2016 Endorsing Partners included:
The Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Alternative Energy Solutions in our region. Its focus is the whole industry, rather than sector.
Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc.
The SAAEA advocate policy development on behalf of our members at decision making government level. We also promote understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications, our objective is to provide borderless access to the information that can affect today's clean energy industries as much as tomorrow's world.
Our members share the belief that lowering our carbon footprint is as important as the doing of business itself because we understand that every small endeavor toward a green, sustainable world makes a difference.
Oxford Business Group
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.
OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.
The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA)
The Foundation for the Development of Africa is a private, 'not-for-profit', non-membership, organisation actively serving Africa by promoting processes conducive to sustainable development throughout Africa - with the emphasis on sustainability! This organisation is currently rated as one of the most proactive Sustainable Business Development Organisations in Africa!
Serving Africa since 1999.
Africa House represents the merger between two companies recognised as leaders in their fields: Whitehouse & Associates and Africa Project Access. Working exclusively in sub-Saharan Africa, we offer insight and access into the African trade and project environment through the provision of intelligence on projects and bespoke research on opportunities in markets.
The African symbol Ananse Ntontan represents wisdom, creativity and complexity, attributes that embody the essence of Africa House. We hold a body of knowledge and experience on African markets that has been developed over many years which we use creatively to address the opportunities and challenges of a complex continent.
Africa House provides:
Projects: On-going research and intelligence on greenfield and brownfield projects to a dedicated subscriber base
Trade: Market and partner identification, export strategy development and commercial feasibility
Access: To the world’s fastest growing markets through a team that has worked in 30 countries across the continent over a period spanning 30 years
Insights: What is driving the continent and targeting regions of high opportunity going forward.
African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA)
African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Energy Solutions in the Continent. Our focus is on the whole industry; Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc.
Our mission for AFSEA is to provide great insight into the African Sustainable Energy market by bringing companies from around the world together so they may prosper and gain the knowledge needed to expedite the implementation of renewable energy as a significant source of energy.
AFSEA advocate policy development at decision making government level. We also promote understanding of the industry and its potential through tools such as industry events, forums, conferences, newsletters and publications, our objective is to provide access to information that can affect today's clean energy industries as much as tomorrow's world.
We organize top management events and forums creating a networking platform for companies across the world. Our members include research institutes, developers, contractors, consultants, suppliers and members of the public dedicated to building a greener planet.
For more information visit: www.afsea.org
MCLI was established in 2004 by infrastructure investors, users and service providers on the Maputo Corridor to address constraints hindering freight movement and to market the viability of the corridor for regional trade. Its partnership of public and private sector members and proactive role has resulted in visibility, credibility and acknowledgement as a model corridor management institution.
Resulting from investment in key infrastructure, the corridor has been a powerful instrument of regional and economic integration; with over $5billion invested in the region since its inception, resultant capital flow has provided sustained economic growth on the corridor in recent years.
Inherent to MCLI’s success is its leveraging of relationships at the highest level to pursue its vision of a cost effective, reliable logistics route.
Access Africa is an exclusive platform focused on providing essential information on the investment climate and opportunities in key economic sectors across Africa. Access Africa specializes in bridging the gap for governments, investors and industry players in Africa’s key economic growth sectors.
With a primary focus on infrastructure development, transportation, mining, and agriculture, Access Africa compiles in-depth reports utilizing country data and statistics, government inputs, expert opinions and interviews with public and private stakeholders. Through a combination of print and online media and select events, Access Africa also provides a broad platform for players across the industry to get their message out and attract international investment attention to their unique projects and products.
With its extensive and high profile audience, database and clientele, Access Africa targets key decision makers through its specialized print publications and exclusive high-level forums. At the core, Access Africa seeks to spread the word of growth, development and opportunities in Africa and is committed to serve and aid in the socio-economic rise of the continent.
The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF)
The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) has been training and certifying energy professionals in the Southern African region since 2002. The EnTF is an EWSETA accredited training provider, and the sole approved training partner for the Southern African region of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in the USA, and the affiliated training provider of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), the local Chapter of the AEE. AEE Certification qualifications programmes are recognised in 98 countries. Tailor-made training courses are available to fill specific training needs within the energy industry, in addition to the standard popular courses of CEM, CEA, CMVP, REP and other local courses listed. Our training courses equip you to remain well-informed in order to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the energy industry. By qualifying through our AEE Certified training programme you will distinguish yourself as an energy expert in the industry, thereby demonstrating a high level of experience, competence and specialised knowledge.
Equipment Africa is an online one-stop shop publication that serves the operator of bulk earthworks, surface mining and quarrying equipment. Packed with equipment and attachment specifications, comprehensive directory listings of operators of earth-moving gear, as well as dealers and their principals, the electronic platform adequately services the equipment-centric business throughout sub-Sahara Africa and beyond – whether it be a plant hirer, earthworks operator or contract miner.
Being an on-line information hub for all matters relating to owners and operators of load and haul equipment, Equipment Africa has a wider reach than conventional business-to-business media models. It is not restricted by the limited distribution infrastructure and therefore is easily accessible to its target market, often operating in remote parts on the continent.
Productivity SA is an institution mandated by Government, Labour and Business to enhance productivity in order to contribute to South Africa’s socio-economic development and competitiveness, and to this end, focuses on the following areas as its strategic thrust areas:
- Enterprise productivity and competitiveness
- Small and micro enterprise productivity capabilities
- Public sector efficiency and effectiveness
- Knowledge Management and Research
- Productivity awareness
This is reflected in the range of programmes undertaken, as well as in a unique approach to addressing issues of productivity, by adopting a tripartite approach to productivity enhancement; setting targets regarding equity, efficiency and performance excellence.
Our vision is to lead and inspire a competitive and productive South Africa.
To improve productivity by diagnosing, advising, implementing, monitoring and evaluating solutions aimed at improving South Africa’s competitiveness.
- Service excellence through the implementation of relevant solutions
- Market leadership through creative and innovative solutions
- Working together as a team to achieve common goals
- Partner with stakeholders pursuing solutions to South Africa’s productivity challenges
- Honesty, integrity and professionalism are the cornerstone of all our actions
EU Chamber of Commerce and industry in Southern Africa
Following an extensive consultation process with all stakeholder communities in 2013 and 2014, the EU Chamber was finally established in the beginning of 2015. Today, the EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Africa is registered as a NPC governed by a board of directors, each representing European bilateral Chambers of Commerce incorporated in South Africa.
Why a EU Chamber? The European Union has been recognised as a trusted trading and investment partner in Southern Africa for a long time. Today, the European Union not only represents 77% of FDI in South Africa with approx. 2,000 odd European companies actively trading, manufacturing and operating locally, but also nearly 300,000 direct jobs. As such, we need to have a coherent approach about the issues which are of concern to European businesses invested in the region.
In order to protect the transverse interests of all, we need federate the topics we want to defend. We have already tabled many issues with the South African government whilst we were getting ready over the last 18 months, and have been constructively and systematically expressing our concerns about fundamental issues and inhibitors to further economic growth and correspondingly, reduction of inequalities, such as the current investment promotion and protection framework, immigration, the amended Codes, and sub-standard goods amongst others. In addition, we have conducted an investment climate survey interviewing nearly 200 European companies, small and large.