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Investor Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

8th – 9th February 2014

Purpose of the trip

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is strategically located in Central Africa, bordering 9 neighbouring countries. It represents a fantastic hub to serve Central Africa’s 250m consumers. One of Invest Africa’s strategic partners on the ground is Hamid Assi, the founder of MinoCongo Group. His company supplies DRC with over 4 million bread baguettes a day! His story is a blue print for how to build a successful business in Africa. We brought a strong delegation to DRC to explore investment opportunities and give attendees exposure to the realities on the ground.

Democratic Republic of Congo


  • Moise Katumbi – Governor of Katanga
  • H.E. Ntsiki Mashimbye – South Africa Ambassador to DRC
  • H.E. Augustine Matata Ponyo – Prime Minister DRC
  • Ida Naserawa – Responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development, Office of the Prime Minister
  • Deon Bruwer – CEO, Forum Properties


  • Real Estate Development – a member of the delegation continues to build his presence in the market as one the countries leading Real Estate entrepreneurs, primarily through a mixed use development in the Katanga province
  • Real Estate Investment – a member of our delegation, in the aftermath of the visit, make a direct investment into a residential housing project
  • Research Report: a detailed research report detailing the thoughts and findings of the trip has been widely circulated and cited by prominent members of the African investment community