Whisperings on African business developments & opportunities – October 2014

Africa Update

The AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN AFRICA is still lacking in agricultural input commodities.  Only five states (i.e. South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Egypt) have seed industries which provide about twenty per cent of the continent’s requirements.  Eighty-five per cent of the fertilizer requirement is imported with South Africa and Morocco being the major producers.  However, […]

Whisperings on African business developments & opportunities – September 2014

Africa Update

The EXPORT CREDIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (ECIC) OF SOUTH AFRICA has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the EXPORT CREDIT AGENCIES (“ECA”) of the BRICS countries.  The positive cooperation between the ECAs is evident at the annual Bern Union meetings. There is a continuing reticence on the part of African governments to implement ONE-STOP BORDER […]

Whisperings on African business developments & opportunities – June 2014

Africa Update

According to recent reports the economy in Zimbabwe is being boosted by above-average crop yields. Trading companies and retailers such as hardware suppliers appear to be doing relatively well but the industrial scenario appears gloomy with factories continuing to close. The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding establishing the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce & […]