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Africa’s Business Investment Platform

Invest Africa is the leading membership organisation for companies and investors operating on the African continent. Our network is comprised of global corporations, private investors, fund managers, family offices, policy makers and entrepreneurs.

Invest Africa provides members with unique access to opportunities across the African continent.


For more than 60 years, Invest Africa has played an influential role in Africa’s socio-economic growth story by supporting thousands of business and investors into African markets and projects.

Today Invest Africa is the result of the coming together of two organisations: The Business Council for Africa (BCA) and Invest Africa. The BCA was founded in 1956 as the West Africa Committee (WAC). In 2000, WAC became the West Africa Business Association (WABA) before growing to cover the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa as the BCA in 2009.

Invest Africa was founded in 2013 by the South African Investor Rob Hersov to provide a specialised network to support private and institutional investors, funds and High-Net-Worth individuals to engage with opportunities in Africa.

Both organisations came together under the name Invest Africa in 2018.