South Africa

26-Dec-2019

Board Rolling Agenda (BRAG) of meetings - December 2019 - March 2020

2019 External Auditors Interim Audit Findings & Follow up on Implementation of Prior Years' Audit Recommendations
05-Dec-2019

EOI - ATAF - Senior Individual Consultant for Informal Sector Taxation

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Regional Institutional Support Project On Public Financial Governance (RISPFG) , and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for the Individual Senior Consultant for Informal Sector Taxation. The expected deliverables for the Senior Individual Consultant at the end of the project are as follows; Project concept note, budget and work plan; Desktop research, data collection tools, and revised concept note; Consultative...
05-Dec-2019

EOI - ATAF - Individual Consultant for Informal Sector Taxation

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Regional Institutional Support Project On Public Financial Governance (RISPFG) , and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for the Individual Consultant for Informal Sector Taxation. The Individual Consultant will be expected to perform the following services; Provide inputs for the project concept note; Collect and compile data on informal sector; Participate in the country visits for the identified pilot countries;...
29-Nov-2019

Donors to announce financing package for Africa’s low-income countries as ADF-15 Replenishment concludes

What: 15th Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF) Who: The African Development Fund, Donor Governments When: 4-5 December 2019 Where: African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Centurion, South Africa   Representatives of donor governments will meet from 4-5 December in Centurion, South Africa, to conclude the 15th Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF) with a financing package for Africa’s low-income countries for the period 2020-2022. Representatives of beneficiary member countries will also participate in the deliberations, focusing on the needs and...
22-Nov-2019

EOI - South Africa - Corporate governance research fellow - APRM-ISP

The African Peer Review Mechanism is implementing a Research Fellowship Program, with support from the African Development Bank(AfDB), that is directed at engaging both senior and junior researchers and scholars who earned their PhDs from internationally recognized universities or schools.The program seeks researchers in the fields of international relations, global affairs, public administration, public governance, law, public finance management, political science, economics, business finance, international trade, development studies or any other field of study relevant to economic...
22-Nov-2019

EOI - South Africa - Economic Governance and Management (EGM) Research Fellow - APRM-ISP

The African Peer Review Mechanism is implementing a Research Fellowship Program, with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), that is directed at engaging both senior and junior researchers and scholars who earned their PhDs, from internationally recognised universities or schools.The program seeks researchers in the fields of international relations, public policy and administration, international trade law, public finance management,  economics, business finance, or any other field of study relevant to economic governance and management.
12-Nov-2019

Africa Investment Forum: Family businesses - an underestimated economic driving force

Family businesses are rarely viewed as a sector which could influence economic growth, but the Africa Investment Forum is recognising them as important players on the continent. For the first time at a conference of this nature, families running business empires have been given a platform to share their views on how Africa’s unexplored wealth can benefit all who live here. The Elnefeidi Group, a family-owned business with more than 80 years of experience in various industries, is run by second and third generation members. It is one of the businesses that believes start-ups can help...
12-Nov-2019

2019 Africa Investment Forum: Achieving an African economy four times bigger with only a 50% increase in energy demand

Africa has the potential to expand the continental economy fourfold, with energy demands expanding by only 50 percent, according to a new report. The International Energy Agency (IEA) unveiled its report on the first day of the second African Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa Energy Outlook 2019 found that the continent’s future energy prospects look bright, but only if Governments can make the shift to more renewable energy sources. The report says there are three factors that will determine the continent’s future energy consumption - its growing population, the rapid...
12-Nov-2019

2019 Africa Investment Forum: historic signing of high-speed railway construction concession agreement for Ghana, with the support of the African Development Bank

The African Development Bank has thrown its weight behind a concession agreement for the construction of a high-speed railway in Accra, Ghana’s capital. The signing took place on the opening day of the second Africa Investment Forum, running from Monday to Wednesday in Johannesburg. “It’s a great day for Ghana!” said Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo. “I was here last year and I’m back this year to make sure the project moves forward. This proves how important the Africa Investment Forum is. The signing of this agreement is on track to improve the lives of our citizens.” The Accra...
11-Nov-2019

Allocution d’ouverture du dîner de gala Forum pour l’investissement en Afrique Johannesburg (Afrique du Sud) 11 novembre 2019 par Dr Akinwumi A Adesina

SON EXCELLENCE M. CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE D’AFRIQUE DU SUD SON EXCELLENCE M. PAUL KAGAME, PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU RWANDA SON EXCELLENCE M. NANA AKUFO-ADDO, PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU GHANA HONORABLE PHILIP MPANGO, MINISTRE DES FINANCES ET DU PLAN ET REPRÉSENTANT DU PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE UNIE DE TANZANIE MONSIEUR JEAN JACQUES BOUYA, MINISTRE DU DÉVELOPPEMENT, DE L’AMÉNAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE ET DES GRANDS TRAVAUX, REPRÉSENTANT DU PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU CONGO MONSIEUR VITAL KAMERHE, REPRÉSENTANT PERSONNEL DU PRÉSIDENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE...
10-Nov-2019

