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.
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The City of Ekurhuleni is found in the heart of the Gauteng Province in South Africa, and will become the country’s first Aerotropolis – an airport city where the layout, infrastructure, and economy is centered around an airport. Known as the ‘place of peace’ in Tsonga, Ekurhuleni is spread over 15.6% of Gauteng’s land, housing 5.4% of the country’s population and 29% of Gauteng’s population. Ekurhuleni is often referred to as ‘Africa’s workshop’ because it has the largest concentration in Africa of industry for the production of goods and commodities. Manufacturing in the City accounts for 32% of its total production output, and 26% of the GDP of Gauteng. Additionally, its well-developed network of roads, airports, rail lines, telephones, electricity grids and telecommunications support an established industrial and commercial complex. The City is home to the busiest international airport in Africa, OR Tambo International Airport which has more than 14 million passengers passing through its doors annually. All of this makes the City a magnet for businesses, trade, information exchanges and leisure activities.
Cova Advisory and Associates was established by Duane Newman and Tumelo Chipfupa who was the Deputy Director General in charge of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) incentives unit. Duane has over 20 years’ private sector experience in grants and incentives consulting and has been advising and carbon and energy issues since 2009. The Cova team has over 50 years of incentive experience. Cova has positioned itself as an independent advisor on matters ranging from carbon and energy issues, government tax incentives and grants and DFI finance raising. Cova is a SANAS accredited Measurement and Verification Inspection Body (EEMV0007).
Sasria SOC Ltd is a state-owned company and the only short-term insurer that provides cover to all the people and businesses that have assets in South Africa, as well as to government entities, against special risks such as civil commotion, public disorder, strikes, riots and terrorism. Sasria has a dual mandate – a legislative mandate that directs the day-to-day business operations, and a broader strategic mandate, like any other business in South Africa, to make a positive contribution to transforming our industry and our country, in order to make our country a better place.
Standard Business Banking offers banking and other financial services to enterprises ranging from small to large in South Africa and 17 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, striving continuously to maintain our exceptionally high standards of service.
In addition, we offer a variety of financial solutions to individual customers that range, just like our business-based offerings, from the most basic to the most sophisticated, thus ensuring unique customer needs are always conveniently, economically and distinctively met.
Through this customer-centric approach, we aim to grow Standard Bank’s presence in high-potential African markets and other emerging markets, either organically or by acquisitions, where appropriate. This perfectly coincides with the overall Group vision of moving Africa forward by driving progress and prosperity throughout the continent.
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Deloitte is one of the Africa’s leading professional services firms; providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory, Business Process Solutions and Corporate Finance services to clients across the continent. We service clients across industries that include manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, mining and the public sector. We operate through over 8000 skilled people across 29 offices in Africa to service 53 countries across the continent.
Our value to clients lies in making an impact that matters as we draw on unique service combinations, while we understand and evaluate our clients’ issues broadly and deeply. By working together in multifunctional teams, our professionals are able to share knowledge and ideas to develop solutions that are tailored to each client.
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The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).
The NCPC-SA is a member of UNIDO and UNEP’s global resource efficiency and cleaner production network (RECPnet) and plays a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP).
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.
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Hogan Lovells is a Tier 1 Top 10 global law firm with over 45 offices around the world in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America – with a strong local presence. Our banking and finance lawyers advise clients on innovative lending transactions, bank products, credit products, deal structures and on all types of secured transactions. Our business restructuring and insolvency team assists all stakeholders in business rescue and insolvency cases. With our spread of global relationships as well as our lawyers’ international experience, we’re perfectly able to respond to your needs wherever you’re based, providing a consolidated approach across jurisdictional borders.