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Senegal president: Africa ‘land of opportunity’ for investors

Macky Sall, President of Senegal, addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 25, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR (Reuters) – Fast-growing African economies represent a “land of opportunity” for investors and those deterred ... read more...
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L’Oreal believes Africa is open for business

L’Oreal believes Africa is open for business

11 October, 2013 by skassociates in Uncategorized
French cosmetics giant L’Oréal Group believes African consumers are worth it. The Paris-based company is expanding its presence on the continent as demand surges for international brands from an emerging and established middle class. In its quest to reach the “next one billion ... read more...

The benefits of buying property abroad

2 September, 2013 by skassociates in Uncategorized
Foreign residency, citizenship attract SA’s wealthy. Traditional property ownership in global cities including New York, London and Paris were made purely for offshore investments in hard currency. However, private wealth and property professionals agree that the majority of South Africans who ... read more...
Dangote Group president outlines reasons for its investment in Zambia

Dangote Group president outlines reasons for its investment in Zambia

Zambia’s high level of urbanisation as well as the government’s efforts to reduce dependence on copper, has motivated Nigeria’s Dangote Group to build a cement factory in the country. Alhaji Aliko Dangote The Group at the end of 2010 announced an Investment, Promotion and Protection Agreement ... read more...

Dangote Group president outlines reasons for its investment in Zambia

Zambia’s high level of urbanisation as well as the government’s efforts to reduce dependence on copper, has motivated Nigeria’s Dangote Group to build a cement factory in the country. Alhaji Aliko Dangote The Group at the end of 2010 announced an Investment, Promotion and Protection Agreement ... read more...

Buy-to-let part 2 … and the numbers look even worse.

  “It’s not what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s when you think you know and then it ain’t so –Mark Twain, American humourist and satirist. The reaction to my article on the investment merits of buy-to-let residential property in South Africa written two weeks ago was, as ... read more...

Why buying-to-let in retirement is a bad idea, Magnus Heystek

Negotiating sheriff auctions and the drawbacks of the BTL market. Many investors approaching retirement still consider buying one or two residential rental units as an additional, sometimes primary, source of income. The basis for this decision is often an emotional one, rather than a ... read more...

“Young Entrepreneurs Hold the Key to Growth”

Ashish Thakkar Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation Today, I believe Africa is the single most exciting place in terms of opportunities. The continent is not only experiencing its longest boom for 30 years but, according to International Monetary Fund forecasts, seven of the world’s 10 ... read more...

Mota-Engil To Invest $36m In Zambia

19 July, 2013 by skassociates in Ventures Africa
VENTURES AFRICA- As part of its expansion plan on the African continent, Portugal’s biggest construction firm, Mota-Engil, said it plans to invest $36 million in Zambia. The announcement was made following a €118 million ($154 million) contract awarded to the firm – to build a 240km T-4 Great ... read more...
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