Who Owns Whom
Our research is accessible via a subscription to:
  • WOWEB

    Who Owns Whom’s proprietary, intuitive web-based research platform which optimally presents the WOW content for interrogation and extraction by the user.
  • WOW DATA FEEDS

    Populate and maintain internal management systems such as sales, client, procurement and risk management systems with relevant data sets.
Industry Research Reports and the Who Owns Whom publication can also be purchased on an as required basis from our store find out more
OUR PRODUCTS
  • The state economic cluster as a source to identify suppliers and for policy development

    The state economic cluster as a source to identify suppliers and for policy development

  • Private sector: funds seeking companies in which to invest, as well as procurement departments to source suppliers

    Private sector: funds seeking companies in which to invest, as well as procurement departments to source suppliers

  • International corporations looking for partners for trade and investment in Africa

    International corporations looking for partners for trade and investment in Africa

  • Corporations as an independent, 3rd party FICA verification source

    Corporations as an independent, 3rd party FICA verification source

  • Foreign trade and investment missions seeking local partners

    Foreign trade and investment missions seeking local partners

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Who we are

Who we are

Who Owns Whom (WOW) was established in 1980 as an independent research organisation producing high quality, original research on the African micro business and economic environment. Our research covers over 300 key industries across the African continent and includes comprehensive industry research reports, company profiles and their African footprint, ownership and corporate structures, director and management profiles, takeover and merger activity and fixed direct investment into Africa. In addition to all stock exchange listed companies on the African continent, there is a significant focus on private companies operating in these industries with the latter representing 90%+ of our database. The WOW research is used in the disciplines of procurement, corporate marketing intelligence, private equity and corporate finance, management consultancies and state developmental and regulatory agencies. learn more

Our Vision

To grow the existing Who Owns Whom brand for African business information synonymous with quality and integrity and continue providing independent research and insightful comment.

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Our ETHOS

  1. Uncompromising in the provision of products and services of the highest quality.
  2. Respect for all four stakeholders, namely customers, staff, suppliers and shareholders, thus ensuring sustainability.
  3. Ethical behaviour at all times.
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Key team members

INHOUSE RESEARCH TEAM

INHOUSE RESEARCH TEAM
Ashley Kitching (Corporate Researcher - Companies); Beverley Daniels (Corporate Researcher - Companies); Charlene Allies (Corporate Researcher - Companies & Office Manager); Brigitte Schwarz (Corporate Researcher - Companies); Wendy Watson (Research Supervisor); Dolfie Russell (Corporate Researcher - Listed Companies); Karen Thomas (Corporate Researcher - Africa); Daneley Wesso (Data Capturer and BEE Researcher); Tracey Leo (Corporate Researcher - Group Structures); Pat Ladell (Research and Branch Manager); Francois Blom (Junior Web Systems Developer); Thomas van Schalkwyk (Database and Systems Manager); Craig Ladell (Lead African Researcher); Nhlanhla Mlambo (Corporate Researcher - BEE)

Contract Research Team

Who Owns Whom contract researchers are home office-based graduates and post graduates with a wide variety of skills and experiences. Members of the team include freelance or part-time educationists, journalists, researchers and clinical psychology practitioners. Increasingly prevalent are professional women working from home while they raise young children, as well as career professionals who semi-retire to rural towns for security and cost reasons. The researchers are assigned a designated portfolio of industries, enabling them to establish relationships with industry players and develop an in-depth knowledge of their sectors.

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