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Is digitisation and working from home disrupting the Real Estate sector?

This blog is written at a time when the Real estate sector in South Africa is facing another big knock caused by the massive unrest and looting taking place at major shopping centres and warehouses.This is happening, just as a slight recovery was taking shape from the effects of Covid-19 related lock downs whereby especially small businesses, restaurants and gyms closed down as they could not continue paying rent whilst their business were closed. That imposed tremendous pressure on the property sector. Read More

THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN KENYA

A Who Owns Whom publication of June 2021

For those with more than a passing interest in Oil, the latest WoW report on the Petroleum industry in Kenya offers an erudite overview and value chain of petroleum, natural gas as well as, in the context of Kenya, the economic use of various petroleum products.This blog touches on the curse of mineral riches and how the climate impact changed the outlook for hydrocarbons. Most importantly look at the oil find in Kenya and what it will mean for that country. Read More

Road infrastructure holding back the Agriculture business sector in Tanzania

WoW’s research into the Tanzanian agri-business offers interesting insights.The agri-business sector in Tanzania is extremely important in a country that still has a long way to go towards growing its industrialisation and services sector, both essential to growing GDP. Indeed, as stated in the report, the agri-business sector in Tanzania represents 28.9% of its GDP. Read More

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Plastics and its quandary: Industries that have great potential to create jobs and spur the economy are not without downsides

According to the latest figures available from Stats SA, the plastics manufacturing sector had an estimated turnover of R11.7bn in 2019, with net profit after tax and dividends an estimated R610m. Downstream, the plastic products manufacturing sector had an estimated turnover of R71.8bn with net profit after tax and dividends of R2.8bn.The aggregate industry employed over 60 000 people during the 2020 financial year alone. Read More