2017 Partners

Association partenrs

 
Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI)
Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI)
The Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative is a non-profit membership company which plays a pivotal role in promoting the Maputo Corridor as the first choice for the region's stakeholders. MCLI's successes are encapsulated in the key relationships built across the public and private sector which enable the organisation to engage at the highest level to address issues on the corridor and to continue to ensure interventions aimed at creating a cost effective and reliable transport corridor. Comprising Road, Rail, Border Post, Port and Terminals, the Maputo Corridor is a fine example of how a transport corridor has acted as a powerful catalyst for regional integration, economic cooperation and cross border trade and investment.
Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG)
Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG)
The Walvis Bay Corridor Group is a public-private partnership established to promote the utilisation of the Walvis Bay Corridors, which is a network of transport corridors principally comprising the Port of Walvis Bay, the Trans-Kalahari Corridor, the Trans-Caprivi Corridor, the Trans-Cunene Corridor, and the Trans-Oranje Corridor. The Walvis Bay Corridor Group's public-private partnership set-up allows it to pool resources and authorities of both transport regulators and transport operators, thus effectively serving as a facilitation centre and one-stop shop coordinating trade along the Walvis Bay Corridors and linking Namibia and its ports to the rest of the southern African region. The ports and corridors in Namibia are strategically positioned to give the country a competitive positioning as a transport hub for all regional and international trade between Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, Europe, the Americas, and the rest of the world. The new and well-maintained port and corridor infrastructure and the safe and efficient transport services provided by the transport industry, coupled with the reliable support of the regulatory authorities, give the Walvis Bay Corridor Group a competitive positioning in achieving its aim of becoming the leading trade route in southern Africa.

Strategic partenrs

 
German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the official authorized representative of German industry and trade in Southern Africa. As a private, non-profit organization, our primary goal is to offer the best service for building bilateral business relationships between Southern Africa and Germany. With offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Maputo and Lusaka coming soon, our Chamber has been facilitating the establishment of business links between Southern Africa and Germany since 1952 by supplying information on the economic situation in both countries, bringing together potential trade partners, and offering a wide range of other services. The Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers a multitude of services. Our field of expertise covers all aspects of trade and investment between Southern Africa and Germany, and we assist with trade information and market research, trade fairs and exhibitions, legal assistance, marketing support, publications, events, training and education, translating and interpreting, business delegations/travel arrangements and organising business partner searches and B2B platforms.

