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  • Solid Waste Management
    South Africa
    12 October 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The most recent statistics from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) revealed that in 2011 South Africans generated approximately 108 million tonnes of waste and 90% of this amount was disposed of at landfill. According to the Gauteng Provincial Government, which published waste-related statistics based on the Phakisa Lab, August 2017 findings this total has now 111 million tonnes, with 75% being disposed in landfill. The public and private waste sector contributed 0.62% to GDP up from 0.51% and an estimated value of R15.3bn in 2011.
  • The Telecommunications Industry and Retail of Devices
    South Africa
    09 October 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    Excluding broadcasting and postal services, the telecommunications industry was worth R148.8bn in 2016, with its value increasing by 1% year-on-year. The sector contributed 2.7% to GDP and employed 26,669 people, according to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
  • Wholesale and Retail of Food in the DRC
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    06 October 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is endowed with minerals and is potentially one of the richest countries on earth, but it remains a relatively small market with GDP estimated by the World Bank at US$35bn in 2016 and per capita Gross National Income (GNI) at just US$420. Although the country has a population of more than 81 million people, the formal food wholesale and retail sector remains small. The majority of the population lives below the poverty line and most food sales occur in the informal sector.
  • The Accommodation Industry
    South Africa
    04 October 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    Income from the Accommodation sector reached R22.8bn in 2016, an increase of 12.3% over the previous year. Although this growth trend continued during the three months from March to May 2017 when a 6.5% year-on-year increase was recorded, it was driven mainly by rate increases. The industry as a whole is extremely sensitive to the effects of the weak economy and increases in property rates, electricity, water, salaries, food and operating materials are reducing the margins of all role players ranging from guest houses and B&Bs to multinational luxury hotel groups.
  • Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, other Chemicals and Industrial Gases
    South Africa
    02 October 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    In 2015 the chemicals sector contributed 3% towards GDP and accounted for 21.9% of total manufacturing GDP in the country. Although there is strong local market demand for chemical products, this represents a decline from 2017 figures of 3.4% and 24.6% respectively. Role players attribute the decline in the sector to the increase in cheaper imported chemicals and feedstock as well as a difficult economic environment.
  • The Collection, Purification, Testing and Distribution of Water
    South Africa
    29 September 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The South African water sector, which employed approximately 11,600 people in 2016, is divided into two sub-sectors, water resources and water services. The water resource sector includes the development and management of water infrastructure, including dams and rivers, and the process of water abstraction, including collection and bulk piping, to supply water service providers. The water services sector meanwhile involves the treatment and supply of water to users and includes sanitation services. Municipal sales of water totalled some R30bn in 2016 while sanitation service charges amounted to R11.8bn.
  • The Healthcare Sector
    South Africa
    26 September 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    South Africa’s healthcare sector, supported by 249,827 registered practitioners, performs a critical role in society providing essential services to the country’s population of more than 56.5 million people. With total expenditure rising to almost R378bn during the 2016/17 financial year, the sector accounts for approximately 8.3% of national GDP. Of this total amount, approximately R182.71bn is expected to be spent in public sector health facilities which serve more than 80% of the population while an estimated R189.08bn will be spent in the private sector.
  • Stone Quarrying, Clay and Sandpits
    South Africa
    19 September 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) lists 881 quarrying operations located throughout South Africa. 92.2 million tonnes of mined aggregate, clay, natural sand, dimension stone and limestone to the value of R9.4bn was sold locally during 2016 while the value of exports of quarry products reached US$61.5m. Although the majority of quarries are individually owned by small operators, a number of large companies are also involved in the sector. These include cement producers like Lafarge, PPC, AfriSam and Dangote Cement that own limestone quarries, construction companies such as Raubex that own sand and aggregate operations, and brick manufacturers like Corobrik that own clay quarries.
  • The Liquor Industry
    South Africa
    13 September 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The South African liquor industry, which includes the manufacture, wholesale and retail of beer, wine, spirits and flavoured alcoholic beverages, was valued at an estimated R106.1bn in 2016. Beer sales dominated the sector, accounting for 56.1% of the value of liquor sales and nearly 80% of the volume. South Africa’s alcohol consumption rate has climbed in recent years making the country the third-largest consumer of alcohol in Africa and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the 19th-biggest in the world.
  • The Manufacture and Wholesale of Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    South Africa
    11 September 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The June 2017 statistical release of Statistics South Africa showed manufacturing sales of non-alcoholic beverages were worth R10.5bn, accounting for 25.3% of total food and beverage manufacturing sales. More than 70% of non-alcoholic beverages sold in South Africa are carbonated soft drinks and the Coca-Cola Company accounts for almost half of these sales. The company is also the leading supplier of both prepared and natural mineral water with its Bonaqua and Valpré brands.
  • Tertiary Education
    South Africa
    08 September 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    Statistics show that the South African government spends 4.7% of revenue, equivalent to 0.75% of GDP, on Tertiary Education and Training. The country’s 26 public universities, which can comfortably accommodate 500,000 students, are under-funded and overcrowded with a total enrolment of 985,212 students. They are trying to recover from the effects of last year's violent protests against fee increases that caused many Higher Education institutions to temporarily close their doors. There is also overcrowding at the 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges where there are problems with the curricula offered, the lack of suitably qualified lecturers with the appropriate technical skills and industry experience, and a low graduation rate of approximately 33%.
