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Indaba to focus on emerging sector developments

By: Nica Schreuder     23rd June 2017 With the 2017 Manufacturing Indaba’s focus being on the development of emerging manufacturers, event organisers Siyenza Management MD Liz Hart says the event will continue to provide new and innovative content as well as showcase the latest in local and global trends in manufacturing. She notes... 

Manufacturing Indaba Less Than Two Weeks Away: Building Our Manufacturing Future

     15th June 2017 The value of the manufacturing sector is leveraged by its essential position in the economy, which sees it assisting with building infrastructural and technical capacity, encouraging innovation, earning export revenue, and most critical in South Africa, providing decent employment. Indeed, the... 

The enhanced interface between the mining and manufacturing sector remains a key facilitator for the re-industrialisation of South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2017 South Africa remains one of the most geologically blessed regions in the world and re-industrialisation is critical to the growth of the economy and increased employment. South Africa has renewed its commitment to industrialisation and the manufacturing industry is a key catalyst in the equation.... 

Manufacturing Indaba - Growing South African manufacturing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2017 Going into its fourth year, the annual Manufacturing Indaba is fast approaching and, with the country heavily focussed on growth solutions and the impact future trends will have on the manufacturing sector in South Africa,  participants eagerly plan for two remarkable days, hosted at Emperors... 

Manufacturing Indaba enters its 4th year - aimed at growing South African manufacturers

     3rd April 2017 The rapid advancement of technology and processes in the manufacturing industry across the world has forced South Africa to consider changing current practices and mind sets in order to be able to compete internationally.  At this edition of the Manufacturing Indaba, to be hosted at Emperors... 

Manufacturing East Africa opens doors for growing SA manufacturers

     3rd April 2017 The inaugural Manufacturing East Africa conference will be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya from the 19 – 20 April 2017 and has been developed to explore and address the growing need for intra-Africa trade across the continent.  The event will comprise a 1 day conference, manufacturing competitiveness... 

Ninth Africa Energy Indaba shows growth, pointing to the energy opportunity in Africa 28th February 2017

     28th February 2017 The ninth annual Africa Energy Indaba delivered a successful week of strategic engagements, an exhibition and networking functions. The debates and discussions provided opportunity to African and national energy players in attendance that were seeking new opportunities to unlock energy access... 

Chamber looks to strengthen partnerships in local green economy

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 The Italian–South African Chamber of Trade and Industries’ chief aim at the 2017 Africa Energy Indaba is to raise awareness among Italian corporations regarding investment opportunities in South Africa’s green economy. Chamber secretary-general Mariagrazia Biancospino says the chamber mediated a... 

Conference hopes to catalyse African energy revolution

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 The 2017 Africa Energy Indaba will enable African energy sector stakeholders to evaluate opportunities and the means to pursue them that could unlock the continent’s energy potential and spark something of an energy revolution, says Indaba organising company Siyenza. “The African continent has... 

AFRICA GAS FORUM seeks to unlock new business opportunities for African investors

     15th February 2017 Will the nascent gas industry become South Africa’s new money-spinner? With a bleak outlook emanating out of last week’s #MiningIndaba, investors would be forgiven for losing their stomach for the mining sector and its troubles. Questions are being raised about whether South Africa’s gas sector,... 

Global and national energy experts prepare to attend the annual Africa Energy Indaba 2017 following #AfricaAtDavos

     7th February 2017 World Economic Forum followers of 2017 reported that this year’s event saw a shift in the way Africa was perceived at Davos.  Discussions were particularly focused on opportunities for business and investment and African business leaders made their voices heard.  The popularity of the... 

AFRICA ENERGY INDABA 2017 launches Africa Utility Forum to boost growth of energy projects in the region

     30th January 2017 South Africa has been seeking foreign investment to help drive sluggish economic growth and used the World Economic Forum 2017 platform last week to market the country as a favourable investment destination. South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, led a 60-strong country delegation in... 

Africa Energy Indaba 2017 brings together Africa’s leading women in energy

     30th January 2017 The third annual Women in Energy conference, organised by the Africa Energy Indaba, will bring together Africa’s leading women in the energy sector on Monday 20th February at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Africa Energy Indaba was the first energy conference on the continent... 

