PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Investing in Africa with grace and commitment.

WITH seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world, Africa is an exciting investment opportunity despite the slump in commodity prices.

An African bull would argue that the slump will redirect investment into a more inclusive economy. This will develop a ready, able and capable untapped market — creating the single-biggest opportunity to lift SA’s pedestrian growth rate by an additional 200 basis points.

SA remains the most viable destination from which to enter Africa. Its infrastructure supporting a world-class banking, retail, education, health, environment and legal system makes for a managed entry into Africa. Yet, we seem intent on eroding this position.