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  • Management Consulting & Business Advisory Services
    South Africa
    13 February 2019
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 043.23 (USD) *
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    South Africa’s management consulting and business advisory industry has been under growing pressure since 2017. The industry has been rocked by revelations that numerous consulting firms, including several global market leaders, have facilitated and/or been complicit in irregular activities and misdeeds, including fraud, state capture and corruption. Revelations that consultants from several multinational firms were found to be complicit have rocked the industry. The consequences of these developments, consulting expenditure cutbacks and economic conditions have affected the traditionally lucrative industry. However, some mid-tier and boutique management consultancies appear to be well positioned to capitalise on the crisis.
  • The Solid Waste Management Industry
    South Africa
    06 February 2019
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 043.23 (USD) *
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    South Africa’s 826 landfill sites take in 98 million tons of waste each year. Just less than 39% of general waste is recycled and more than 61% treated or landfilled, while just 6% of hazardous waste is re-used or recycled and 94% treated or landfilled. The World Bank forecasts that waste generation in sub-Saharan Africa will reach 516 million tons per year in 2050.
  • The Life insurance Industry Including Reinsurance
    South Africa
    31 January 2019
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 043.23 (USD) *
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    With total assets of R3.1-trillion at 30 September 2018, South Africa’s life insurance industry is the largest on the African continent. The industry contributed R469bn to the local economy through total benefit payments to policyholders and beneficiaries during 2017. Individual benefits, amounting to R207.5bn, showed minimal year-on-year growth, but the increase in critical illness and murders in South Africa are a potential driver of future increases in benefits paid. Death claims, which made up 78.5% of risk claims, decreased by 1.2% over the 12-months to 30 June 2018.
  • Medical Aid Funding
    South Africa
    28 January 2019
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 043.23 (USD) *
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    The South African medical aid funding industry provides cover to over 8.8 million beneficiaries whose gross contributions amounted to R179.8bn in 2017. The total number of registered medical schemes declined from 124 in 2006 to 80 at end-March 2018. Discovery Health is the dominant player with over 2.7 million beneficiaries or around 31% of the total domestic market and over 50% of the open medical schemes segment. The Government Employees Medical Scheme dominates the restricted medical schemes segment with a market share of 47%. Medical scheme membership remains out of the reach of over 83% of the South African population.
  • Mining in West Africa
    Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Virgin Islands, U.S.
    21 January 2019
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 043.23 (USD) *
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    West Africa supplied 22.6% of the world’s rutile (titanium oxide), 11.5% of its bauxite, 9.4% of its gold and 5.6% of its uranium in 2016. A large number of companies are involved in the region’s mining sector, including major companies like Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco), AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Mining and Rusal. Artisanal mining forms a large part of the mining sector in the region, but is often associated with smuggling, revenue loss, child labour, human rights abuse, and environmental and human health and safety concerns.
  • The Confectionery Industry
    South Africa
    17 January 2019
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 043.23 (USD) *
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    South Africa’s confectionery industry comprises the chocolate market, valued at approximately R6.4bn and sugar confectionery, which is valued between R12.5bn and R13.5bn. The industry was under pressure during 2018, mainly due to a challenging economic climate, low consumer confidence and increasing imports. Demand for sugar-free products, premium and artisan chocolates is driving the growth of niche manufacturers.
  • The Manufacture of Clay and Concrete Bricks
    South Africa
    17 January 2019
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 043.23 (USD) *
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    This report focuses on the manufacture of clay bricks and concrete masonry units, which are important components of the building and construction industry. Despite the decline of the construction industry since 2010, major brickmakers continue to report good results due to increasing demand for residential property. While industry output has remained relatively constant since 2014 at approximately 3.6 billion standard brick equivalents, the industry continues to contract and concentrate.
  • Manufacture of General Purpose Machinery
    South Africa
    26 December 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    Sales of general purpose machinery totalled some R38bn in 2017, growing 5.6% from R36.2bn in 2016. The sector continues to be constrained by South Africa's poor economy, insufficient demand from key customer markets and declining manufacturing competitiveness relative to major exporting nations such as China. The metals and machinery sector employs approximately 295,000 people and is a major contributor to South Africa's wider manufacturing industry.
  • Mining in East Africa
    Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    19 December 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    East Africa is a significant supplier of rutile (titanium oxide), titanium-iron-oxide mineral ilmenite, gold and zircon. The majority of minerals produced in East Africa are exported for further processing and in 2017, East African countries exported minerals worth US$974.6m, a year-on-year decrease of 9.2%, reflecting a large decrease in Tanzania’s exports. The import of minerals to the region increased by 23% to US$605.8m. A large number of companies are involved in the region’s mining sector, including major companies like Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold and AngloGold Ashanti.
  • The Broadcasting Industry and Manufacture of Decoders
    South Africa
    19 December 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    On-demand audio and video online streaming services are causing significant disruption in the broadcasting sector globally and will offer serious competition to South African broadcasters in the near future. Local broadcasters are planning or implementing new business models to integrate their offerings with digital platforms. The total revenue of the television industry in South Africa increased by 3.6% to R32.2bn year-on-year in 2017, while radio revenue increased by 2.2% to R4.3bn for the same period. The sector is undermined by sustainability concerns and numerous issues at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. The long-delayed digital migration process appears to back on track with final analogue switch-off in 2020.
