South Africa, Morocco & Mauritius top PE countries in Africa

South Africa, Morocco & Mauritius top PE countries in Africa

South Africa was the most active market for PE investment on the continent in H1 2012 with South African targets attracting $547m over the period.

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Project Africa: Mission Madzi Apidza, Building for literacy

Project Africa: Mission Madzi Apidza, Building for literacy

On 19 August I travelled to Madzi Apidza village, Malawi as a Project Africa envoy to witness and participate in the construction of a school financed by staff and Partners from our US practice.

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Insurance in Africa: who is buying it?

Insurance in Africa: who is buying it?

Insurance in Africa is under-developed, largely because most Africans simply cannot yet afford it.

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What are the funds changing the face of private equity in Africa?

What are the funds changing the face of private equity in Africa?

Among the most important private equity players are public companies, which often base their investment decisions on considerations other than pure profit

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Africa Brief: African import levies dent vehicle exports and more...

Africa Brief: African import levies dent vehicle exports and more…

Exports of South African produced vehicles into Africa is declining due to import levies by some countries on the continent.

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Africa Brief: Nigeria-SA Chamber talk African trade and more...

Africa Brief: Nigeria-SA Chamber talk African trade and more…

A meeting of Nigeria-South Africa Chambers of Commerce to be hosted in Lagos will discuss Africa’s competitiveness and ways of boosting intra-African trade

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Fast-Moving Consumer Goods in Africa

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods in Africa

The FMCG sector in Africa has significant scope to expand. Poverty levels in especially sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are still quite high, with food and other necessities dominating consumer budgets. For this reason, the food sub-sector of FMCG has a very [...]

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Incomes and spending patterns in the new Africa

Incomes and spending patterns in the new Africa

Despite cultural and regional factors having an impact on consumer spending patterns and trends, one generally finds quite a strong positive relationship between income per person and consumption per capita for various goods irrespective of these other factors.

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The Emergence of the Africa 8

The Emergence of the Africa 8

Ecobank recently coined a new emerging market investment grouping – The Africa 8. Unlike other emerging market groupings, this one focuses entirely on investment potential going forward within Africa itself.

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EcoCash Partnership with MasterCard to Revolutionise Mobile Money

EcoCash Partnership with MasterCard to Revolutionise Mobile Money

Econet’s mobile money division, EcoCash, has partnered with Mastercard to afford its customers in Zimbabwe a first for the mobile money community – the use of a linked debit card with their mobile money account.

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Why Africa is the new hotbed for private equity

Why Africa is the new hotbed for private equity

Private equity investment into Africa, and fund managers’ ability to raise capital for funds dedicated to the continent, are both trending strongly upward.

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What’s Trending in Procurement? Part 2

Procurement awareness needs to be highlighted in all forums across all industries.

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