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It seems like the issue surrounding China’s involvement in Africa just cannot go to rest.
The fifth BRICS Summit will be based on the theme “BRICS and Africa – partnership for development, integration and industrialisation”
How we made it in Africa looks at six companies that have invested in the region’s agribusiness sector.
“The middle class is growing and the consumer is gaining more purchasing power,” says Michiel le Roux, investment executive at PSG Africa.
Eric Guichard’s company Homestrings gives foreign investors access to investment opportunities in Africa.
“While FDI inflows into African countries might be gaining momentum, they are still behind markets such as Asia.”
KPMG’s Anthony Thunstrom identifies the markets that offer companies a good entry point to expand into Africa.
Professional services firm KPMG has identified three mega-trends that have sparked investor interest in Africa.
“Entrepreneurs need to show very specifically what their plan is,” says Walter Lamberson, a partner at Open Capital Advisors.
South African agribusiness companies are eyeing the rest of the continent for growth.
The single-largest business opportunity in Africa will be its rising consumer market.
Unease over resource nationalism was a recurring theme at this year’s African Mining Indaba.
Although South Africa is the most advanced economy on the continent, its economic growth is relatively sluggish compared to other African countries.
American conglomerate General Electric says it will invest US$1 billion in Nigeria, promising to more than triple the country’s electrical output over the next 10 years.
China’s investment into Africa has sparked a number of debates around the world.