Africa Practice

Let’s take the guesswork out of
politics and perception

Africa Practice is a strategic advisory firm, operating at the nexus of industry and government. We supply insights and advocacy solutions to corporations, investors, governments and foundations in Africa, enabling them to see more clearly, engage with confidence and unlock value to drive sustainable and equitable development.

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Solutions

Choose solution Policy reform
  • Policy reform
  • Building trust
    and influence
  • Fair and
    effective regulation
  • Navigating
    turbulent times
  • Exploring
    new markets
  • Anticipating risk
    and opportunity
  • Digital
    transformation

Policy reform

Building trust
and influence

Fair and
effective regulation

Navigating
turbulent times

Exploring
new markets

Anticipating risk
and opportunity

Digital
transformation

Policy reform

A donor-funded trade enhancement and agriculture promotion programme working with the private sector, public institutions and non-profit organisations needed to understand the prevailing policy and political environment around certain non-tariff barriers that currently limit the free movement of grains, staples and seeds in Eastern and Southern Africa in order to seek their removal and strengthen food security in the region.

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Building trust
and influence

An African entrepreneur and business leader had embarked on a new phase in his career, establishing a proprietary investment holding company to make transformative investments in a range of sectors across the continent. The investment company was not yet recognised as a brand and needed to be positioned strategically in order to compete for deals and attract partners among leading global DFIs, institutional investors and corporates.

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Fair and
effective regulation

An investor in East Africa’s mining sector needed to address the risk posed by the unexpected introduction of onerous local content requirements which jeopardized the project’s imminent financial close. Beyond the initial threat, the company also sought to secure its long term social license in a complex and dynamic stakeholder and regulatory environment.

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Navigating
turbulent times

A major international mining company faced expropriation in a West African country. Africa Practice was engaged to supply detailed political insights and advisory services to inform our client’s strategic decisions and negotiations with the host government.

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Exploring
new markets

A leading manufacturer of high end construction materials made a strategic decision to invest in sub-Saharan Africa in search of new growth markets for two of its main product lines, given the slowing demand in more mature markets in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company did not have any existing experience in or knowledge of SSA markets and required opportunity identification and market-entry support.

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Anticipating risk
and opportunity

A global FMCG leader needed to gain a deeper insight into the major trends shaping the consumer landscape in Africa and identify how these trends might converge in ways which could represent opportunities for discontinuous scale growth over the next 5 years. The company needed to identify potential strategic partnerships designed to unlock such growth and our recommendations needed to be actionable in their priority markets and demonstrate potential for regional scaleability.

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Digital
transformation

A major consumer-facing company was rolling out an investment programme, coinciding with a planned major expansion announcement. However these plans were put at risk when the company was sanctioned by multiple regulators as a result of alleged wrong-doing.

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12

African Government clients

110+

UN Global Compact member clients

45

Countries covered

16

Years of operation

6

Hub offices

Locations

Dar es Salaam
Gaborone
Johannesburg
Lagos
Nairobi

Dar es Salaam

Africa Practice Tanzania Ltd
Cape Town Fish Market
1st Floor, Plot No. 179, Msasani Village Block “B”
Dar es Salaam
PO Box 106173
Tanzania

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+255 (0) 222 601 100

Gaborone

Africa Practice HQ
Plot 4993B
Oodi Road, Village
Gaborone
Botswana

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+267 72 331 595

Johannesburg

Africa Practice Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
The Business Exchange
Corner Jan Smuts & 7th Avenue
195 Jan Smuts Ave
Rosebank
Johannesburg
South Africa

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+27 10 035 2500

Lagos

Africa Practice R&B Ltd
Plot 97, Union Bank Building
Adeola Odeku Street
Victoria Island
Lagos
Nigeria

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+234 (0)16320 479
+234 (0)8098614518

Nairobi

Africa Practice East Africa Ltd
P.O Box 40868 – 00100
Mitsumi Business Park, 7th Floor
Muthithi Road, Westlands
Nairobi
Kenya

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+254 (0)20 239 6898/9

London

London

Africa Practice Ltd.
14 Cambridge Court,
210 Shepherds Bush Road,
London W6 7NJ
United Kingdom

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+44 207 603 6744

Perth

Perth

Africa Practice Australia
Level 25
108 St Georges Terrace
WA 6000
Perth
Australia

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+61 (08) 6557 8966

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