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Africa Conversation Series: Investing in Africa: “Been there – done that”






This episode of the Africa Conversation Series focuses on executing strategies across the African continent. Recorded live at the KPMG Africa Partners Conference.

“Been there – done that” highlights discussions with organisations who have expanded into Africa and their experiences in executing their strategies across the continent.

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Africa Conversation Series: Financial Services: Enabling Africa’s Growth











Africa is no longer just a curiosity, it is a big source of profit. Boasting GDP growth of more than 5% over the past decade, a population of over 800 million and a total purchasing power of 1.9 trillion US dollars. With growth of any financial services sector really intertwined with that of any economy, it’s not hard to see the appeal that this sector, and investing in it, offers. Once this investment gets made, it then triggers a vicious circle where financial services plays a critical role in unlocking Africa’s full potential.

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Africa Conversations Series: Transacting in Africa











Recorded live in Johannesburg, this episode from the Africa Conversation Series focuses on transacting in Africa. On the panel: John Geel (Head of Transactions & Restructuring, KPMG), Heloise Smith (Executive VP, Business Development, Standard Bank), Alan Field (Head of Tax & Legal, KPMG) and Habil Olaka (CEO, Kenyan Bankers Association).

Many potential investors make the ‘mistake’ of developing a generic African investment strategy. Africa has 55 independent countries with different regulatory and legislative environments. It is key to tailor an investment strategy according to the countries of potential investment.

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Africa Conversation Series: Africa-China trade and investment











This episode of the Africa Conversation Series, sees the panel of industry experts putting the spotlight on Africa’s growing relationship with China. What are prospects looking like moving forward, in terms of being able, to leverage off the opportunities that this relationship brings with it and at what cost? It certainly is a sensitive issue right now, following the South African governments failure to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama. With many asking whether the price we are paying for this relationship is actually worth it and whether we are managing this relationship in the best way possiple…

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