Terence McNamee is the Deputy Director of The Brenthurst Foundation.
He was involved in co-editing “Africans Investing in Africa: Understanding Business and Trade, Sector by Sector”.
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Description of “Africans Investing in Africa” on Amazon.com:
“Africans Investing in Africa” explores intra-African trade and investment by showing how, where and why Africans invest across Africa.
The book aims to identify the economic, political and social experiences that hinder or stimulate investment; and highlights examples of pan-African investors.
This book is the outcome of a project conceived in 2011 by the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation and the Lagos-based Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The foundations, drawing on their established record of scholarship and policy advice on issues impacting Africa's economic growth and development, agreed to undertake in-depth, case-study based research into why African-owned or/and African-based companies were still struggling to succeed across multiple geographies on the continent, despite the Africa's impressive economic growth rates and overall improvements in macro-economic management.
South African companies have been very, very successful in the rest of the continent.— Terence McNamee
This article first appeared on 702 : Why some African companies succeed on the Continent while others fail