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SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment
2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues in five years. These are some of the highlights from PwC’s ninth edition of SA Mine, a series of publications that highlights trends in the South African mining industry released by PwC.
Political instability might have impacted the hospitality and tourism sector in Ethiopia but the diplomatic country of Africa stands resilient to the challenges set before her. Ghana’s Accra, being listed as one of the most expensive cities in Africa, is attracting more visitors than anticipated. Real estate development is booming while the city flourish as a vacation and business hub for many travelers. The 7th edition of the PwC Hotels Outlook: 2017 – 2021 report establish Ethiopia and Ghana as countries with a brighter outlook in the hotel industry – both countries are increasingly growing in the number of international hotel brands.
Digital IQ for African companies track global averages—but South Africa is at risk of falling behind: PwC report
Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation. African companies match their global peers in many measures of Digital IQ: just over half (52%) rate their organisation’s Digital IQ as strong – a score of 70% or greater. However, South African companies stand at risk, with less than half (47%) rating their organisation’s IQ over 70%.
PwC (www.PwC.com) research across the continent shows that 91% of CEOs are confident about their own companies’ growth prospects in the medium term. “This is the highest level of confidence since we started our research on CEOs in Africa in 2012,” Hein Boegman CEO for PwC Africa said this while speaking on challenges and opportunities facing Africa’s CEOs at a press briefing held by PwC at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 in Durban, South Africa. Conversely, CEOs are concerned about uncertain economic growth and the impact this will have on their business as they anticipate growth prospects. “The returns for doing business on the continent are high, but so are the risks. Africa’s CEOs are operating in difficult times – infrastructure on the continent remains a challenge, finding and retaining the right talent for their businesses, dealing with many of the hurdles that come with working with governments, and managing growth plans across the continent,” Boegman added. Additionally, Dion Shango, CEO for PwC Southern Africa said “It is no longer enough for business leaders to steer their organizations through a complicated and challenging environment – they will need to adapt swiftly to change.”