Media partenrs

 
3S Media
3S Media
3S Media offers quality information to business communities through magazines and digital media (www.miningne.ws and www.infrastructurene.ws). 3SMedia trade and technical magazines include: IMIESA Official magazine: Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA). Water and Sanitation Africa Official magazine: Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA). Inside Mining Focusing on mining and exploration in Africa and the rest of the world.
African Business Central (ABC)
African Business Central (ABC)
African Business Central ("ABC") is a leading online media company showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general. ABC's rapidly-growing site attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month that read and watch news, analyses, and opinions of business, economic, political, and cultural events in and about Africa. ABC is making its mark around the world telling Africa's success stories and highlighting the continent's swift socio-economic ascent to a rapidly-growing global audience. ABC's core values are based on the notion that business, in general, and entrepreneurship, in particular, is the surest path to Africa's socio-economic progress.
African Business Central (ABC)
Cape Business News
Cape Business News, founded in 1980, is a specialist publication that provides business readers with comprehensive news on a monthly basis with extensive coverage of the Cape's general business trends, events, statistics, new products, services and projects. It is primarily a promotional vehicle for companies which have the Cape Business community as a primary target market.
Cargo Connections
Cargo Connections
Based in the UK, Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 by Rachel Humphrey, almost 15 years after starting her first companyUniversal Freight Organisation (est. 2000) and then Project Cargo Network(est. 2010). Cargo Connections is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified general cargo network offering a Restricted Representation policy, which means membership will be offered to a limited number of forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services in each country.
Concrete Trends
Concrete Trends
Concrete Trends provides a medium that portrays the very best in concrete, showing many examples of the creative use of this unique construction material. The journal aims to stimulate a more imaginative and innovative approach to its use in many applications. The focus is largely Southern African, although significant projects involving concrete in other parts of the world are also featured. Concrete Trends is a business-to-business journal which aims to present all material in a balanced and impartial manner and to offer readers exclusive articles and project reports. Because of its very specific focus – concrete – the journal does not publish subject features, but tries to include articles on all aspects of concrete in each issue. Coverage would thus regularly include:
  • Art and Architecture
  • Human settlements
  • Projects
  • Precast concrete
  • Products and services
  • Community
  • Industry news
Concrete Trends is published quarterly and its recipients include architects, consulting engineers, building and civil contractors, the cementitious industry.
Concrete.TV
Concrete.TV
Concrete.TV is Hypenica's flagship video content delivery platform that offers a dynamic blend of broadcast style television and web TV. Staffed by a team of producers and video-journalists, the platform features series style programmes covering news, projects, people, countries and events. In addition, Concrete.TV features user contributed material, training and DIY content, product reference information and much more.
Construction Review
Construction Review is a leading African monthly construction journal for the construction industry. For over 20-years the magazine has enjoyed the readership of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architect and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc. The print edition is distributed in over ten Africa countries with the digital version sent monthly to over 200000 readers in our database.
Esaja.com
Esaja.com
Esaja.com is a marketplace that's connecting companies across the great continent of Africa to each other & beyond. We believe in a connected future, where trade flourishes from Cape to Cairo. As a result of this, we're working to give every business with the will & zeal, access to relevant markets. The Africa of today is a continent pregnant with opportunity. Our mission is to democratize information so that any business, big or small, can have a seat at the table.
Freightbook
Freightbook
Freightbook aims to be a comprehensive online freight directory where companies can promote their services on a global scale, and use the latest Internet technology to network and communicate with each other.
Global Africa Network
Global Africa Network
Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd (GAN) is a publishing company based in Cape Town producing print and electronic business-to- business publications. GAN publishes a series of 10 annual print publications, profiling each of South Africa's nine provinces as business and investment destinations, including a national title. These include Western Cape Business, Eastern Cape Business, KwaZulu-Natal Business, North West Business, Limpopo Business, Mpumalanga Business, Northern Cape Business, Gauteng Business and Free State Business. In 2011, GAN launched the South African Business journal (www.southafricanbusiness.co.za), an annual business and investment guide to the country, to complement the nine regional journals.
IMIESA
IMIESA
The official magazine of the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) IMIESA promotes the knowledge and practice of infrastructure development, maintenance and service delivery in southern Africa. The magazine contains valuable information for municipal engineers, consulting and civil engineers as well as civil engineering contractors, making it the most important source of business intelligence for the infrastructure market. It also provides essential content for municipal managers and senior public officials involved in all facets of infrastructure development, facilitating better decisions. The magazine offers readers various print and online platforms to access its unique content and is distributed throughout Africa.
Infrastructurene.ws
Infrastructurene.ws
Infrastructurene.ws is the digital hub for the infrastructure development, maintenance and service delivery sectors, including water and sanitation, waste and wastewater management and construction. If you're a supplier to these sectors, this platform gives you reach into the highly targeted African market in an instant. Infrastructurene.ws is the digital home of IMIESA, ReSource and Water & Sanitation Africa and the infrastructure newsletters.
Logistics Update Africa
Logistics Update Africa
Logistics Update Africa (LUA), a bi monthly magazine dedicated to the transport and logistics industry of the African continent- the next business frontier. We are confident that LUA has been persistent since 2011 with its in-depth research & continuously playing an important role, showcasing the African continent's trade potential to the world. Logistics Update Africa reaches to the top Air Cargo, Sea Cargo, Rail Transport and Road Transport Industry players. This will definitely serve as a useful tool for you to reach to the Transport & Logistics community and other service providers in Africa and around the world.
Matchdeck
Matchdeck

Matchdeck.com is a semantic search and matching engine for business. The platform finds new business leads and partners for companies by using data analytics and algorithms to match and connect a variety of businesses up and down the global supply chain.

