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Advancing Infrastructure Development and Investment in Africa Through Public-Private Partnerships

​Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have the potential to drive economic growth in South Africa and the continent, but there is still a significant gap that needs to be closed. 

Despite the challenges, PPPs offer a unique opportunity to harness the strengths of both the public and private sectors and create mutually beneficial relationships that can drive economic growth and development. In South Africa, the government has made significant strides in promoting PPPs, but there is still a need for greater collaboration between the public and private sectors to realise the potential of these partnerships fully. On the continent, PPPs can play a critical role in addressing the infrastructure deficit, promoting regional integration, and unlocking the full potential of Africa's natural resources.

To fully harness the potential of PPPs, governments and private sector players need to work together to create a conducive environment for investment and collaboration. A notable instance is the recent substantial refurbishment of the bustling Zimbabwe Beitbridge border station, the busiest in Southern Africa, whose upgrade is expected to have a substantial economic impact on South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the rest of the continent.

Join the GIBS Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM) and industry experts for a robust discussion on Public-private partnerships accelerating infrastructure development and investment on the continent.


  • Raubex Group Limited COO, Dirk Lourens;
  • Siyanda Mflathelwa, Head: Public-Private Partnerships & Concessions
  • Zimborders, CEO, Francois Diedrechsen; and
  • GIBS lecturer and economist, Francois Fouche

Date: 25 May 2023

Time: 08:30 - 10:00

Venue: GIBS, 26 Melville Road, Illovo.

Cost: Free

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