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24 October 2016

Disrupting African Agriculture: Aquaponics – a solution to Africa’s food security challenges?

By Joel Segal, Partner, Chair of Africa Business Group and Juliet Phillips, PwC Consulting Global population growth combined with increased food consumption and a greater demand for animal protein means that by 2050, there will be an estimated 60% increase in global food demand. At the same time, climate change,...

20 October 2016

Raising Money in the Nigerian Capital Markets

By Darrell McGraw, Omobolanle Adekoya, Toyin Ogunlowo and Alice Tomdio, PwC Nigeria According to Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria’s GDP for the second quarter of 2016 contracted by 2.06% to record its lowest growth rate in three decades. This negative growth has caused companies to seek ways to...

14 October 2016

Employers are getting graduates job-ready in Africa

By Amina Adewusi, Kerry Symeonidis and Sheetal Vyas, PwC International Development It is widely recognised that long-term economic growth can only be achieved through investment in a highly skilled workforce, and more than three-quarters of CEOs in Africa believe a skilled, educated and adaptable workforce should be a priority for...

01 August 2016

Disruptive Technology - 3D printing prosthetics are only the beginning in Africa

By Joel Segal, Partner, Chair of Africa Business Group and Juliet Phillips, PwC Consulting 3D printing is an emerging technology that’s helping to tackle a variety of issues in sectors ranging from agriculture to healthcare. Enthusiasm for this technology is not limited to Europe and America; in fact entrepreneurs in...

14 July 2016

Brexit uncertainty: What implications for Nigeria?

By Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria Brexit caught the world unawares. How will this impact Nigeria? We believe there will be both short term and medium term impacts. In the short term: Brexit is bad timing for Nigeria. Just as they have addressed the...

Brexit – weathering the storm in South Africa

By Dr Roelof Botha, Economic Advisor to PwC South Africa In the aftermath of a raft of media commentary and expert analyses of the likely long-term implications of the Brexit referendum vote, it’s fairly clear that the level of global socio-economic and political uncertainty has been raised. Short-term volatility As...

05 July 2016

Restoring Trust to Nigeria’s Healthcare System

By Gbenga Olatunji, Associate Director at PwC Nigeria According to the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Nigerians spend $1bn annually on medical tourism for a range of care needs. Sixty percent is reported to be across four key specialities: oncology, orthopaedics, nephrology and cardiology. To put it into perspective, the...

28 June 2016

Africa - more than just a resources story – drones in healthcare

By Joel Segal, Partner, Chair of Africa Business Group and Juliet Phillips, PwC Consulting Many innovative tech solutions are coming out of Africa, leap-frogging traditional solutions that may not work in remote or infrastructure-poor environments. Most people will have heard about M-PESA, the mobile money transfer service that took off...

23 March 2016

The worst drought in 20 years – The challenges facing the South African Wine Industry

By Frans Weilbach, Partner, PwC South Africa Assurance practice South Africa is in the grip of one of the worst droughts in 20 years, which placed significant pressure on food price inflation. Winter rains in the Western Cape had been far below average and dam levels were at their lowest...

10 March 2016

The largest financial obligation – are you worried about your payroll in Africa?

By Andrew Ondieki, Manager, PwC Kenya’s IT Risk Assurance Services practice Employees are an integral part of a company's operations and in most organizations payroll costs constitutes the largest financial obligation. Many employers rely on the skills of payroll professionals to annually pay billions in form of wages, benefits, statutory...