One Month To Go To Africa Energy Indaba With Exciting Side Events January 2017

     16th January 2017 Energy is a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth in Africa and has been at the forefront of discussions on Africa reaching and maximising its growth potential. Without reliable and continuous access to energy, Africa’s most vulnerable remain disempowered and disenfranchised. Africa’s... 

South African Electrotechnical Export Council (Saeec) Partners With 2017 Africa Energy Indaba 11th January 2017

     11th January 2017 Africa’s premier energy event, the AFRICA ENERGY INDABA, is pleased to announce its partnership with the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) for the ninth edition of the Africa Energy Indaba, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg from the 21st – 22nd February... 

AFRICA ENERGY INDABA 2017 brings together Africa’s leading women in energy

     13th December 2016 The third annual Women in Energy conference, organised by the Africa Energy Indaba, will bring together Africa’s leading women in the energy sector on Monday 20th February at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Africa Energy Indaba was the first energy conference on the continent... 

NEPAD and the Implementation of Africa's Renewable Energy Project Initiative

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th November 2016 NEPAD, being the implementing arm of the African Union (AU), is embarking upon an exercise that accelerates the development and implementation of Africa's High Priority Renewable Energy Projects. This is the NEPAD Agency's contribution to the implementation of the Africa Renewable Energy... 

Find your perfect business match at Africa energy Indaba's Business Matchmaking Programme

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th November 2016 Conferences and exhibitions are all about networking, meeting the right people and attending seminars for cutting edge content relevant to your business and industry. Africa’s premier energy event, the Africa Energy Indaba, is well aware of this, and will be offering its highly acclaimed Business... 

NEPAD and the Implementation of Africa's Renewable Energy Project Initiative

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th November 2016 NEPAD, being the implementing arm of the African Union (AU), is embarking upon an exercise that accelerates the development and implementation of Africa's High Priority Renewable Energy Projects. This is the NEPAD Agency's contribution to the implementation of the Africa Renewable Energy... 

Manufacturing and diversification of economy is key driver to attaining economic growth – Davies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th November 2016 The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says that the manufacturing sector and diversification of the economy is a key driver to attaining South Africa’s economic growth objectives. Davies was speaking at the one-day Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape that is currently underway at the... 

What does the transformation of global power markets mean for SA’s renewables industry?

     31st October 2016 According to a recently released report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the surge in renewables energy projects globally has changed power markets for good. Over the next five years, the IEA forecasts that renewables will remain the fastest-growing source of electricity generation,... 

Western Cape’s Manufacturing Indaba looks to expand growth potential of SA’s green hub 27th October 2016

     27th October 2016 With its aspirations of becoming the green economy hub of Africa, the Western Cape and its manufacturers are looking forward to the second annual Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape on the 8th November at the Cape Town ICC, which will once again bring together the province’s industrial movers and... 

Next week’s Manufacturing Indaba to host minister, VIPs and international manufacturing experts

     20th June 2016 Manufacturing stakeholders are keen to keep the momentum going in their manufacturing operations, which make up South Africa’s fourth-biggest economic sector. Manufacturing saw a recent recovery despite weak demand. Manufacturing business confidence rose five index points to 23 in the second... 

African Ministers, VIPs & Infrastructure Experts In Johannesburg To Push For Progress In Regional Infrastructure Projects

     7th June 2016 This week more than 50 of the continent’s infrastructure heavyweights descend on Johannesburg for the continent’s biggest annual infrastructure event that will take centre stage as Africa’s preferred destination for connecting and investing in African infrastructure projects. Africa has a long... 

South African industry has new infrastructure opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa if they take long term view

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2016 In the face of growing international competition in Sub-Saharan Africa, South African-based companies need to take a long-term strategic view of the region and how best to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the demographic, industrial and energy evolution that is taking place. “Low... 

