Next Stop: Sus­tain­abil­ity

Africa Outlook - - Welcome - Matthew Staff Ed­i­to­rial Di­rec­tor, Out­look Pub­lish­ing

Our an­nual bumper edi­tion of Africa

Out­look al­ways takes the op­por­tu­nity to kick-start the new year with a look ahead to the key in­dus­trial trends ex­pected to dic­tate the con­ti­nent’s eco­nomic growth over the fol­low­ing

12 months. And 2018 is cer­tainly no dif­fer­ent.

Driven in part by our equally tra­di­tional, yearly over­view of the

Min­ing Ind­aba, in­dus­tries across man­u­fac­tur­ing, oil & gas, re­tail, tech­nol­ogy, con­struc­tion and lo­gis­tics also help to con­trib­ute to one of our big­gest ever is­sues. And by-and­large, each suc­cess story can be ac­cu­mu­lated un­der one re­cur­ring theme: sus­tain­abil­ity.

The African arm of South American bus building heavy­weight, Mar­copolo sets the tone per­fectly to this end, show­cas­ing the Com­pany’s plan for a lo­calised, lean evo­lu­tion on the con­ti­nent; and help­ing the edi­tion em­bark on its jour­ney across nu­mer­ous, sim­i­larly fo­cused in­dus­try-lead­ers.

Servaco PPS and Puma En­ergy - across both its Malaw­ian and Ghana­ian op­er­a­tions - help to bridge the in­dus­try-CSR gap in en­sur­ing op­ti­mum oil & gas pro­vi­sion in an ef­fi­cient man­ner; while Tan­za­nia In­ter­na­tional Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal Ser­vices (TICTS) and DP World Ma­puto show­case their in­no­va­tive ap­proaches to port lo­gis­tics, ship­ment ef­fi­cien­cies, and trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion.

Sus­tain­abil­ity can present it­self in all man­ner of ways of course, and Com­putech Lim­ited ad­dresses the no­tion in a more digi­tised fash­ion as it lays out its plans to lever­age East Africa’s tech evo­lu­tion. And few busi­nesses are ex­pected to in­gra­ti­ate them­selves into the lo­cal fab­ric of a com­mu­nity more than in the real es­tate do­main. Cushman & Wakefield and its sub­sidiary, JHI Re­tail are on hand to shed light on this re­spon­si­bil­ity, and espe­cially how Sandton City and Nel­son Man­dela Square are striv­ing to evolve one of South Africa’s most pop­u­lated re­gions.

And fi­nally, as promised, we make our an­nual pil­grim­age to one of Africa’s most sig­nif­i­cant on­go­ing events: the In­vest­ing in African Min­ing Ind­aba.

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Alex Grose is joined by Head of Con­tent, Harry Chap­man, and Head of In­vestor Re­la­tions, Kael O’Sul­li­van to an­a­lyse 2018’s expo, and to pave the way for at­ten­dees in­clud­ing Minova Africa and Hum­ming­bird Re­sources to share their own pre­dic­tions for the sec­tor in 2018.

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