Issue 27

Airtel Seychelles : Driving innovation, Affordability and Service

As the first venture into Africa, Airtel Seychelles has experienced double-digit growth year-on-year even through tough economic times.

SAPETRO : West Africa’s Exploration Giants

The West Africa region is rich with resources and an area where mining activity is guaranteed to have a bright future. In line with this, exploration and production companies operating here, such as the indigenous South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO) have witnessed an increase in oil & gas activity in recent years.

Computer Warehouse Group : Starting a Business Revolution

Since unveiling its 2.0 model three years ago, Computer Warehouse Group has continued to adapt and innovate as it strives to infiltrate as much of West, East and South Africa as possible with its business revolution.

Knight Frank Kenya : The Best Buildings in Town

The 50-year tenure of Knight Frank in Africa has seen the region become one of the linchpins in the global property consultancy’s international progression, with the east of the continent leading the way from its hub in Kenya.

Sierratel : Strengthening Fibre in Sierra Leone

Since the advent of mobile telephony services, Sierratel has spent the past few years focusing on reinstating its position as the go-to telecoms provider in the country, leveraging its unique market position which it still retains as the sole provider of fixed line, mobile data and voice services.

Lithon Project Consultants : A One-Stop Shop on the Move

Lithon Project Consultants is strengthening its reputation on a continental scale as the early stages of international expansion pick up pace in South Africa.

Airtel Malawi : Financial Inclusion Drives Rural Coverage

Last year, Airtel Malawi reached one of its main objectives to establish its presence as an internet data provider across rural areas.

Rail2Rail (Pty) Ltd : Indigenous Engineering

Established in 2007 as a home-grown, all-African solution designed to provide much needed upgrades to South Africa’s rail network, Rail2Rail (Pty) Ltd has provided more than three quarters of a million sleepers to Transnet Freight Rail in the country to date.

Aveng Manufacturing : A Leading Example in Safety

Aveng Manufacturing, part of the wider Aveng Group, has had a presence in Africa for more than 125 years as a renowned manufacturer and supplier.

Kansai Plascon : Forward-Thinking Manufacturing

Kansai Plascon can look to the future assured by the strength of its past. Since 1889, Plascon has been the force behind the production of top quality coatings with innovative and ground-breaking technologies, making it southern Africa’s leading coatings manufacturer.

Pandrol South Africa : Trusted Rail Track Solutions Providers

Pandrol has been involved in the rail fastenings industry since 1917 and has supplied fastenings to more than 415 railroads, surpassing the supply of two billion clips worldwide.

Liebherr-Africa Maritime Cranes : Supporting Africa’s Growth Markets

 As part of the internationally-renowned €9 billion Liebherr Group of Companies, Liebherr-Africa (LAF) began life on the continent in 1958 with contracts spanning across mining, construction and civil engineering.

Davis & Shirtliff Group : Winning Business Strategies

Kenya-based Davis & Shirtliff is East Africa’s largest water industry player focusing on pumps, water treatment, swimming pools, renewable energy and power products.

ZZ2 : Practices for Long-Term Value

ZZ2 is the brand name for a farming organisation which now supplies more than 40 percent of commercially traded tomatoes in South Africa.

BrandActiv : Breathing Life into Brands

BrandActiv has brought some of the world’s most renowned household names to Mauritius over a time period which can be traced back centuries, and is now looking towards opportunities to replicate its success in mainland Africa in the future.

Liquor City Retail Group : Experienced and Family-Owned

Liquor City has become a name synonymous with world-renowned brands and its concerted focus on people; by not only providing a smooth shopping process for customers frequenting its 300 stores, but looking after South Africa’s independent retailers by granting them a platform to grow.

Arenel : Moving Forward Locally and Regionally

Arenel has achieved local and regional growth throughout its decades of continuous operational improvement in the manufacture of quality sweets and biscuits for Zimbabweans and its key export markets.

Langer Heinrich Uranium : Increasing Production for the Country

Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Ltd, 100 percent owners of Langer Heinrich Mine (LHM) in Namibia, has successfully reached Stage Three expansion targets and is now operating in excess of the nameplate level 5.2Mlb pa (million pounds per annum) of U3O8 as it looks to complete the next stage of development at a time where higher uranium prices will dictate future expansion opportunities.

Vestas Southern Africa : Indigenous Renewable Expertise

Global wind turbine specialist, Vestas, is playing a crucial role in the continent’s renewable sector, retaining slightly less than a third of the market share for wind turbines in South Africa after round 4 REIPPPP (Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme) announcements earlier in 2015.