Southern Africa Investor Trips

In 2018 and 2019 the African Investments team joined our affiliated event, the Botswana Resource Sector Conference (BRSC), in Gaborone, Botswana.  The BRSC is now in its 15th year and well established as the most successful resource networking event in Botswana.  The new the expanded programme includes presentations and panel discussions on issues and opportunities in the resources, power generation and infrastructure sectors.

We also visited Lusaka, Zambia bringing together a broad range of investors, local company executives, entrepreneurs, government representatives and agencies, financial institutions, advisory groups and representatives from the local stock exchanges.

***NOTE that the 2020 Investor Trip series has been postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation

2019 SOUTHERN AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP

Lusaka, Zambia

In June 2019, the African Investments team partnered with Stockbrokers Zambia and the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LSE) to present an investor event with a special focus on the LSE which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. A range of LSE-listed companies gave presentations on their businesses including Zambia Sugar, ZSIC (planned listing), Zanaco and Copperbelt Energy Corporation. Executives from the LSE, IFC, the Securities and Exchange Commission Zambia, local investment banks, pension funds and local asset managers provided insights into local capital market development and support for private investment.

A consortium of agri-businesses from the Mukusi region discussed challenges for the sector and highlighted significant investment opportunities through inclusive, community-based projects. Networking sessions provided opportunities for these businesses to consult with local capital market experts develop strategies for accessing new capital.

An overlapping back-to-back session with Waterpreneurs showcased a selection of the country’s top start-ups that are supported through business incubators/enablers Impact Capital, Musangu Foundation and 4IP Group.  Short pitches from these groups were interspersed with commentary on the key considerations for access to capital from impact and venture capital investors.

Joint networking sessions with the Waterpreneurs WASH-sector delegation provided opportunities for building new business connections across the local investment community.

Gaborone, Botswana

Investors joined the BRSC Conference, an affiliated group conference, in Gaborone in June 2019. Now in its 15th year, the BRSC showcases local mining, infrastructure and energy companies and includes a full exhibition space and B2B networking.

Strengthening commodity prices, growing interest in renewable energy solutions in Africa and the strong investment credentials of Botswana ensured a positive and vibrant event.

2019 SOUTHERN AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP AGENDA

2019 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

James Blewett of Private Enterprise Programme (PEP) speaking at African Investments

James Blewett

Team Leader

Private Enterprise Programme (PEP)

Jeffrey Scheidegger of Rent-to-Own (Z) speaking at African Investments

Jeffrey Scheidegger

CEO

Rent-to-Own (Z)

Moira Kennedy of Second Bounce Investments Limited speaking at African Investments

Moira Kennedy

Director

Second Bounce Investments Limited

Nick Bowen of Lubambe Copper Mine Limited speaking at African Investments

Nick Bowen

CEO

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited

Madalo Minofu of International Finance corporation - World Bank Group speaking at African Investments

Madalo Minofu

Resident Representative for Zambia and Malawi

International Finance corporation - World Bank Group

Matongo Matamwandi of Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) speaking at African Investments

Matongo Matamwandi

Acting Director General

Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)

Jack Kanyanga of Stockbrokers Zambia Ltd speaking at African Investments

Jack Kanyanga

Managing Director

Stockbrokers Zambia Ltd

Vanessa Cocker of Zingi Farming speaking at African Investments

Vanessa Cocker

Zingi Farming

Goodwell Mateyo of Mopani Copper Mines plc speaking at African Investments

Goodwell Mateyo

Company Secretary

Mopani Copper Mines plc

Christian Kingombe of 4IP Group speaking at African Investments

Christian Kingombe

Managing Partner

4IP Group

Richard Bennett of Sunbird Energy speaking at African Investments

Richard Bennett

CEO

Sunbird Energy

Dorothy Soko of National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) speaking at African Investments

Dorothy Soko

Director Investments

National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA)

Jonathan Cocker of Zingi Farming speaking at African Investments

Jonathan Cocker

Founder

Zingi Farming

Haggai Chomba of 4IP Group speaking at African Investments

Haggai Chomba

Investment Portfolio Collaborator

4IP Group

AFLIFE of  speaking at African Investments

AFLIFE

Mercy ZULU-HUME of Goodwell Investments speaking at African Investments

Mercy ZULU-HUME

Investment Associate

Goodwell Investments

Mwewa Kyamulanda of Zambia State Insurance Corporation Life (ZSIC) speaking at African Investments

Mwewa Kyamulanda

Director of Investments

Zambia State Insurance Corporation Life (ZSIC)

Charles Mate of Stockbrokers Zambia Ltd speaking at African Investments

Charles Mate

Executive

Stockbrokers Zambia Ltd

Simunza Muyangana of BongoHive speaking at African Investments

Simunza Muyangana

Co-Founder and Director

BongoHive

Franck Barroso of Waterpreneurs speaking at African Investments

Franck Barroso

Managing Partner

Waterpreneurs

Yunike Phiri of Amicus Zambia Limited/Founder Zambia Young Emerging Farmers Association speaking at African Investments

