Annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue

As part of the 9th AU Private Sector Forum, the NBF and the NEPAD Agency with the support of Barclays Africa/ABSA hosted the annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner on the evening of 13 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre. 

The dinner is a high profile event which hosts African and G20 Ambassadors as well as senior-level Government Officials and Captains of Industry. This year it featured presentations by four of Africa’s bright Technopreneurs who showcased their innovations as well as shared perspectives on Africa’s development and future.

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Climate Change: Strategic Water Partnership Network of South Africa (SWPN) & Mine Water Coordinating Body (MWCB)

This year, South Africa experienced severe drought and water restrictions in the Western Cape, demonstrating the importance of managing water resources not only in South Africa but in Africa as a whole. South Africa is a water scarce country and the SWPN is working in partnership with the SA Department of Water and Sanitation to close the 17% gap between water supply and demand by 2030. In South Africa, the NBF hosts the SWPN Secretariat which is a highly effective public private partnership platform that has been working to sustainably manage South Africa’s water resources to the benefit of all.

Over the 2017 period, the SWPN has achieved key milestones including:

 Saving 55 million cubic metres of water by rolling out a water management system to 9 irrigation schemes in South Africa with a further 14 schemes identified for implementation.

 Advised and supported local municipalities to reduce water losses and therefore non-revenue water losses.

 The SWPN in partnership with the National Business Initiative and the Royal Danish Embassy hosted the Municipal Water Infrastructure Financing conference during the third Annual Water Stewardship Summit on 12 October 2017 in Sandton, South Africa. The event focused on the initial planning and project conceptualisation of the new National Water and Sanitation Master Plan and attracting partners and financiers to support its implementation.

 Securing financial contribution from the Department of Water and Sanitation which has cemented the government’s commitment to the SWPN. 

As a spin off initiative of the SWPN’s Waste Water and Effluent working group, the Mine Water Coordinating Body (MWCB) was established as a collaborative platform for mining companies (Anglo American, South 32, Glencore, Exarro), government (Department of Water and Sanitation, Department of Mineral Resources) and other key stakeholders (Eskom, Sasol, Chamber of Mines) to engage to address issues related to mine closure and finding long-term sustainable solutions. The MWCB will be officially launched in Q1 of 2018 and will assist in the development of mine water treatment and community development projects in South Africa.

 

Corporate Governance: African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN)

In the past decade, the world has witnessed a surge in corporate governance reform. Africa as one of the fastest growing destinations for international investment is realising that expedient transformation in business practices that are aligned to global ethics and transparency standards have the ability to increase investment opportunities for the region.

The NBF as the Secretariat to the ACGN (which is the continent’s only pan-African corporate governance platform representing Institutes of Directors of 19 African countries) is continuing with its efforts to support and capacitate African Institutes of Directors with resources and skills necessary to improve Africa’s overall corporate governance standards.

This year, the ACGN hosted the first of its bi-annual meetings in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire from 22 - 24 February 2017, during which the launch of the IFC Corporate Governance Programme was showcased  and a capacity building workshop was held on the King IV Code of Corporate Governance and lessons learnt in its implementation. This was the first time the ACGN hosted a meeting in the African Francophone region. 

The second ACGN bi-annual meeting was hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 9 – 11 August 2017. H.E. Mr. Ali Suleiman, Commissioner of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission was the guest of honour and Professor Deon Rossouw of The Ethics Institute delivered the keynote address on ‘Business ethics in Africa’.


 

The ACGN would like to welcome new the Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance and Institut Sénégalais des Administrateurs as new members of the pan-African network.

The next ACGN workshop has been scheduled for 7 – 9 March 2018 and will be hosted in Windhoek, Namibia under the theme ‘Governance as a driver for sustainable economic development’. Invitations will be sent out in due course.

