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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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Incredible growth of Kenya’s beer market

Africa Brief: Somalia Coast surveyed for oil and gas and more…











Offshore oil and gas surveys are taking place in hopes that this will attract new explorers such as Royal Dutch Shell. It plans to hold a licensing tender next year once Soma Oil and Ga

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Mobile branchless banking in emerging markets











Branchless banking allows the customer to have access to banking services without being reliant on a brick-and-mortar bank branch. Technological advancements and the adoption of a collaborative approach between banking service providers and technology companies are going to forge a new way of doing banking in emerging markets, where transport, electrical and other infrastructure is often underdeveloped.

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Taxes and royalties create further changes

Mining: Clearing the hurdles to a promising future











Wayne Jansen, global head of mining at KPMG, says that although the mining sector has been in survival mode in recent years, the growth starting to emerge in the global economy gives reason to hope that the situation is set to improve.

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The primacy of manufacturing in unlocking Africa's potential

How to upgrade Africa’s supply chains











The movement of freight across the continent of Africa is a tricky business. Companies wishing to transport goods have to deal with delays at ports, delays at border posts, ever-changing road regulations, often non-existent rail capacity, deteriorating roads, and corrupt officials.

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Biogas and geothermal finding a home in Tanzania

Africa Needs Sustainable Supply Chains






  Africa’s supply chains are struggling. Recent years have seen numerous global and regional supply […]

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Building a strong foundation for Africa – business continuity management & infrastructure resilience











Nowhere is infrastructure resilience more important than in Africa. As the continent once considered ‘dark’ emerges into a brilliant new era of growth and stability, much of her success will depend on the quality and resilience of infrastructure.

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Uganda Budget Brief 2013: Economic and budget commentary











On 13 June 2013, the 2013-14 Budget was presented in the Ugandan Parliament. Uganda Budget Brief is a general guide summarising some of the main features of the proposed Budget, including Economic and Budget commentary, and Tax Highlights.

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Transport dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa











As supply chains are becoming more global and complex, logistics, especially the transport functions are equally becoming convoluted. In developing countries logistics is one of the biggest contributors to a nation’s GDP (in South Africa – 12.7%). Accordingly its management is vital for a growing economy.

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The KPMG Africa Conversation Series – Episode 9 – Panellist Biographies











By 2030 Africa will have 760 million urban residents. By 2050 the figure is expected to grow to 1.2 billion. This rapid migration has intensified the need to develop Africa’s megacities, and infrastructure has become one of the key strategic priorities amongst senior leaders throughout Africa.

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Cities are a catalyst for the implementation of the NDP











Two of the goals as set out in the National Development Plan (NDP) are the transformation of urban and rural spaces in South Africa and investment into a strong network of economic infrastructure designed to support medium to long-term objectives.

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Africa as an investment destination











The attractiveness of Africa as an investment destination has been positively impacted by a number of developments in the regulatory environment in African countries …

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Mozambique’s Promising Future











After almost two decades of civil war, Mozambique is rapidly emerging as one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Economic growth is expected to average around 8 percent over the next few years, inflation is slowing from 8 percent in 2012 to an estimated 6 percent by 2016, and current account deficits are declining as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) to around 4.8 percent by 2016.

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