Intergrated Aqua-Farming | Aquaculture | Carbon Credits | Construction | Alternative Energy


Mission Statement

CONNEXION AFRICA CONSORTIUM (CAC) unites a diverse range of skills and technologies primarily in the following areas: (i) aquaculture (fish farming) and associated derivatives, (ii) alternative energy solutions (Waste to Energy, Wind, algae bio-diesel) and (iii) rapid housing construction. Each of the above areas in under pinned by a consortium members that are specialists in the field of (a) project management, (b) architectural design (c) quantity surveying (d) engineering and (e) waste-water treatment technology. Most projects are wrapped up in a carbon foot-print process which makes them environmental friendly and more profitable.

We work hand-in-hand with Governments and international donors, private investors, fund administrators including the UN (food security program), EU Commission and USAID, identifying projects that have an immediate impact and benefit for rural communities in Sub-Sahara Africa. Our aquaculture and energy solutions are sustainable and produce a healthy income stream with focus on eliminating poverty in Africa and empowering women in the community.


We bridge the technological gap by working with state of the art technology - our Intellectual Property (IP) lies in the manner in which each solution is packaged and layered resulting in higher than normal returns. We remain hands-on during the lifespan of our solutions and each project is managed and run by us in collaboration with local municipalities/communities and or governments. Returns in our sustainable projects are well in excess of 25% per annum.

Mission Statement

To become one of the most reputable private sector companies in Africa that facilitates the vision for eradicating poverty and improved living standards in Sub-Sahara Africa, empowering local communities through the establishment of cooperatives and or working with recognized NGOs in the community. These cooperatives will be created in conjunction with local Governments and communities, as well as the UN, USAID, EU Commission and other international organizations in specific areas identified by the aforementioned, and will be managed and run by the Consortium in cooperation with local authorities.

The Board
Africa can become the fish basket of the world and with its abundant natural resources it too can provide clean energy for its people. With the resulting economic growth in these areas the demand for decent housing will follow resulting in the inevitable social upliftment in Africa.

The Board

The board comprises of key players selected from each of the Consortium’s participating members. Each member is represented by at least one board member comprising Terrence Smith and Andrew Hoek from Target Projects, Rod Stevens from KMH Architects, Ashley Ruiters from LDM (quantity surveyance), Heiner Dominick and Philip Barnard from Aquaculture Insight, Peter Beaton and Andrew Turnbull from API and World Carbon Exchange (wcx), Jason Zeelie from Opes Holdings (Rapid Construction).  The CEO (Hugo Jankowitz) and Director (Charles Findlater) are instrumental in driving the Consortium forward.


Hugo Jankowitz | CEO | Connexion Africa Consortium Charles Findlater | Managing Director | Connexion Africa Consortium Rod Stevens | KMH Architects Andrew Hoeks | Target Projects Terence Smith | Target Projects Heiner Dominick | Cool Technology


The board package projects, and once a project has been identified as being viable and sustainable, a feasibility study is produced, following by sourcing the required funding, where after the consortium in collaboration with its members Build, Operate and eventually Transfer (BOT) the project to the final beneficiary.


Elements of a project are assigned to various consortium members, whilst the interconnectivity and overall conception of the whole project is managed by the Board.


Many donor or Government projects fail to generate long-term sustainable profits. Donor funds, once invested, do not generally lead to sustainable and efficiently managed commercial business. For this reason it is essential that private enterprises take the lead playing a role in ensuring investments and donor aid are used to create sustainable and profitable centres.

For this to happen the investment needs to be linked to a business plan and most importantly, the project needs to be administered, managed and run by a skilled and knowledgeable party. This is where Connexion Africa Consortium plays a vital role – not only do we conceptualise the project, the whole governance of the project from beginning to end remains under our control, management and supervision. Simultaneously, we transfer our skill-set to local partners so that in years to come, the local community will be competent and skilled to take over operations.

Working with Donors, Governments, Financial Institutions & Universities (learning centres)

Connexion Africa Consortium plays an essential and much needed role in participating and working with international donors, Governments, Universities and organisations by making donor projects profitable. By involving private businesses and placing them in charge of the running the donor project, the best chance of making a commercial success. One such African organisation setup by the African Union (AU) is NEPAD. NEPAD was spearheaded by African leaders to enhance Africa's growth, development and participation in the global economy. NEPAD’s Agriculture and Food Security programme focuses on helping African countries improve economic growth through agriculture-led development.

NEPAD established a Regional Fish Node (RFN) in Malawi in 2006. The vision of the RFN for the African continent is to use Science, Technology and innovative systems to build and strengthen a network of researchers involved in refining and implementation of projects to enhance fisheries, aquaculture production and biodiversity. NEPAD's objectives, which are aligned with the UN's objectives, is to eradicate poverty, and to turn Africa in the food basket of the world.

Aquaculture is a priority for NEPAD; the consortium's aquaculture solution is perfectly aligned with NEPAD's program and vision, and it is through their backing and guidance that we shall expand and grow throughout the continent.


Our projects need to be sustainable if they are to be profitable and or cost effective. There are no short cuts and in order for the project managers to generate the returns projected in the feasibility study the whole operation needs to run efficiently and professionally. Integrating the local community (and or local government) is an essential component which in turn leads to economic growth that further provides the necessary comfort to donor leading to further investment. Creating sustainable projects through food security projects is in perfect alignment with the UN charter to and breaking the shackles of poverty and deprivation.

Enriched communities leads to the construction of affordable housing. Providing efficient wastewater treatments plants and alternative energy solutions (solar and or bio-diesel plants) is a natural follow on from our overall vision: that of turning Africa in the world’s fish basket.

The Board

There is an applied science, which is imbedded in all of our projects and solutions. The application of the consortium’s Intellectual Property (IP) in our projects and solutions results in the associated businesses being more profitable and/or more cost effective. Our solutions are layered, resulting in a homogeneous interplay between the various technologies. This is best illustrated in the layering of aquaculture, hydroponics and vermiculture in one consolidated project that is further wrapped in a carbon credit footprint. The more layered the solution, the higher the returns.

Our IP demands that we remain in control of each project, until such time as the appropriate skills transfer has taken place. To this end, the consortium typically holds a 25% stake in all projects and remains the skills and management stake holder for a minimum of 5 years.