Many sub regions and continents have been developed to a much higher degree than Africa. This leaves us with exciting growth opportunities in resource-rich Africa. One of the key focus areas for BEPEC is sub-Saharan Africa due to the growth opportunities in the region.
The North-South Corridor
BEPEC is collaborating with the DTI and key engineering and technology export councils to create a platform. This platform will be the interface between the private sector and government, and is envisaged to generate and mobilise financial resources and skills for the private sector to expedite projects that have not progressed beyond the conceptual phase.
About the North-South Corridor
In 2012, the African Union Commission appointed President Jacob Zuma as the champion of the North-South Corridor as part of a new initiative called the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI).
The North-South Corridor is the main trade route between Durban and Dar-es-Salaam, in Tanzania. The corridor will stretch from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, across the Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to South Africa, and incorporates seven countries in southern Africa