37 posts categorised "Africa"

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

06 October 2015

Infrastructure projects outlook

By Geoffrey Mabea, Manager, Capital Projects & Infrastructure PwC Kenya Infrastructure contributes to more than half of Africa’s recent improved growth performance. The focus on improving Infrastructure contributes towards economic growth and militates against human underdevelopment. According to Oxford Economics, worldwide infrastructure spending is expected to hit as high as...

08 September 2015

Hospitality Outlook

By Pietro Calicchio, PwC Partner, Hospitality & Gaming Industry, Southern Africa Good growth prospects ahead for the African hospitality industry amidst security concerns and the new SA immigration visa regulations The South African hospitality industry is expected to grow further in the next five years, with most growth expected to...

26 August 2015

African oil & gas organisations plan for a response to low oil prices

By Chris Bredenhann, PwC Africa Oil & Gas Advisory Leader Overall, activity in the oil & gas industry across the African continent has slowed in the wake of the declining oil price in late 2014. Oil production in Africa has fallen from 10.1% to 9.6% of the world’s total in...

11 August 2015

Into Africa: the continent’s ‘Cities of Opportunity’

By Paul Cleal, Partner, PwC Nigeria Africa’s population, expanding at a far faster rate than any other region, will double its current size by 2050. Where other parts of the world, notably Europe, will increasingly be home to greater numbers of older people, Africa’s future is decidedly youthful. Such demographic...