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ESI Africa


ESI Africa is the global leader in disseminating African utility and power market news to more than 50 countries and growing.

We provide over 78,000 professionals with renowned high quality and insightful editorial, equipping them with essential information to drive their own businesses.

By choosing ESI Africa as your medium for lead generation or market consolidation, you have the best route to market through our prized data. No one can equal the data that we have gathered over years of hard work and we provide six unique routes for you to access that data.



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African Decisions

African Decisions is a comprehensive quarterly corporate and government journal designed to reflect the developing nature of Africa’s intercontinental and international trade environment. It offers readers a structured coverage of business intelligence tailored to the needs of those who do business in, or with, Africa. Copies are distributed to decision-makers and senior initiators in African industry, commerce, the ICT and satellite sectors and government, as well as to directors of listed companies in sub-Saharan Africa.  

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Engineering News

Engineering News is source of weekly real economy news on projects, products, policies, personalities and technoeconomic progress, covering a wide range of industries. The news magazine, websites and newsletters provide a unique forum where readers can find news and comment critical to business success. A mobile version of Engineering News is available at m.engineeringnews.co.za and an Engineering News application is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores for users of the iPhone and Android devices respectively.

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Smart Energy International


There is only one truly global, Metering and Smart Energy publication – Smart Energy International: the global leader in delivering smart utility news and information to over 200 countries. We reach those responsible for AMI and smart metering, data management, billing and customer services, on a worldwide basis. For 21 years we have been at the heart of the global smart energy industry, trusted by the utilities and used by the engineers, specifiers, and real decision makers who have been responsible for roll out, implementation and maintenance. 

We have evolved with the industry into the world of Smart Energy and examine smart grid technology, interoperability and integration, smart cities, homes, cars and regulation in the context of the global utility industry.
For more information, visit: www.smart-energy.com

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Partnering with the official publication of African Utility Week will drive your message to top decision-makers and utilities from across the globe.

Be seen as a leader in the global smart energy sector – Limited branding opportunities available!
Contact a consultant from Smart Energy International today.

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African News Agency

African News AgencyThe African News Agency (ANA) is Africa’s first syndicated, multimedia news and content distribution service. We strive to provide information that is helpful and relevant to decision-makers, investors and ordinary people.  Our ANA News Wire is the single, most comprehensive source of African news: we inform, enlighten and connect you to Africa and the World. ANA News Wire is committed to telling our continent’s story with accuracy and balance, while providing the African perspective. We strive 24/7 to be your reliable and credible African news source.
Our continent has so many untold stories that should be heard and so many investment opportunities that should be shared. We structure our content across six key pillars: conflict and crisis; economics and governance; business and entrepreneurship; sustainable development; marginalised communities (women and youth); and lifestyle and sport. 

Descended from the South African Press Association (SAPA), the ANA News Wire established itself as Africa's leading news platform and has forged alliances with trusted news partners across the continent and the world.

Web: https://www.africannewsagency.com


Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Audit & Risk Officers (CIGFARO)

The Chartered Institute of Government Finance Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO) is the recognized professional body for finance, audit, risk management, performance management and related professionals in the public sector. The Institute was founded in 1929 and is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of professionalism among practitioners by providing a framework for them to collectively enhance, maintain sustainable financial management and good governance in the management of public finances. CIGFARO is the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) recognized professional body for financial management in the public sector.

For more information please visit: http://www.cigfaro.co.za

South African Institute Of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)


SAIEE a leading learned society of Electrical Engineers promoting electrical science for the benefit of its members and the SA community, maintaining close contact with national & international organizations.

For more information please visit: http://www.saiee.org.za

Africa Utilities Technology Council


Africa UTC is an operating division of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC). UTC is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business.

For more information please visit: Africa Utilities Technology Council

National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa


The NCPC-SA is a national programme that supports industry in the implementation of resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) and assists companies to save through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and improved waste management.

For more information please visit: https://www.ncpc.co.za



The Standard Transfer Specification (STS) has become recognised as the only globally accepted open standard for prepayment systems, ensuring interoperability between system components from different manufacturers of prepayment systems. The application of the technology is licensed through the STS Association, thus ensuring that the appropriate encryption key management practices are applied to protect the security of the prepayment transactions of utilities operating STS systems.

For more information please visit: https://www.sts.org.za

Water Research Commission


The mission of WRC is to be a global water knowledge node and South Africa’s premier water knowledge hub active across the Innovation Value Chain that informs policy and decision making; supports the national transformation and redress project; and develops sustainable solutions and deepens water research and development in South Africa, Africa and the developing world. It was deemed to be of national importance to generate new knowledge and to promote the country’s water research.

