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15 November 2017

Has South Africa reached its limit on tax increases?

Following the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) delivered on 25 October 2017 there is growing concern that South Africa has reached its limit in terms of the amount of tax revenues it can extract from taxpayers through further tax increases. At the time of the 2017 Budget in February,...

01 August 2017

Africa Business Agenda 2017: Changing gear

A decade ago, Africa was 'the next big thing', leading many companies to throw caution to the wind in their haste to establish a foothold on the continent. Many African businesses also set out to expand their operations across the continent. While some succeeded and others came to grief, all...

06 April 2017

Africa Capital Markets Watch

Our latest Africa Capital Markets Watch report examines equity and debt capital markets transactions that took place between 2012 and 2016 throughout Africa, as well as transactions by African companies on international exchanges. African Equity Markets As anticipated, African equity markets faced a challenging year in 2016, amidst economic uncertainty...

20 February 2017

Marine insurance: Is Kenya’s insurance industry ready?

By Gauri Shah, PwC Kenya Kenya’s marine insurance requirement is an opportunity for our insurance industry to shine. Treasury CS Henry Rotich announced in his June 2016 budget speech that the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will require importers to use local insurers for marine insurance. Since 1 January 2017, KRA...

01 February 2017

Embracing digital healthcare in Kenya

By Jonathan Munge, Consultant with PwC Kenya’s Advisory Technology Practice The digital revolution is upon us and technology has come to play an integral role in all facets of our lives. Over the years we have seen technology become embedded across all industries ranging from banking, telecommunications, retail, insurance and...

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...