One wonders how much greater it would be if further progress could be achieved in terms of bridging the commercial chasm between Francophone and Anglophone Africa.

The Economic Business Group and the West Cape Strategy Group have teamed up to develop the mechanisms and platforms needed to advance trade between Anglophone and Francophone Africa.

 

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Executive Overview

In Sub Saharan Africa, economic growth continues to surge ahead. While the economies are smaller, the pace of expansion is far more buoyant than the situation in Western Europe.

While politicians talk the talk with regard to economic integration (business and trade), in practice, the pace of harmonization is far slower.

The key driver for economic development in Africa will be an emerging Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) sector. However, the continent is weak in terms of its manufacturing and value added capability and many countries continue to import various genres of goods from the developed world, but also increasingly from China.

However, one wonders how much greater it would be if further progress could be achieved in terms of bridging the commercial chasm between Francophone and Anglophone Africa. The Economic Business Group and the West Cape Strategy Group have teamed up to develop the mechanisms and platforms needed to advance trade between Anglophone and Francophone Africa.

The key driver for economic development in Africa will be an emerging Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) sector.

 

The Maiden Edtion of the Forum will come off in May 2017. 

 

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