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Investigating & Security Activities Including Vehicle Tracking in South Africa

The compliant private security industry consists of legally-registered business entities that provide on a contractual basis a broad range of services and technology involved in the monitoring, protection and safeguarding of people and property. Demand for private security services in South Africa is driven by the high level of crime, the inability of the South African Police Service to hold back the criminal onslaught and the public’s increasing lack of faith in the police’s ability to solve crimes. South Africans are now spending an estimated R50bn annually to pay approximately 500,000 registered security officers employed by almost 9,000 compliant service providers, …

The Construction Industry in Tanzania

Tanzania’s construction sector is characterised by a large number of micro-entrepreneurs, the majority of whom operate in the country’s informal economy. The country’s formal construction sector comprises indigenous and indigenised firms, as well as numerous major foreign civil engineering and construction companies. As an industry with linkages to all sectors of the economy, the construction sector performs a pivotal role in Tanzania, as well as across the East African trade bloc. According to the Tanzanian National Bureau of Statistics, the market value of the construction sector at current prices increased from approximately US$6.6bn in 2016 to more than US$7bn in 2017. …

The Banking Sector in Zimbabwe

The report on the Zimbabwean banking industry covers the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and deposit-taking institutions such as commercial banks, co-operatives, microfinance institutions (MFIs) and building societies. In 2016 the financial services sector contributed about 7% to GDP and total banking sector assets grew by 9.6% from US$10.26bn in September 2017 to US$11.25bn at the end of 2017. Of the current 19 licensed banks, 14 are commercial banks, four are building societies and there is one merchant bank that has been in provisional judicial management since 2015. In the sector 189 licensed MFIs are active; 184 are credit-only and money-lending MFIs while five are deposit-taking MFIs. …