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18/08/2017 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, signed a Host Country Agreement on Friday, August 18, in Johannesburg, establishing the Bank’s Southern African Regional Development and Business Delivery Office in Pretoria, the country’s capital. The office will serve as one of five regional hubs for the pan-African development finance institution operations serving South, North, East, West and Central Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships, Regional Integration, The President


  • From: 18/08/2017
  • To: 19/08/2017
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will participate in the 37th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria, South Africa, from August 19-20, 2017.

Categories: South Africa, Regional Integration, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


05/07/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy.

Categories: South Africa, Gender, Youth, Employment


15/06/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Export Trading Group (ETG) marked a significant milestone on May 30 with the signing of a US$ 100 million loan to finance part of the company’s Agricultural Investment Program (IP) in Africa which will promote employment for youths and women, and adopt an integrated value-chain approach that emphasizes access to regional and global markets.

Categories: South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Togo, Ethiopia, Benin, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Niger, Agriculture & Agro-industries


13/06/2017 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has been rated one of the 100 most reputable personalities in the world on the 2017 Most Reputable People on Earth list released by South Africa-based Reputation Poll.

Categories: South Africa, The President


05/05/2017 - Africa investor (Ai), the international investment and communications group, and Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure fund, in partnership with the African Development Bank, will co-host the 3rd Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit on May 3 in Durban, South Africa. The Summit will bring together CEO’s of leading project development companies, infrastructure financiers, and institutional investors to explore opportunities and innovative models to facilitate finance and investment in infrastructure project development in Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Africa50, Partnerships


  • From: 02/05/2017
  • To: 04/05/2017
  • Location: Durban, South Africa

The African Development Bank is participating in the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, South Africa, from May 3-5. The delegation will be led by Jennifer Blanke, Vice-President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, and will comprise Pierre Guislain, Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, and Amadou Hott, Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Private Sector


25/04/2017 - What do we get for US$ 5 billion investment? The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has just published a report evaluating more than a decade of engagement in South Africa (2004 – 2015), principally in the finance and energy sectors.

Categories: South Africa, Independent Development Evaluation


09/03/2017 - On February 27, 2017, 200 high-level participants gathered in Pretoria, South Africa, for the Southern African Regional Ministerial Conference on Jobs for Youth in Africa. About 20 Ministers of Finance, Ministers of Labour, Ministers in charge of Youth Employment and other top government officials expressed their strong support for JfYA implementation.

Categories: South Africa, Youth, Partnerships, Employment


20/02/2017 - The Investing in African Mining Indaba, one of the world’s largest mining conference, wrapped up on 9 February, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa with the African Development Bank playing a key role in helping to shape the continent’s future in the sector.

Categories: South Africa, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships, African Legal Support Facility, African Natural Resources Centre


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