South African companies are increasingly expanding their businesses into other countries in Africa or considering expanding their businesses on the continent. Similarly, foreign companies seeking to invest in Africa are also increasingly using South Africa as a base to 'explore' business opportunities in other African countries.
The second largest and second most populous continent, Africa is blessed with vast natural resources and is fast becoming a lucrative commercial market with enormous potential for investors. However, divergent cultures, business landscapes and unique legal regulatory and political environments can make these ventures particularly challenging.
How we can help
To assist foreign companies that want to explore the abundant investment opportunities Africa has to offer, we have set up dedicated Africa Desks in Johannesburg, New York and Perth. Drawing on the strength of the PwC network and the firm's unique thought leadership methodology, the Africa Desk in Johannesburg has been established to assist both South African and foreign investors in coordinating the setting up and running of operations in Africa.
The Africa Desk is staffed by tax specialists from various African countries, including Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa. The team works closely and seamlessly with colleagues in PwC offices in other African countries, and the Africa Desk in New York to help clients find solutions for challenges facing their commercial ambitions in Africa.
What we do
The Africa Desk:
For more information and assistance on investing into Africa, contact any member of our Africa Desk team:
Ibikunle is a manager from PwC Nigeria. He has provided tax services covering many areas such as mergers and acquisitions, tax strategies, international tax planning, group structuring, business combination and tax function effectiveness.
Ibikunle has extensive multi-industry experience dealing with a wide variety of domestic and multinational clients. His industry experience includes the financial services, energy, telecommunications, consumer and industrial products sectors.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
He now works in PwC Sunninghill (Johannesburg) at the Africa Desk as a member of the Corporate International Tax team.
Phone: +27 (11) 797 5317
Jelle is a senior manager in the Corporate International Tax division of PwC in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has provided tax services covering many areas such as answering and implementing tax strategies of international operating companies, tax efficient international structuring, group structuring, etc. His home country is The Netherlands.
Jelle holds the MsC degree in Tax Law and is a member of the Dutch Order of Tax advisors. Jelle has worked in the field of taxation for the past 10 years and is an experienced all-round trusted (tax) advisor.
Currently, Jelle is on a long-term secondment at the PwC Sunninghill office in Johannesburg, where he is part of the Corporate International tax team and especially focussed on helping companies that are expanding their activities into the African continent.
Phone: +27 (11) 797 5990
Trevor Lukanga is a Consultant from PwC Uganda. Trevor has provided tax advisory and compliance services covering aspects in corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, financing arrangements as well as international tax planning.
Trevor's experience is majorly in sectors of banking, insurance, infrastructure, telecoms, retail and manufacturing concerns where he has been involved in providing tax solutions to diverse clients.
He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), holds a Bachelor of Business Administration as well as a Total Tax Person certification with the Uganda Revenue Authority. Currently, Trevor works in PwC Sunninghill (Johannesburg) at the Africa Desk as a member of the Corporate International Tax team.