  • The Printing Industry
    South Africa
    18 December 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    The South African printing industry and its suppliers contributed approximately R55bn to gross domestic product and provided around 45,000 jobs in 2017. Digital disruption continues to drive the decline of the commercial analogue printing segment, and print output volumes are on a steady downward trajectory. Some role players indicate that innovative technological advances sweeping through the sector present new opportunities for the industry.
  • The Manufacture and Wholesale of Metal Fasteners
    South Africa
    14 December 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    This report focuses on the South African metal fasteners sector which is a small contributor to the manufacturing sector. The industry consists of local manufacturers and distributors/wholesalers of locally manufactured products as well as imported products, which are dominant in the domestic market. The major wholesalers and importers are BMG, Boltfast, Bascol and Bolt & Engineering Distributors. Major diversified listed companies that are active in the sector include Invicta and Bidvest (Afcom). Key end-users include the mining, automotive, construction, rail, energy, agriculture and manufacturing industries. Metal fasteners were traditionally sold through distributors, but as a result of difficult business conditions some manufacturers have started to sell directly to end-users.
  • Wholesale of Other Machinery
    South Africa
    14 December 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    This report focuses on the wholesale of capital equipment and other machinery in South Africa. The key wholesale markets which are examined include mining and construction machinery, agricultural machinery, fire extinguishers, generators and transformers, and pumps and valves. The metals and machinery sector employs around 295,000 people and has turnover of over R70bn across relevant machinery sub-sectors while total wholesale trade in machinery, equipment and supplies totalled R297.7bn in 2016. There are just under 5,000 formal enterprises active in the manufacture and distribution of capital machinery and other machinery.
  • Manufacture and Wholesale of Pumps, Compressors, Taps and Valves
    South Africa
    13 December 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    This report focuses on the manufacture and wholesale of pumps, compressors, taps and valves in South Africa. The industry manufactures a diverse range of products from small items used in the pharmaceutical industry to massive slurry pumps, dewatering pumps and valves used in the mining industry. Companies in the sector include branches of large multinational companies, local manufacturers of various sizes, wholesalers and importers.
  • The Instrumentation and Control Industry including Building Management Systems
    South Africa
    30 November 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution and the creation of ‘intelligent’ buildings, companies operating in the R16.5bn instrumentation and control industry, incorporating process automation and building management systems, are positioned to play a critical role in the regeneration of South Africa’s economy. There are approximately 700 companies in the sector, with Yokogawa South Africa playing a leading role in the instrumentation and control market and Johnson Controls dominating the BMS segment.
  • Manufacture of Explosives and Pyrotechnics
    South Africa
    29 November 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    This report focuses on the manufacture of explosives and pyrotechnics. The explosives market is largely dependent on the mining industry, which is slowly recovering from the slump of the past few years. The value of the South African mining explosives industry increased from $12.9bn in 2014 to $14bn in 2017. Demand for more cost-effective solutions has prompted the major explosive companies to become more innovative in their product offerings. This has also opened up opportunities to diversify internationally. The top three market participants, namely AEL Mining Services, BME, and Sasol Explosives have a combined revenue market share of over 82%.
  • Manufacture of Pasta
    South Africa
    28 November 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    The South African pasta manufacturing industry is estimated at approximately 100,000 tons in 2017. Based on the value of Tiger Brands’ Fatti’s and Moni’s dry pasta market share, the dry pasta segment of the industry is valued at R4bn in 2017. Other major pasta manufacturing segments include fresh pasta, ready-made meals and noodles, with the latter accounting for R960m in 2017.
  • The Printing Industry in East Africa
    Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    08 November 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    East Africa, which recorded an economic growth rate of 5.9% in 2017, is the fastest growing region on the African continent and one of the world’s most rapidly expanding markets for security printing. The printing industry in East Africa is generally underdeveloped and in some countries, barely functional. Factors such as poor quality, high pricing structures and delivery delays have compelled many publishers to engage the services of printers from countries where services are generally of a significantly higher standard.
  • Private Equity
    South Africa
    07 November 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    Private equity’s capital penetration, or capital injected into the economy through private investments, was equal to 0.7% of GDP in 2017, and the sector is an important role player in the development of companies and infrastructure projects in the country. South Africa’s private equity industry had R158bn in funds under management in 2017. The volume and value of private equity and venture capital deals targeting South African companies declined year-on-year in 2017 with 43 deals worth a combined US$312m, compared to the US$896m invested across 60 deals in 2016. In terms of value, 2017’s results were the lowest since 2010. Private equity continues to outperform listed equity.
  • Generation of Electricity
    South Africa
    31 October 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 730.26 (USD) *
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    State-owned entity Eskom, responsible for 90% of the country’s power generation, remains financially and operationally fragile and continues to struggle with declining electricity sales, looming coal shortages, financial instability, and corruption and mismanagement. Eskom, which operates 30 power stations with a total nominal capacity of 45,561MW, reported a loss of R4.6bn in the 2017/2018 financial year and more than R19bn in irregular expenditure has been identified. Sales revenue declined by 2% to R95.5bn, net cash generated from operations decreased by 30% to R22bn, net finance costs increased by 53% to R10bn, and net profit after tax declined by 34% to R6.3bn. Eskom’s interest payments amount to R215bn and debt repayments to R228bn over the next five years.

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