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African Business 2020 edition

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  • Agenda
  • Business
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  • Sustainable
  • Development
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A unique guide to business and investment in Africa. Global Africa Network is proud to launch this inaugural edition of African Business 2020 at a time of energetic planning for a prosperous future for the continent. The African Union’s Agenda 2063 is much more than a document about a hoped-for future, it contains concrete goals and deliverables. The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and the development finance institution, the African Development Bank (AfDB) are already rolling out valuable projects that are changing the reality on the ground in vital areas of the African economy. Perhaps the most significant event of recent times is the signing by African leaders of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) which will bring together all 55 member states of the African Union and cover a market of more than 1.2-billion people. African Business 2020 has articles on all of these recent trends, plus overviews of the key economic sectors and regional and country profiles. In 2019 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize for peace-making efforts in his region. The economic dividends of peace are beginning to be felt. In 2020 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa assumed the mantle of AU Chairperson. He brings to the role considerable experience in conflict management, constitution-writing and seeking consensus. Global Africa Network is a proudly African company which has been producing region-specific business and investment guides since 2004, including South African Business and Nigerian Business, in addition to its online investment promotion platform www.globalafricanetwork.com

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INDABA HOTEL, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTRE YOUR AFRICAN DESTINATION IN JOHANNESBURG Just north of the fast-paced business world of Sandlan in the upmarket residential suburb of Fourways, lies the 258 bedroom lndaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre. It is a compelling blend of business-like convenience and efficiency, with a relaxed and warm country atmosphere. Coupled with easy and convenient access to all main highways, OR Tambo International Airport and a mere 15km from Lanseria International Airport, the hotel features an impressive selection of some 24 multi-purpose conference venues that can accommodate up to 2 000 delegates in total with banqueting facilities for up to 500 guests. With two restaurants on property, there is no need to leave the comfort of the hotel to enjoy world-class cuisine. Our 300 seater Chief's Barna Restaurant caters for all tastes with over 120 African-inspired dished ranging from North African Moroccan cuisine to Koeksisters and Melktert from the Cape - and with a "Shisa Nyama" grill boasting a variety of game meats sizzled to your specification, everyone is sure to find their favourite. Well known for the lavish full South African Breakfast Buffet, the Epsom Terrace Restaurant also boasts an evening Bistro Menu which will delight even the most demanding gourmet exacting standards. A traditional Carvery Lunch with live music can be enjoyed every Sunday with limited outdoor seating available for those who prefer dining al fresco- after all, Jo'burg really has the best weather in South Africa. Take a wander through the 17 hectares of lush bushveld gardens and you will find the Mowana Spa - a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. The Mowana Spa, which takes its name from the majestic Baobab Tree of African Lore and Legend, offers wellness journeys based on the recognised healing energy of Tribal Massaging. AFRICAN BUSINESS 2020 62

Signature Pamper Journeys include the decadent Mowana Full Day African Rejuvenation Spa pamper which is an indulgent spa experience including breakfast, lunch, complimentary beverages and six revitalising treatments; the romantic Mowana African Skies Night Spa pamper with includes dinner, complimentary beverages and three relaxing treatments; and the indulgent Mowana African Escape Spa & Stay Pamper Journey for the ultimate decadent relaxation. Our commitment to service excellence and staff empowerment through training and mentoring will ensure that your needs are met and your expectations exceeded as you enjoy a Day of Pampering at Mowana Spa. The lndaba Hotel and Mowana Spa are also PROUDLY GREEN ensuring responsible tourism and minimising carbon footprint through extensive recycling of waste products, water-wise gardening, greening conference initiatives, better material choices, minimising power usage and buying local - after all, a better place to live is a better place to visit. The lnverroche Gin School located at lndaba Hotel is an educational and exciting journey through the endless world of Gin. Life is a journey, and so is creating your personalised bottle of Gin. With your presenter being an able guide and a knowledgeable expert, you will be taken back in time to this spirit's origin hundreds of years ago all the way lo the great popularity it enjoys today. You will learn new things and have a laugh with friends about facts you would barely believe to be true. As in life, making your own Gin is a process with many important steps. The experience gives everyone involved the opportunity to express themselves and their unique personalities in a special and creative way. The lndaba Hotel is sure to meet all your business and leisure requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to our oasis in the City. 15 MINUTES FROM SANDTON ... A MILLION MILES AWAY 63 AFRICAN BUSINESS 2020

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