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17 November 2014

The digital revolution

By Mohammed Dembele, Telecoms Leader, PwC Francophone Africa Africa is currently undergoing a rapid and deep digital revolution. In our Africa CEO Survey, technology is at the top of African CEOs’ agendas, with 41% recognising technological advances as the most significant global megatrend that will transform their businesses over the...

09 November 2014

Delivering affordable, interconnected, innovative public services

By Muchemi Wambugu, Partner, Technology Advisory Services, PwC Kenya The rate of change driven by technology will influence the affordability, interconnectedness and innovation of public services. In Africa, public services can still end up being too expensive for many citizens ‑ even when those services are subsidised. This is because...

04 November 2014

Impact of Kenya-Mauritius treaty on US Multinational companies

By Emuesiri Agbeyi, Director, International Tax Services – Africa Desk, PwC US The Mauritius and Kenya parliaments ratified the double-taxation treaty between Mauritius and Kenya on May 23, 2014. Kenya already had in-force treaties with the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Norway, India, Sweden, Zambia, France and Germany The Kenya-Mauritius treaty...

27 October 2014

Key challenges to unlocking growth in Africa

By Noel Albertus, Advisory Leader, PwC Francophone Africa Innovation and growth are top of mind for African CEOs. More than 30% of them see product and service innovation as the key driver of short-term growth, ahead of increasing market share in new and existing markets and M&A initiatives. In Africa,...

19 October 2014

Strategic planning: The opportunity horizon in Africa

By Jeff Aludo, Director, Strategy and Operations Consulting practice, PwC Kenya CEOs in Africa tell us that the desire to create something is what drives their strategic planning. A disciplined adherence to facts, data and analysis should govern the creative process, not guesswork or instinct. They recognise that the entrepreneurial...

12 October 2014

From recognising potential to achieving growth

By Edouard Messou, Territory Senior Partner, PwC Francophone Africa Market region Favourable growth prospects in Africa, especially in the context of the global economic crisis, have put the spotlight on Africa. We could not record the number of reports, press articles and top executive interviews over the past months alone...

06 October 2014

Public sector organisations need to get ‘fit for the future’

By Stanley Subramoney, Strategy Leader and Government & Public Services Leader, PwC South Africa In researching The Africa Business Agenda, we found that CEOs in Africa believe governments should create a business-friendly environment by improving the country’s infrastructure (68%), creating a skilled workforce (54%), ensuring financial sector stability and access...

22 September 2014

Equal pay for equal work is introduced in South Africa: Lessons from the UK experience

By Tilly Harries, Employment Lawyer and Natalie Dye, Employment Lawyer On 1 August 2014, President Zuma declared the coming into effect of the Employment Equity Amendment Act. Described by the President as a “key achievement for women”, the new law will allow female employees in South Africa to demand the...

15 September 2014

PwC Business School in Zambia

By Nasir Ali, PwC Zambia Country Senior Partner PwC Zambia announced the launch of the PwC Business School on 20 February 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia. The PwC Business School provides distinctive opportunities for professional learning and development tailored for directors, executives and managers, other PwC clients and PwC employees. Nasir...

09 September 2014

A continent on the move: global mobility in Africa

By Alan Seccombe, Partner, Human Resource Services African economies have been transformed since the 80s. Today, Africa has become the "ultimate frontier" to conquer and the growth rates seen in many countries continue to attract investors. Companies in Africa expect to send more people on international assignments in the coming...