Transnet Group CEO Portia Derby once exercised oversight on state-owned entities (SOEs) as director-general of public enterprises. She now occupies ... the hot seat at a company often described as the “spinal cord” of South Africa’s economy. Meet CEO Derby's executive team at Transnet.
However, longstanding challenges ought to be tackled for such state-of-the-art solutions to prevail and be sustained in African nations, where climate adaptation and smart farming are growing more pressing.
Earlier this year, Ventures Africa reported that African agri-tech startups had received $95m worth of funding in 2021, recording a 58.5% year-on-year increase. The amount constitutes 4.4% of the overall funding that African tech startups received last year.