Infrastructure Africa Platinum Sponsor
Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. In addition to our Mauritius-based holding company, the Liquid Telecom Group has operating companies across the continent in Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the UK. Liquid Telecom has been named Best African Wholesale Carrier in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Infrastructure Africa Platinum Sponsor
Transnet is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain that delivers goods to each and every South African. Every day Transnet delivers thousands of tons of goods around South Africa, through its pipelines and both to and from its ports. It moves that cargo on to ships for export while it unloads goods from overseas.
Our vision and mission is to be a focused freight transport company, delivering integrated, efficient, safe, reliable and cost-effective services to promote economic growth in South Africa.
We aim to achieve this goal by increasing our market share, improving productivity and profitability and by providing appropriate capacity to our customers ahead of demand.
Transnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity aimed at both supporting and contributing to the country’s freight logistics network. It aims at developing South African industry, reducing the cost of doing business, while at the same time operating efficiently and profitably.
Infrastructure Africa Gold Sponsor
Trade and Development Bank (TDB) also known as the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, (formerly known as PTA Bank), is an African regional development financial institution established in 1985. The Bank’s mandate is to finance and foster trade, socio-economic development and regional economic integration through trade finance, project and infrastructure finance, funds management and business advisory services. TDB’s twin headquarters are located in Burundi and Mauritius, with regional offices in Zimbabwe and Kenya.
TDB is an institution of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Its membership is open to COMESA and Non-COMESA States, non-regional countries as well as institutional shareholders. The Bank’s membership comprises of twenty Member States, two non-regional members namely, Belarus and China and ten institutional shareholders including the African Development Bank, Africa Reinsurance Corporation, Banco Nacional de Investimento, Mauritian Eagle Insurance Company Limited, National Pension Fund – Mauritius, National Social Security Fund – Uganda, PTA Reinsurance Company, Rwanda Social Security Board, Sacos Group Ltd and Seychelles Pension Fund (SPF).”
Infrastructure Africa Gold Sponsor
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a leading development finance institution working across the African continent. Established in 1983, its primary purpose is to promote economic and social development, growth and regional integration through infrastructure finance and development.
The DBSA plays a catalytic role in delivering developmental infrastructure in South Africa and the rest of Africa in the energy, water, transport and telecommunications sectors, with a secondary focus on health and education. The DBSA is actively involved in all phases of the infrastructure development value chain and plays a key role in planning, project preparation, financing, implementation and delivery.
The ultimate vision of the DBSA is to achieve a prosperous and integrated resource efficient region, progressively free of poverty and dependence. Through infrastructure development, the DBSA makes a meaningful contribution towards people’s social and economic upliftment, while also promoting the sustainable use of scarce resources.
Infrastructure Africa Silver Sponsor
ECIC is the official export credit agency (ECA) of South African government. ECIC provides insurance that enables South African exporters to offer their services and products on the international market, with a particular focus on emerging markets that are considered too risky for conventional insurers. Its overarching goal and mandate from the South African government is to make South African exporters attractive to international buyers to attract foreign income, stimulate local economic growth and create local jobs.
A leading supplier of cement and related products in southern Africa, PPC Ltd has nine cement factories in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Rwanda. In 2016 PPC commissioned its fifth milling depot, located in Harare, Zimbabwe, bringing PPC’s current capacity to around nine million tons of cement products each year. As part of its strategy and long-term vision, PPC is expanding its operations in South Africa, and extending its footprint into the DRC and Ethiopia.
PPC’s Materials business, comprising Safika Cement, Pronto Readymix (including Ulula Ash) and, the recently acquired 3Q Mahuma Concrete, forms part of the company’s channel management strategy for southern Africa. As a result of these acquisitions PPC’s footprint has grown to include 26 readymix batching plants across South Africa and Mozambique and the capacity to produce half a million tons of fly ash.
PPC also produces aggregates with its Mooiplaas aggregates quarry in Gauteng having the largest aggregate production capacity in South Africa. PPC Lime, one of the largest lime producers in the southern hemisphere, produces metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone.
Plenary Panel Sponsor
Airports Company South Africa (SOC) Limited has a mandate to build, operate and manage airports in South Africa. It was formed in 1993 and is majority owned by the South African government through the Department of Transport. It is legally and financially autonomous, and is governed by the Airports Act of 1993.
Airports Company South Africa has a network of nine airports, three are international gateways: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport, and six regional airports: Port Elizabeth International Airport, Upington International Airport, George Airport, Bram Fischer Airport, Kimberley Airport, East London Airport. Within South Africa, Airports Company South Africa has built airports with a combined capacity of 54 500 million passengers.
Airports Company South Africa’s vision is to be the most sought after partner in the world for the provision of sustainable airport management solutions by 2025. The company has since transformed its South African airports into internationally renowned, structurally and functionally advanced, customer-focused and award-winning aviation businesses.
Airports Company South Africa formed part of consortium that took over the expansion and management of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai,India. In partnership with the Brazilian company, Airports Company South Africa was successful in a bid to manage the development, maintenance and operations of Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the busiest international Airport in Latin America.