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The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies, a joint initiative between the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Africa Business Group (AfBG) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), has developed a distinguished visitor series to expose Singaporean and other companies interested in Africa to experts in their fields.

South Africa has alternated between being the largest and second largest economy in Africa over the past few years. Nobody can, however, deny that it is by far the most sophisticated economy in Africa. South Africa’s political environment has experienced a lot of volatility the past few few years. Its current president has had to face negative verdicts from the Constitutional Court and the High Court, as well as adverse press on his relationship with the Guppta family from india. The pressure on South Africa has been building up since the end of 2015, when President Zuma fired his finance minister and replaced him with an unknown backbencher. Due to a strong negative reaction, he replaced this weekend special with a previous finance minister, Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan and his deputy were then fired in March 2017. Both Standard & Poor and Fitch subsequently downgraded South Africa’s credit rating to junk status. The scene seems to be set up for serious political upheavel.

 

Event Date 27-Apr-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 27-Apr-2017 12:15 pm

Africa has been in focus for various Singaporean companies, with great success. Various Singapore companies have either started their business ventures in Africa, or have seen the business opportunities in Africa and have subsequently expanded their business to exploit these opportunities. Tolaram Group decided to tap into the entrepreneurial characteristics of Nigeria. It therefore decided to build a business by supporting entrepreneurs in Nigeria to develop their own businesses, based on a recipe developed by the Tolaram Group itself. In this way, Multipro, a subsidiary of Tolaram Group, not only developed a significant distribution network, but also enabled entrepeneurs to become the masters of their own destinies. The ensuing distribution network was so valuable that global food company Kellogg purchased 50% of Multipro. In this session, Mr Haresh Aswani, the Managing Director Nigeria for Tolaram Group, and Honorary Consul-General for Singapore in Nigeria, will present his views on the the challenges Tolaram Group faced in building Multipro in Nigeria, as well as the business model of Multipro.

 

Event Date 23-May-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 23-May-2017 10:00 am

The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies is delighted to invite the undergraduate business students of Singapore to participate in a competition to develop a business model and plan for a new business in Africa.

Event Date 20-Feb-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 31-Aug-2017 12:30 pm
Attachment CAS BModel Competition 2017.pdf

The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies and Singapore Business Federation Business Institute is pleased to organize a workshop on “Strategies for Conducting Due Diligence and Collecting Market Intelligence in Africa.Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be granted an attendance certificate.

Africa is a continent consisting of 54 countries, each one with unique national and business environments. This requires a tailor-made approach to business in each one of these countries. Managers interested in expanding into Africa, need to understand the macro environment and business industry they are interested in doing business in. In addition, an in-depth understanding of the consumer you are interested in serving, is an absolute prerequisite. This workshop will concentrate on Africa, but the underlying skills are generic and applicable to all parts of the world.

Day/Date: 05 April 2017, Wednesday

Time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Fee per pax (incl. GST): S$380.00

Event Date 05-Apr-2017 1:30 pm
Event End Date 05-Apr-2017 5:30 pm

The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies and Singapore Business Federation Business Institute is pleased to organize a workshop on “Business Culture and Negotiations in Africa”. Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be granted an attendance certificate.

Africa is a continent consisting of 54 countries, each one with unique national and business cultures. This requires a tailor-made approach to business in each one of these countries. In this workshop, delegates will be exposed to the intricacies of the business cultures in Africa and how this influences negotiations in the world of business.

Day/Date: 05 April 2017, Wednesday

Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Fee per pax (incl. GST): S$380.00

Event Date 05-Apr-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-Apr-2017 12:30 pm

NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

 

50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

 

(65) 6513 8089