Entries by Access Africa

Africa’s export markets set to boom with port expansions

African Ports Evolution Forum explores the myriad opportunities available at African ports in line with the 2040 Vision for Africa’s transport sector With Africa’s overall port utilisation capacity now exceeding 70%, ports authorities and terminal operators are actively calling for partners in development to equip Africa’s ports and harbours for post-neo-panamax shipping requirements. As international […]

East Africa’s new railways lead logistics investment

Sub-Saharan Africa is currently experiencing the biggest wave of transport infrastructure development in its independence-era history. Railways are being built on a scale not seen since the early years of European colonial rule, with the focus overwhelmingly in East Africa. The biggest change to Kenyan logistics since independence was due to take place just days […]

Africa Rail Investment: Real Property And Land Value Capture

The story of Africa’s growth is still trending up. The continent will continue to experience major urban development in the coming decades. Such urban development requires improved mass transport and freight-moving systems, and significant rail investment, to support the population growth. Some urban planners even argue that mass transport networks are central to cities’ ability […]

Investment Trends in Africa

Considering what makes your project investable Most, if not all, African countries face similar investment challenges, particularly in the mining industry. These include: perceptions of systemic corruption, political instability, regulatory uncertainty, high costs of employment, community activism and the state of infrastructure. Despite these challenges, Africa remains an investment destination for investors who take the […]

A better investment framework for Africa

Africa’s enormous economic potential is not news. But, until now, policymakers around the world have not successfully defined the political and economic steps that must be taken to enable Africa to realize this potential fully. That is why the German G-20 presidency has launched its G-20 Africa Partnership initiative. At the core of this effort […]

New infrastructure fund launched to boost Africa’s growth

Africa has long been considered an appealing investment destination as it boasts untapped growth potential and has positive demographics. However, something that has often received an overwhelming amount of attention is the high demand for sustainable infrastructure development. Because Africa has long been battling to minimise its infrastructure funding gap, Sanlam and Africa Infrastructure Securities […]

Introducing Africa’s Captains of Construction and Infrastructure for 2017

With Africa on the threshold of industrialisation, 2017 bears witness yet again to the resilience of Africa’s industry players and the innovative ways that infrastructure projects are being implemented.  The latest infrastructure projects and trends for the African marketplace were highlighted recently at the 3rd annual Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum that was […]