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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 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 in Kenya, allowing access to...

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...

02 March 2016

Cyber risk is changing for Kenya’s financial institutions

By Jamila Aroi, Manager, PwC Kenya’s IT Risk Assurance Services practice No one is immune from IT security-related risks anymore. In the financial services sector, the question is not if an IT security incident will occur but when, how and at what cost. In the last two years, sophisticated cyber...

23 February 2016

Impact of Corruption on Nigeria's Economy

By Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria Corruption is a pressing issue in Nigeria. It affects public finances and business investment, as well as the standard of living in Nigeria. Recent corruption scandals have highlighted the large sums that have been stolen and/or misappropriated. There...

09 February 2016

Globalisation and its tax discontents

By Alice Muriithi, Manager with PwC Kenya's Tax practice, specialising in international tax and transfer pricing With globalisation continuing rapidly and countries (both developed and developing) struggling with financing budget deficits, the taxation of multinational corporations (MNCs) is yet again in the global spotlight. Herein lies the tension that has...

08 December 2015

Food security in Africa - Water on oil

By Richard Ferguson, PwC Agribusiness Advisor and Joel Segal, Africa Business Group Chair, PwC UK Food security in Africa is set to become a major investment theme says our new report ‘Food security in Africa – Water on oil’. Across many emerging economies, rapid industrialisation and urbanisation is placing strains...