How Matchdeck works

  1. Matchdeck asks what your business is looking to achieve
  2. Matchdeck collects data (or uses the data it already has gathered via data mining)
  3. Matchdeck matches you with other companies based on your business objective
Find your ideal business by creating your free project on Matchdeck.
Project Cargo Network
Project Cargo Network
Project Cargo Network was established in August 2010 (Registered in the UK. Company No 7334156) to provide heavy lift and project cargo specialists access to a trusted, worldwide network of agents who could handle their specialist shipments, whilst working professionally and safely under a strict Code of Conduct.
RailwayPro
RailwayPro
Railway Pro Communication Platform is the most effective communication tool of the railway business environment, tailored for the specific needs of railway professionals and investors in order to provide them with the latest business opportunities existing on the market.
SA Building Review
SA Building Review
SA Building Review is a national annual resource handbook with its central focus on the identity of building products and services within the built environment in South Africa. It allows the supplier and manufacturer the opportunity to be identified and exposed in a more detailed and comprehensive manner to the building, architectural and design industry. SA Building Review's main focus is on advertorial, therefore giving it a more informative and personal approach to the targeted audiences. "An advertorial is an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report" This allows the reader more insight and knowledge of the products and services offered. SA Building Review is ABC Certified.
South African Business Integrator
South African Business Integrator
South African Business Integrator is a national audited business to business publication with its focus on both the public and private sectors in southern Africa. The main focus of the publication is to synchronize business information, business cultures and align strategies and business goals between the public and private sectors. The publication serves as an interaction medium between businesses. Its main objective is to inform, educate and advise key industry leaders on business objectives, strategic decisions, good management practice and governance, sound financial management practice and ultimately bridging the gap of transformation and transparency between the public and private sector.
Specialist Freight Networks (SFN)
Specialist Freight Networks (SFN)
Based in London, UK, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. SFN, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN links together 265+ elite independent small and medium sized Freight Forwarders in 125+ countries, whom are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner.
To Build
To Build
To Build is an ABC certified business-to-business mainstream publication which is an effective medium to use for building your brand and communicating directly to your targeted audience. The handbook focuses on the latest developments and trends within the Built Environment as well as educating its readers through informative industry news. The editorial is distinctive in the way it conveys information on interior or exterior décor, architectural trends, the latest building technologies and projects throughout South Africa. To Build is an easy to use tool for the industry player and consumer when planning on building or renovating.
Universal Freight Organisation
Universal Freight Organisation
Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified association built on a foundation of mutual trust, shared knowledge, experience and resources to help each Member company grow their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. UFO is a Founder Member of Elite Association of Logistic Networks (ELITE), the industry's only recognized grouping of quality independent freight forwarder networks.
World Freight Network (WFN)
World Freight Network (WFN)
World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 285+ independent freight forwarders in 125 countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world's top importers and exporters.

2016 Partners

Gold sponsor

 
RTIA
Road Traffic Infringement Agency

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) is the independent adjudicator or arbiter of traffic infringements and fines issued under the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act.

The RTIA protects the lives of road users by ensuring that transgressors of traffic laws are penalised and repeat offenders are punished appropriately. This will ensure that South African roads are safer and that the high numbers of fatalities are curbed.

To learn more about your rights and responsibilities under the AARTO Act contact our call centre on 0861 227 861.

Silver sponsor

 
DBSA
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is one of the leading Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) in Africa. At the core of our mandate, the DBSA seeks to play a pivotal role in delivering developmental infrastructure in South Africa and the rest of Africa. The strategy of the DBSA is to provide sustainable infrastructure project preparation, finance and implementation support in selected African markets to improve the quality of life of people, in support of economic growth and regional integration. Our work targets investments mainly in the energy, transport, water and communications sectors. We also provide support to sectors such as health, education and housing.

