It is our firm belief that infrastructure-led economic growth has the power to transform Africa and deliver on the continent’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We make intentional investments that deliver both financial and socio-economic returns for our investors.

I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me.”

Our African impact

The transformational qualities of infrastructure assets have the potential to catapult African economies into a higher growth trajectory and transform societies for the better. To this end, we are signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA); and our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policy is implemented across our portfolio companies in eight African countries to ensure that our investments deliver both social and financial returns to our investors. We monitor our portfolio companies against the Sustainable Development Goals and African Union’s Agenda 2063, which then culminates in the Harith Development Report that is distributed to our investors on an annual basis.



Through the conscious integration of environmental, social and governance issues in our investment decision-making and core business processes, we are able to ensure that our Portfolio Companies adhere to ESG standards, and our investments deliver sustainable, positive impacts across the African markets in which we’re invested.

Corporate Social Investment

Investing in Africa’s youth
Building the future.

Harith Student Financial Assistance Programme

Africa is endowed with a rapidly growing youth population, and harnessing their skills, talents and dreams is pivotal for the development and growth of Africa’s economies.

While our impactful investments in the energy, telecommunications and transport sectors are a catalyst for Africa’s socio-economic development, our investment in substantial resources to help young Africans fully realise their potential and contribute meaningfully to the continent’s development is paramount to securing a sustainable future.

For the 2021 academic year, we are pleased to introduce our bursary holders who have been assisted through the Harith Student Financial Assistance Programme (HSFAP) in the study areas of STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Accounting Sciences and Commercial Law.