Meet Our Speakers At Infrastructure Africa 2024

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum, scheduled to take place at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa, on the 16 – 17 July 2024, is excited to announce a distinguished line-up of speakers who will share their insights and expertise on the development of Africa’s infrastructure. This year’s forum will feature thought leaders and industry experts who are at the forefront of driving economic growth and regional integration across the continent.

Some of the featured Speakers include:

  • Ms Mameetse Masemola, Acting Head of Infrastructure South Africa
  • Hon. Eng. Charles Lubasi Milupi, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development (Zambia)
  • Louis Yaw Afful, Group Executive Director , AfCFTA (Ghana)
  • Jim Mugunga, Executive Director, Ministry of Finance, Uganda
  • Yunus Hoosen, Acting Head: Investment Promotion, Department of Trade, Industry & Competition
  • Thembisile Salman, Senior  Manager, New Development Bank  
  • Mohan Vivekanandan, Group Executive: Origination & Coverage, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Alastair Herbertson, Managing Director, The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund
  • Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere, Head of the Economic Integration Division at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD).        
  • Ally Angula, Managing Director, Leap Group of Companies  (Namibia)
  • Mr. James Holley, Chairman, Traxtion

Panel Discussions at Infrastructure Africa

The forum will feature multiple panel discussions led by industry experts, government officials, and business leaders. Topics will include:

  • Why Infrastructure Development in Africa matters!
  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure: There is a growing focus on developing infrastructure that is environmentally sustainable and resilient to the impacts of climate change. This includes investments in renewable energy, climate-resilient transportation, and green infrastructure solutions.
  • Infrastructure Project Preparation Financing
  • Funding and Investment: One of the main challenges in African infrastructure development is securing adequate funding and attracting both public and private investments. How does Africa attract Infrastructure Funding and what Financing Mechanisms are available?
  • The emerging hydrogen economy

Networking Opportunities

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with speakers and other participants during dedicated networking sessions, providing a platform to forge partnerships and explore collaborative opportunities.


The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum 2024 promises to be a pivotal event for anyone involved in the development of Africa’s infrastructure. With a stellar line-up of speakers and a comprehensive agenda, the forum will offer valuable insights and foster meaningful discussions on the future of infrastructure development in Africa.


Event Details:

Date: 16 – 17 July 2024

Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa



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