Infrastructure Africa Summit to tackle issues that will awaken sleeping African giant

     6th June 2016 31st May, Johannesburg – Last week’s Africa Day was commemorated across the continent, marking the birth of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. The celebrations were met with renewed calls for Africa to make its own way, to work on the low rate of inter-regional trade and to build... 

Infrastructure Africa Summit To Tackle Issues That Will Awaken Sleeping African Giant

     1st June 2016 Last week’s Africa Day was commemorated across the continent, marking the birth of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. The celebrations were met with renewed calls for Africa to make its own way, to work on the low rate of inter-regional trade and to build the infrastructure that... 

African Union Commissioner H.E Dr Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim confirms attendance at 2016 Infrastructure Africa

     24th May 2016 African Union Commissioner Her Excellency, Dr Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, has confirmed her attendance at 2016 INFRASTRUCTURE AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM taking place on the 9th and 10th June 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre.   Mrs Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Special Envoy for Gender at the... 

South African Industry Has New Infrastructure Opportunities In Sub-Saharan Africa If They Take Long-Term View

     16th May 2016 In the face of growing international competition in Sub-Saharan Africa, South African-based companies need to take a long-term strategic view of the region and how best to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the demographic, industrial and energy evolution that is taking place. “Low... 

Nuclear must form part of SA’s energy mix to meet growing demand

     29th January 2016 There is currently a heated debate in the public discourse about nuclear proliferation and government’s announcement that it will proceed with a nuclear build programme. Media coverage about whether nuclear power is the right solution for South Africa is extensive. Is nuclear power the right... 

Ten African Energy Ministers to attend Africa Energy Indaba 2016

     14th January 2016 Africa is at the forefront of the energy transition with some of the greatest challenges and best opportunities in the world. Without doubt, innovation and the ability to deliver and deploy the most effective solutions at scale will be fundamental to developing a sustainable energy future for... 

Africa Energy Indaba 2016 broadens its offering as energy issues take spotlight in Africa’s growth path plans October 2015

     22nd December 2015 With the exciting news that South Africa has rapidly become a world player in renewable energy and is well on its way to achieving government’s goal of 30% clean energy by 2025, there are exciting programme developments confirmed for Africa’s energy event of the year - the Africa Energy Indaba,... 

Energy sector contributions recognised

     9th October 2015 The recipients of the 2015 South African National Energy Association (Sanea)/South African National Energy Development Institute Energy (Sanedi) Awards were announced at a ceremony and banquet in Sandton last month. Sanea chairperson Brian Statham named Exxaro CEO Sipho Nkosi as the recipient of... 

More high-level delegates expected at Manufacturing Indaba

By: Bruce Montiea     19th June 2015 The second yearly Manufacturing Indaba is expected to attract 350 high-level government and private-sector manufacturing delegates, compared with last year’s 240 delegates, says event organiser Siyenza Management. The Manufacturing Indaba, which is taking place from June 29 to 30 at Emperors... 

Productivity SA backs Manufacturing Indaba

     28th May 2015 Productivity SA is pleased to announce its endorsement of the second annual Manufacturing Indaba. The event, which is being held at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, on the 29th and 30th June 2015, will bring together public and private sector players from the manufacturing sector to debate, network... 

Event to focus on stimulating public-private partnership across Africa

By: Sashnee Moodley     3rd April 2015 The fourth yearly Infrastructure Africa Business Forum (IABF), which will take place on September 1 and 2 in Sandton, Johannesburg, will call on African infrastructure experts and decision-makers to promote intra-African trade relations and investment opportunities between public and private... 

Energy Indaba set to expand by 20%

By: Dylan Slater     13th February 2015 Organisers of the 2015 Africa Energy Indaba expect more than 2 000 visitors to attend the conference, a 20% increase, compared with the attendance figures of last year’s event, which, in turn, registered a year-on-year increase in attendance of 23% from 2013 to 2014. 

Rolling blackouts across South Africa to take centre stage at the Africa Energy Indaba

     9th February 2015 As Eskom battles with a shortage of generation capacity and schedules rolling blackouts across South Africa, ministers and energy experts from around the globe are preparing to attend the 7th annual Africa Energy Indaba, the continent’s premier energy event which brings together global energy... 

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