 

Regional Integration: Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF)

The African market covers 1.2 billion people and has a total GDP of over USD$3.5 trillion. This large market has the potential to create jobs for a growing population and support more local trade in goods, services and assets. NBF’s current focus on regional integration in SADC is being implemented through the Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF) which, under a signed MoU between the SADC Secretariat and the NBF, is an official partner in the implementation of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy.

The SABF represents the voice of private sector in SADC and aims to encourage business to support the implementation of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy. The SABF achieved some key milestones  in 2017 : 

The SADC Secretariat partnered with the SABF Pharmaceutical Working Group in the launch of the SADC Pharmaceutical Business Plan. This is a major achievement and brought together public, private and donor sectors in understanding the work needed to implement the Business Plan.SABF has become a key industry representative in the regional pharmaceutical policy space, being asked to participate in policy processes and activities. SABF participated in the AU Trade Facilitation Experts Meeting in held in Mauritius in September 2017 and the Regional Industry Zazibona Workshop in Namibia held in November 2017.

The SABF Pharmaceutical working group has developed the Pharmaceutical Value Chain Matrix which outlines the various policy and implementation barriers experienced by the private sector companies when doing business in the region.  This matrix has been well received by the SADC Secretariat, the pharmaceutical industry and the international cooperation partners (ICP) and development finance community (particularly GIZ and World Bank). There is a strong interest to adopt this approach for other industry sectors.

SABF discussions and meetings between industry, academia and the ICP community are facilitating a more collaborative approach around skills development and training.

SADC Industrialisation Week 2017

Africa’s industrialisation is a primary focus for most African governments to add value to raw materials and establish centres for manufacturing and processing to grow their economies.  SADC’s Industrialisation Strategy and Action Plan was approved by SADC Heads of State in 2016 and the focus is on the implementation of the action plan.  This requires private sector to take the lead and own the implementation process.   Private sector engagement from across 16 SADC countries is coordinated through the Southern African Business Forum (SABF) which was established in 2015 and has made steady progress in mobilising engagement of the private sector and SADC secretariat and its member states.

In August 2017, the SADC Secretariat and the SABF hosted the second annual SADC Industrialization Week alongside the third SABF Conference at the Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The theme for this year’s SADC Industrialization Week was ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing regional value chains’ and the event brought together over 500 representatives from government, business, civil society and academia in order to form strategic partnerships that will facilitate the implementation of the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2030.

The week’s programme included a ‘visioning exercise’ which considered what an industrialised SADC region would look like in 2030 and what technologies and skills would be required to gear up manufacturing and production facilities of the future.  This was followed by sector specific workshops on ‘Financing Infrastructure investments’, the launch of the SADC Pharmaceutical business plan, an SMME ‘Made in Africa Day’ and site visits hosted by the dti to some of South Africa’s most successful production sites.

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Capacity Building: Africa Investment and Integration Desk (AVID) - Public-Private Partnership training

As a neutral facilitator for public-private dialogue, engagements and partnerships, we have found that Africa’s sustainable development can be catalysed by effective cooperation and collaboration between government and business. In this regard, we have focused our interventions on building the capacity of local government and businesses through a Public-Private Partnership training programme.

The NBF has been accredited by  APMG International (a World Bank agent) to provide PPP training in Africa. The NBF has successfully arranged six CP3P Foundation training sessions during 2017 and has trained 153 infrastructure practitioners from both the public and private sector, representing candidates from Eskom, Cobra Group, Murray and Roberts, IX Engineers, Burmeister Consulting Engineers, Cape Town Metro, Johannesburg Metro, Tshwane Metro, Ekurhuleni Metro, Midvaal Municipality, Ethekwini Metro, City of Mbombela, East Rand Water Care Company, Gauteng Infrastructure Finance Agency, Stellenbosch Municipality, SALGA, National Treasury Government Technical Advisory Centre, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa and Umgeni Water.

The NBF was acknowledged at the recent World Bank Infrastructure Governance conference held in Cape Town  from 2-3 November 2017, for having trained +10% of qualifying CP3P Foundation candidates worldwide.

