Spurred by substantial private sector investment and backed by additional government spending, Mauritius is hoping to generate 35% of its energy needs through renewable sources by 2025. The country has already made significant inroads in this direction, with various wind farms, waste-to-energy plants, and solar photovoltaic farms already in play.
The most important trend for positively impacting healthcare in Africa is already underway: the steady rolling out of primary healthcare into ever more remote areas, providing vaccinations, clean water, midwife assistance and basic health advice to ever larger numbers of people.
Another important trend is taking place in Africa’s cities, where new private hospitals are providing outpatient services and the reassurance of quality emergency care to the new middle class.
Uganda is one of the most politically stable countries on the African continent, with a liberalised economy and good market access. Join us in conversation with key guests from senior leadership positions in Africa to discuss Uganda’s present and anticipated future projects, as well as the cost of doing business in Uganda, government reform, the financial sector and tax incentives.
The Africa Expansion team is headed by Anthony Thunstrom. Anthony joined KPMG in 1993 and has remained at KPMG his entire working career. He currently heads the region’s audit practice. His industry experience includes banking; chemicals and plastics; retail services; transport; logistics; aluminium smelting; textiles; and the automotive industry. Anthony also serves on the Board and the Audit Committee of KPMG.
Inclusive economic growth is growth that leads to job creation, causing a ripple effect on the purchasing power of the majority of the populace. The private sector, and in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are the drivers of an economy. SMEs are also the largest providers of direct employment and inclusive growth can be achieved through promotion of policies that would drive their development.
Zambian Finance Minister, Alexander Chikwanda presented the national budget on 10 October 2014. Three days later, KPMG Zambia hosted the third annual Budget Discussion Breakfast at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka.
South African banks and construction companies have been expanding activities in the rest of Africa, where energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors. The $900m of debt and equity project finance for the Kpone Independent Power Plant and associated infrastructure in Ghana was closed by financiers and industrialists, including several South African banks.
We at KPMG and our partners at PharmAccess have combined forces in an innovative approach that facilitates investment capital for the private healthcare sector. By combining a critical evaluation and benchmarking system that assesses the quality and safety of the care provided, with rigorous business planning and a full health market scan, risk is reduced and trust is increased.
Large percentages of the African population are too poor to afford check-ups and medical treatment, and for many the transport costs to treatment facilities are too prohibitive in the first place. Health insurance is desperately needed, but poverty has undermined efforts, particularly in rural areas, as the market for health insurance products is small. So how do we change things?
On the 16th and 17th of October of 2014, NABC organizes the second edition of the Africa Works! conference, together with the African Studies Centre. The objective of Africa Works! 2014 is to explore the challenges and opportunities Africa poses to companies, government bodies, NGO’s and knowledge centers through informing, inspiring, and expanding professional networks.
The healthcare sector in Africa can be considered a major growth opportunity for two main reasons: because of the tremendous health challenges that the continent faces, and because of the very serious deficiencies that still exist in Africa’s healthcare, compared to the rest of the world.
Over 550 Chinese businesses are operating in Zambia, bringing more than US$3 billion into the economy, reported new Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming earlier this month. He was speaking at a reception commemorating the 65th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, established in 1949 by Mao Zedong.
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- Mauritius pushing for 35% renewable energy by 2025 October 24, 2014
- What trends will make a difference to healthcare in Africa? October 23, 2014
- Uganda Country Focus Seminar October 22, 2014
- Mobile banking series: An overview of why mobile banking remains important for financial inclusion in Africa April 22, 2013
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