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African Business 2021

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The 2021 edition of African Business is the second issue of this useful guide to business and investment on the continent. The positive reception accorded the inaugural edition in 2020 was encouraging and we are optimistic that this publication and future issues will continue to meet the need for timely and relevant information in an exciting time for African business. African Business 2021 has articles on recent trends plus overviews of the key economic sectors on the continent and regional and country profiles. There is an in-depth analysis of the implications for trade on the continent of the introduction of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) and an article on the growth and importance of exploration for minerals, gas and oil. Namibia and Botswana feature in an article on how cooperation can drive economic growth and an opinion piece focusses on the role that digital technology can play not only in the financial sector, but in the driving progress in a broader sense. Global African Network is a proudly African company which has been producing region-specific business and investment guides since 2004, including South African Business and Nigerian Business, in addition to its online investment promotion platform:



COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is the national custodian responsible for the collection, compilation and curation of all onshore and offshore geoscience data and information. The CGS aims to use this information and knowledge to develop geoscience solutions to real-world challenges in South Africa. GEOSCIENCE MappING Geoscience mapping is the core function of the CGS and aims to develop fundamental geoscience knowledge using an integrated and multidisciplinary approach as well as innovation that merges several onshore and offshore geoscience themes such as geology, geotechnical studies, geochemistry, geophysics and economic geology for mineral and energy resources and their mineralising systems information to boost sustainable exploration for economic growth. ENGINEERING GEOLOGy aND GEOHazaRDS As the custodian of the national seismological network, the CGS monitors and maintains a geohazard inventory for South Africa. This information is primarily used in developing effective and novel geohazard mitigation solutions for safe and judicious land use. Modern artificial intelligence techniques are applied in subsidence mapping and seismic hazards characterization. WORLD CLaSS FaCILITIES The geoscience functions are supported by a multi-faceted laboratory that performs a wide range of analytical services such as petrography, whole rock geochemistry, petrophysics, coal science and hydrochemistry. The CGS also manages a geoscience museum, library, bookshop, and national core repository which are used by the scientific community and the general public. WaTER aND ENVIRONMENT The CGS carries out hydrogeological studies and aquifer modelling and is also responsible for environmental geoscience research which aims to provide sustainable solutions to monitor and mitigate the impact of geology and mining activities on the health of the environment including its inhabitants. aFRICaN FOOTpRINT aND OTHER COLLaBORaTIONS As the permanent secretariat of the Organisation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS), the CGS has an impressive footprint in the African continent where various geoscience services have been rendered in line with global standards, international policy and governance. The CGS also collaborates with various academic institutions and science councils around the world. CONTaCT US Our head office is located at: 280 Pretoria Street, Pretoria, 0184 I @CGS_RSA I I I Tel: +27 (0)12 841 1911 I Email: I Web:

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