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Africa’s first roundtable on infrastructure governance is taking place in Cape Town this week. Chris Heathcote, CEO of Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) (GIhub.org), which is co-hosting the event, shares his views on the opportunities that infrastructure development offers African countries and some of the obstacles to the success of such projects.
Johannesburg: Real estate invasion expected in Sandton as African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit and Property Buyer Show come to town next week
“In good times and bad, investment in real estate has proven a sound option“
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”
In some parts of West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, the lack of infrastructure is a huge driver of demand for mixed-use developments.
African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit comes to Gauteng in October to focus on continent’s urban opportunities and challenges
Africa’s cities are facing an urban ‘polycrisis’
The Republic of South Sudan is to host the first dedicated energy and infrastructure event in the nation’s history. Organized by Africa Oil & Power and fully commissioned and endorsed by the Transitional Government of National Unity, South Sudan Oil & Power 2017 will take place October 11-12 at Freedom Hall in Juba.
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) signs MoU with China-Africa Development Fund to boost infrastructure investment and growth in selected African countries
“The authorities should advance rapidly with critical reforms aimed at translating investment into strong, inclusive, and job-creating growth,” says the IMF’s mission chief for Djibouti Eric Mottu.
South Africa will be strengthening its investment relation with Ghana and Nigeria as the country’s department of trade and industry recognizes Ghana and Nigeria as strategic partners within the West Africa region. In this regards, the dti will send a business delegation on a Trade and Investment Mission to Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria from 20-25 March 2017 with the objective to identify and create export markets for South African value-added products and services while creating business partnerships between business communities of the respective countries. Sectors to be focused on by the mission includes Agro- Processing; Electro-technical; Infrastructure, Mining and Capital Equipment.
Seventeen years from now, half the global stock of capital, totaling $158 trillion (in 2010 dollars), will reside in the developing world, compared to less than one-third today, with countries in East Asia and Latin America accounting for the largest shares of this stock, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Global Development Horizons (GDH) report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the next two decades.
Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report
- Developing world’s share of global investment to triple by 2030
- China, India will be developing world’s largest investors
- Boost to education needed so poor can improve their well-being
Cost competitiveness vital to expand in developing markets
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