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  • Manufacture and Wholesale of Basic Iron and Steel
    South Africa
    17 April 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The largest steel end user industries in South Africa are the building and construction and manufacturing sectors. Of concern to the four primary steel producers, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), Cape Gate, Columbus Stainless and Scaw Metals is the low growth rate currently being experienced in these important steel-consuming sectors. Although production capacity increased in 2017, by 3.3% for steel and 6% for iron, local apparent steel consumption dropped from 5.4Mt in 2013 to 4.8Mt in 2017. According to the Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA), local stainless steel consumption decreased by 5.6% in 2017.
  • Investigating & Security Activities including Vehicle Tracking
    South Africa
    11 April 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    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, to safeguard their lives, homes, businesses and assets.
  • The Construction Industry in Tanzania
    Tanzania
    09 April 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    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 South African Construction Industry
    South Africa
    04 April 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The South African Construction sector focuses on all major contractors as well as emerging small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) that include formal contractors registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and non-registered micro-contractors that operate informally. Government-led initiatives to transform the sector and support the empowerment of SMMEs have resulted in significant restructuring of the industry and the emergence of new players. Smaller building companies, largely involved in the residential building market, are set to benefit from the government’s drive to empower SMMEs while emerging building contractors are expected to become increasingly involved in small-scale and medium-scale public projects.
  • The Tea and Coffee Industry
    South Africa
    27 March 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries statistics show that the value of black tea production has declined considerably from R30.14m eight years ago to R5.16m in the 2016/2017 season. In contrast to the black tea sector where only three black tea estates remain in production, the herbal tea sector has grown. The coffee sector has also grown, with consumption of coffee beans increasing from 29,760 tons in 2012/13 to 35,400 tons in 2015/16. Demand for premium coffees is illustrated by the growth in the number of coffee roasteries and coffee shops across the country; South Africa now has more than 100 roasteries compared to fewer than 20 roasteries ten years ago.
  • The South African Tobacco Industry
    South Africa
    26 March 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The South African tobacco industry is estimated to be worth R28.8bn and is supported by 8.2 million adult tobacco users. It is a significant contributor to the government purse, paying more than R16.6bn in excise duty and VAT in the 2016/2017 marketing season. The primary sector of the industry involves commercial and small-scale tobacco farmers situated in Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Western Cape. The secondary sector focuses on the manufacture and marketing of cigarettes, pipe tobacco and snuff to the consumer. Limpopo Tobacco Processors is the biggest supplier of leaf and sells about 95% of its flue-cured tobacco to British American Tobacco, the main manufacturer in the sector.
  • The Banking Sector in Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe
    23 March 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    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.
  • Forestry and Related services
    South Africa
    13 March 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    Forestry South Africa (FSA) members include 11 corporate timber companies, approximately 1,100 commercial timber farmers and 20,000 small growers who collectively own or manage 91.6% of regulated afforestation. According to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), there are approximately 300 primary processing plants classified as saw, pulp and board mills in the country. FSA reported that total 2016 forestry contribution to GDP, when paper and paper packaging are included, was R58.2bn or 1.53% of GDP.
  • Manufacture of Spices
    South Africa
    08 March 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    South Africa imports a variety of raw spices from Russia, China, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Australia and Thailand. The spices are cleaned, milled, blended and packed in South Africa, thus ensuring the safety of the final product as there are some international suppliers that add corn starch, maize meal and flour as fillers. Dried, crushed and ground chillies account for 20% of all spice imports. Other significant spice imports are coriander seeds, turmeric and whole pepper. Locally approximately 10,000 tons of chillies and peppers are produced every year in the main growing areas of Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West and KwaZulu-Natal.
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Botswana
    Botswana
    01 March 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    Although the contribution of the agricultural sector to Botswana’s GDP continues to decrease, reaching only 2.1% in 2017, the sector is the mainstay of the rural economy. World Bank data shows that 42% of Botswana’s population live in rural areas and approximately 70% of rural households depend on subsistence farming for their livelihood. More than 80% of the income of the agricultural sector is derived from livestock, while crop production contributes slightly less than 20%.
  • The Footwear Industry
    South Africa
    26 February 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The South African footwear industry, a sector that includes the manufacture, wholesale, import and retail of shoes, slippers, boots and safety shoes, is proving resilient in the face of tough economic conditions and is worth approximately R54.9bn. The manufacturing sales value of the industry was estimated to be worth R5.5bn in 2016, up from 4.5bn in 2014. The industry is well-organised and represented by the Southern African Footwear and Leather Industries Association (SAFLIA) and the South African Footwear and Leather Export Council (SAFLEC), which promotes, facilitates and networks South African-made footwear internationally. SAFLIA statistics show that 193 footwear manufacturers employed 11,937 people.
