Jun 25, 2017 Last Updated 7:49 AM, Jun 22, 2017

ABN Spotlight

ABN Spotlight provides an in-depth look at the most interesting and innovative companies featured each month.

With exclusive interviews with the senior executives behind the scenes, we reveal the motivations and vision moving these companies forward and keeping them ahead of the competition in their industries.

Each feature article will analyse the route to their success and give sneak previews into what is planned for the immediate future. 

Badagry brochure imageBADAGRY PORT AND FREE ZONE

Transforming Nigeria's marine infrastructure

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“advancedCORNUBIA

A regional supermall with the convenience of a local shop

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“advancedMARA DELTA

A pan-African portfolio underpinned by strong counterparties

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“advancedNEDBANK

Consolidating its position in KZN with the environment in mind

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“advancedALTEO

Mauritius’s largest sugar producer building on its sweet portfolio

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“advancedLUX RESORTS

Mauritian luxury resort brand with sustainability at the very core of its operations

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“advancedCENTUM

Redefining Kenya’s retail sector with a cutting-edge shopping development

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“advancedARG DESIGN

Sustainability and sensibility running through the veins of the public-focused architects

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“advancedSTOCK EXCHANGE OF MAURITIUS

The pioneering exchange in Africa’s leading emerging market

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“advancedNHLS

Providing cost-effective laboratories and research to improve South African healthcare

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“advancedSTATISTICS SA

A century-old institution undertaking a modern rebirth

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“advancedSTRATHMORE

Introducing Kenya’s highest ranked business school

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“advancedTEXTON

A diversified fund with assets in South Africa and the UK

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“advancedROGERS

A major driver in the Mauritian leisure and tourism market

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“advancedADVANCED HEALTH

How day hospitals are rejuvenating South African healthcare

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“advancedAFRICA HEALTH CARE

A turnkey approach to private healthcare management in South Africa

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“advancedAHRI

Using a multi-discipline approach to find new solutions for HIV and tuberculosis

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“advancedFISHA GROUP

Pioneering the development of health & wellness solutions in South Africa

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“advancedGLOBAL CONSTRUCTION

Combining luxury, social and commercial real estate construction

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“advancedIBM

Exploring the universe through medical research

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“advancedMALL FOR AFRICA

Putting international retail in the palm of Africa’s hands

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attacqACCIONA

Leading clean energy generation in South Africa

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attacqATTAFRICA

Commercial real estate for modern Africa

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attacqCENTURY CITY

The best new asset on the Western Cape

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attacqH1

Innovative solutions to Africa’s energy problems

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attacqLERIBA

Delivering five-star accommodation & service across three luxury hotels

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attacqSHELL

Transforming African power with oil

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attacqVAVA

Driving economic change one coffee bean at a time

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attacqGERTRUDE'S

Providing top notch healthcare to the children of East Africa

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attacqKEITH KIRSTEN

The man behind some of South Africa’s most important gardens

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attacqSWELLENFRUIT

From the farm to the table this citrus producer has all the right ingredients

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attacqATTACQ

Advancing South Africa’s real estate sector through building quality assets

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mantis coverMANTIS

Entrepreneurial success in the dynamic world of conservation and hospitality

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wcfWORLD COCOA FOUNDATION

Ensuring the sustainability of cocoa farming throughout West Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America

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skaSKA PROJECT

Construction

Renowned astronomer Dr Bernie Fanaroff discusses the construction of the world’s largest telescope in South Africa and the science revolution it’s started

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aerosudAEROSUD

Manufacturing

Expanding capacity has perfectly positioned the company for coming growth

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eskomESKOM

Renewables

How South Africa’s national utility is evolving to help the country achieve a greener future

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acwaACWA POWER

Renewables

Reliably providing power and desalinated water at the lowest possible cost

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resgenRESOURCE GENERATION

Renewables

A new board leading the company into production at the Boikarabelo mine 

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humHUMMINGBIRD RESOURCES

The West-African gold explorer turning producer with a robust, high margin project

 
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“broll”BROLL PROPERTY GROUP

Property

Celebrating 40 years serving Africa’s commercial real estate market
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“menlyn”MENLYN MAINE