  • Wholesale and Retail of Food in Zambia
    Zambia
    06 September 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The formal food wholesale and retail sector, which was estimated to be worth US$12.85bn in 2016, is relatively young and is dominated by foreign regional supermarket chains. Prior to the liberalisation of the Zambian economy in 1990, the sector was dominated by state-owned stores as well a number of traditional small-scale family-owned businesses. Economic reforms, including privatising most government-controlled enterprises, encouraged the spread of supermarket chain stores across Zambia.
  • The Poultry and Egg Industry
    South Africa
    30 August 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The combined gross value of fowls slaughtered, eggs produced, including eggs for hatching, and ostrich feathers and products amounted to R49.312bn in 2015/2016, accounting for approximately 42.5% of the total gross value of all animal products. According to the South African Poultry Association (SAPA), the poultry industry provides employment, directly and indirectly, for an estimated 120,000 people throughout its value chain. The sector is responsible for providing much of the animal protein consumed in South Africa, with the largest proportion being consumed by the lower LSM categories.
  • The Construction Industry in Mozambique
    Mozambique
    10 August 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    Although small and underdeveloped by global standards, the Mozambican construction industry plays a pivotal role in all sectors of the local economy and is one of the main drivers of socio-economic development and job creation. During the past decade, the expansion of the local construction industry has been driven by unprecedented infrastructure development. However, the disclosure, in April 2016, of hidden government-guaranteed loans amounting to around US$2bn plunged Mozambique’s economy into crisis, causing the growth trajectory of the country’s construction industry to slow to 6.7% in 2016. Despite this setback, analysts predict that infrastructure spend will rally, rising to around US$6bn per annum by 2025 as new mega-projects break ground.
  • Manufacture of General Purpose Machinery
    South Africa
    31 July 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    Sales of general purpose machinery were worth some R36.2bn in 2016 up from R34.1bn in 2015 and according to the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), employment in the metals chamber stands at 298,000. General purpose machinery is typically defined as machinery that is used in a wide variety of industries, as opposed to machinery put to a specialised use in a single sector, such as agricultural equipment. There are 13 major product categories within the sector and there are a handful of major manufacturers or distributors active in each category with some 70 large or medium-sized businesses active in the sector as a whole.
  • The Manufacture and Supply of Batteries and EMD
    South Africa
    31 July 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The domestic battery manufacturing industry experienced a difficult 2016 due to pressure on consumers’ disposable income, declining employment, tightening credit conditions and political developments that resulted in gradual economic decline culminating in a recession in Q2 2017. Also a factor was the increase in the number of imported batteries, a sub-sector which continued to gain market share at the expense of local production despite the increase in import duty to 15%. The majority of imported automotive batteries originate from South Korea where manufacturers enjoy government sponsored grants and incentives. This negatively impacts local manufacturers, a situation compounded by the export of scrap batteries back to the country of manufacture, raising the cost of domestically recycled lead and making local manufacturing less competitive.
  • Railway Transport
    South Africa
    28 July 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    South Africa’s current rail network is the eleventh-largest in the world at 22,387 route-km or 30,400 track-km. It comprises 12,801km of national network, 7,278km of branch lines and 2,228km of narrow gauge urban network, as well as 80km of standard gauge regional rapid transit network. The Department of Transport regulates all transportation in the country and shares its responsibility for both passenger and freight infrastructure and operations with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) and Transnet SOC Ltd. The Department of Transport has oversight over PRASA and RSR, while Transnet, a state-owned company, falls under the Department of Public Enterprises. The Gauteng Provincial Government, through the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA), is the owner of the R27bn Gautrain system.
  • The Contract Cleaning Industry
    South Africa
    27 July 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The contract cleaning industry, which forms part of the temporary employment services (TES) sub-sector, plays an important role in job creation in South Africa. Almost 100,000 people are employed by approximately 1,500 contract cleaning companies. 620 companies, including 49 suppliers of goods and equipment, were members of the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) as of July 2017. Although companies are not compelled by law to join the NCCA, membership is mandatory if a company wants to tender for contracts. Another important group is the Black Economic Empowerment Cleaning Association (BEECA) which has 50 members.
  • Primary and Secondary Education
    South Africa
    26 July 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    For the 2018/19 financial year the allocation for Basic Education has been increased to R751.9bn, an increase of R1.1bn from the 2016/2017 financial year. However, despite years of investment into the sector with government spending on Basic Education reaching 15% of the total budget, South Africa’s public Primary and Secondary education sectors remain in crisis. The education sector is still struggling to overcome poor literacy levels, low Mathematics and Science results, a high drop-out rate and under-performing teachers.
  • Manufacture of Tanks, Cylinders, Reservoirs, and Steam Generators
    South Africa
    24 July 2017
    R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 1 127.52 (USD) *
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    The Pressure Equipment Manufacturing (PEM) industry is a value-adding manufacturing division in the Fabrication of Metals sub-sector and manufactures tanks, cylinders, reservoirs and steam generators. There are approximately 80 active industry players in the local PEM sector while the motion and control industry, which includes all cylinder manufacturers, has 85 industry players that belong to the South African Fluid Power Association (SAFPA). Statistics South Africa reported that total annual structural metal product sales for the 2016/2017 financial year reached R 32.856bn, 2.28% or R746m down on 2015/2016.
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