For more information please visit: https://www.wrc.org.za



Our mission is to turn renewable energy entrepreneurs into successful business people. We help energy entrepreneurs to build scalable, profitable and sustainable businesses. Our support spans across various stages of business development from start-up through growth with a variety of support services.

For more information please visit: https://www.sarebi.co.za



With global energy demands on the increase, coupled with the depletion of our natural resources and the negative impact of fossil-based energy sources on the environment, the issues of clean, sustainable energy and the importance thereof in economic development and global wellbeing have become a pressing reality world-wide. Energy innovation and the efficient use of energy are two key components of mitigating these challenges. It is for this reason the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) was established.

For more information please visit: https://www.sanedi.org.za

3S Media


3S Media is a modern media company offering quality information to business communities through magazines and digital media. There are currently seven regular print titles, namely; IMIESA, Inside Mining, ReSource, Water and Sanitation Africa, Meetings, The Exhibition Planner and The Meetings and Event Planner. In addition 3S Media publishes special annual publications in the print stable.


For more information visit 3S Media's website at http://www.3smedia.co.za/ 

For more information please visit: http://www.3smedia.co.za/

Africa Confidential


Africa Confidential is one of the longest-established specialist publications on Africa, with a considerable reputation for being first with in-depth news and analysis on significant political, economic and security developments across the continent.

For more information please visit: Africa Confidential

Africa investor

Africa investor Ai is an investment holding platform that aligns its client base of sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices and long-term investors with vetted infrastructure, private equity and technology investment opportunities in Africa.

For more information please visit: http://www.africainvestor.com/

African Review

For 53 years, African Review of Business and Technology has been providing Africa’s leaders and top executives in finance, industry and government with incisive and in-depth reporting into the key developments in the continent's power and energy sectors and water utilities.  Each monthly magazine issue contains analysis, interviews, technical articles, project profiles and regional news.

For more information please visit: African Review

African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA)


African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA) represents and actively promotes Renewable Energy Solutions on our continent. Our focus is on the whole industry, rather than one sector. Wind, Solar, Biomas, Biogas, Bio Fuels, Green Products, Energy Saving, Alternative Energy, Energy from Waste, Fuel Cell Technologies etc.

For more information please visit: African Sustainable Energy Association (AFSEA)

African Energy


African Energy is a respected source of independent analysis on the continent’s energy industries, produced by Cross-border Information (CbI), a globally recognised business intelligence company with a long established research focus on the politics, energy and financial sector trends of Africa and the Middle East.

African Energy’s work is based on the foundation of experienced staff analysts – African Energy has been produced by the same lead team since its launch in 1998 – and a network of correspondents and sources across more than 40 African countries.

Tel: +44(0)1424 721667. Web: www.africa-energy.com

For more information please visit: African Energy



The Green Economy Journal reports on developments and investments in the green economy, telling the stories of success and innovation. The Journal provides practical information about environmental standards, change management, as well as new products, goods and services enabling business and government to understand the issues and the opportunities. The publication is effectively distributed to related business and government decision makers directly and via leading sector events, at business class lounges, and through newsstand. Green Economy Journal is published alternate-monthly, and is ABC certified.

For more information please visit: Alive2Green

Alliance for Rural Electrification


The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) who represents the decentralised clean energy sector with members along the whole value chain, was founded in 2006 to act as a solution provider in order to advance access to clean energy and energy services in developing and emerging countries. ARE mobilises and unites all private sector players and partners who are passionate and committed to improve regional socio-economic development and quality of life of individuals with the provision of electricity.

For more information please visit: https://www.ruralelec.org/

Aspire Africa


Aspire Africa is a digital platform committed to promoting African synergy!

Our publication profiles CEO’s, entrepreneurs, and innovative companies to discuss business strategy, trends, leadership and growth opportunities covering African achievement that our subscribers and readers will find highly engaging and valuable.

Each edition of Aspire Africa reaches investors, ‘c’ level executives, state and federal public servants and marketing teams across the continent.

Our editorial team is on top of major developments across the continent making Aspire Africa one of the most significant platforms showcasing African achievement.

For more information please visit: Aspire Africa

Black Business Quarterly


Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) is South Africa’s premier journal for black business leaders. Since its launch in 1999, BBQ has been the mouthpiece of South Africa’s business community through its projection of excellent editorial on happenings within the ever-evolving black business fraternity. Throughout the years, BBQ has been championing its competition by being the longest standing and most successful black business publication in South Africa.

