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  • 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.
  • Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products
    South Africa
    10 January 2018
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    According to the latest Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) the South African plastics sector had a turnover of R75bn in 2015, contributed about 1.9% to GDP and accounted for around 16.5% of the manufacturing sector’s GDP. The latest available statistics show that the domestic plastics industry converted 1.5 million tonnes of virgin primary plastics and 309,520t of recyclate during 2016. The sector, which is divided into the capital-intensive manufacture of primary plastics and the downstream manufacture of plastic products, employs almost 58,000 people.
  • Manufacture and Retail Trade of Toys and Games
    South Africa
    13 December 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    The formal toys and games sector is dominated by imported branded products and there is very little local manufacture in this segment of the industry. The manufacture that does take place focuses on products that are mainly handmade, that are produced in small workshops and that do not carry brand names. Stakeholders estimate the total retail value of the South African toys and games market at R9.6bn.
  • The Construction Sector
    South Africa
    12 December 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    The South African construction industry is a strategic sector that supports the government’s National Development Plan (NDP). During 2016 total nominal expenditure on construction works and related activities totalled approximately R420bn and the sector generated an estimated 1,483,000 employment opportunities across the formal and informal sectors. Infrastructure investment, or Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF), was approximately 19.6% of GDP for 2016, with public sector infrastructure investment contributing 6% to GDP. Government has reiterated its commitment to infrastructure development by earmarking R948bn over the next three years.
  • The Information Technology Industry
    South Africa
    11 December 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    The Information Technology (IT) sector is highly competitive and operates in a rapidly changing landscape with new technologies posing both an opportunity and a threat. The South African IT sector, with an estimated annual market value of R270bn for 2017, or 6% of GDP, is expected to grow at 4% for 2017, down from 5% in 2016.
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry
    South Africa
    08 December 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    The pharmaceutical industry provides the vital service of providing medication to the South African population and was valued at between R42.6bn and R45bn in 2016. Involved in the sector are 276 companies licensed by the Department of Health and the Medical Controls Council. Local manufacturing, valued at R 4.9bn in 2015, is dominated by local companies. In 2015 Aspen had a market share of 15.3% and Adcock Ingram’s market share was 8.9%. South African companies hold the number one position for overall market share, for Pharmaceuticals only and for over-the-counter medication only.
  • The South African Generator and Transformer Industry
    South Africa
    05 December 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    Since 2015 the South African generator and transformer industry has suffered the effects of an economy weakened by reduced investment in energy and mining, declining manufacturing output and the impact of the drought on the agricultural sector. Above average winter temperatures and rising renewable energy production combined with Eskom’s stabilising of the grid, have resulted in an energy surplus that has negatively affected the growth of the generator industry. Growth in the transformer sector has also slowed because of reduced capital investment. Fraud and corruption remain prevalent and despite an increased focus on localisation, South Africa imported electrical transformers, static converters and inductors to the value of approximately R4.7bn in 2016.
  • The Mozambican Petroleum Industry
    Mozambique
    28 November 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    Mozambique is a net importer of refined petroleum products with the state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Moçambique SARL (Petromoc) and its subsidiary, Importadora Moçambicana de Petroleos (IMOPETRO), handling virtually all fuel imports. Petrol and diesel, kerosene, paraffin wax and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are the petroleum products currently imported into Mozambique. According to the World Bank’s 2017 Economic Update, the value of fuel imports, excluding LPG, totalled US$192m in the first quarter of 2017, up 57% compared to the same quarter the previous year.
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Tanzania
    Tanzania
    27 November 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    Tanzania’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, which according to the World Bank, accounted for 31.1% of GDP in 2016. Figures published in the African Economic Outlook report show that the agricultural sector employs 66% of the labour force, while agricultural products comprise 30% of exports. Most farmers in Tanzania are engaged in small-scale farming on farms ranging between 0.9ha and 3ha in size and farming on a commercial scale is carried out on only 1.5 million ha. The major food crops are maize, cassava, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas, while the main cash crops are coffee, cotton, sugar cane, tea, cashew nuts, tobacco, sesame seeds and sisal.
