The drive towards a greener future: Where does Africa fit in?

The recent spike in commodity prices is largely attributable to supply constraints and supply-chain disruptions. Yet, some commodities will be key in the green transition and may thus experience sustained demand growth in the long term. This webinar will focus on these commodities in an African context by showing where they are currently being mined, and we investigate the potential role that the continent may play in the green revolution. We also look at how South Africa has been one of the world’s biggest beneficiaries of the commodity boom, but suggest that its current mineral profile isn’t particularly future-proof.

Leeuwner Esterhuysen

Economist 

Leeuwner Esterhuysen

Economist 

Leeuwner Esterhuysen | Economist 

Leeuwner is an economist at NKC African Economics and provides macroeconomic analysis on Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, and Gabon. Leeuwner joined NKC in 2020 and holds a Master of Commerce degree in economics from the University of Stellenbosch.

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