Infrastructure Africa to Launch DealRoom Platform

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum 2018 has announced the launch of DealRoom, its new business matchmaking and networking platform. This initiative serves to assist participants and esteemed members of the infrastructure community in fostering valuable stakeholder liaisons with financiers and business partners, who are actively in search of projects to invest in. Furthermore, various countries around Africa will engage in Project Presentations, demonstrating the latest opportunities presented by the field of project development.


CT, first city to have formal and informally-run public transport networks mapped

Cape Town is the world’s first city to have its entire formal and informally-run public transport networks fully mapped.

  • Full city public transport data for Cape Town is now available on the WhereIsMyTransport platform to support developers creating transport services
  • In under 3 weeks, WhereIsMyTransport mapped the city's entire informally-run public transport network using a local data collection team, unique technology, and in-house data support
  • WhereIsMyTransport has created a toolkit to enable data collectors and mappers in other emerging cities to capture any transport network.

SA Hospitality Industry faces the double-edged sword of online platforms

Online booking platforms offer the traditional, formal hospitality sectors multiple opportunities to market their inventory and secure bookings.  With today’s rising consumer preference to research, identify and transact for what they want online, preferably using their phones, most hotel chains, resorts and guesthouses recognize the value of being present and accessible on tech-driven sites such as,, Expedia and Hotwire which feature on the ‘best deals for consumers.


LaunchLab 'Ideas Pitching Platform' open

The ATTACQ Retail Ideas Programme Pitching Platform has kick-started on participating campuses around the country; Stellenbosch University (SU), The University of Western Cape (UWC), The University of Cape Town (UCT), The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), The University of Johannesburg (UJ), WITS University, The University of Kwa – Zulu Natal and The University of Pretoria.

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