For more information please visit: BBQ

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is an industry research firm that helps energy professionals navigate change and generate opportunities. Visit https://about.bnef.com/ or request more information.

For more information please visit: https://www.bnef.com

CAJNews Centre for African Journalists

HEADQUARTERED in South Africa, Centre for African Journalists (CAJ) News Africa is the continent’s premier newswire and press release distributor endorsed by both private and public sectors in all 54 African member states.

With an unmatched dominance in 44 of those states, CAJ News Africa provides regional, continental and international news information when it happens, from an African perspective.

For more information please visit: http://cajnewsafrica.com/

Cape Business News

Cape Business News, founded in 1980, is a specialist publication that provides business readers with comprehensive news on a monthly basis, with extensive coverage of the Cape's general business trends, events, statistics, new products, services and projects. It is primarily a promotional vehicle for companies that have the Cape Business community as a primary target market.

For more information please visit: http://www.cbn.co.za

Cape Media Corporation - Service Magazine

Service Magazine is South Africa's leading publication covering issues affecting the public and private sectors on a local government level, across a variety of media platforms. With all the talk aroundthe need for healthy partnerships between government and the private sector, this exciting and informative magazine is a direct commmunication channel between local government and its surrounding private sectors.

For more information please visit: http://www.servicepublication.co.za/

Construction Review


For over 20-years the magazine has enjoyed the readership of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc.  The print edition is distributed in over ten Africa countries with the digital version sent monthly to over 200000 readers in our database.

For more information please visit: Construction Review

Energy Decisions


Energy Decisions is an annual publication designed to reflect the progressing features of Africa’s power-generation environment. It offers coverage of all energy-related aspects of the continent’s development. These include all forms of renewables, conventional power generation methods as well as oil and gas.

For more information please visit: Energy Decisions

Energy Forecast

Energy Forecast is South Africa’s pre-eminent energy publication giving you the opportunity to easily deliver your product or service to your focused market. 

With all forms of energy now crucial to the future economic, political and social futures of every country in the world – especially Africa – Energy Forecast provides a comprehensive coverage of exploration, development and innovation every quarter.

For more information please visit: Energy Forecast

Essential Business Magazine


Essential Business Magazine is a leading business to business publication. We cater for businesses across the globe from Africa, the Middle East to Europe. With over 500,000 subscribed readers globally this makes us a prominent publication for all businesses to showcase their success and innovative stories to a global market.

For more information please visit: Essential Business Magazine



The Green Building Council South Africa leads the transformation of the South African property industry to ensure that buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way. Buildings are one of the main contributors to climate change. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently and address climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people and communities.

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has come on board as a supporting organisation of the African Utility Week 2018 to harness opportunities that GBCSA member companies and green building stakeholders can benefit from by attending this leading conference.

Green Economy Journal

Green Economy Journal is a bi-monthly, ABC certified publication with relevant and newsworthy content on the green business landscape. The Green Economy Journal provides practical information about environmental standards, change management and new products, goods and services making a difference to the world of business.

Global Africa Network


Global Africa Network is a B-2-B print and digital media company producing unique region-specific guides to business, trade and investment in Southern Africa, including insight and overviews of key sectors of the economy. The online offering includes bespoke investment destination marketing for the Southern African region.

For more information please visit: http://www.globalafricanetwork.com

Global Water Intelligence


Global Water Intelligence (GWI) publishes newsletters, reports, and market intelligence platforms providing analysis and strategic data on the international water market. Its flagship publication, the monthly Global Water Intelligence Magazine, has established itself as the market-leading publication for developers, suppliers, financiers, governments, utilities and municipalities seeking information and analysis on water projects with an element of private sector participation. If you want to find out more about GWI products visit www.globalwaterintel.com/products-and-services. You can sign-up for free access to GWI articles, take a free trial of Water Desalination Report, or schedule your demo of our GWI WaterData or DesalData intelligence platforms. 

For more information please visit: Global Water Intelligence



iEcoAfrica bring actors and entities together who wish to inspire and lead positive change in the minds of people and in the ecosystems around and inside organisations. Our network provides a space for dynamic, transparent communication, exchanging knowledge and forging partnerships for impact at scale.

Sustainability Communications, Economic Environmental & Social Governance (EESG) Reporting & Disclosure, Big Data, Behavioural Change and Stakeholder Engagement is just some of what we do. Our objective is to drive sustainable organisational practice in Africa.

