Who is the Owner of Chippa United? hippa United owners, Siviwe and Phumeza Mpengesi. He is the Donald Trump of owners with a penchant for firing managers but who is he and how did he get to where he is? This instalment of Know Your Owner looks into his history. Chippa is owned by Chippa Holdings which was registered in January of 2013. The Mpengesis who were married in 2001 are the sole directors of the holding company and also own other businesses besides those under the Chippa Holdings umbrella. More on that later. Phumeza Mpengesi so the personal details are mostly about Chippa. Phumeza is 42 and Chippa is 44. Chippa was born in Nqamakwe, a small township in the Eastern Cape and moved to Cape Town at the age of 18 in search of work. Chippa initially worked as a security guard for six years earning R500 a month. He then did some security guard courses and decided to start a security company. His first break was when he landed a contract worth R40k a month to recover stolen Pick n Pay trolleys. The Mpengesi’s registered their first company Chippa Security Services in 2002. Chippa Training Company would follow in 2008. This was a genius move as they not only guard venues but train other guards in various guarding services. Onto Chippa Holdings which controls 14 companies including Chippa United. Their main income earning companies are Chippa Training Academy, Chippa Protection Services, SQT Civils and Chipcor Properties. I will touch on each as we go along.