Wholesale and Retail of Food in Angola
A steep population growth with a rising urban affluent class and the promise of future state reforms makes Angola one of the key long-term consumer goods markets in Africa. Insufficient and dilapidated transport infrastructure presents serious distribution challenges for supermarket chains which have resorted to operating their own fleets of trucks, warehouses and undertake their own imports in order to retain control over their supply chains.Read More
The Banking Sector in Botswana
Botswana has a robust banking regulatory framework and its banks are well capitalised and include a strong presence of ten major international commercial banks which service 1.5million people with just 500 ATMs and 200 branches. The fact that no new banks have entered the sector since 2012 could be an indication of a clear opportunity or that market may not be big enough to accommodate many more commercial banks.Read More
Generation of Electricity
South Africa has one of the highest levels of solar radiation in the world and has been ranked for having one of the best locations for solar production. According to the Department of Minerals and Energy (Doe) , the annual 24-hour global solar radiation average is about 220 watts per square meter (W/m²) for South Africa, compared with about 150W/m² for parts of the United States and about 100 W/m² for Europe and the United Kingdom. Minister of Minerals and Energy Gwede Mantashe made the break-through announcement at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town held on Monday February 3rd 2020 that government will allow mining companies to produce energy for their own use.Read more
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