Entries by Access Africa

World Class Cruise Terminal For Durban

The plan to position Durban as a world-class cruise capital took a step forward this morning with the announcement of the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal – KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT) – a Joint Venture between MSC Cruises SA (a subsidiary of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA) and Africa Armada Consortium […]

To counter OBOR, India and Japan propose Asia-Africa sea corridor

The two governments hope that the project would be cheaper option and have a smaller carbon footprint when compared to China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the pitch for developing an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), with support from Japan, while addressing the annual general meeting of the African Development […]

Expert predicts growth in Nigeria’s real estate investment beyond $13.65 billion

In view of the progress recorded in the real estate investment REIT’s in Africa in 2016, financial experts and real estate practitioners have all expressed the hope of an improved development in 2017, next year and beyond. This optimism was expressed at the just concluded inauguration of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in Sub–Saharan African […]

Why investing in African infrastructure pays

Throughout history, we see a direct correlation between the wealth, power and development of nations and the state of their infrastructure. Infrastructure, however you define it and whatever form it takes – whether it is the systematic exploitation of natural resources, or transport networks, or the harnessing of energy – is the great enabler. Without […]

Nigeria-Benin Rail Line Underway as Experts Discuss West African Infrastructure Projects

A standard gauge rail line stretching from Parakou in Benin Republic will terminate in Ilorin, central Nigeria, upon completion, as part of a budding infrastructure rebirth aimed at unlocking potential investment opportunities in the West African sub-region. The project was disclosed at Africa’s premier infrastructure summit which kicked off in Abuja Monday. The event, organised […]

Expansion on the horizon for north African Ports

Investments in North African ports are delivering on numerous fronts. Felicity Landon reports From West to East, the contrasts in fortunes and focus at North Africa’s ports could not be clearer. In Morocco, a sophisticated port community system and national single window, Portnet, is a driving force in increasing and speeding up trade and delivering […]

Ghana woos African investors

Mr Joe Ghartey, the Minister of Railways Development, has urged African investors to invest in the development of infrastructure in Ghana, where the security and fruitfulness of their capitals are guaranteed. He said the prospects in railway development and energy renewable production, were particularly, bright. Mr Ghartey was addressing the African Investors (Ai) CEO African […]

Pretoria — With the African continent continuing to battle poor infrastructure, Africa must mobilise domestic savings and capital markets to invest on deals on the continent, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. “Africans must not expect others to invest in what we ourselves, are not ready to invest in. Our capital resources may by limited, but […]

Junior mining set to benefit from resurgence in sector

(Johannesburg 2 May 2017) After several years of a downturn in the mining and mineral resources sector, green shoots continue to appear off the back of a recovery in commodity prices which began in 2016, with a corresponding improvement in investor sentiment. The general sentiment is that a recovery is underway in the resources sector […]