South Africa

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...
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...
05-aoû-2019

La Banque africaine de développement, l'ADEA, l’Afrique du Sud et Mastercard lancent le dialogue politique sur l'avenir professionnel des jeunes

Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud, 31 juillet 2019 - L'Association pour le développement de l'éducation en Afrique (ADEA) a clôturé hier son Forum annuel pour le dialogue politique sur l'éducation secondaire en Afrique ayant pour thème : « Préparer les jeunes à l'avenir du travail ». L’événement organisé en partenariat avec le ministère de l’Education de base (DBE) d’Afrique du Sud, la Banque africaine de développement et la Fondation Mastercard, a confirmé la nécessité de réformer l’Enseignement secondaire en Afrique. Il s’agit pour cela d’améliorer les conditions de la fonction enseignante, la...
24-juil-2019

L'Afrique du Sud accueille le premier Forum annuel de dialogue politique de haut niveau de l'ADEA sur l'enseignement secondaire en Afrique

L'Association pour le développement de l'éducation en Afrique (ADEA), hébergée par la Banque africaine de développement, et le ministère de l’Éducation de base en Afrique du Sud, organisent, les 29 et 30 juillet prochains à Johannesbourg, le premier Forum annuel de dialogue politique de haut niveau sur l’enseignement secondaire. Le Forum sera l’occasion d’examiner les conclusions et recommandations de la Fondation Mastercard, partenaire de l’événement, dont le rapport est intitulé « L’enseignement secondaire en Afrique : Préparer les jeunes à l’avenir du travail. » Seront...
11-juil-2019

Standard Chartered Hosts Regional Correspondent Banking Academy in collaboration with the African Development Bank

Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 July 2019 – The African Development Bank lent its support to Standard Chartered Bank’s Regional Correspondent Banking Academy, aimed at promoting responsible financial inclusion and fostering a collaborative approach to managing financial crime risk within Standard Chartered Bank’s correspondent banking portfolio.  The two-day workshop, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2-4 July, was attended by regulators, multi-lateral institutions as well as senior business and compliance officers from key correspondent banking clients across Africa....
27-juin-2019

South Africa: Agripreneurs Forum welcomes young entrepreneurs and investors

The third African Youth Agripreneurs Forum and AgriPitch competition, a platform connecting sector start-ups with potential partners and financiers, has opened in Cape Town under the theme: “Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth. The event is being organised by the African Development Bank, in partnership with the government of the Western Cape. The event has attracted over 200 participants from across the continent including youth agripreneurs, agribusiness companies, investors, environmentalists, academia, development partners and...
13-juin-2019

Switzerland gives 3.2 million Swiss francs to African Development Bank’s ‘Boost Africa’ E-Lab and urban development fund

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. SECO contributed 3 million Swiss francs to the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) for innovative young entrepreneurs and 200,000 Swiss francs to the Urban & Municipal Development Fund for Africa (UMDF), which helps African cities plan and manage urban growth and climate-resilient development by improving governance and basic services. “These days it’...
06-juin-2019

South Africa: Women Walking the Road Less Taken, and Shining

Pumza Mbulekwua and Phie Nxumalo are working in male-dominated fields - construction and engineering. The pair both had their Bachelor’s degrees funded by Eskom, as part of its efforts to groom specialists to augment the workforce at its Medupi Power Station. The station co-financed by the African Development Bank, comprises six coal-powered units with a cumulative capacity of 4,764MW. In anticipation of potential mass job opportunities, the Bank and Eskom embedded skills development, in the construction phase particularly, in the contract which was between the two institutions. This had...
05-juin-2019

South Africa: African Development Bank Group Supports Skills Development in Eskom’s Medupi Power Plant

For many years, Sarina Malatji dreamed about helping out her community. She grew up in a community where few young people could afford an education. Today, she has not only educated herself, but she is also contributing towards the education of others. Malatji was raised in Limpopo Province where the scorching sun and bushveld disadvantage reign. She worked for the state power utility Eskom until 2011, when she left to start her own cleaning business – Green Dot - which currently employs 115 people at the Medupi power plant, one of the largest energy projects undertaken in South Africa...
24-mai-2019

GPN - Fund for Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA): Private Sector Investment Initiative for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Africa - PECG

The Climate Change and Green growth Department (PECG)has received a grant from the African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance to finance the Scaling up  Private Sector Capacity and Investment for Climate Change and Green Growth Projects in five pilot countries :Egypt, Morocco, Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa. The overall goal of the projectis to enable Africa’s private sector participation into climate-related investments that support the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Africa under the Paris Agreement
13-mai-2019

Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis – 1st Quarter 2013 - Issue 8

Southern Africa is projected to grow at 4.4 percent in 2013. A strong first quarter performance in many of the countries set the region on course towards this growth rate. In Angola, despite a slight deceleration of output in the non-oil sector, growth remained quite healthy, supported by oil production. Botswana maintained strong growth on the back of a resurging mining sector. Lesotho maintained positive growth that largely reflected the mining and textile sub-sectors’ good sustained performance, while in Malawi growth rebounded in the first quarter, with the main drivers being improved...