The Agri-Business Sector in Zambia
While the agricultural sector contributes only 6.7% to Zambia’s gross domestic product it employs almost 54% of the labour force. Crops are predominantly rain-fed making the sector highly dependent on weather patterns although there are abundant surface and sub-surface water resources creating an opportunity for an investment in irrigation infrastructure.Read more
The South African Construction Industry
The South African construction sector is characterised by a preponderance of small and micro-sized enterprises many of which operate informally. President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed the state to a R100bn infrastructure fund over the next ten years which will be managed by Patricia de Lille, leader of the Good party, who was appointed as minister of Public Works and Infrastructure in May 2019.Read more
The Clothing Industry
The industry promotes increased local procurement which allows retailers to respond to market trends more swiftly and lessens exposure to exchange rate fluctuations. Innovative local initiatives focus on niche markets such as specialised workwear which are acid repellent, flame retardant and arc-flash garments for use in high-risk work environments.Read more
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