  • Fleet Management
    South Africa
    21 February 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The report on the fleet management sector covers the management of corporate and government fleets, with a focus on passenger cars. In this growing sector there are more than 40 fleet management companies with varying experience, business models and service levels. They include international providers, as well as local businesses and compete for contracts from national and local government as well as the corporate sector.
  • Production, Processing and Preserving of Red meat
    South Africa
    16 February 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The production of red meat, a sector that is valued at approximately R46.3bn per annum, is slowly emerging from one of the most difficult production periods on record as a result of the recent drought. As at June 2017, slaughtered cattle generated income of R34.04bn, an increase of 11.1% on the previous year, slaughtered sheep income was 16.2% more than 2015/2016 at R7bn and the gross value of slaughtered pigs amounted to R5.25bn.
  • Ocean and Coastal Fishing and Fish Farming
    South Africa
    09 February 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The domestic fishery sector is divided into two sub-sectors: the wild capture fisheries, which include commercial, recreational and small-scale fisheries; and aquaculture, including mariculture, which is considered undeveloped but which is growing more rapidly than all other animal food-producing sectors. In the commercial fishing sector enterprises range from relatively small-scale Cape rock oyster fisheries, to the highly industrialised multi-million Rand deep-water trawl industry, which primarily targets hake. Together the commercial fishing and aquaculture sectors are valued at approximately R6.67bn annually and employ more than 9,600 people.
  • Manufacture of Adhesives and Sealants
    South Africa
    05 February 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The South African adhesive and sealant manufacturing industry is a well-established and innovative sub-sector that generates annual revenue of more than R1bn. The industry, which is represented by the National Adhesive and Sealant Manufacturers’ Association (NASMA), produces a diverse spectrum of products that offer bonding and sealing solutions for a comprehensive range of applications across all sectors of the South African economy. While locally-manufactured adhesives and sealants are exported to many regional and international markets, a wide selection of imported products is also available.
  • The Construction Industry in Ethiopia
    Ethiopia
    30 January 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    This report examines the construction industry and infrastructure development in Africa’s second most populous country, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian construction industry is characterised by a large number of micro-entrepreneurs, the majority of whom operate in the country’s informal economy. Ethiopia’s formal construction sector comprises indigenous and indigenised firms, as well as numerous major foreign civil engineering and construction companies. Although all contractors are required to be registered with the Ethiopian Ministry of Urban Development and Construction, corruption as well as health and safety issues remain a matter of concern.
  • Freight Transport by Road
    South Africa
    25 January 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    According to the Road Freight Association, businesses in this industry range from large corporates to small family businesses and owner-driver operations. The sector is characterised by the consolidation of logistics and transport companies and is dominated by large companies that offer flexible and integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics solutions for a wide variety of commodities to a wide variety of customers. These companies use a network of fixed fleet, specialist operating companies, subsidiaries, accredited sub-contractors and joint venture partners.
  • Manufacture of Sugar
    South Africa
    19 January 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    In general the local sugar industry contributes more than R12bn to the economy and 0.6% towards GDP, is responsible for 85,000 direct and 350,000 indirect jobs and has export earnings of R2.5bn annually. There are 23,866 registered sugar cane growers who farm more than 371,662 hectares of sugar cane and produce approximately 19.9 million tons of cane annually. An average of 2.2 million tons of sugar is normally produced per season and more than 37% of this sugar is marketed via the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).
  • The South African Gambling Industry
    South Africa
    16 January 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    In the 2016/2017 financial year the local gambling sector achieved gross gambling revenue (GGR) of some R27bn and supported more than 70,000 jobs. While the casino segment continues to lead the market, GGR at casinos declined in 2017 for the first time in the history of the industry. The trend of relatively consistent double digit growth in gambling modes other than casinos has seen the overall market share shift significantly since 2010, when casinos accounted for some 85% of revenue. Currently casinos account for two-thirds of the market while other segments have made enormous gains, albeit from relatively low bases.
  • The Banking Sector in Kenya
    Kenya
    12 January 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The report on the Kenyan banking industry covers deposit-taking institutions which include other credit granting, lease financing, and loyalty and reward programmes. Kenya’s financial sector is well developed contributing 7% to GDP in 2016, with the banking sub-sector accounting for more than 60% of total assets in the financial services sector between January 2016 and March 2017. With 45 licensed commercial banks, 14 microfinance banks, and eight representative offices of foreign banks serving a population of approximately 50 million people, many analysts believe the country is overbanked.

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