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Andrew McGregor


Management and Advisory Business Services

The South African Management Consulting and Business Advisory Services industry performs a pivotal role in all sectors of the South African economy, providing a multitude of value-added services that seek to enhance performance and productivity. The sector is characterised by high levels of fragmentation and differentiation, with players ranging from independent sole proprietors to major multinational consulting firms. The number of consultants, business advisors and business coaches exceeds 60,000 while the annual revenue of the sector is estimated at more than R70bn.

Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables

The processing of fruit and vegetables is a sector of the agro-processing industry that has become increasingly important to South African manufacturing and was worth R14.6bn in 2015. There were 55,105 people employed in food processing activities during the second quarter of 2016, with an estimated 15,000 working directly in factories processing fruit and vegetables. Due to the industry's close linkages with primary agriculture, fruit and vegetable processing also supports more than 100,000 on-farm labourers.

The Telecommunications in Nigeria

Nigeria has the biggest mobile market in Africa with 153.3 million subscribers in September 2016. National Bureau of Statistics show that the sector contributed 7.5% or approximately US$6,547.16m to the Nigerian economy in the third quarter of 2016. Broadband penetration increased from 10% in 2014 to nearly 14% in 2016, and is expected to grow to 30% by 2018 if the country’s National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 is implemented according to schedule.

Mining of Platinum

As a result of the low platinum price and increasing costs, platinum producers have experienced low margins over the last few years and many companies have been forced to shelve their expansion plans and exploration projects. Companies have announced the closure of unprofitable shafts and a number of other shafts have been put on care and maintenance. The issuing of section 54 stoppage notices in the event of safety breaches has also resulted in the closure of certain mines, costing South African companies R834m during the first half of 2016.

Manufacture of Pumps, Compressors, Taps and Valves

Like most manufacturing industries, the South African pumps, compressors, taps and valves industry, has been negatively impacted by the weak economy, volatile exchange rates, rising input costs and political uncertainty. Manufacturers rely largely on State-Owned Enterprises for business, with the water and power generation industries accounting for 43% of the total valve market, so delays in state infrastructure spend mean that the sector experienced lower than expected growth in 2015. READ MORE

Retail Trade via Stalls and Markets

According to the latest available statistics published in the November 2016 draft of the Department of Arts and Culture’s (DAC) Revised White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage, the craft sector contributed R3.3bn to GDP in 2010 and employed more than 273,000 people. The DAC’s 2014 National Mapping Study revealed that there were approximately 27,685 organisations within the broader creative and cultural industries (CCI) sector in South Africa.


Other Recent Reports

Reports Currently in the Editing Process
  • Growing of Cereals and Other Crops in South Africa - Siccode 11110
  • The Paint Industry in South Africa - Siccodes 33520; 61430c, 62430c
  • The Construction Industry in Ghana - Siccode 502
  • Renting of Construction Equipment with or without Operator in South Africa - Siccode 50500; 85220
  • Manufacture of Railway and Tramway Locomotives and Rolling Stock in South Africa - Siccode 38500

Reports Allocated
  • The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Industry in South Africa - Siccodes 11120; 11130
  • The Film, Gaming and Animation Industry and Renting of Film Equipment in South Africa - Siccodes 85290a; 96111
  • Manufacture of Cement and Lime in South Africa - Siccode 34240
  • Wholesale and Retail of Food in Tanzania - Siccodes 61221 & 62110
  • The Construction Industry in Kenya - Siccode 502
  • Old Age Homes in South Africa - Siccode 93300a
  • Manufacture and Wholesale of Basic Iron and Steel in South Africa - Siccode 351; 61430e
  • Manufacture of Pesticides and Other Agro-Chemical Products in South Africa - Siccode 33510
  • The Manufacture and Wholesale of Non-Alcoholic Beverages - Siccode 30530; 61222c
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