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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...

02 September 2014

Why Africa, Why Now?

By Paul Cleal, Partner, Chair of Africa Business Group The positive phrase Africa Rising is now almost as common as the negative images we used to see about Africa throughout most of the previous several decades. Civil wars, coups d'état, natural disasters and famines seemed to be the only news...

27 August 2014

The war for talent, a key challenge for african CEOs

By Edouard Messou, Territory Senior Partner, PwC Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa 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. For historical reasons during their development, certain countries have been faced...

The Maghreb, a hotbed of regional champions

By Noel Albertus, Managing Partner PwC Advisory Maroc and Francophone Africa Advisory Leader The Maghreb is taking full advantage of its remarkable location at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East to become a unique platform for development. Its traditional businesses are being transformed into the region's champions...