Construction

South Africa’s first green city precinct is nearly ready to open its doors
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“pangaea”PANGAEA SECURITIES

Finance

Providing a bridge to financial and human capital in Zambia
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“sunafrica”SUN AFRICA

Hospitality

The hotel company catering to the varying needs of Kenya’s tourism industry
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“broll”VIJAY CONSTRUCTION

Construction

The builder best-known for Eden Island reveals its latest luxurious builds and upcoming projects
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BFC ABS2ABN SPEAKS TO... SOL KERZNER

Cover feature

Eki Maria speaks to Africa's most notable hospitality mogul. 
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BFC NelsonNELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION

Charity

As Mandela Day approaches, we speak to the organisation keeping Madiba's legacy alive.
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TajTAJ CAPE TOWN

Hospitality & Tourism

The international luxury hotel brand celebrates its fifth year in South Africa.
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BFC SkywiseSKYWISE

Logistics

The aviation company creating seats in the sky for South Africa's low cost market.
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PearlsunPEARLSUN

Hospitality & Tourism

Tanzania's largest hotel operator sets its sights on African expansion.
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BRC SwiftSWIFT FLITE

Logistics

The air charter company bringing a more personal touch to the aviation industry.
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BFC MusaMUSA CAPITAL

Finance

Riding the wave of rising African opportunity, this merchant-banking company is hoping to change the African landscape.
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BFC ProteaPROTEA HOTELS

Hospitality & Tourism

The intrinsically African hotel brand giving international players a run for their money.
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BFC IsibindiISIBINDI AFRICA LODGES

Hospitality & Tourism

The boutique academy investing time in central Africa's future aviators. 
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BFC PropertuityPROPERTUITY

Property

The property company transforming Africa's city centres with its unique regeneration process. 
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AA15AVIATION AFRICA 2015

Cover feature

We report from Africa's leading aviation event. 
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ParamountPARAMOUNT GROUP

Cover Feature

The South African defence and aerospace manufacturer whose innovative solutions are used by governments worldwide.
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AerosudAEROSUD

Logistics

The South African manufacturer that beat the odds to become a leading supplier to the world's aircraft giants.
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AylaAYLA AVIATION ACADEMY

Logistics

The boutique academy investing time in central Africa's future aviators.
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DHLDHL

Logistics

The logistics company that has worked hard to revolutionise express delivery services in Nigeria.
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OliveOLIVE GROUP EAST AFRICA

Resources

The security specialist dedicated to managing risk on oil & gas and infrastructure projects across East Africa.
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BelcashBELCASH

Communications

The technology company connecting Ethiopians to opportunities.
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DavisDAVIS & SHIRTLIFF

Manufacturing

The manufacturer bringing clean water to even the most remote areas of East Africa.
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TaaleritehdasTAALERITEHDAS

Finance

The company investing in Africa's future homes and economies. 
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AFI

 AFRICAN FASHION INTERNATIONAL

Cover feature

We creep backstage to catch up with the designers at Johannesburg Fashion Week to see what's hot in Africa this season. 
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JSEJSE

Cover Feature

Our exclusive interview with Donna Oosthuyse, Director of Capital Markets at the JSE.
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KRCKENYA RAILWAYS

Logistics

Kenya's national rail operator discusses the new Standard Gauge Railway set to transform Kenya's transport network.
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KrynauwKRYNAUW NEL ASSOCIATES

Architecture

The architecture firm going back to its nation's roots as it works to conserve South Africa's landscapes.
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RLGRLG

Media & Communications

The indigenous communications company pioneering Africa's technology use.
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ElementalELEMENTAL MINERALS

Resources

The Australian company developing high-grade A potash deposit ideally positioned for success.
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ATACOATACO FREIGHT

Logistics

The international freight forwarding service connecting East Africa to the world.
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WayoeWAYOE ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

Construction

The engineering and construction company providing specialist services to Africa's growing mining and oil industries.
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indabaINVESTING IN AFRICAN MINING INDABA

Cover feature

Our coverage of this year's major resources event held in Cape Town. 
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HarmonyHARMONY

Resources

South Africa's third largest gold miner is increasing its focus on PNG and a new project set to run for decades to come.
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B2B2 GOLD

