About Us

Founded in 2005, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd (GAN) is a B2B print and digital media company based in Cape Town, South Africa.

GAN Print

Launched in 2006, GAN’s nine annual print journals profile each of South Africa’s provinces as business and investment destinations. All nine titles are ABC audited and each title has a unique URL that points to the latest edition e-book.

Our print publications include:

In 2011, GAN launched the South African Business journal, an annual business and investment guide to the country, to complement the nine regional journals. The publication is ABC audited and has a unique URL – www.southafricanbusiness.co.za – that points to the latest edition e-book.

All titles are also available in e-book format via a hyperlink on each publication’s website. View all of the latest editions as e-books here.

GAN Online

Global Africa Network produces two monthly email newsletters; Frontier Invest (formerly TradeInvestSA and TradeInvestAfrica), profiling direct investment opportunities in Southern Africa to an international audience, and Business South Africa, which showcases business news and opportunities in South Africa. The newsletters have a combined recipient database of over 60 000.

Our offering also include Matchdeck.com which is the largest premium business network for individuals, companies, government organisations and investors operating in South African and other African markets. Matchdeck was founded with the aim of creating a new type of semantic graph based corporate information resource powered by artificial intelligence that will change the way company data is sourced, delivered and analysed.

Matchdeck has a global corporate data asset of 16-million companies built from multiple sources.


GAN has the following technical expertise, intellectual property and capacity:

  • Electronic publishing expertise, including websites and electronic newsletters
  • Owns a unique database of over 100 000 African and international recipients, focused on trading partners, businesses, governments and investors
  • Expert team of account managers and researchers based in Cape Town
  • Extensive publishing experience, with an experienced team of editors, writers, production managers and designers
  • Directors Clive During and Chris Whales have extensive international experience, at the highest level, of electronic and print publishing

Empowerment status

  • Global Africa Network is a Level 4 contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and holds a SANAS-approved BBBEE scorecard.

Central Supplier Database registration

  • Unique registration no: 601b7426-aae2-43c1-8292-77309a5af48
  • Supplier no: MAAA0020620