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Africa’s CEOs continue to look for growth opportunities amid economic and socio-political uncertainties – PwC Africa Business Agenda Report

The Agenda compiles results from a survey of 83 CEOs across 19 African countries

African business leaders are less optimistic about the strength of the global economy and their organisations’ ability to grow revenues in both the short and medium term than they were a year ago. A quarter of African CEOs (25%) believe that the global economy will decline over the next 12…

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World’s top miners keep performing but investors unimpressed

Stakeholders are concerned that the industry is lagging when it comes to a number of factors that have not been a traditional focus of the mining industry

Revenue up 8% to $683 billion; EBITDA up 4% to $165 billion; Record dividend paid to shareholders of $43 billion up 13% ;Market capitalisation of the Top 40 down 18% to $757 billion, 31 Dec 2018 with partial recovery thereafter The world’s 40 largest mining companies continued to consolidate their stellar performance…

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Outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry improves – PwC report

As the oil price is steadily rising towards pre-collapse levels, the outlook for the industry is hopeful

The outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry is positive amid difficult operating and economic headwinds. Tough economic and external conditions have placed pressure on oil & gas companies to be more cost-effective and efficient. Companies have adopted to a low-cost environment, which promises to be even more beneficial given…

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More strategic investment in Africa’s ports can accelerate growth and development by strengthening trade – PwC report

Despite the high volumes of goods that require transport, the development and integration of ports in Africa’s wider logistic chains remains uneven

Africa needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its ports and shipping sector if it is to realise its growth ambitions. Globally, ports are gateways for 80% of merchandise trade by volume and 70% by value. Investment in ports and their related transport infrastructure to advance trade and…

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Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ projects that South African hotel room revenue will grow by 10.1% in 2017 to R17.5 billion

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za), says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic…

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Technological innovation will act as a catalyst in boosting productivity and growth in Africa’s agribusiness sector: PwC Agribusiness report

Agriculture is currently standing on the edge of a second green revolution. This revolution will entail fundamental shifts in how the agricultural sector utilises and implements innovative technology to improve output in a sustainable manner and address the need for greater food security globally. These are some of the highlights…

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Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

The PwC report - Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all - says a new approach is needed

PwC report says new renewable off-grid technologies, in combination with innovative business models and mobile payment systems hold the key to rural electrification. New approaches to beyond the grid electrification need to be adapted to achieve the UN 2030 target of electricity for all. Policymakers need to get out of…