The NBF will be running 10 PPP training sessions, one a month in 2018.  See below the calendar of scheduled PPP training sessions for 2018 and we welcome any interested delegates to contact Reva Baboolal (email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to register for the training. 

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City

Theme

February

 

 

 

CP3P Preparation Course

5-9

Johannesburg

All sectors

CP3P Foundation Course

12-14

Johannesburg

All Sectors

CP3P Foundation Course

26-28

Nairobi

*WASH

 

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

CP3P Foundation Course

5-7

Dar es Salaam

All sectors

CP3P Foundation Course

12-14

Zambia

*UK

CP3P Foundation Course

26-28

Kampala

All sectors

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

CP3P Foundation Course

17-18

Johannesburg

*WASH

Infrastructure: Africa Infrastructure Desk (Afri-ID) - North-South Rail Corridor & Gas Project

Rail infrastructure:

We remain committed to accelerating Africa’s infrastructure development as infrastructure remains the key and critical enabler for integration and increased intra-African trade. The Afri-ID’s flagship project is the North-South Corridor rail project which demonstrates the power of collaboration for regional integration. 

The North-South Rail Corridor consists of a rail network that stretches over 3000 km from Durban in South Africa through Zimbabwe and Botswana and links to the Democratic Republic of Congo passing through Zambia. It is one of SADC’s main international rail gateways for transporting inbound and outbound cargo. The objective of the North-South Rail master plan project is to develop a seamless, safe, predictable, reliable and competitive railway service that will    increase the freight and passenger volumes transported on the corridor and to reduce the cost of rail transportation through better pricing and service strategies.  The rail corridor project will create a single coordinated operating, infrastructure and financing plan across six countries, endorsed by seven rail operators and SADC.

As neutral facilitators and the project sponsor, the NBF is responsible for coordinating the efforts of participating rail operators on the corridor which includes Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL); Grindrod/Beitbridge-Bulawayo Railways (BBR); Société Nationale des Chemins de fer du Congo (SNCC); National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ); Swaziland Railway (SR); Transnet SOC and Botswana Railways (BR). The success and speed at which this project has progressed is a testament to the level of cooperation between the partners and the role the NBF has played as facilitator.

The pre-feasibility study for the North-South Corridor Rail project has completed phase 1, with the study being in the final draft stage and now awaiting sign off by participating rail operator CEO’s in January 2018. Within only three years, the NBF has managed to bring key stakeholders together, facilitate their interactions and mobilise financial resources from the SADC Project Preparation Fund to conduct a pre-feasibility study for this massive multi-country rail project. 

Gas infrastructure:

Energy is a valuable resource required by growing and fast urbanising populations such as the SADC region. With the availability of natural gas reserves found in countries such as Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and Namibia, there is an urgent need for a regional gas masterplan to be developed to understand the full potential of these gas reserves.   The NBF’s Afri-ID will be launching the SADC Regional Gas Task force which will bring public and private sector together to support the development of the regional nascent gas sector, by bringing gas demand and supply on stream at the same time as well as stimulating broader regional demand and infrastructure investments.

We are pleased to announce that Siemens has signed on as the anchor sponsor of the Regional Gas Task Force and a project manager, Mr. John Rocha, has been appointed to lead this initiative.  

In Q4 of 2017, the NBF has had positive engagements with key public and private sector stakeholders including the SADC Secretariat, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), Department of Energy South Africa (DOE) and the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa dti. Current plans include setting up a steering committee in January 2018 and jointly hosting a workshop with dti in March 2018. 

 

Publications

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Through an extensive network of strategic partners and stakeholders across the continent, the NBF has the resources and experiences that enable it to become a thought leader and information hub for development activities in Africa. Through our publications, we inform, advise and provide accurate updates regarding NBF interventions which relate to Africa’s current status as well as its future plans for growth and development. Here are some of our publications.