Association partners

 
WOMESA
Association for women in the maritime sector in eastern and southern Africa region (WOMESA)
The Association was initiated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and launched in December 2007, in Mombasa, Kenya under the IMO's programme on the integration of Women in the Maritime Sector (IWMS). The programme was launched in 1989 and has a primary objective to encourage IMO Member States to open the doors of their maritime institutes to enable women to train alongside men and to acquire the high level of competence that the maritime industry demands. The Association has its secretariat office located in Mombasa, Kenya. Members includes Commoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania.
WISTA
Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Ghana
The Women's International Shipping and Trading Association, is an umbrella organization of women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. WISTA aims to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and supporting women in management positions. Through networking, education and mentoring in focus, we believe we can enhance members' competence and empower career success. WISTA Ghana is an association of professional women in the maritime industry.  WISTA was first established in the United Kingdom in 1974 and over the years has increased with 36 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas with over 2500 members.  WISTA Ghana is an NWA,  established in June 2009 with the sole aim of promoting the development of women in Ghana's maritime industry. WISTA Ghana is the third in Africa after Nigeria and South Africa and Morocco has recently been added.
ZACCI
Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI)
The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the leading private sector organisation in Zambia. Through its membership it represents several thousands of businesses in the country and represents a huge network of companies of all sizes and sectors. ZACCI offers a range of services to its members and represents private sector interests towards the government for the benefit of Zambia's private sector in a whole.

Strategic partners

 
Access Africa
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.
BIM Institute
The BIM Institute's mission is to support and help deliver the standards and requirements of the Building Information Modelling(BIM) strategy for Africa and promote the processes and standards required to strengthen Africa's construction software industry. The BIM Institute also serves as Africa's business voice for the education community and owners who are working collectively with all information technologies in a construction management environment.
Tennelli Industries (Pty) Ltd
Dr Hannelie Nel is the Managing Director of Tennelli Industries (Pty) Ltd, a company that focuses on innovation in engineering and education; and currently she serves as Visiting Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at North-West University, and Research Associate with the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg.

