South Africa

01-mar-2020

President of The African Development Bank Receives 8th African Leadership Magazine African of The Year Award

Over 200 leading African political, business, and diplomatic leaders gathered in Johannesburg for the 8th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award dinner. They witnessed Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, being honored as the African of the Year 2019.   Themed ‘Africa for Africans – Exploring the Gains of a Connected Continent’, the evening brought together dignitaries including South African Deputy President, David D Mabuza, South African Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Lindiwe Zulu, and Dr. Ken Giami, Publisher of African...
01-mar-2020

Keynote Speech by Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, on the occasion of the 8th African Leadership Persons of the Year Award Investiture Johannesburg, Saturday, 29 February 2020

Good evening to you all! It’s wonderful to be here tonight. The 2019 African of the Year Award — what an enormous honour! To say that I feel humbled is an understatement. Humbled to be recognised for my very modest achievements and contributions to Africa. Humbled to be nominated by what I gather to be the 60% of the votes cast by some one million people. Humbled to be at the helm of an organisation that is making a tremendous difference across Africa — the African Development Bank. An organisation that is making daily making prosperity a reality. Humbled to be an African...
26-Feb-2020

Afrique Du Sud – Renforcement des Capacités Statistiques (SCB II) dans les Pays Membres Régionaux pour le Suivi des OMD et la Mesure des Résultats - Project Completion Report

L’objectif initial de développement du programme était d’aider le pays à améliorer le Système statistique national (SSN) afin de fournir des données de qualité, fiables et opportunes. Ceci permettrait de contribuer à une gestion économique plus efficace, à un meilleur suivi des OMD/ODD et de la pauvreté, à une politique éclairée basée sur des données probantes, et également aux améliorations de la conception des programmes et projets de la Banque. Les activités du programme permettraient d’améliorer le renforcement des capacités statistiques grâce au renforcement des capacités...
26-déc-2019

Calendrier Glissant (BRAG) des réunions des conseils - Decembre 2019 - Mars 2020

Conclusions de l'audit intérimaire des commissaires aux comptes pour l’exercice 2019 et suivi de l'application des recommandations de l'audit des exercices antérieurs
05-déc-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-déc-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

Africa Investment Forum 2019 : signature historique d’un accord de construction ferroviaire au Ghana, avec l’appui de la Banque africaine de développement

A l’ouverture de la 2ème édition de l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF), qui se tient à Johannesburg jusqu’au mercredi 13 novembre, un accord de concession historique pour la construction de voies ferroviaires à Accra, capitale du Ghana, a été signé aujourd’hui, avec l’appui de la Banque africaine de développement. « C’est un jour de bonheur pour le Ghana ! s’est réjoui le président ghanéen, Nana Akufo-Addo. J’étais présent ici l’an dernier et je suis encore là cette année pour constater que ce projet a avancé. Cela prouve la valeur de l’Africa Investment Forum. La signature de cet...
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 2019 : la Banque africaine de développement, le gouvernement sud-africain et les partenaires attendent un marché des affaires plus relevé

Le Africa Investment Forum (AIF) permettra d’établir de nombreux contrats sans longues discussions, ont affirmé les représentants du gouvernement sud-africain, de la Banque africaine de développement et des partenaires clés lors d’une conférence de presse juste avant l’ouverture de l’édition 2019 de la rencontre. Organisée par la Banque africaine de développement et ses partenaires, cette deuxième édition du Forum se tient du 11 au 13 novembre 2019 à Johannesburg en Afrique du Sud. Le marché transactionnel multipartite vise à mobiliser des capitaux, à faire avancer des projets jusqu’...
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

L’Africa Investment Forum 2019 : la Banque africaine de développement et ses partenaires visent de nouveaux sommets

Dans quelques semaines, l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF), organisé par la Banque africaine de développement, retrouvera Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud, pour une deuxième édition soutenue par la détermination des institutions du développement à relever les défis du financement des infrastructures afin d’accélérer la transformation économique du continent. L’an dernier, l’AIF 2018 a affiché une volonté de sortir des sentiers battus en matière d’investissements. Le Forum a fourni des enseignements majeurs sur les résultats qui peuvent être escomptés lorsque les institutions multilatérales de...
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...