 

Annual NEPAD Yearbook

NBF Integrated Report

North-South Rail Corridor ProjectBrochure

PPP Training Brochure

 

 

 

NBF Platforms

The NBF as a neutral facilitator for public-private dialogue has enough convening power to facilitate result oriented government and business engagements which lead to actionable development projects in Africa. Through platforms such as the 9th African Union Private Sector Forum, annual African Leaders in Dialogue dinner and the SADC Industrialisation Week, the NBF has facilitated discussions and deliberations aimed at achieving Africa’s developmental objectives. Here are some of our main platforms for dialogue and an overview of our interactions in 2017.

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9th African Union Private Sector Forum

The African Union (AU), the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) in association with Andalem (Ethiopia) hosted the 9th AU Private Sector Forum from 13 - 15 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria.

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Annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue

As part of the 9th AU Private Sector Forum, the NBF and the NEPAD Agency with the support of Barclays Africa/ABSA hosted the annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner on the evening of 13 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre. 

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2017 Programme progress

Through the NBF’s mission of ‘Business for sustainable socio-economic development in Africa’, the organisation aims to achieve inclusive sustainable economic growth across the continent. This is done mainly through NBF programmes and interventions which in 2017, have continued to grow in their scope and focus. Here are some of our major highlights for the year.

Current NBF interventions include the North-South Rail Corridor, a recently launched Gas initiative, an accredited APMG International PPP training programme, Water projects in South Africa including a mine water initiative, a pan-African corporate governance platform and a regional business forum among others.

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Infrastructure: Africa Infrastructure Desk (Afri-ID) - North-South Rail Corridor & Gas Project

We remain committed to accelerating Africa’s infrastructure development as infrastructure remains the key and critical enabler for integration and increased intra-African trade. The Afri-ID’s flagship project is the North-South Corridor rail project which demonstrates the power of collaboration for regional integration. 

Read more

 

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Capacity Building: Africa Investment and Integration Desk (AVID) - Public-Private Partnership training

As a neutral facilitator for public-private dialogue, engagements and partnerships, we have found that Africa’s sustainable development can be catalysed by effective cooperation and collaboration between government and business. In this regard, we have focused our interventions on building the capacity of local government and businesses through a Public-Private Partnership training programme.

Read more

 

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Regional Integration: Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF)

The African market covers 1.2 billion people and has a total GDP of over USD$3.5 trillion. This large market has the potential to create jobs for a growing population and support more local trade in goods, services and assets. NBF’s current focus on regional integration in SADC is being implemented through the Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF) which, under a signed MoU between the SADC Secretariat and the NBF, is an official partner in the implementation of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy.

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Corporate Governance: African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN)

In the past decade, the world has witnessed a surge in corporate governance reform. Africa as one of the fastest growing destinations for international investment is realising that expedient transformation in business practices that are aligned to global ethics and transparency standards have the ability to increase investment opportunities for the region.

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Climate Change:  Strategic Water Partnership Network of South Africa (SWPN) & Mine Water Coordinating Body (MWCB)

This year, South Africa experienced severe drought and water restrictions in the Western Cape, demonstrating the importance of managing water resources not only in South Africa but in Africa as a whole. South Africa is a water scarce country and the SWPN is working in partnership with the SA Department of Water and Sanitation to close the 17% gap between water supply and demand by 2030. In South Africa, the NBF hosts the SWPN Secretariat which is a highly effective public private partnership platform that has been working to sustainably manage South Africa’s water resources to the benefit of all.

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CEO’s 2017 Year-end remarks

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We have come to the end of yet another exciting year.

Upon reflection, 2017 has been a year of major shifts in global politics and economics which have sometimes seemed that Africa’s profile as a hot destination for investment and growth was not a focus in foreign policies of developed countries.   Despite this perception, it is my belief that Africa is still firmly on a strong growth trajectory and that the current international trend of inward looking policies by most developed nations, have reinforced the commitment by African countries to cooperate with each other and become more self-reliant. 

