5 posts categorised "Southern Africa"

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...

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...