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A January 2015 special edition of KPMG’s FORESIGHT publication discussed ‘10 Emerging Trends for 2015: […]
KPMG Global Chairman joined Head of Oxfam Winnie Byanyima, Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, […]
By Seyi Bickersteth, Chairman, KPMG Africa and National Senior Partner of the Nigerian Practice The reality […]
Automotive Manufacturing Plants prepare to expand in Africa While the South African automotive market looks […]
Joint move on Adcock underlines shift at PIC THE Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and Bidvest […]
KPMG and CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Africa have gathered industry and economic […]
A well-worn argument postulates that infrastructure spending in Africa is focussed on resources due to […]
Mining companies are very aware of the significant impact of their operations upon local communities […]
National participation in the development of a country’s resource base is an important goal throughout Africa. To move beyond a symbolic presence in the upstream and play an effective, meaningful role, national oil companies (NOCs) require a clear mandate and sufficient resources, and the support of government.
Things are looking quite positive for the Zambian economy, which has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth between 2005 and 2011 more than 6% per year. Moreover copper – the nation’s economic lifeblood – is doing well, and it appears that Zambia’s copper production may once again outstrip that of the DRC, regifting the former with its long-held title of Africa’s number one copper producer.
Zambia has strong potential for broad-based development because of its rich natural resources, said Representative of the German Chancellor for Africa Gunter Nooke last week when he paid a visit to the offices of Copperbelt permanent secretary Reverend Howard Sikwela. “Germany is very interested in Zambia,” said Nooke during the meeting. “I am very much interested in understanding the potential that Zambia has.”
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.
The return of Pizza Hut has a lot of potential to grow says analysts. It has just opened a store in honeydew and is planning on expanding to Boksburg, Midrand and Soweto. Many analysts say that by increasing the competition pizza companies won’t do as well anymore however they are all positive about growth says one analyst so they still will see returns.
Zimbabwe’s efforts to revive the economy using proceeds from the tourism industry has failed as tourist arrivals stagnated in the first half of the year, with arrivals only increasing by 1 percent compared with the prior year. This growth was supported by the increase in arrivals from Europe, Germany and the UK.
As one of the most politically stable countries in Africa, it’s not surprising that Zambia is stepping forward as a worthy contender for potential investors looking to enter and/or expand operations on the continent.
Foreign investors are keenly pursuing opportunities in the small East African nation of Uganda in the fields of mining and agro-processing.
French beverage giant Castel, which bottled its first batch of Ethiopian wine this year, is helping change the way outsiders view the country.
Some common minerals have interesting uses that may not be widely known. With this article we bring you our insight into the various ways some of Africa’s most commonly mined minerals are used in everyday life.
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.
FDI into Sub-Saharan Africa is expanding – in fact it is presently at its highest level in a decade – but it is notable that this injection of capital is increasingly being directed towards consumer-related markets, among others, and less towards the mining sector.