Whilst foreign direct investment and partnerships with international companies is important to spur economic growth, the long term focus on securing sustainable and vibrant economies, must remain the responsibility of Africans to increase intra-African trade and investment.

The recent global economic downturn, slowdown in China’s growth and the shift of American policies with the election of President Donald Trump are just a few examples of how much can change within the span of a year or two, and now we know that such changes in the global context can easily thwart African strategies originally designed with much longer timeframes.

On the whole, Africa must become smarter and learn faster if we are to achieve our development objectives as well as take advantage of future opportunities. The peak of Africa’s demographic dividend (when our youth and able bodied will represent the largest percentage of our ballooning population) is fast approaching and we must be ready to catapult African economies towards higher GDP thresholds. It will take cooperation and collaboration by local role players including African governments and businesses with the full support of the African people, working together to create a conducive environment for sustainable socio-economic growth.  Africans must continue to take ownership of our future and diligently protect that position.

At the AU’s 9th African Private Sector Forum, which the NBF co-hosted with the AU and the Department of Science and Technology in November 2017, I was encouraged that African governments are taking more responsibility in defining Africa’s terms of investment by endorsing and releasing the “AU Pan African Investment Codes”, which set out guidelines on development expectations of investors in Africa.

I was also very inspired and encouraged by the passion, vision and technical expertise demonstrated by the 15 African Technopreneurs who demonstrated their innovative products they have designed and invented to address Africa’s challenges.  This next generation of Africans are actively taking responsibility for the continent and coming up with solutions using technology, to drive Industry 4.0 in the continent.  With some additional business mentoring and support, they are sure to make a big difference in the socio-economic development of Africa.

As we wade through the uncertain waters of global economics and politics, I am reminded of the African proverb that says, “Cross the river in a crowd and the crocodile won’t eat you.” This is the time for Africans to come together and work as a unit, which will require the active participation of all Africans in a concerted effort aimed at addressing our challenges.

The NBF in 2017

This year, we celebrated a decade of operations in Africa and after 10 years, I can say we have proven our ability to act as neutral facilitators that can bring multiple stakeholders together, moving them past dialogue and getting them to work together on solutions to produce tangible results which have great impact on Africa. Through the successful implementation of our programmes, the NBF has gained credibility and acknowledgement by both African governments and businesses for the important convening and project management role that we play. We will be replicating this model to ensure successful delivery and implementation of projects in Africa.

I take this opportunity to thank our Patrons and Board of Directors for their leadership, and our members and stakeholders for their continued support. I also want to thank the NBF team for their hard work and unwavering dedication and commitment. They have proven once again that it is not the size of the team but the size of one’s ambition that determines excellent results.

I am proud of the work we have done and of the milestones we have reached over the past decade.  The NBF’s work is being recognised and acknowledged as playing a very important role in bringing the private sector closer to governments and collaborating for Africa’s development. Outcomes from our activities in 2017 have demonstrated the convening power of the NBF to deliver projects for impact and I am optimistic about our growth next year. 

Have a restful holiday season and we look forward to working together towards creating a brighter future for Africa in 2018 and beyond.

 

Annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue Dinner

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NEPAD AFRICAN LEADERS IN DIALOGUE DINNER
INVITATION
You are cordially invited to the annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner on Monday13 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre on Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria. This dinner will start at 18h00 finishing at 22h00 and is brought to you by the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) and the NEPAD Agency with the support of Barclays Africa/ABSA.

SPECIAL INVITED GUESTS
       
H.E Harison Victor, Commissioner for the Department Economic Affairs
African Union
H.E Anyang Agbor Sarah Mbi, Commissioner for the Department  Human Resources, Science and Technology
African Union
Hon. Minister
Ms Naledi Pandor
Department of Science and Technology
Republic of South Africa
Director General
Dr Phil Mjwara
Department of Science and Technology
Republic of South Africa
 
Please note that the attendance fee for  African Leaders in Dialogue dinner will be ZAR 20,000 excl VAT per table of 10 people or ZAR 2,500 excl VAT per seat.
 
