The Fragility of Perception

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As I am new to the African continent, having recently relocated from the Netherlands to Johannesburg, what an exciting and inspirational couple of months it has been. Attending the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda has been both an absolute highlight, privilege and a great learning experience. Listening to political, economic and industry leaders […]

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The rise of future cities in SSA – A Spotlight on Lagos

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The JLL research report “Globalisation and Competition: The New World Cities” defines Emerging World Cities as business and political capitals of large or medium-sized emerging economies that function as gateways for international firms, trade and investment. Some of the key characteristics of these cities include rapid urbanization, infrastructure development, increase in FDI’s, young and growing […]

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Five Things to Know Before Building a Business in Africa

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Corporate and investor interest in Africa commands the attention of the highest echelons of global business. The 2015 Forum theme, Reimagining Africa’s Future, has my fellow delegates and I reflecting upon our continent’s remarkable turnaround. Over the past decade and a half alone, Africa’s economy has grown nearly 3 percentage points faster than global GDP. Fuelled by an influx […]

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