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Africa Focus – July 2015

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Adams & Adams Africa Focus – our quarterly publication that is produced exclusively for and tailored to the specific interests of you, our valued clients. In this edition, we begin with the usual updates on key economic, political and industry-specific developments across the African continent.

The featured article in this edition, authored by one of Africa’s leading commentators and analysts on issues pertaining to the continent, James Hall, provides an analysis of the current state of Africa’s transportation networks and the issues that need to be addressed in providing more efficient transportation across the cotinent.

This edition’s Sector in Focus examines transportation hubs which have emerged across Africa and how they have had an impact on development in the various regions.

We also provide our readers with an informative and topical interview with Dr. Pieter Oosthuizen, Chairman and Acting CEO of Namibia’s road and rail carrier: TransNamib. Transportation issues raised in the discussion include developments over the last decade, the key challenges to integrating Southern Africa’s railway network, introducing new forms of transport – such as South Africa’s Gautrain – and other ongoing intiatives in the Southern African transportation sector.


  • Featured Article
    Transportation infrastructure investment is but one solution for moving Africa’s freight
  • Sector in Focus
    Development of transportation hubs in Africa
  • An interview with Dr. Pieter Oosthuizen
    The Southern African railway network: Infrastructure developments and challenges

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