Africa Desk

We have dedicated Africa Desks in Johannesburg and New York to assist foreign companies wanting to explore investment opportunities Africa has to offer.

Thinking of expanding in Africa?

Organisations are increasingly expanding their businesses into countries in Africa. 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.

Africa, the second largest and second most populous continent 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.

Our Africa Coordination Centre is a strategic hub and centre of excellence dedicated to supporting your business operations in Africa.

 

 

 

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, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. 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

  • Addresses important issues facing your business in African countries in an integrated manner;
  • Provides quick responses to preliminary and generic questions that companies would like answered when considering investment in Africa;
  • Facilitates investments and business operations by providing access to the right contacts for tax (and legal) advisory services to investors in Africa;
  • Coordinates between companies investing into Africa and respective PwC offices in other countries; and
  • Organises seminars on the intricacies of doing business in various African countries and provides regular updates on recent tax and regulatory developments on the continent.

For more information and assistance on investing into Africa, contact any member of our Africa Desk team.

 

Contact us

Alan Seccombe
Partner/Director
Tel: +27 (0)11 797 4110
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Ibikunle Olatunji
Senior Manager
Tel: +27 (0)11 797 5317
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Trevor Lukanga
Manager
Tel: +27 (11) 287 0928
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Fabio Henriquez
Manager
Tel: +27 (0)11 797 5900
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