 
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For more details on sponsorship or payment for the NEPAD ALD, please contact Sisipho Moleshe on email: sisipho.moleshe@thenbf.co.za or tel: +27 10 596 1910.
   
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 9th AU Private Sector Forum & ALD dinner

 

Invitation

You are cordially invited to the 9th AU Private Sector Forum from 13 - 15 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre on Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria.
 
 
As part of the Private Sector Forum, the NBF and the NEPAD Agency with the support of Barclays Africa/ABSA will also be hosting the annual NEPAD African Leaders in Dialoguedinner on the evening of 13 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre. The annual NEPAD ALD dinner is a high profile gala dinner which hosts African and G20 Ambassadors as well as senior-level Government Officials and Captains of Industry.
 
Both events have been themed "Accelerating Africa's Industrialization through Digitization and Techpreneurship", and envision a vibrant, private sector driven and entrepreneurship-led African economy that will  spearhead technology trends to develop African solutions in the implementation of Industry 4.0.
 
The Private Sector Forum will feature addresses and panel discussions with high level pan-African speakers  as well as  offer match-making opportunities for young techpreneurs with potential financiers and investors.
Please note that registration for these two events is separate. If you would like to attend both events, you will have to register for both events individually. Also note that attendance to the 9th AU Private Sector Forum is free of charge whilst attendance to the  African Leaders in Dialogue dinner will cost ZAR 20,000 per table/ ZAR 2,500 per seat.
 
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NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner (ZAR 20, 000 per table/ ZAR 2,500 per seat) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

 

NBF Annual General Meeting 2017

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The NEPAD Business Foundation will be hosting its eight Annual General Meeting and will also be celebrating 10 years of operations on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at the Nedbank, Ground Floor Block C, 135 Rivonia Campus,  Rivonia Road, Sandown, Sandton 2196 from 10h30 - 13h00.

All NBF stakeholders are invited to attend this year's meeting themed 'Business for sustainable development in Africa'. NBF members who are unable to attend may elect a proxy to attend in their place. At this AGM, the NBF will provide a report back on the overall performance of the organisation including its programme brands and initiatives. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Speaker's Bio:

AndileAndile Sangqu was appointed executive head for Anglo American in South Africa on 1 June 2015.

His role includes working with the South African-based businesses to help deliver the group's strategy in the region, provide leadership and co-ordination to the group's stakeholder relations initiatives in South Africa, and facilitate regional alignment with the group's central functions.

e serves as an executive director on the Anglo American SA board, Chairman of the Anglo American Zimele board and as a non-executive director on the Anglo American Platinum board. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours), a Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters of Business Leadership, Higher Diploma in Tax Law and he completed an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Insead Business School.

Andile was previously group executive of sustainability and risk at Impala Platinum and brings extensive commercial, mining and stakeholder relations experience from his former executive and board roles.

Prior to his role at Impala Platinum, Andile was executive director for Glencore Xstrata South Africa, served on the Chamber of Mines' National Development Plan Committee and held executive and non-executive roles at Kagiso Trust Investments. Andile currently serves as a director of Business Leadership SA and the vice president of the Chamber of Mines.

 

African Leaders in Dialogue dinner 2017

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The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) and NEPAD Agency will once again be hosting the NEPAD annual African Leaders in Dialogue dinner on Monday,  13 November 2017 at the CSIR Convention Centre on Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria.

The ALD dinner will be hosted as the highlight dinner for the The 9th AU Private Sector Forum will will run from 13 - 15 November 2017 at the same venue. The theme for both events will be "Accelerating Africa's Industrialization through Digitization and Techpreneurship." This year's ALD dinner envision a vibrant, private sector driven and entrepreneurship led African economy that will  spearhead technology trends to develop African solutions in the implementation of Industry 4.0.