Resources

This global gold producer just opened its fourth mine and has no plans of slowing down.
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La ManchaLA MANCHA

Resources

The private gold mining company with the ambition and world-class assets to become an international mid-tier producer.
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javanJAVAN FABRICATIONS

Manufacturing

The bespoke manufacturing company providing custom-built equipment to the resources industry.
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givasGIVAS

Manufacturing

The hospital equipment supplier looking to provide Africa with the best in comfort and safety.
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okuhleOKUHLE

Media & Communications

Built on the strong foundations of extraordinary talent and diverse people, this production and media company hopes to change the face of media in Africa.
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trans africaTRANS AFRICA SAFARIS

Travel & Tourism

A family business putting its personal touch on tours and safaris around the continent.
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africa directAFRICA DIRECT

Travel & Tourism

The tour operator whose specialist safaris, hand-picked lodges and bespoke itineraries combine to make unforgettable holidays.
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BaobabBAOBAB RESOURCES

Resources

The explorer seeking to increase Mozambique's independence through becoming it first domestic steel producer.
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FireFIRE & INSTRUMENT SERVICES

Technology

The fire safety company that became South Africa's market leader in systems integration technology.
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tiroTIRO SECHABA

Construction

The construction company helping to get rural South Africa on the road to social and economic development.
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J9 BFCJ9 FOUNDATION

Cover feature

South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen tells us how he's tackling motor neuron disease head-on.
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Vijay ConstructionVIJAY CONSTRUCTION

Construction

With a plethora of experience this Seychelles company is always ready to rise to new challenges.
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Cape TownREJUVENATION OF CAPE TOWN

Municipality

Working against the remaining scars of the apartheid, the council hopes to rejuvenate the face of the city.
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Springbok AtlasSPRINGBOK ATLAS

Logistics

South Africa's top privately owned transport operator looks forward to a new era as part of the Culinan Group.
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Cedarberg AquaCEDARBERG AQUA

Food & Drink

The family-run business creating a water bottling legacy for its future generation.
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Sarah CalburnSARAH CALBURN

Architecture

One woman's journey in pursuit of artistic freedom in a world of concrete uniformity.
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Gem Diamonds BFCGEM DIAMONDS

Botswana Focus

The high-value diamonds producer that overcame the GFC and huge logistical challenges to open Botswana's first underground diamond mine.
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De beersBFC2DE BEERS

Botswana Focus

The relocation of Global Sightholder Sales from London to Gaborone, Botswana.
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Kimberley BFCKIMBERLEY DIAMONDS

Botswana Focus

The world's premier producer of yellow diamonds prepares to set up a new production base in Botswana.
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Namibian BFCNAMIBIAN COPPER

Resources

Revived by new management this mineral explorer has all it needs to develop its promising assets in Namibia.
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Redline BFCREDLINE LOGISTICS

Logistics

The specialist logistics company providing cutomised handling of fragile goods and exclusive marketing projects.
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Hyspec BFCHYSPEC

Mining Services

The hydraulics equipment company whose value-added services are helping African mines reduce costs and boost productivity.
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BassariBFCBASSARI RESOURCES

Australian-listed exploration company 

With a mine less than a year away from production Bassari are far ahead in the race to unlock Senegal's riches.
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Capital drillingBFCCAPITAL DRILLING

Emerging and developing markets specialist

A comprehensive drilling capability and culture of teamwork ensures Capital continues to secure major long-term contracts.
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ClarkeEnergyBFCCLARKE ENERGY

Award winning gas engine distributor 

Enabling communities around the world to convert renewable gas from landfill, sewage and biomass into valuable energy and heat.
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Tlou BFCTLOU ENERGY

Resources

Coalbed methane is now flowing for the company set to become Botswana's first supplier of clean natural gas.
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JinkoBFCJINKO

The world's fourth-largest solar module manufacturer  

With the launch of its first factory outside of China Jinko Solar continues to grow both its global reach and its local relevance.
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MenlynBFCMENLYN MAINE

October Spotlight

The development of South Africa's first ever green city precinct.
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bfc prasaPRASA

Passenger Rail Association of South Africa

The momentous upgrade programme targeted to make South Africa's rail network one of the world's finest.
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