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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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Zambian Annual Budget Discussion Breakfast











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.

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Addressing the rise of non-communicable diseases in Africa

KPMG and PharmAccess to speak at Africa Works! 2014 conference in Leiden











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.

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The long- and short-term impact of Ebola on African healthcare

KPMG Members at Africa Works











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.

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Addressing the rise of non-communicable diseases in Africa

Book launch: A celebration of the past and a vision for the future











Most accounts of health and healthcare in Sub Saharan Africa are written by foreigners. This book redresses the balance. It is written by Africans who have themselves led improvements in their own countries and describes many of the features of leadership, policy and implementation which have been involved.

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How to lower costs in African healthcare and make it more accessible

Celebrating African leadership in healthcare











Africa’s healthcare woes (or challenges) can be solved by Africans. This is the premise behind a new book on leadership in healthcare in Africa…

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#LWOL: A discussion with Yunus Suleman on the impact of Africa’s Education system on our society and corporate environment

#LWOL: A discussion with Yunus Suleman on the impact of Africa’s Education system on our society and corporate environment











With International Literacy Day just around the corner, we invited Yunus Suleman to host yesterday’s ‘Lunch with Our Leaders’ discussion on our LinkedIn forum. The topic was ‘Africa’s Education System: the impact on our society and corporate environment.’

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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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How can financial services best support inclusive growth in Africa?

US-Africa Leaders Summit promises good things











Last week during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC, US President Barack Obama committed his country to a long-term African investment of $33 billion.

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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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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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Doing Business in Africa: The Africa Intra-trade Seminar











The Africa Intra-trade Seminar was held on the 10th of July 2014; brought to you by the Southern Africa-Zambia Chamber of Commerce, and proudly hosted by KPMG.

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Mozambique Country Focus Seminar

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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LWOL. A discussion with Mark Barnes on ‘Industrial Manufacturing: Africa versus other high growth markets’











This past Thursday we invited our LinkedIn contacts to present Mark with any questions they might have on the topic of ‘Industrial Manufacturing: Africa versus other high growth markets’ during a Lunch With Our Leaders (LWOL) session.

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Join Mark Barnes for ‘Lunch with our Leaders’ on LinkedIn











Globalization is creating many new business opportunities in High Growth Market regions, however executives often struggle with overcoming the myriad challenges and barriers these markets present.

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Gold price and tax reform to mould state of mining sector

LWOL: A discussion with Michael John Hastings on global manufacturing and its impact on Africa’s economy











“The challenges of the past five years have resulted in massive changes to the manufacturing landscape and there is every indication that these macroeconomic winds of change will continue to blow,”

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The primacy of manufacturing in unlocking Africa's potential

Join Lord Michael John Hastings for ‘Lunch with our Leaders’ on LinkedIn











This Thursday by 14:00 CAT, KPMG Africa will be facilitating a Q&A session on our LinkedIn platform – KPMG Africa Lunch with our Leaders. The theme for this weeks’ ‘Lunch’ is Global Manufacturing and its impact on Africa’s Economy.

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa











When I meet young Africans who have graduated from overseas universities, I’m struck by their excitement for Africa. They have a vision for their countries of origin, and a passion to return to, and invest in, their homelands. This new desire for engagement is a sign of incredible optimism and hope. There are many other signs of hope.

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The long- and short-term impact of Ebola on African healthcare

Three key themes for the future of investment in Africa











As recently as two years ago, a typical conversation with a multi-national company looking for investment in Africa would be peppered with questions around corruption, political stability and sustainability – all reflecting a weight of negative stereotypes that we seemed unable to shake off.

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Private equity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa Arisen: The Blue-Sky Continent 2014











Raw wealth no longer defines national success: countries must aim for prosperity, inclusively. Government and business need to work together to achieve this.

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WEF Abuja will highlight that sustainable investment is key to Africa’s economic ascendancy

WEF Abuja will highlight that sustainable investment is key to Africa’s economic ascendancy











The unprecedented abundance of investment grade opportunities in Africa, together with maturing investment motives signify great potential for inclusive growth on the continent

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WEF Africa to be chaired by Aliko Dangote, John Rice and other business worthies

WEF Africa to be chaired by Aliko Dangote, John Rice and other business worthies











As the foremost gathering on the continent, it’s unsurprising that the WEF has the power to draw such luminaries to serve as co-chairs. Let’s take a brief look at each of the above to provide you with a little more background on the individuals who will be chairing the Abuja conference…

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Africa – an emerging destination  for SWF and PE investment

Africa – an emerging destination for SWF and PE investment











Africa is a large and diver continent which offers a lot of opportunity and avenues for FDI. With mineral wealth, strong demographics, increasing middle/consumer class and improving political and regulatory environments, we expect Africa to continue to attract the interest of international investors.

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Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey

Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey











On behalf of KPMG International and the Consumer Goods Forum you are invited to participate in the 2014 Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey…

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Africa's Youth

Private Equity Investment in Africa











An infographic on private equity investment by AFDB in Africa

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Tanzania to Ease Capital Control

Significant developments in private equity interest in Nigeria and Kenya











Private equity is a vital facet of sustainable development – serving as a mechanism to allow businesses to establish themselves, and to expand. Private equity funds enhance that effect through collective investment, in areas related to private equity: venture or growth capital, distressed investments, leverage buyouts, or mezzanine capital.

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Emerging Trends in the Nigerian Power Sector

Emerging Trends in the Nigerian Power Sector











All is set for todays “lunch” with Segun Sowande, a power sector expert and partner in the Management Consulting unit of KPMG Nigeria. He will be providing insights and facts on the emerging trends in the power sector of Nigeria.

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Ghana aims to become West Africa’s power transmission hub

Join Segun Sowande for ‘Lunch with our Leaders’ on LinkedIn











The Nigerian Power Sector Reform, which was set in motion in 2005 by the enactment of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, has been regarded as Africa’s largest privatisation exercise to date. The reforms have opened up the Nigerian Electricity Market, which had been managed solely by the Nigerian Government

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ClinicCommunicator to be taken beyond Uganda’s borders

Lunch with our Leader: Is low cost, high quality healthcare in Africa possible?











Last week Sven Byl, Head of Healthcare for Africa and South Africa at KPMG, hosted a Lunch with our Leaders session to talk about how to drive low cost, high quality healthcare in Africa…

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