About Us

Founded in 2004, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd (GAN) is a business-to-business print and digital media company based in Cape Town, South Africa.

GAN Print

GAN produces annual and quarterly print journals. These include:

A series of ABC audited annual journals, launched in 2006, profiling each of South Africa’s nine provinces as business and investment destinations (see below), and the annual South African Business (launched in 2011) which is an annual business and investment guide to the country, to complement the nine regional journals. African Business, an annual guide to business and investment in Africa, was launched in 2020.

The 10 South African titles each has a unique URL that points to the latest edition e-book:

Global Africa Network Media also produces the quarterly Opportunity magazine, a niche business-to-business publication that explores various investment opportunities within southern Africa’s economic sectors and looks to provide its readers with firsthand knowledge about South African business.

Opportunity also looks to present South African business to international markets that may have interests in investing in South Africa. The publication is endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

View all of the latest editions as e-books here.

Finally, GAN produces the quarterly Blue Chip journal, which has for over 10 years been the publication of choice for businesses wishing to market their products and services to the financial planning industry.

Reaching all Certified Financial Planners (CFPs) as well as other selected members of the Financial Planning Institute (FPI), Blue Chip provides high-quality editorial coverage from industry thought leaders on key topics of interest to financial planners.

Blue Chip is an FPI-approved Continuous Professional Development (CPD) provider, allowing members of the FPI to earn CPD points through the journal, ensuring that it is a must-read for the financial planning community. Visit the Blue Chip website at www.bluechipdigital.co.za

GAN Online

Global Africa Network produces two monthly email newsletters; Trade Invest Africa (formerly Frontier Invest), 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 50 000.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletters or follow us on our social media accounts: Twitter @InvestAfrica or our company page on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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


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Our Website is a business media portal and content aggregator. Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd (GAN) is not a broker/dealer, we are not an investment advisor, we have no access to non-public information about investment projects, and this is not a place for the giving or receiving of financial advice, advice concerning investment decisions or tax or legal advice. We are not regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

We are a provider of media solutions for the promotion of investment opportunities, business opportunities, business news, economic insight and other business and investment related content. No content on the site constitutes – or should be understood as constituting – a recommendation to enter in any transactions or to engage in any of the investment opportunities presented in our site content. We do not provide personalised recommendations or views as to whether an investment approach is suited to the financial needs of a specific individual or organisation.

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