Investing in Healthcare in Africa critical to meet 2030 goals

Many view Africa as the continent of opportunity, but the state of the fragile healthcare systems, underpinning the acceleration of social development and economic growth, fails to reflect these prospects, says KPMG Africa. Speaking at WEF Davos 2015, Anuschka Coovadia, […]

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TRENDS IN AFRICAN DISEASES

Diseases and Mortality in Africa The state of healthcare in Africa is not particularly promising, given that a disproportionate amount of deaths is caused by diseases that have either been eradicated or kept largely under control in most other parts […]

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Business joins the fight against Ebola

The role/purpose of the Life Sciences industry in Africa

Most multinational life sciences companies are keen to expand their market presence in Africa. As the second largest and second most populated continent, with a number of fast growing economies, this is no surprise. However, there has been little discussion […]

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Foreign investors eye Ugandan mines and food

Gates Foundation backs sweet potato & banana farms in Ethiopia, Tanzania & Uganda

Development group Farm Concern International (FCI), in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched a new four-year project that will help to establish banana and sweet potato production in parts of Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania in order […]

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Raw materials could unlock Zambian development

Africa’s extractive industries have more to offer investors

Mining for liquidity in Africa’s stock exchanges Improvements in political and macroeconomic stability, policy certainty and legal systems in many African countries, as well as Africa’s growing middle class and rise in consumption, continue to raise the bar on foreign […]

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Aggressive strategy required to reduce the unbanked in Nigeria – but possible

Nigerian banking continues to face significant headwinds – in relation to both revenue and costs.  It may seem as though the banking industry shrunk between 2004 and 2014 due to massive consolidation in the market, however, these mergers and acquisitions […]

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What significant non-mining infrastructure projects are underway in Africa?

A well-worn argument postulates that infrastructure spending in Africa is focussed on resources due to many countries remaining very dependent on the export of minerals and hydrocarbons. But this is no longer the case. GDP per capita levels in many […]

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Zambian Annual Budget Discussion Breakfast

LWOL: A discussion with Joleen Young on financial inclusion and transacting in Africa

Last week our Payment Advisory Expert Joleen Young made herself available to do a live Q&A session on our Lunch with our Leaders (LWOL) LinkedIn forum about the important topic of financial inclusion and transacting in Africa. Joleen, who worked […]

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KPMG Global Africa Practice launches App to streamline business in Africa

The KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App – a first for the industry. The dynamic new platform will provide businesses and investors with seamless access to the very latest Africa information about doing business across the continent. […]

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Mining Indaba: Asset lifecycle

As mining companies attempt to manage their asset life cycle in this new landscape, their three main strategic priorities are growth, performance and compliance. Whether organically or (increasingly) through mergers and acquisitions, growth is a perennial objective in an industry […]

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Raw materials could unlock Zambian development

Mining Indaba: Valuing Social Investment in Mining

Mining companies are very aware of the significant impact of their operations upon local communities and recognize the need to earn a ‘social license to operate,’ in the form of an unwritten contract with workers, their families and other stakeholders. […]

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Mining Indaba: South Africa is ready for investment

Minister of Mineral Resources – Ngoako Ramatlhodi, officially welcomed delegates to the second day of the Mining Indaba conference by assuring them that South Africa is ready for investment. The minister shared how government will leave no stone unturned in […]

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