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November 14, 2019
EY's The Better Question Podcast: Episode 13 - Why is Africa more than just a matter of time?
The population of the African continent exceeds 900 million, with incomes expected to grow 4-5% over the next decade. By 2050, Africa will have the world’s largest and youngest labor force, providing a growing opportunity for companies with the patience to invest in Africa to create the skills they need globally. This will be essential to support growth of local production – today, intra-African trade accounts for only 15% of the continent’s product, compared to 35% in the EU. Success will require understanding of governments that are often customer, partner, and regulator simultaneously.
In this episode of The Better Question podcast, EYQ Fellow Chris Meyer and Yassmin Abdel-Magied are joined by Nicola Kleyn, Dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, and Ajen Sita, CEO, EY Africa.