THE ACCOMMODATION INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
The sector is a major contributor to the economy and presents significant opportunities for enterprise development especially among women and youth, but is constrained by the personal safety and security of tourists and the unreliable electricity and water supply. Given South Africa’s abundant natural beauty and hospitable people, this sector has the potential to increase its current 2.9% contribution to GDP
to exceed that of mining.
THE FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
While the vegetable market remains primarily driven by local demand, fruit is a lucrative export crop and South Africa is a key supplier of deciduous and citrus fruit to counter-seasonal markets in the northern hemisphere. Agricultural production will benefit significantly from “smart farming” which makes use of an integrated network of sensors, robots, and AI-driven data analysis to automate the production and post-harvest process.READ MORE
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL OF FOOD IN EGYPT
Egypt has a growing retail market which caters for a population of nearly 100 million people and an estimated 98% of food retail occurs via small, traditional, grocery retailers, street vendors and unregulated markets. The recent opening of the 162 500 square meter Mall of Egypt is a manifestation of the increase in formal retail space and a growing shopping centre culture among the under-35 age group.READ MORE
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