Yunike Phiri

CEO

Amicus Zambia Limited/Founder Zambia Young Emerging Farmers Association

Lukonga Lindunda of BongoHive speaking at African Investments

Lukonga Lindunda

Co-Founder and Executive Director

BongoHive

Philip Chitalu of Securities and Exchange Commission Zambia speaking at African Investments

Philip Chitalu

CEO

Securities and Exchange Commission Zambia

IFC / World Bank of  speaking at African Investments

IFC / World Bank

Judy Raphael of Multiconsult speaking at African Investments

Judy Raphael

Programme Director GET FiT Zambia

Multiconsult

Joseph Mate of Qbera Capital LLP speaking at African Investments

Joseph Mate

Head of Advisory & Africa

Qbera Capital LLP

Speaker TBC of Zambia State Insurance Corporation Life (ZSIC) speaking at African Investments

Speaker TBC

Zambia State Insurance Corporation Life (ZSIC)

Busiku Sulwe of Impact Capital Africa speaking at African Investments

Busiku Sulwe

Country Manager

Impact Capital Africa

Nathan De Assis of Equity Capital Resources speaking at African Investments

Nathan De Assis

Director

Equity Capital Resources

Andrew Moffat of AJ Moffat Farms speaking at African Investments

Andrew Moffat

Founding Partner

AJ Moffat Farms

The Honourable Margaret D. MWANAKATWE, MP of Government of Zambia speaking at African Investments

The Honourable Margaret D. MWANAKATWE, MP

Minister of Finance

Government of Zambia

Mfikeyi Makayi of Barloworld Equipment Zambia Ltd speaking at African Investments

Mfikeyi Makayi

Operations Manager

Barloworld Equipment Zambia Ltd

Lusaka Stock Exchange of  speaking at African Investments

Lusaka Stock Exchange

Austin Mwape of Global Steering Group for Impact Investing Taskforce & Stanbic Bank speaking at African Investments

Austin Mwape

Chairperson

Global Steering Group for Impact Investing Taskforce & Stanbic Bank

Boas Kayumba of Feranti Consulting speaking at African Investments

Boas Kayumba

Managing Consultant

Feranti Consulting

Emma Parker of Musangu Foundation speaking at African Investments

Emma Parker

Director

Musangu Foundation

Alice Fircks of Talula Health speaking at African Investments

Alice Fircks

CEO and Founder

Talula Health

Mumba Musunga of African Life Financial Services Zambia (AFLIFE) speaking at African Investments

Mumba Musunga

Portfolio Manager

African Life Financial Services Zambia (AFLIFE)

Lelemba Phiri of Africa Trust Group speaking at African Investments

Lelemba Phiri

Principal

Africa Trust Group

Cuthbert Malindi of Eiah Capital speaking at African Investments

Cuthbert Malindi

Founder and CEO

Eiah Capital

Michael Schmidt of Good Nature Agro speaking at African Investments

Michael Schmidt

Director of Sales

Good Nature Agro

Andre van Niekerk of Sandvetpecans speaking at African Investments

Andre van Niekerk

CEO

Sandvetpecans

Securities and Exchange Commission Zambia of  speaking at African Investments

Securities and Exchange Commission Zambia

Speaker TBC of Grant Thorton Associates speaking at African Investments

Speaker TBC

Grant Thorton Associates

Tabo Sianga of Lima Links speaking at African Investments

Tabo Sianga

Head of Sales and Marketing

Lima Links

Priscilla Sampa of The Lusaka Stock Exchange speaking at African Investments

Priscilla Sampa

CEO

The Lusaka Stock Exchange

Leutlwetse Tumelo of Afinitas Limited speaking at African Investments

Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited

Emmanuel Katepa of CEC Africa speaking at African Investments

Emmanuel Katepa

CEO

CEC Africa

Annemarie Eggersglusz of Melane Farm speaking at African Investments

Annemarie Eggersglusz

Director

Melane Farm

Wala Chabala of Musangu Foundation speaking at African Investments

Wala Chabala

Director

Musangu Foundation

Jonah Banda of Lima Links speaking at African Investments

Jonah Banda

Senior Technical Advisor Software R&D and Quality Assurance

Lima Links

Monde Mukela of Entry-Point Africa Limited speaking at African Investments

Monde Mukela

Chief Executive Officer

Entry-Point Africa Limited

Susan Burdett of Zambia Strong and Twala Farming Ltd speaking at African Investments

Susan Burdett

Director

Zambia Strong and Twala Farming Ltd

Chibamba Kanyama of Bridges Limited speaking at African Investments

Chibamba Kanyama

Managing Consultant

Bridges Limited

2018 SOUTHERN AFRICA INVESTOR TRIP

Lusaka, Zambia

Private equity, impact investors and financial institutions from US, Europe, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia were presented with projects across agribusiness including bioplastics from cassava, renewable energy including biofuels and geothermal energy, infrastructure including eco-housing, transport, logistics and warehousing and gold mining. Projects sought both debt and equity and deal sizes ranged from USD 300k to USD 200M.

4IP Group, a Swiss-based leading Alternative Investment and Financial Advisory Boutique, presented the afternoon Entrepreneurs’ Showcase with pitch decks from a selection of start-up projects across Zambia and Sub-Saharan Africa and Ernst Young Zimbabwe discussed the reasons behind growing investor optimism for investment in Zimbabwe.