17 episodes

Join invited industry Experts, as they Unpack the African Continent. From interviews with the movers and shakers to the latest trends and news, "Opportunité Africa" is essential listening for anyone looking to explore the potential of the world's second-largest continent. "Opportunité Africa" is produced in conjunction with the Adansonia Holdings (Singapore) Private Limited (www.adansoniaholdings.com), Connect Africa (www.connectafrica.com.sg), and Platform Africa (www.platformafrica.com).

Opportunité Africa Brendon Jones

    • Business

Join invited industry Experts, as they Unpack the African Continent. From interviews with the movers and shakers to the latest trends and news, "Opportunité Africa" is essential listening for anyone looking to explore the potential of the world's second-largest continent. "Opportunité Africa" is produced in conjunction with the Adansonia Holdings (Singapore) Private Limited (www.adansoniaholdings.com), Connect Africa (www.connectafrica.com.sg), and Platform Africa (www.platformafrica.com).

    Turning Solar Panel Waste challenges into Opportunities

    Turning Solar Panel Waste challenges into Opportunities

    Solar energy is experiencing meteoric growth, notably in developing economies in hotter, sunnier parts of the world. The African Solar Industry Association (“AFCIA”), for example, has identified more than 7,600 solar projects in various stages of development, with more than a thousand currently operational. But the rapid adoption of solar power to meet electricity demands is also giving rise to significant challenges when it comes to waste…

    • 22 min
    How to kick-start the manufacturing sector in Africa

    How to kick-start the manufacturing sector in Africa

    Generally, the manufacturing sector in Africa is weak – only a few countries have a solid manufacturing ecosystem. However, there’s a growing interest by governments to set up manufacturing locally, particularly after the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area. The agreement allows companies with better industrial development to obtain raw materials from neighbouring countries: Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal, for example, can support interior countries like Burkina Faso, Ma...

    • 28 min
    How the accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty will further position Mauritius as a gateway to Africa

    How the accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty will further position Mauritius as a gateway to Africa

    The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international agreement that allows inventors and applicants to gain patent protection in all of its contracting jurisdictions. Mauritius recently entered into the treaty, which will bring a new dimension to the merchant intellectual property industry and allow companies to centralise and control their patents from the island nation.

    • 18 min
    What to consider when structuring an African Investment Fund

    What to consider when structuring an African Investment Fund

    Investing in Africa has changed radically over the last decade. The boom period might be over but there are still opportunities if you know where to look – and if you have the right advice about setting up the best possible structure for your investment fund. Patrick Colegrave is our guest on the latest Opportunite Africa podcast. He’s an expert in international corporate legal affairs at Forbes Hare and he splits his time between Singapore and his home country of Zimbabwe.

    • 28 min
    Why the time is right for Korea to increase trade with Africa

    Why the time is right for Korea to increase trade with Africa

    In the latest Opportunité Africa podcast, Brendon Jones speaks to Seoul-based attorney Tim Dickens, a partner at DR & AJU International Law Group and the chairman of the South African Chamber of Commerce in Korea. Tim unpacks Korea’s historical hesitancy to invest in Africa and explains why the time is right to change that.

    • 26 min
    Understanding the supply chain complexity of the global EV market

    Understanding the supply chain complexity of the global EV market

    By 2027, battery metals are expected to reach a global market value of nearly US$18 billion. As this market continues to grow exponentially, supply chain security has become increasingly important, especially as Western countries transition to clean energy and try to shift away from reliance on China. Ross Gregory, a partner at the consultancy firm New Electric Partners in South Korea, is the latest guest on Opportunite Africa, delves into both the challenges and potential solutions of ...

    • 38 min

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