  • Manufacture of Bakery Products
    South Africa
    23 November 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    According to the South African Chamber of Baking, total bread production increased in 2016 from 171 million loaves baked in January 2016 to 182 million loaves in December 2016. This was as a result of consumers replacing maize meal with bread because of the higher price of maize products brought about by severe drought and the weaker South African rand. Stakeholders believe this might change, however, as the recent bumper maize crop has now resulted in cheaper maize products. The current drought in the Western Cape where more than 60% of South Africa’s wheat is planted has also meant that approximately 51% of the country’s wheat is imported at import parity prices.
  • The Restaurant, Fast Food and Catering Industry
    South Africa
    15 November 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    The South African restaurant, fast food and catering sector generated revenue of more than R57.25bn in 2016. According to the most recent figures published by Statistics South Africa, the restaurant/coffee shop segment generated just over 51% of the sector’s total income during the period 1 May 2017 to 31 July 2017, while the fast food and catering segments contributed 35.5% and 13.36% respectively. Although premium establishments catering for foreign tourists and niche upper-income customers continue to be well supported, the independent restaurants remain under pressure, as cash-strapped consumers endeavour to cut back on luxury spending. In addition to dwindling customer numbers, local food and beverages service providers report higher overheads and narrowing profit margins.
  • The Cosmetics Industry
    South Africa
    14 November 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    Over the last two years the cosmetics industry has experienced an estimated compound annual growth rate of 4.6%. The value of the sector, which includes the manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes and other personal care preparations, is estimated to have grown to R27.35bn at retail level and R19.69bn at manufacturing level. In the formal cosmetics sector there are approximately 250 companies that employ more than 60,000 people.
  • Recycling of Waste and Scrap
    South Africa
    08 November 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    Currently South Africa’s waste economy is estimated to be worth R15bn. Every day 54,425 tons of waste is produced but only 3% of South Africa’s urban population regularly recycles and 90% of the waste that is produced is disposed in landfill sites. The Polokwane Declaration commits the South African Government to reducing the amount of waste to landfill and to sending 'Zero waste to landfill' by the year 2022.
  • Wholesale and Retail of Food in Senegal
    Senegal
    07 November 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    Senegal is regarded as one of the most stable countries in Africa and although it suffers from poverty levels of more than 46%, it is the second-fastest growing economy in West Africa. Strong demographic growth and rapid urbanisation in recent years have transformed the food economy from subsistence farming to one where 45% of its population now lives in cities. The informal sector, which includes thousands of small independent shops, kiosks and traditional open-air markets dominates, accounting for as much as 80% of food wholesale and retail activity.
  • Mining of Gold and Uranium
    South Africa
    01 November 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    Although South Africa is no longer the world’s largest gold producer and is now ranked sixth in the world, the gold and uranium mining sector is one of the largest components of the domestic mining industry on the basis of employment and export earnings. During 2016, South Africa produced 165.6t of gold, exported 103.7t worth R60.6bn and employed 116,479 people. The country was the world’s eleventh-largest producer of uranium in 2016 and it has reasonably assured uranium resources of 237,600t or 6.9% of the world total.
  • Wholesale and Retail of Food in the Ivory Coast
    Ivory Coast
    30 October 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is richly endowed with natural resources including petroleum and natural gas but is still recovering from a civil war that lasted ten years and ended in 2011. The country has experienced one of the highest growth rates in Africa in recent years with the economy more than doubling over the past decade to a value of US$36.1bn in 2016. Despite this, an estimated 46% of the population still lives in poverty and the informal sector, which includes local markets, numerous informal kiosks and tabletop sellers, accounts for more than 80% of food wholesale and retail activity.
  • The Accounting Sector
    South Africa
    25 October 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    The accounting industry is part of the wider business services sector which contributed 20.2% to GDP in 2016. There were more than 41,000 Chartered Accountants (CAs) registered in South Africa in 2016 and some 2,000 active audit firms. Of concern in the domestic arena is that South Africa has lost its status as the global leader when it comes to the strength of auditing and reporting standards. The local industry is also beset with concerns over recently promulgated regulations, slow transformation and a perceived decline in independence due to allegations relating to the KPMG South Africa controversy.
  • Manufacture of Soap and Cleaning Products, Wax and Polishes
    South Africa
    24 October 2017
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 789.26 (USD) *
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    In South Africa the manufacture of soap and cleaning products, wax and polishes is a multi-billion rand industry that is dominated by large multinational Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) players. There are currently around 250 players that operate in South Africa’s formal sector which employs approximately 16,000 people, but no statistics are available for companies active in the informal sector.

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