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Luxury goods and wealth management in Africa

The wealth generated on the African continent has increased immensely in recent decades. This has […]

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Barclays’s pullback highlights some challenges in the “Africa Rising” story

By Christie Viljoen The announcement by Barclays Plc that it will sell down its stake […]

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Enactus Africa

ENACTUS World Cup 2015, Presented by KPMG: Transforming Lives & Creating Better Future

Every year a select group of 3,500 student, business and academic leaders from around the […]

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Funding Infrastructure Development in Africa: The story so far

Infrastructure development is the greatest challenge for Africa in the 21st century. Africa is set […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Business in Africa: How much has Africa started to invest in its own future?

Q: How much has Africa started to invest in its own future? Which are the […]

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Private Equity disposals on the rise in Africa which means more opportunity for growth and investment

During 2014, the Private Equity firms played a vital role in the development of African […]

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Leveraging of Mobile Networks

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent

Pepkor plans to double its presence in Nigeria by 2018 PEPKOR, the local clothing retailer […]

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Can cloud computing take off in Africa?

When it comes to information technology in Africa, analysts will tell you, this continent has […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent

Ecobank eyes new CEO and Nedbank tie-up Pan-African bank Ecobank is expected to appoint a […]

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Education in Africa

Education in Africa: How do we get it right?

It is no news that education in Africa faces several obstacles; there are scarcity of […]

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Contracting value: Shifting paradigms

Is it possible to deliver high quality, low cost care at scale?

As countries grow wealthier, models of healthcare provision and financing need to adapt to increasing expectations and new demands for healthcare. In many countries, there is growing interest in developing affordable universal health coverage. While this will bring important benefits it also creates challenges.

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa covering the 2014 calendar year

Africa’s Investment Rich Future

Recently the Carlyle Group, one of the largest global asset management firms, specialising in private equity, closed its maiden sub-Saharan Africa Fund at around US$700m – about 40% beyond its original target. This has followed the closure of a number of similar Africa funds at anywhere from US$350m to US$1bn. Private equity operating norms suggest that these funds will have to be deployed within the next couple of years – and this illustrates the direction of travel of one of the most focused streams of global investment capital.

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Healthcare

Business joins the fight against Ebola

Business has a fundamental role to play in the fight against Ebola. This was the sentiment put forward by Dr Anuschka Coovadia, Head of Healthcare at KPMG in South Africa. Coovadia was speaking at a dialogue titled “Business response to the Ebola outbreak” hosted by KPMG in conjunction with the Mail and Guardian Africa, the Graça Machel Trust, AGH Capital and the Southern Africa Trust.

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#EbolaDialogue: Business response to the Ebola outbreak

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that Ebola cases could reach the levels of 550 000 – 1.4 million by January 2015 if no additional interventions are made. The consequences will affect the global community, with Africa taking the biggest punch.

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Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Africa Brief: Famous Brands hatches ambitious Africa plans and more…

Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola. The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts that by 2030, Africa’s top 18 cities could have a combined spending power of $1.3-trillion.

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The primacy of manufacturing in unlocking Africa's potential

Mozambique’s 3 transport corridors hold vast potential

After being neglected for years, Mozambique’s transportation infrastructure has drastically improved in recent years due to the growing economic opportunities in the region. Once considered one of the most dilapidated transportation systems in the world, it is now being revitalised through both public and private funding. Extensive development is underway in ports, rail systems, and roads. The Mozambican Government is currently developing three corridors that provide export outlets for Mozambique’s neighbours.

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Uganda Country Focus Seminar

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.

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Kigali climbing the ranks of Africa’s most liveable cities

Kigali climbing the ranks of Africa’s most liveable cities

Rwanda is steadily shedding its association with genocide and replacing it with one of progress, stability and liveability. Its capital city is at the heart of this transformation. What makes Kigali rank among the continent’s most liveable cities? We consider some of the top reasons for the city’s growing acclaim …

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How can Africa’s universities help urban planners?

How can Africa’s universities help urban planners?

While urban planners discuss the various possible solutions, they would do well not to overlook the key role being played by universities, which could be enhanced even further.

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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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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

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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LWOL: Dinesh Kumar discusses the topic ‘What’s trending in Procurement?’

LWOL: Dinesh Kumar discusses the topic ‘What’s trending in Procurement?’

Associate Director at KPMG Dr Dinesh Kumar recently joined the Lunch with our Leaders (LWOL) forum on LinkedIn to chat with anyone having a question on the subject of procurement.

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Facebook and online shopping? But why not internet banking

The rise of Africa’s banking champions

There has been a rapid expansion of banking activities across the continent in recent years that, encouragingly, has not been driven by global / Western banks alone

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What’s trending in Procurement?

It is our great pleasure to invite you to a session on the latest trends and developments in the field of procurement. The event, which will begin with a breakfast, will give you an opportunity to network with peers as well as local and global advisors of KPMG.

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Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Lunch with our Leaders: Effective Procurement Models

Procurement departments and stakeholders are notorious for a myopic focus on savings. But how do successful procurement organisations drive top-line and bottom-line value to the businesses that they serve?

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa covering the 2014 calendar year

Kenyan Market Welcomes Emerging Markets Payments

Cairo-based e-payments firm, the Emerging Markets Payments Company, has just launched its Kenyan office in Nairobi, the seventh EMP office in the MEA region, following Cairo, Lagos, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Amman and Dubai.

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Africa Brief

Africa Brief: Mwana Africa mulls restarting diamond mine, Farming output key to African progress and more…

Mwana Africa was studying the viability of restarting under­ground operations at the Klip-springer diamond mine in South Africa as it broadened its resource portfolio and expanded its gold and nickel operations in Zimbabwe, the company said yesterday.

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Mozambique Country Focus Seminar

The Mozambique Country Focus Seminar was held on the 4th July 2014 at KPMG Johannesburg, Crescent Auditorium, South Africa.

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Biogas and geothermal finding a home in Tanzania

Africa Focus: Mozambique discovers its way to being Africa’s power house

Mozambique has experienced growth rates of 7% in recent years, combine that with its political stability and recently discovered vast gas and coal resources, the country is destined to become Africa’s leading player in the power sector.

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Payment revolution on the horizon

Payment revolution on the horizon

The African technology market has emerged on the back of the continent’s mobile networks and is unlocking economic potential on the African continent in some of the most unconventional ways.

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