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Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity


The PwC report - Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all - says a new approach is needed that better recognises the part that off-grid technology can play.

Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth in a challenging global economic environment


The Africa Business Agenda compiles results from 153 CEOs and includes insights from business and public sector leaders from across Africa.

Global Internet inclusion could lift 500 million out of poverty, and add over $6trn to global GDP


Global inclusion in the Internet could bring seven percent of the world’s population - 500 million people – above absolute poverty levels, and add US$6.7 trillion to global economic output, according to a study released today by Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business.

Business planning on Sustainable Development Goals needed to action CEO concerns about stakeholders


CEOs who believe companies should prioritise long-term over short-term profitability highlight that they need to identify how they impact positively or negatively on the sustainable development goals, according to a new paper by PwC.

Strategy that works in Africa: closing the gap between strategy and execution


Most major corporations struggle with developing a business strategy that works. Fifty percent of business leaders don’t believe they have a winning strategy to begin with and almost all report missing major opportunities in the market.

Industry 4.0 companies worldwide are investing over $US 900 billion per year until 2020


Industrial companies are digitising essential functions within their internal vertical value chain, as well as their horizontal partners along the supply chain.

Effective internal audit leaders can help achieve stakeholder alignment and better performance


According to a recent report by PwC of over 1,600 chief audit executives (CAEs), senior management and board members, internal audit functions that have very effective leadership perform better and add greater value to their business.

SA retailers and consumer goods companies face digital disruption


PwC’s Total Retail 2016 report reveals a global consumer digital revolution as consumers push the boundaries of online shopping. For retailers and consumer goods companies the disruption by online business is increasingly gaining momentum.

SA’s insurers are having to break away from ‘business as usual’ to look for new ways to achieve growth: PwC insurance report


Despite a challenging operating and economic landscape, South Africa’s major insurers produced a positive set of results for the year ended 31 December 2015.

Call for public sector to redefine its purpose, collaborate with business to build growth, and measure success smarter


Worldwide, governments and business leaders are facing the challenge of rising geopolitical uncertainty and a more connected – yet in many ways more divergent – world. And to meet these challenges, the public sector needs to redefine its purpose, collaborate with business to build the foundations of growth, and measure success in smarter ways.

Curator of African Bank – Tom Winterboer - announces the launch of Good Bank


The Curator of African Bank, Tom Winterboer, is pleased to announce that, following the completion of the exchange offer process, the Good Bank, renamed African Bank Limited, has been launched on 4 April 2016.

High level of awareness of SDGs among SA business compared to citizens


SDG awareness amongst the business community is high (87%) compared to the general population – only 28% of citizens are aware of SDGs.

King IV Code brings the role of ethical and effective leadership to the fore


Like its predecessors, the King IV code focuses on the concept of stakeholder inclusivity and highlights that organisations are not merely responsible for the economic bottom line but critically need to consider the societal and environmental impacts and outcomes of their operations.

Traditional Financial Services Firms fear almost a quarter of their business is at risk from FinTechs


FinTech companies are more bullish, believing they could capture a third of incumbents’ business

PwC supports and promotes entrepreneurship and innovation across the African continent


Entrepreneurship must be promoted and supported across the African continent to promote economic growth, boost job creation, and alleviate poverty on the continent. Innovative emerging companies are disruptive and are highly scalable businesses. They require professional services to add value to their vision, strategy and growth plans and ensure they are sustainable.