Invest Africa

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Join Executive Director Rudolf Pretorius and CEO Brendon Jones of Mauritian-based financial services group, Adansonia Holdings, as they delve into the complex world of African investment. From interviews with the movers and shakers to the latest trends and news, Invest Africa is essential listening to anyone looking to realise the potential of the world's second largest continent.

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Ep.13: How partnering with Singapore will take African business to new heights

In 2020, there was US$8.9 billion in trade between Africa and Singapore – the Southeast Asian nation is one of the top 10 investors on the continent. In this episode, Ranveer Chauhan, an experienced corporate advisor, and Rahul Ghosh from Enterprise Singapore, discuss how local businesses are perfectly geared to partner with their African counterparts in fields as diverse as clean energy, agri processing, fintech and more.

To register for the Africa Singapore Business Forum 2021 click here

To check out Enterprise Singapore's Webinar series click here

Ep. 11: Investment Opportunities in Africa

Africa’s population is predicted to nearly double by 2050, and almost all of the growth will be in rapidly expanding cities. In this episode, Terence Kretzmann from Kilima Corporate Finance discusses the tremendous potential of this boom, and how industries like property, consumer goods, fintech and mobile are set to take off.

SPECIAL EPISODE: Mauritius Budget Brief

The Budget speech for 2021/2022 was read in the Mauritian parliament recently. Rudolf Pretorius and Zain Madarun from Adansonia Holdings, and Shianee Calcutteea from the law firm Bowmans, unpack some of the implications for the broader financial services industry.

Ep. 10: The Challenge of Getting Covid Vaccines to Africa

Private companies are partnering with governments to get much-needed Covid vaccines to communities all over Africa. In this episode, Andy van der Velde and Suzandi Viljoen from the multinational logistics and courier company, Aramex, share fascinating insights into cargo plane shortages, cold chain storage using converted shipping containers, and what exactly goes into getting those vaccines across the “last mile”.

Ep. 9: How America Invests in Africa

Vibhuti ‘Vib’ Jain is the Regional Managing Director for the US International Development Finance Corporation in Africa (DFC). In this episode, she shares her career journey and gives insights into how the DFC operates, her general views on the market, how the US approach in Africa differs from China’s, and how things have changed since Biden took office. The good news? The DFC is always looking for business…

Ep. 8 Bank Zero and the Future of Banking In Africa

Former CEO of FNB in South Africa, banker, serial investor, entrepreneur and co-founder of Bank Zero, Michael Jordaan is a natural innovator and disruptor. In this episode, Jordaan explains the philosophy behind the new digital-only bank - soon to be launched in South Africa - how Africa can learn from Europe's one currency system and why mobile-based banking systems are the future of transactions on the continent.

Ep. 7 The Battle for Africa’s Future

Former CEO of Goldman Sachs in Sub Saharan Africa and, until recently, a senior lecturer and fellow at Yale University, Colin Coleman delivered a speech entitled “China vs USA: A Battle For Africa’s Future,” in 2020, outlining his thoughts on the continents economic future. In this episode the team get a fascinating insight from an experienced banker and academic who has been a thought leader on the continent and an expert on Africa-China deal-making.

See Coleman's full speech here

Ep. 6 Safeguarding Your Business Against Corruption in Africa

The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the UK Bribery Act are pieces of legislation that prohibit the paying of bribes to further business deals. However, the legislated reach extends far beyond US and UK companies. We speak to Cameron Dunstan-Smith, Director in the Corporate Crime and Investigations practice at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, about the legislations impact on business in Africa, the consequences of being caught and how to avoid being an unwitting accessory.

Ep. 5: Why a Tin Mine in the DRC is Becoming a Factor in Global Tin Production

Alphamin’s Mpama North mine in the DRC is the world’s highest grade tin mine but to establish the venture took years of relationship and infrastructure-building; working with both National and local Government. Alphamin CEO Maritz Smith explains how it all happened, the current operations, future exploration, life of mine extension and what Alphamin has done in the local community to continue with its social licence to operate

Ep. 4: Transfer Pricing in Africa: How To Make It Work For You

Join the team from Adansonia Holdings as they talk to international Tax partner Caoilfhionn van der Walt, from Regan van Rooy, about Transfer pricing, or the ‘arms length principle’, - a means of ensuring fairness in cross border business transactions. Here’s how it works, how it can affect your business on the African continent and why it’s such a hot topic

Ep. 3: Building A Sustainable FMCG Business in Ethiopia

Join Brendon and Rudolf as they talk to Brad Koen, the director and co-Founder of African Alpha Investment Partners, about their investment in a fast-moving FMCG business in Ethiopia, how he made the move at the right time and what Ethiopian authorities are doing to attract international investment.

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