Media partners

 
African Business Central (ABC)
African Business Central ("ABC") is a leading online media company showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general. ABC's rapidly-growing site attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month that read and watch news, analyses, and opinions of business, economic, political, and cultural events in and about Africa. ABC is making its mark around the world telling Africa's success stories and highlighting the continent's swift socio-economic ascent to a rapidly-growing global audience. ABC's core values are based on the notion that business, in general, and entrepreneurship, in particular, is the surest path to Africa's socio-economic progress.
Bizcommunity
Bizcommunity.com is South Africa and Africa's leading B2B website bringing a daily mix of original and quality advertising, marketing and media news coverage to a diverse audience of business drivers, opinion makers, recruiters and job seekers with the aim of building, showcasing and promoting the dynamic business communities of Africa across 20 commercial sectors – from marketing and media to retail, medical, agriculture, finance, construction and more.
Cape Business News
Cape Business News, founded in 1980, is a specialist publication that provides business readers with comprehensive news on a monthly basis with extensive coverage of the Cape's general business trends, events, statistics, new products, services and projects. It is primarily a promotional vehicle for companies which have the Cape Business community as a primary target market.
Cargo Connections
Based in the UK, Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 by Rachel Humphrey, almost 15 years after starting her first company Universal Freight Organisation (est. 2000) and then Project Cargo Network (est. 2010). Cargo Connections is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified general cargo network offering a Restricted Representation policy, which means membership will be offered to a limited number of forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services in each country.
Concrete Trends
Concrete Trends provides a medium that portrays the very best in concrete, showing many examples of the creative use of this unique construction material. The journal aims to stimulate a more imaginative and innovative approach to its use in many applications. The focus is largely Southern African, although significant projects involving concrete in other parts of the world are also featured. Concrete Trends is a business-to-business journal which aims to present all material in a balanced and impartial manner and to offer readers exclusive articles and project reports. Because of its very specific focus – concrete – the journal does not publish subject features, but tries to include articles on all aspects of concrete in each issue. Coverage would thus regularly include:
  • Art and Architecture
  • Human settlements
  • Projects
  • Precast concrete
  • Products and services
  • Community
  • Industry news
Concrete Trends is published quarterly and its recipients include architects, consulting engineers, building and civil contractors, the cementitious industry.
Concrete.TV
Concrete.TV is Hypenica's flagship video content delivery platform that offers a dynamic blend of broadcast style television and web TV. Staffed by a team of producers and video-journalists, the platform features series style programmes covering news, projects, people, countries and events. In addition, Concrete.TV features user contributed material, training and DIY content, product reference information and much more.
Esaja.com
Esaja.com is a marketplace that's connecting companies across the great continent of Africa to each other & beyond. We believe in a connected future, where trade flourishes from Cape to Cairo. As a result of this, we're working to give every business with the will & zeal, access to relevant markets. The Africa of today is a continent pregnant with opportunity. Our mission is to democratize information so that any business, big or small, can have a seat at the table.
Freightbook
Freightbook aims to be a comprehensive online freight directory where companies can promote their services on a global scale, and use the latest Internet technology to network and communicate with each other.
IMIESA
IMIESA magazine gives critical insight and information on infrastructure development, maintenance and service delivery. The related industry website www.infrastructurene.ws gives readers daily up-to-date news. It is the official magazine of the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA). IMIESA is published by 3S Media – 53 years of publishing excellence.
Infrastructurene.ws
Infrastructurene.ws is the digital hub for the infrastructure development, maintenance and service delivery sectors, including water and sanitation, waste and wastewater management and construction. If you're a supplier to these sectors, this platform gives you reach into the highly targeted African market in an instant. Infrastructurene.ws is the digital home of IMIESA, ReSource and Water & Sanitation Africa and the infrastructure newsletters.
Logistics Update Africa
Logistics Update Africa (LUA), a bi monthly magazine dedicated to the transport and logistics industry of the African continent- the next business frontier. We are confident that LUA has been persistent since 2011 with its in-depth research & continuously playing an important role, showcasing the African continent's trade potential to the world. Logistics Update Africa reaches to the top Air Cargo, Sea Cargo, Rail Transport and Road Transport Industry players. This will definitely serve as a useful tool for you to reach to the Transport & Logistics community and other service providers in Africa and around the world.
Project Cargo Network
Project Cargo Network was established in August 2010 (Registered in the UK. Company No 7334156) to provide heavy lift and project cargo specialists access to a trusted, worldwide network of agents who could handle their specialist shipments, whilst working professionally and safely under a strict Code of Conduct.
SA Building Review
SA Building Review is a national annual resource handbook with its central focus on the identity of building products and services within the built environment in South Africa. It allows the supplier and manufacturer the opportunity to be identified and exposed in a more detailed and comprehensive manner to the building, architectural and design industry. SA Building Review's main focus is on advertorial, therefore giving it a more informative and personal approach to the targeted audiences.

"An advertorial is an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report" This allows the reader more insight and knowledge of the products and services offered. SA Building Review is ABC Certified.

South African Business Integrator
South African Business Integrator is a national audited business to business publication with its focus on both the public and private sectors in southern Africa. The main focus of the publication is to synchronize business information, business cultures and align strategies and business goals between the public and private sectors. The publication serves as an interaction medium between businesses. Its main objective is to inform, educate and advise key industry leaders on business objectives, strategic decisions, good management practice and governance, sound financial management practice and ultimately bridging the gap of transformation and transparency between the public and private sector.
To Build
To Build is an ABC certified business-to-business mainstream publication which is an effective medium to use for building your brand and communicating directly to your targeted audience. The handbook focuses on the latest developments and trends within the Built Environment as well as educating its readers through informative industry news. The editorial is distinctive in the way it conveys information on interior or exterior décor, architectural trends, the latest building technologies and projects throughout South Africa. To Build is an easy to use tool for the industry player and consumer when planning on building or renovating.
Universal Freight Organisation
Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified association built on a foundation of mutual trust, shared knowledge, experience and resources to help each Member company grow their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. UFO is a Founder Member of Elite Association of Logistic Networks (ELITE), the industry's only recognized grouping of quality independent freight forwarder networks.

