There is a massive backlog of affordable accommodation in South Africa. With a further six million South Africans expected to migrate to urban areas by 2035, access to safe, affordable, and accessible housing is needed to improve the resilience of both our cities and communities, according to Tshepiso Appie of Mergence Investment Managers. Read a Social Return on Impact (SROI) study for an affordable housing investment on pp.14-15.
In this month’s issue, we also hear from Trident Trust, a privately owned and independent provider of fund administration and private client solution, and its journey in African Private Equity. Read what brought Trident Trust to Africa and more on page 13.
In addition, Will Buchan, Investment Manager, British International Investment tells Africa Global Funds about PE landscape, BII investing in private capital in Africa and BII's plans for supporting PE investments. Read more on p.16.
In October, Africa Global Funds also supported AFSIC – Investing in Africa, Africa’s annual investment event, which has delivered year on year growth and successes for both companies seeking funding with Africa- focused investors and companies wanting to grow globally. In this month’s edition, we covered a panel focused on Kenya’s investment opportunities on p. and a presentation on the dynamics of African currencies on p.22