For more information please visit: iecoAfrica



3S Media is a modern media company offering quality information to business communities through magazines and digital media. There are currently seven regular print titles, namely; IMIESA, Inside Mining, ReSource, Water and Sanitation Africa, Meetings, The Exhibition Planner and The Meetings and Event Planner. In addition 3S Media publishes special annual publications in the print stable.

For more information please visit: http://www.3smedia.co.za/publication/imiesa/

Inside Mining


3S Media is a modern media company offering quality information to business communities through magazines and digital media. There are currently seven regular print titles, namely; IMIESA, Inside Mining, ReSource, Water and Sanitation Africa, Meetings, The Exhibition Planner and The Meetings and Event Planner. In addition 3S Media publishes special annual publications in the print stable.

For more information please visit: http://www.3smedia.co.za/publication/inside-mining/

International Water Power and Dam Construction Magazine

Launched in 1949, International Water Power & Dam Construction has established itself as the leading monthly international publication serving the needs of those involved in dam construction and the hydroelectricity industries. Independently published it offers a highly respected, unrivalled, in-depth, quality editorial to its readers. A top quality, unbiased, information service, with a circulation of 3,941, International Water Power & Dam Construction offers its readers and advertisers an unrivalled penetration into the marketplace. International Water Power & Dam Construction is an established and integral part of the industry with reliable, independent and up -to-date editorial. Supported by an independent circulation audit from ABC, International Water Power & Dam Construction is an absolute must for anyone involved in the hydro power and dams industry. Topics regularly covered in the magazine include: Construction; Flood Management; Uprating and refurbishment; Small Hydro; Operation and Maintenance; Refurbishment, Licensing; Project Finance, Spillways, Fish Passage, Large Dams, Uprating, Modelling, Sedimentation, Tunnelling, Wave and Tidal Power and Dam Safety. www.waterpowermagazine.com

For more information please visit: https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/347269e6#/347269e6/1



For the past 36 years, Leadership magazine has been a vital part of publishing in South Africa. Proudly South African and brimming with insights, intelligence and interviews with leaders at the cutting edge of all aspects of our society, it is little wonder that it has scooped up numerous prestigious awards both locally and globally.

It is not just about national and international awards, however. Every month, Leadership brings readers a range of far-reaching interviews with, and profiles on, people who are in charge of their own destinies, and who shape the world around us. “Leadership magazine will always be about featuring the leading lights from the wide world of business, politics and lifestyle,” says dynamic editor Gregory Simpson. “We remain committed to producing a magazine of the highest possible standard and to bringing readers important insights into the lives and thinking of leaders who make a lasting impact in their chosen fields.”

For more information please visit: http://www.capemedia.co.za

Link Magazine


Supply Chain & Logistics Link (Link) magazine was first published in year 2003 — the magazine started as quarterly publication. Link is now published each month as an information to industry and its members. The magazine includes trend setting articles, white papers, research insights and news. You are welcome to view some of the latest editions and also some of featured Link magazine from the past.

Mining Review Africa


Mining Review Africa is the leading African distributed monthly mining magazine in the industry. Our publication is seen and read by an audience of over 30,000 influential mining authorities and key decision makers across the globe. We go above and beyond for our clients, ensuring maximum exposure at major global mining conferences with a key focus on mining projects in Africa as well as the key industry professionals involved.

For more information please visit: https://www.miningreview.com/register/



The PRIVATE SECTOR, a KEPSA publication, is a Kenyan quarterly magazine with international presence, supported and presented by KEPSA, and published by Brand Effects EA Ltd. It was developed and launched with a vision of being the voice of the private sector stakeholders from all aspects of commerce in Kenya.

Opportunity magazine


Opportunity magazine is a niche business-to-business publication that explores various investment opportunities within southern Africa’s economic sectors and looks to provide its readers with firsthand knowledge about South African business.


It also looks to present South African business to international markets that may have interests in investing in South Africa.The publication is endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For more information please visit: http://www.opportunityonline.co.za/

OSGP Alliance


The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems. 

For more information please visit: OSGP Alliance

Renewables in Africa (RiA)


Renewables in Africa (RiA) is the expert blog about Renewable Energy in Africa. Our ambition is to raising the Technical Awareness about Clean Energy sources in Africa and information dissemination to the wider audience. RiA is helping businesses primarily, but also the civil society to understand the Clean Energy Industry.

For more information please visit: Renewables in Africa (RiA)

SA Business Integrator


South African Business Integrator is a national audited business to business publication with its focus on both the public and private sectors in southern Africa.The main focus of the publication is to synchronize business information, business cultures and align strategies and business goals between the public and private sectors. The publication serves as an interaction medium between businesses. Its main objective is to inform, educate and advise key industry leaders on business objectives, strategic decisions, good management practice and governance, sound financial management practice and ultimately bridging the gap of transformation and transparency between the public and private sector.