Prize sponsors

 
Afrogem
Afrogem offers discerning buyers, seeking rarity and beauty, exceptional pre-made jewellery. They stock an extensive collection of graded Tanzanites and diamonds, and have the largest range of semi-precious stones in Cape Town. Their jewellery fabrication tour is acknowledged as the most detailed and extensive tour South Africa has to offer.
Chambord
This black raspberry liqueur is crafted in the province of Chambord, at the site of a real French château, with the finest ingredients. And some do say that it was inspired by King Louis XIV's chosen tipple.
MARITIME CAREERS AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD (MCSD)
Authored by Margaret Balungile Masuku, a Maritime textbook for those enrolled in Maritime studies. This textbook is the first of its kind in South Africa.
Panniers
Profile coming soon
uShaka MARINE WORLD
Profile coming soon

With participation from

 
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
The purpose of CILTSA is to establish and maintain the professional standing of its members so that they are recognised for their superior ability and expertise to create world-class logistics and transport value within their organisations and South Africa.
Department of Transport
The Department of Transport is responsible for regulation of Transportation in South Africa, that is, public transport, rail transportation, civil aviation, shipping, freight and motor vehicles. "Transport is the heartbeat of South Africa's economic growth and social development!"
Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA)
The MPA is the sole national port authority set up under the Ports Act 1998, to regulate and control the port sectors in Mauritius and Rodrigues. The MPA is a landlord port authority, providing the main port infrastructure and superstructure, together with related facilities. It also provides marine services and navigation aids, while it regulates and controls all port activities and environmental issues within the designated port areas.
National Port Authority in Namibia (Namport)
Namport, operating as the National Port Authority in Namibia since 1994, manages both the Port of Walvis Bay and the Port of Lüderitz in Namibia. The Port of Walvis Bay is situated at the west Coast of Africa and provides an easier and much faster transit route between Southern Africa, Europe and the Americas. The Port of Lüderitz, located to the Southern Coast of Namibia caters for Southern Namibia as well as providing access to markets in the Northern Cape of South Africa. Namibian Ports Authority also manages a Syncrolift (dry dock facility) with vessels up to 2000 tonnes that can be lifted for repairs. Namport operates 2 floating docks with lifting capacity of 8000 tonnes each.
South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)
The South African Maritime SafetyAuthority (SAMSA) was established on the 1st April 1998 under the SAMSA Act 5 of 1998. SAMSA's mandate is:
  • To ensure safety of life and property at sea;
  • To prevent and combat pollution from ships in the marine environment; and
  • To promote the Republic's maritime interests
Transnet Freight Rail
Transnet freight rail is the largest division of Transnet. It is a world class heavy haul freight rail company that specialises in the transportation of freight. Transnet freight rail has approximately 25 000 employees, who are spread throughout the country. The company maintains an extensive rail network across South Africa that connects with other rail networks in the sub-Saharan region, with its rail infrastructure representing about 80% of Africa's total.
Transnet National Port Authority
Transnet National Ports Authority TNPA) is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd. TNPA is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity.
Youth Chamber of Shipping in Africa
The Chamber has a clear vision for the organisations growth strategy with comprehensive objectives in place.It is important to the team to ensure that the correct infrastructure is implemented to allow sustained growth in the future. Once the initial objectives have been met the focus will remain on long-term initiatives to assure continued growth and development well into the future.

Co-located

 
African Ports Evolution
African Ports Evolution, now in its fifth year is Africa's biggest maritime summit and expo. Its has the unique ability to bring together industry expert from across the continent and the world to present solutions to the African maritime sector. Here ports have a platform to showcase their unique competitiveness and for investors to identify business opportunities. With the co-located events included into this year's African Ports Evolution, you are sure to realise the interconnectivity of port development, infrastructure development and economic growth.
African Rail Evolution
African Rail Evolution will emphasise the benefit of rail upgrade and maintenance projects by highlighting new technology, projects finance and localisation to drive commercial success. The forum is geared toward an African audience, with the goal of accessibility to trade corridors and to enhancing cross border trade among African countries and connecting the continent through a rail systems, that is reliable, efficient and safe. Here we will be deep diving into the future capabilities of railways in Africa and touching on ways to amplify your service offering.
 
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