Upcoming EventsOct24TueOct25Wedall-day African Real Estate & Infrastruc... @ Sandton Convention CentreAfrican Real Estate & Infrastruc... @ Sandton Convention CentreOct 25 – Oct 26 all-dayThe African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit is a high-level conference focussing on urban development, mobility & technology, finance and investment and housing on the African continent. read moreNov3Fri9:00 am Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017 @ Radisson Blu Addis AbabaFinnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017 @ Radisson Blu Addis AbabaNov 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pmFinnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2017 will be held at the Radisson Blu Addis Ababa on the 3rd of November 2017 and will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive and proﬁtable transformation of banking in … Continue reading →
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- Fourth edition of the forum will take place on November 1st-2nd in Dubai’s
- Organised by Dubai Chamber, the forum is set to attract over 1000 high profile delegates
The 4th Global Business Forum on Africa is set to welcome five African heads of state, 12 ministers, and more than 1,000 top-level government and corporate decision-makers and industry experts when the event takes place on November 1st and 2nd, 2017, in Dubai.
The Marriott Hotel, in Georgetown, Guyana
The 20th AfricaCom in Cape Town in November, will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, Big Data, FinTech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more. While the conference is predominately aimed at C-suite executives, AfricaCom’s exhibition halls (two of them this year), provide a host of FREE content that attracts a broad array of citizens, many of whom are looking to connect with like-minded companies and individuals and get a glimpse of what the next ‘big thing’ will be – digitally speaking.
2017 will see Johannesburg host the world’s largest and most important African entertainment content market. As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers.
The population in Africa is growing with an expected 6% annual increase in demand for electricity, but the deficit in access to energy in Africa is a severe constraint to growth, development and productivity – on a scale that restricts Africa’s ability to compete effectively in the global economy. Two thirds of the population in Africa (est. 620 million people) are currently without electricity with large parts of the population living in rural and scattered areas.
African Innovation Foundation – Call for Applications: Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards “Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems”
- A pan-African open call inviting submissions for the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards from 10 October 2017 to 10 January 2018
- Grand share price of US$ 185 000 to be awarded to top ten African innovators who demonstratescalable, impactful, market-oriented, and outstanding innovations solving African challenges
- African women innovators especially encouraged to participate, following a record number of entries in the previous edition
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (AfricanInnovation.org) today announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (InnovationPrizeForAfrica.org) themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting submissions (http://APO.af/etvQr6) to reward the best home-grown innovations on the continent. The annual Award seeks to celebrate outstanding breakthroughs that deliver practical, and commercially viable African solutions that are innovative and sustainable.
The Eastern Cape economy is increasingly modern and export-oriented, with great potential for growth of existing industry and establishment of new industry. Its geographic location, quality sea and airports, abundance of natural resources and world-class infrastructure bodes particularly well for the growth of export-oriented industry. The province is committed to providing high-value goods to the world rather than cheap raw materials.
Lori Systems was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 11 October. AgroCenta was chosen as the winner of the social good category, Lori Systems won the productivity and utility category, whilst SynCommerce won the top prize in gaming and entertainment.
Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba to address African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit in Sandton on 25 October
“Rejuvenation of the inner city a key priority for the new administration”
Nigeria, Brazil, China, the European Union (EU) and a host of other leading economic powers today, made tremendous progress on Investment Facilitation Initiative for Development, in Marrakech, Morocco, during the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Mini-Ministerial meeting.
Following the news of several new discoveries which have tripled the estimates of the nation’s Bauxite reserves, the mining prospects of Mali is poised for massive growth. The country is already a leading Gold producer being the third leading producer of gold in Sub-Saharan Africa and the output is estimated rise with mining giants such as Hummingbird Resources (Yanifolila Gold Project) and B2Gold (Fekola Gold Project) starting production there.
World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in Rwanda ahead of its Africa Gala Ceremony 2017.
Dr. Doyin Salami set to deliver an Annual real estate market report at the 6th Edition of Real Estate Unite Summit, Lagos
The African real estate market is beginning to show signs of recovery and stability. In a fast-moving world, the real estate industry needs to adapt itself taking into account geopolitical, economic, societal and technological challenges.
In some parts of West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, the lack of infrastructure is a huge driver of demand for mixed-use developments.