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North Africa market


“Africa is not without its own considerable resources. We must take the view that Africa will be amongst the new engines of global growth.” Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

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According to various reputable forecasters, the African economy is expected to grow by more than five percent during 2012/13, while its total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to reach US$2.6 trillion by the year 2020.


Africa is becoming increasingly attractive for business investment: positive regulatory changes have been made, infrastructure is being developed and economies are diversifying. Moreover, mobile banking, private equity, microfinance and venture capital are also helping to increase economic growth.


Nevertheless, expanding into Africa is certainly not without its challenges. Crucially, the political situation must be assessed.


To help you make the right decisions whilst navigating investment in this diverse continent, please contact us for more information.  

African Emergence - The Rise of the Phoenix

African Emergence - The Rise of the Phoenix (PDF 1.98 MB)

The report, titled African Emergence - The Rise of the Phoenix, discusses key themes around the three mega-trends currently shaping business in Africa, specifically high demand for natural resources, increased consumerism by an emerging African middle class and large-scale investments into infrastructure.


The report finds that while Africa offers significant investment opportunities, the continent has not yet reached its potential.  Yunus Suleman, Chairman of KPMG Africa Limited, comments, "FDI is an essential component of Africa's sustainable, positive future.  And it's good for investors too - there is undoubtedly money to be made in Africa, recognised today as one of the world's most attractive high growth markets.  Understanding FDI, what it means to Africa as much to the global investor, accessing these funds and securing the desired returns, are all very much part of today's African story."


Download the publication (PDF 1.98 MB)


African Conversation Series - Transacting in Africa

Africa Conversation Series

Africa is regarded as a continent of opportunity. Some regarded it as a risky investment, yet others have realized the rewards it offers. This KPMG Conversation series includes ABN's Alishia Seckam and her panel of expert business guests who share their experiences on entering African markets. On the Conversations panel is Lullu Krugel, Senior Economist at KPMG, Josphat Mwaura, Managing Partner at KPMG East Africa, Oti Ikomi, Senior VP at Ecobank Transnational, and Nicolas Maweni, Marketing and Comms Specialist.

To view any of the episodes please find relevant links below. 



International Strategy

International Strategy

International Strategy and internationalization means different things to different businesses - from exporting goods, to manufacturing goods for import; from supply chain management, to supplying booming consumer markets in High Growth Markets; from tax structuring to structuring transactions. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy which comes with the guarantee of success.