“News with a human face” in focus at African Development Bank and Thomson Reuters Foundation workshop for African journalists

“The training opened my eyes to see Africa as it is, and not as it is portrayed in the media,” said Thando Magudulela, a journalist with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, at the opening of the second edition of a reporting workshop hosted by the African Development Bank in South Africa. Following the successful first edition in Abidjan last June, the African Development Bank and the Thomson Reuters Foundation organised the next phase of its collaboration from 6-8 November 2019,  in Pretoria. “Let’s work together in creative ways to ensure accountability in our countries,...
10-Nov-2019

Africa Investment Forum: “Short on talk, heavy on deals”, African Development Bank, South African government and partners affirm

The Africa Investment Forum will be short on talk and heavy on deals, the South African Government, the African Development Bank and key partners affirmed at a press conference ahead of the 2019 edition of the event. Organized by the African Development Bank and its partners, the second edition of the Forum, will take place from place from 11 to13 November 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The multi-stakeholder transactional marketplace is aimed at raising capital, advancing projects to bankable stage and accelerating financial closure of deals. “Last year we achieved...
10-Nov-2019

Increased private sector engagement is critical to move the needle on Africa’s infrastructure financing: Pierre Guislain, Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation, African Development Bank

The numbers tell the story. Africa’s infrastructure needs currently amount to a whopping $130 to $170 billion per year with a financing gap of $68 million to $108 billion. While this may sound insurmountable, it also presents an opportunity to foster innovative financial solutions and partnerships that have the potential to unlock funding. The African Development Bank has long recognized that infrastructure investment, and in particular cross-border infrastructure, plays a central role in Africa’s development agenda and is critical for supporting the continent’s economic integration and...
07-Nov-2019

Media briefing ahead of 2019 Africa Investment Forum

What:             2019 Africa Investment Forum: pre-event press briefing Who:              African Development Bank and Partners When:            8 November 2019, 3:30pm Where:           South Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, 339 Witch-Hazel Ave, Eco-Park Estate, Centurion, 0144   The objective of the press conference is to brief journalists...
17-Oct-2019

2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank and partners gear up for new heights

In just a few weeks, the second edition of the annual Africa Investment Forum will kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa, with development finance institutions determined to tackle the continent’s infrastructure investment challenges and advance Africa’s economic transformation agenda. Africa Investment Forum 2018 broke the mold for regional investments and offered lessons about what can be done when multilateral development and finance institutions decide to pull their resources together to deliver as one. “When we laid out our vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by...
17-Oct-2019

EOI - South Africa - Revision of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Questionnaire and Standardization of the National Program of Action Program of Action (NPOA)

The African Peer Review Mechanism has received financing from the African Fund Development Bank (AfDB) toward the cost of APRM-ISP project and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Consultancy Services for Revision of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Questionnaire and Standardization of the National Program of Action (NPOA) The main objective of the Project is to strengthen the APRM, support the implementation of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and reposition the APRM as an instrument for monitoring AU Agenda 2063 and the SDGs.
09-Oct-2019

Financial institutions’ chief information officers meet at knowledge sharing convention

The African Development Bank organized a knowledge sharing event of chief information officers (CIOs) from international financial institutions (IFIs) in Cape Town, 23-26 September. The participants are part of a community of practice known as the IFI CIOs’ club that meets annually. Members are from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Stability Mechanism, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the...
08-Oct-2019

All set for second Africa Investment Forum

What:            2019 Africa Investment Forum Who:             African Development Bank, Partners When:            11-13 November 2019 Where:           Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum, a game-changer to tilt capital flow into the continent, will take place from 11-13 November 2019 at the Sandton Convention...
16-Sep-2019

South Africa - National Climate Change Profile

The Republic of South Africa (henceforth ‘South Africa’, shown below in Figure 1-1) is a semi-arid country in the Southern Africa region. South Africa is one of the largest economies on the African continent in terms of absolute Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP/capita (3rd in Africa with a total GDP of ~USD 294.8 billion) and is ranked among the top ten African countries in terms of urban population (~63%) and total population size (~55,436,000 people). As a relatively water scarce country, South Africa is vulnerable to the effects of drought and rainfall variability and as a result it is...
06-Sep-2019

Afrique : La Banque africaine de développement soutient la sylviculture en Afrique orientale et australe avec un investissement de 20 millions de dollars

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque Africaine de Développement a approuvé jeudi 5 septembre 2019, à Abidjan, un investissement de 20 millions de dollars américains en faveur du Fonds africain de la sylviculture (FAS II). FAS II est géré par Criterion Africa Partners (CAP) une société d’investissements spécialisée dans le secteur forestier et basée en Afrique du Sud. La prise de participation proposée de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) se chiffre à 20 millions de dollars. La Banque siègera au comité consultatif, veillera à l’alignement du fonds avec les stratégies des pays...