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Journal of African Business Issue 4

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Welcome to Journal of African Business, your guide to business and investment on the continent. The fourth edition of Journal of African Business is the second issue of this magazine to be published as a quarterly. The first two journals were published as annual publications in 2020 and 2021. The Journal of African Business covers a wide range of subjects within the broader economic sectors: energy; mining and exploration; trade; finance; technology and tourism. In addition to this, special features on topical matters are included, along with country profiles.


AFRICAN EVENTS Global Africa Network (GAN) is the media partner of the following upcoming events: Photos: African Energy Indaba AFRICA OIL WEEK, INCORPORATING GREEN ENERGY AFRICA SUMMIT Cape Town – 3 to 7 October 2022 Africa Oil Week promises five days dedicated to deal-making and pioneering insights. The Plenary stage is where Africa’s upstream’s future direction and strategy are forged. From ministerial panels to strategic outlook from supermajors and plans for driving investment into the African upstream, this is where the industry’s top-level multi-stakeholder discussions happen. A combination of panel discussions, presentations, fireside chats and much more are designed to encourage conversation. Various forums are held during the week and national showcases form part of the exhibition element. The Green Energy Africa Summit runs concurrently, connecting the world with the African energy industry. It’s the platform of choice for investors, IPPs, utilities and government leaders. The summit will provide the deal platform and engine room for growth across Africa’s renewable and low-carbon sector. For more information: AFRICAN ENERGY WEEK Cape Town – 18 to 21 October 2022 This year’s AEW programme will focus on investing profitably in traditional and new energy sources, driven by the latest developments from key stakeholders on the continent, and the sharing of knowledge from the world’s most renowned experts and dealmakers in energy. AEW will be attended by CEOs and C-suite of global majors, independents, NOCs, mid-streamers, refiners, traders and suppliers as well as ministers and senior government officials from around the world. For more information: AFRICA HEALTH EXHIBITION Johannesburg – 26 to 28 October 2022 Reconnect and grow the African healthcare community in business, education and skills development. After a two-year hiatus, Africa’s healthcare community will once again gather under one roof over three days. The 11th annual Africa Health Congress will bring together healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines to promote discussion and thought leadership on the advancement of healthcare in the region. This congress will address the needs of African healthcare professionals, share strategies that are transforming the future of medicine, and examine the latest disruptions in healthcare driving the transformation of the continent. For more information: 30

AFRICAN EVENTS AFRICA TECH FESTIVAL, INCLUDING AFRICACOM AND AFRICATECH Cape Town – 7 to 11 November 2022 AfricaCom: Connectivity Infrastructure and Digital Inclusion. Subjects include: Connecting Africa’s Next Billion; Digital Infrastructure Investment; Telcos of Tomorrow; Sustainable Development and Green ICT; Future Visions: Web3, The Metaverse & Beyond. AfricaTech: Enterprise Transformation and Emerging Technologies. Subjects include AHUB: Africa’s Start-up Scene; AI, IoT and Disruptive Tech; Talent, Skills and The Future of Work; Cloud Services and Data Centres; Fintech, Blockchain and MFS; Cybersecurity and Data Protection. For more information: https:// AFRICAN AGRI INVESTMENT INDABA Cape Town – 14 to 16 November 2022 The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the global meeting place for agrifood investment in Africa. Bringing together over 1 100 key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project owners, project developers, commercial farmers and the agro and food processing industry – to discuss trends that will likely influence food and agribusiness economics over the next decade in Africa. Organised by the African Agri Council NPC (AAC) in partnership with African governments and government agencies, the Indaba delivers a unique mix of decision-makers from across the agrifood value chain making it the most effective place to conduct business in the sector. For more information: INVESTING IN AFRICAN MINING INDABA Cape Town – 6 to 9 February 2023 Informed by research with the mining community, 2023’s overarching theme is “Unlocking African Mining Investment: Stability, Security, and Supply”. Mining Indaba and 121 Mining Investment Cape Town are working together to deliver an unrivalled offering for the entire African mining ecosystem and drive the sustainable development of African mining economies. The two events will bring together mining companies, investors, government leaders, service providers and thought-leaders across one week of unmatched networking, insights and business development opportunities. The organisers promise a jam-packed week of networking, deal-making and pioneering discussions from influential leaders. For more information: AFRICA ENERGY INDABA Cape Town – 7 to 9 March 2023 The 15th Africa Energy Indaba Conference will discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across Africa. A diverse group of luminaries and high-profile speakers will share their real-world insights about the changing energy landscape in Africa. The 8th Annual Africa Gas Forum will be held. The Forum has been created to ensure a balance between countryspecific opportunities as well as common issues that affect the whole region such as exploration activity, licensing rounds, development plans and the move to gas, new tax regimes, regional infrastructure projects, pipelines, LNG terminals, security, local content initiatives, investment requirements and other key upcoming projects. In addition to providing a platform for the most ground-breaking and diverse energy panels, the Africa Energy Indaba hosts a two-day energy exhibition where world-class industry organisations demonstrate their commitment to provide the solutions Africa needs to meet its growing energy demands. For more information: 31

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