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Where is the best place to start a business in Africa? There are several factors to consider including reliable electricity and the level of corruption.

Getting down to business in Africa has its challenges. GlobalPost used data from the World Bank's 2011 survey on the easiest and most difficult countries to do business, to show the successes and challenges for entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa.


The small Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius ranked No. 1 in Africa for the best place to do business, ahead of South Africa, where the biggest problem for entrepreneurs is getting electricity.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/...orst-countries-do-business-africa-interactive
 

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Best and worst countries to do business in Africa

Getting down to business in Africa has its challenges. GlobalPost used data from the World Bank's 2011 survey on the easiest and most difficult countries to do business, to show the successes and challenges for entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa.

The small Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius ranked No. 1 in Africa for the best place to do business, ahead of South Africa, where the biggest problem for entrepreneurs is getting electricity. :wtf:

Chad, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo ranked as the worst countires to do business in the continent. :baaa: Getting credit is the only issue that is not a problem, according to the data.

Nigeria beats the rest of Africa with fastest new company growth despite it having major roadblocks with registering properties and getting electricity, :eek:mg: according to the World Bank.
come on guys. have it out :shifty:
 

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Interesting...Newly registered companies by year:
1- Nigeria: 65089
2- Morocco: 26166
3- South Africa: 24 700
4- Kenya 17 897
5- Uganda 11197
6- Algeria 10544
 

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There aint no electrocoty shortages in South Africa.
You're partly right. There's no shortage as in there are hardly blackouts in SA, but the situation is extremely tight. Apparently on some cold winter days there's only about 400MW of spare capacity (not counting the diesel powered turbines abt 1500MW, which are used as the very last resort).

However for new developments, getting electricity is a mission, the only way SA's growing atm is due to electricity efficiency gains.
 

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Interesting...Newly registered companies by year:
1- Nigeria: 65089
2- Morocco: 26166
3- South Africa: 24 700
4- Kenya 17 897
5- Uganda 11197
6- Algeria 10544


The focus has more to do with the ease of doing business. I wouldnt be bothered too much with the amount of newly registered companies.;)

With a small population Morocco has, you guys are still doing well, going by those numbers.
 

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But the fact that you can register your business easily is a a fundamental part of doing business...So in Nigeria's case that means that the red tape is decreasing a good deal, which is good for those on the lower economic levels.

Electricity is a problem but not bad.
 

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You're partly right. There's no shortage as in there are hardly blackouts in SA, but the situation is extremely tight. Apparently on some cold winter days there's only about 400MW of spare capacity (not counting the diesel powered turbines abt 1500MW, which are used as the very last resort).

However for new developments, getting electricity is a mission, the only way SA's growing atm is due to electricity efficiency gains.
why not go nuclear?
 

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SA does have nuclear plants but I think production is being outpaced by demand, so blackout are the result.

California in the US relies on power supplies as far as NC, because demand is too high.
 

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Interesting...Newly registered companies by year:
1- Nigeria: 65089
2- Morocco: 26166
3- South Africa: 24 700
4- Kenya 17 897
5- Uganda 11197
6- Algeria 10544
With population taken into consideration, Morocco, SA and Kenya are actually ahead of Nigeria.
 

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Interesting...Newly registered companies by year:
1- Nigeria: 65089
2- Morocco: 26166
3- South Africa: 24 700
4- Kenya 17 897
5- Uganda 11197
6- Algeria 10544
With population taken into consideration, Morocco, SA and Kenya are actually ahead of Nigeria. .
 

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SA does have nuclear plants but I think production is being outpaced by demand, so blackout are the result.

California in the US relies on power supplies as far as NC, because demand is too high.
Not atm, that was the case in 2008 when most of the power plants underwent repairs. Though we do have a very small amount of reserve electricity.
 

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Not atm, that was the case in 2008 when most of the power plants underwent repairs. Though we do have a very small amount of reserve electricity.
So the brownouts were in 2008 but are now gone?
 

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Interesting...Newly registered companies by year:
1- Nigeria: 65089
2- Morocco: 26166
3- South Africa: 24 700
4- Kenya 17 897
5- Uganda 11197
6- Algeria 10544
I thought that you need to be friends with the King to open a company?
Where is Mister79?
 
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