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South Africa: We Need Sunlight To Disinfect Capital

In an article published on The Africa Report, Who Owns Whom Managing Director Andrew McGregor calls on the public to reject the questionable morality of the private sector and asks whether society should allow profits to be made from the insurance of people’s health and their lives. Similarly, he queries whether business lobby groups Business Unity SA and Business Leadership SA should broaden their mandates to peer review questionable corporate practices in order to temper the sharper edges of business. Read more on The Africa Report

Fortune Favours the Brave

In this article by Managing Director Andrew McGregor, Who Owns Whom’s Wholesale and Retail of Food in Egypt and Construction Industry in Ethiopia industry research reports provide data-driven insights into foreign direct investments (FDI) by South Africa companies on the rest of the continent. Is South Africa’s state and private sector doing enough to form a cohesive approach to the African opportunity or are we being out manoeuvred by the likes of India and China? Read more on The Africa Report

Don’t ignore Zimbabwe

An opinion piece that brings attention to the impact of Zimbabwe’s economic hardships on South Africa. With the economy of South Africa’s neighbour falling even further due to recent political events in the country, there could be potentially dire consequences for South Africa and its companies. Will the revenue earned from exports to Zimbabwe be placed at risk or will the tide turn? Read more at iAfrica.com or Africa.com

Manufacturing leads growth

Dear WOW User The South African economy pulled itself out of its second recession since 1994 in the third quarter of 2018 with a quarter on quarter GDP growth of 2.2% with contributions from the following sectors; Manufacturing – 7.5% Agriculture  – 6.5% Transport  – 5.7% Trade – 3.2% Finance – 2.3% State – 1.5% Personal Services – 0.7%   Of the 12 industries research by Who Owns Whom in December 2018 and January 2019 six where in the high performing manufacturing sector; The Confectionery Industry South Africa has a sweet tooth with the chocolate market valued at approximately R6.4bn and sugar confectionery at between R12.5bn and R13.5bn. …