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By Christie Viljoen The announcement by Barclays Plc that it will sell down its stake […]
Every year a select group of 3,500 student, business and academic leaders from around the […]
Infrastructure development is the greatest challenge for Africa in the 21st century. Africa is set […]
Q: How much has Africa started to invest in its own future? Which are the […]
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 […]
Pepkor plans to double its presence in Nigeria by 2018 PEPKOR, the local clothing retailer […]
When it comes to information technology in Africa, analysts will tell you, this continent has […]
Ecobank eyes new CEO and Nedbank tie-up Pan-African bank Ecobank is expected to appoint a […]
It is no news that education in Africa faces several obstacles; there are scarcity of […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Among the most important private equity players are public companies, which often base their investment decisions on considerations other than pure profit
Private equity investment into Africa, and fund managers’ ability to raise capital for funds dedicated to the continent, are both trending strongly upward.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Mozambique Country Focus Seminar was held on the 4th July 2014 at KPMG Johannesburg, Crescent Auditorium, South Africa.
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.
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.