For more information please visit: http://www.sabusinessintegrator.co.za/

SA Capital Equipment Export Council


SACEEC represents the capital equipment and project sector both for new projects and for the aftermarket. It is also the endorsed representative body for the consulting engineers and their associated bodies, merchant bankers – with reference to their involvement in financing capital projects, capital equipment suppliers and supplier of services to the capital project sector.

For more information please visit: http://www.saceec.com/

Southern Africa Top Companies Review


For timely and factual business coverage, the publication is a valuable platform for executives in business as well as the public sector. We focus on trade and investment opportunities from all the fifteen countries from Southern Africa. The print publication and the complementing website offer corporate the opportunity to showcase their products and services.

For more information please visit: https://southernafricabusreview.co.za/

Southern Africa Mining & Energy Review

{Incorporating the Southern Africa Infrastructure Report}

The Mining, Energy and Infrastructure segments require a platform to communicate and interface, this is the publication that just does that. With timely and fresh articles from these and related sectors, the publication is available for the insights, trends, reports and innovations within the sectors across the SADC region.

For more information please visit: https://www.miningenergyreview.com/

Supply Chain & Logistics Group


Headquartered in Dubai (UAE),Supply Chain & Logistics Group(SCLG) is a membership driven industry business group engaged in advancing supply chain & logistics industry locally, regionally and globally. Please be welcome to visit www.sclgme.org for more details.

For more information please visit: https://www.sclgme.org

The African Bulletin (TAB)


The African Bulletin (TAB), published since August 2002 is the foremost African oriented newspaper in Europe in terms of reach and readership. It is a general interest newspaper as the issues published are broad, topical and interesting to all. TAB is non-political and non-religious newspaper operated by Africans from different African countries.

For more information please visit: The African Bulletin (TAB)

The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia (TEEAM)


TEEAM is a representative body of the electrical and electronics industries in Malaysia. The Membership of TEEAM is engaged in the engineering construction and service, trading and manufacturing industries

For more information please visit: https://www.teeam.org.my

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science

At GIBS we significantly improve responsible individual and organisational performance, primarily in South Africa and increasingly in our broader African environment, through high quality business and management education. We are the number one business school in Africa according to the UK Financial Times.Visit our website to learn more about our rankings and accreditations.

For more information please visit: https://www.gibs.co.za/

To Build

To Build is an ABC certified business-to-business mainstream publication which is an effective medium to use for building your brand and communicating directly to your targeted audience. The handbook focuses on the latest developments and trends within the Built Environment as well as educating its readers through informative industry news. The editorial is distinctive in the way it conveys information on interior or exterior décor, architectural trends, the latest building technologies and projects throughout South Africa.To Build is an easy to use tool for the industry player and consumer when planning on building or renovating.

For more information please visit: http://www.tobuild.co.za/

Voice of the Cape


VOC is an interest-defined community broadcaster licensed to serve the cultural interest of the Muslim community. The station’s mandate is to inform and educate the community about Islam, with an inherent focus on religious teachings. Another focus of VOC’s programming is to report matters of cultural, political, social and economic significance.

For more information please visit: http://www.vocfm.co.za/

Water and Sanitation

3S Media is a modern media company offering quality information to business communities through magazines and digital media. There are currently seven regular print titles, namely; IMIESA, Inside Mining, ReSource, Water and Sanitation Africa, Meetings, The Exhibition Planner and The Meetings and Event Planner. In addition 3S Media publishes special annual publications in the print stable.

For more information please visit: http://www.3smedia.co.za/publication/watersanitation-africa/

Wattnow Magazine

This in-house publication, with original content for techno enthusiasts - gives readers a quality, “must-read” choice compared to other magazines in this sector. Published by the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), this monthly magazine highlights the exciting worlds of technology and electrical engineering. Topics include robotics, rockets, automotive developments, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, astronomy, telecommunications and other technologies of tomorrow.

For more information please visit: https://www.saiee.org.za

The South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE)


The South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE), a recognised affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), that was established in 2018. The purpose of the SAAEE is to establish a national forum for energy specialists from all professions and spheres of the energy sector. It intends to promote evidence-informed discussions, exchange of research ideas and findings, promote skills development and build intellectual capacity in the sector, to ultimately improve energy policy propositions and implementations. 

For more information please visit: http://www.saaee.org.za/


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