was formerly known as KWV, which is one of the leading wine and spirits producers in South Africa and has a distinguished heritage, celebrated around the globe, of product innovation and exceptional brands. These brands included Roodeberg, KWV Wines & KWV Brandies, and Laborie.

Currently the company’s assets mainly consist of the La Concorde building and Laborie wine estate situated in Paarl, as well as an impressive art collection (that include works from Irma Stern, JH Pierneef, Gregoire Boonzaier, Maggie Laubser, Carl Buchner, David Botha andt Francois Krige).


Lael Irene Bethlehem | Chief Executive Officer

B.A. (Hons) M.A.

Lael has a master’s degree in Industrial Sociology from the University of Witwatersrand and started her career as a researcher in the union movement in the early 1990s, working in the Industrial Strategy Project, Naledi and Nedlac. Serving as Chief Director of Forestry in the National Department of Water Affairs and Forestry from 1998 -2002 before moving to the City of Johannesburg where she worked in various roles, which included a 5-year tenure as CEO of the Johannesburg Development Agency where she was deeply involved in inner city regeneration. From 2010 – 2013 she was Head of Real Estate Investments and Integrated Residential Development at Standard Bank South Africa. Lael joined Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) in 2013, where she has been working mainly in the property development and renewable energy portfolios.

Lael serves as a Board member of the Industrial Development Corporation as well as Sedibelo Platinum. She has also served on the Boards of various other entities including the Centre for International Forestry Research, The International Institute for Environment and Development and City Power Johannesburg. She was appointed to the Niveus board in February 2019.

The Directors

Lael Irene Bethlehem - CEO

John Anthony Copelyn

Antonio Francisco Pereira

Yunis Shaik



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