Among confirmed Diplomatic dignitaries are Ambassador of the Republic of Angola; High Commissioner of the Republic of Botswana; Head of Office: Commercial Counsellor, High Commission of Canada; Ambassador of the State of Eritrea; Ambassador of Finland; Chargé d'Affaires, Federal Republic of Germany; First Secretary, Embassy of Japan; Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Liberia; High Commissioner of the Republic of Malawi; High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia; Ambassador of the Republic of Niger; Ambassador of Portugal; Ambassador of Sri Lanka; Trade Director for Southern Africa, High Commission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland; Ambassador of the United States of America; and Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The NBF will be selling corporate tables for the NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner at the cost of ZAR 20,000 per table. For more details, please contact Terrence Mutuswa on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: +27 10 596 1892.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017: Day 2: Financing Infrastructure Conference & Pharmaceuticals Conference

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Day 2 of the SADC Industrialization Week hosted two parallel conferences, the Financing Infrastructure Conference and the Regional Pharmaceuticals Conference.

The Financing Infrastructure Conference focused on the importance developing quality infrastructure as a requirement to ensure the implementation of SADC’S Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2030. The NBF profiled the North-South Rail Corridor as a quintessential example of the type of projects the region should prioritise.

PRESENTATIONS

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The Regional Pharmaceutical Conference launched the SADC’s Pharmaceutical Business Plan which will look at the gaps within the entire value chain process in order to form public-private partnerships that will develop solutions required in the industry.

PRESENTATIONS

Introduction to SIRESS- SABF

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TIPS Product-Level Analyses in SADC - Impl. for RVC_2017.08.02

SADC Industrialization Week 2017_ The Intra-African Trade Imperative

Pharmaceutical working group update

 

 

NOTICE: Change of NBF Board of Directors

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As a valued stakeholder of the NEPAD Business Foundation, we would like to inform you of the changes in the constitution of our Board of Directors as announced at our 8th Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. 

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Mr Stanley Subramoney who stepped down as NBF Chairman at the AGM having served in this position from 2010 to 2017. Stanley has been appointed as a Patron to the NBF in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the organisation since its inception.

Geoff Mr Geoff Rothschild [CA (SA), MA (SA)], a founder member of the NBF has beedelected the new NBF Chairman. Geoff Chaired the NBF Operations Committee and he is a former Chairman of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
Andile Mr Andile Sangqu [B.Acc Sc (Hons), BCom, MBL] has been elected the new NBF Vice Chairman. Andile was appointed as a director of the NBF in 2015. Andile is the Executive Head of Anglo American South Africa.
Gregg Mr Gregory Nott [SA.BA, BL] has been appointed as the new Chairman of the NBF Operations Committee (OPSCO). Gregory was appointed as NBF Director in 2015. Gregory is a Director at Norton Rose Fulbright SA and Head of Africa Practice.
 Trevor Mr Trevor Brown [C.A.(SA)] has been appointed as new Chairman of the NBF Audit and Risk Committee. Trevor was appointed as NBF Director in 2015. Trevor is the Chairman of Deloitte Africa.

Our full list of Directors and Patrons is as follows:

Mr. Geoff Rothschild: Chairman of the Board

Mr. Andile Sangqu: Vice Chairman  of the Board

Mr. Gregory Nott: Operations Committee Chainman

Mr. Trevor Brown: Audit and Risk Committee Chairman

Mrs. Lynette Jules (formerly Lynette Chen): Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr. Cas Coovadia: Managing Director, Banking Association of South Africa

Mr. Martyn Davies (Newly appointed - 2017): Managing Director Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte Africa

Prof. Mahomed Jahed: Director of Parliamentary Budget Office, Parliament of South Africa

Ms. Kirti Narsai (Newly Appointed - 2017): Senior Director, Government Affairs and Policy, Sub-Saharan Africa, Johnson & Johnson

Mr. Khaya Ngema: Group Executive - Strategy, Transnet SOC Ltd

Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu: Managing Director, Eclecticcap

Mrs. Yvonne Mhinga: Managing Director, Chaka Chaka Promotions and Princess of Africa Foundation

Mr. Sean Murphy: Group Representative East Africa/Account Leader Power Africa, Mott-MacDonald PDNA

Mr. Mark Williams: Founder, Surenet

 

Patrons of the NBF

Ms. Graça Machel: Founder, The Graça Machel Trust

Dr. Nkosana Moyo: Founder, Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS)

Dr. Reuel Khoza: Former NBF Chairman and CEO AKA Capital

Mr. Stanley Subramoney: Former NBF Chairman and CEO of Menston Holdings 

 

Thank you once again to all our stakeholders for your support over the past decade. Your continued participation has been the catalyst that has enabled us to conduct interventions that are helping unlock African potential. 

For more information about the NEPAD Business Foundation please visit our website on www.nepadbusinessfoundation.org  where are our latest integrated report is available.

 

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Tonderai Mazingaizo

Company Secretary 

 

 

 

Monday, 31 July 2017 – DAY 1: ‘What will an industrializing SADC look like by 2030?’

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The SADC Secretariat, the Southern African Business Forum (SABF) and the NBF kick-started the second annual SADC Industrialization Week alongside the third SABF Conference at the Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The theme for this year’s SADC Industrialization Week was ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing regional value chains’, and the event aimed at bringing together government, business, civil society and academics in order to form strategic partnerships that will facilitate the implementation of the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2030.

Attending delegates participated during the SADC Industrialization envisioning exercise which looked at what an industrialized region would like in 2030 and what necessary steps and partnerships where required to achieve the vision.

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What will an Industrializing SADC look like in 2030?

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North-South Rail Corridor

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INFRASTRUCTURE: SADC rail project for seamless infrastructure green-lights pre-feasibility study

 

Transport infrastructure is one of the key enablers for economic growth in Southern Africa. The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite believe that the ability to speed up and increase the flow of goods transported and traded between neighbouring countries will reduce the transaction costs of cross-border trade in Africa, thereby boosting income earned from intra-African trade.

With funding from the DBSA-managed ‘SADC Project Preparation Development Facility’, the NBF’s Africa Infrastructure Desk (Afri-ID) will be conducting a pre-feasibility study on the North-South Corridor rail network (NSC) to help unlock higher trade volumes in Southern Africa.

The NSC involves the DRC, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana with rail line links from the port of Durban to the Copper belt in DRC and Zambia.

The study will outline the key factors for project viability including the rehabilitation and upgrade of existing infrastructure and equipment; a joint operational model; market demand along the line and a new financial model. The study will also explore the prospects of creating a seamless rail logistics corridor that will promote the migration of traffic from road to rail.

Embedded in the study will be the business case for both government and the private sector to identify innovative funding models for the entire rail corridor including the development of maintenance strategies to allow efficient, safe and competitive operation of trains.

 

SADC Industrialization Week 2017

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SADC INDUSTRIALIZATION WEEK

31 July - 4 August 2017

 

FOCUS ROOMS|The Core Shopping Centre

Cnr Leeuwkop Rd & Kikuyu Rd, Sunninghill

Johannesburg, South Africa

 

The SADC Secretariat would like to invite you to the second SADC Industrialization Week 2017 under the theme Partnering with the Private Sector in Developing Industry and Regional Value Chains. 

SADC Industrialization Week is an annual regional public-private engagement forum aimed at fostering new opportunities for intra-regional trade and investment.The event will be hosted two weeks before the SADC Heads of State and Government Summit which will present participating delegates with the opportunity to provide recommendations that will be presented at this forum.

The SADC Industrialization Week will be hosted with the support of the NEPAD Business Foundation, the Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF), the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa (dti) and the Department of International Relations and Corporation (DIRCO) and will be sponsored by the Barclays Africa Group and the European Union. 

 

Admission Free!!!

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