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Private investors to build 23,000-bed hostels in public varsities

Three public universities in Kenya are set to expand student accommodation by more than 23,400 beds after the Treasury approved their requests to let private investors build hostels.

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Premier asks Genesis to investigate lifestyle diseases in Gauteng

Genesis Analytics has been appointed by the Office of the Premier in Gauteng to understand the social, economic and financial impacts of lifestyle diseases in the province.

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Genesis study finds 96% of transactions by SA’s 1.5m informal enterprises are made in cash

More than 51 percent of South Africa’s informal enterprises have encountered strong customer interest in paying by card, yet around 90 percent of them continue to run as cash-only businesses, according to a Genesis study done for Mastercard.

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Genesis to develop HIV and TB comms strategy to improve prevention and care

Genesis Analytics has been asked to develop an HIV and TB communication strategy for the South African Department of Health (DoH) to improve care and prevention.

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Competition Commission asks Genesis to probe school uniform prices

Genesis has been appointed by the Competition Commission to assess the pricing practices of the school uniform retailers in South Africa. 

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Gates Foundation employs Genesis to support revitalisation of HIV prevention plan

Genesis Analytics has been awarded a second contract by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support its work in HIV prevention in East and Southern Africa, the region most affected by the HIV epidemic.

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Newsletters

SA banks complete for the few new account holders

With so few new entrants to the South African labour market annually, the pressure is on banks to compete for the few new customers to retain their client base.

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Are bankers turning into IT managers?

Are CEOs of banks becoming IT managers rather than bankers as managing the cost of IT and the capability trade-off it provides play a key role in securing the sustainability of earnings? 

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Global outlook improves: Good news for Africa

As global and domestic economic conditions continue to improve, exchange rates in a number of African counties are expected to display a greater degree of stability over the coming years.

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Balancing act of economics in regulating fees

What has led to the 35% drop in departure fees that passengers leaving South African airports will pay from 1 April 2017? Economics can provide guidance on how appropriate  prices are determined and should evolve in a regulated setting.

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Commission might unlock savings for consumers

The Competition Commission is to probe automotive aftermarkets following their scoping study that found that certain industry practices limited competition to the cost of the consumer. 

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Getting out of the Green Swamp of sameness

Banks have similar products, the same distribution channels and core banking systems, and regularly exchange staff between themselves. The question then is whether a lotus flower can emerge from this algae of sameness? 

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Reports & other Documents

Graduate recruitment for 2019 has started: Read more

Applications for our annual recruitment drive are open. We are looking for newly qualified talent to join either one of the following streams: Policy and Development, Banking Strategy and Behavioural Economics, Microeconomics.

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About us: A guide to the work of 8 practices at Genesis Analytics

Genesis Analytics was one of the first economics-based consultancy firms to be established in Africa and has grown into the largest. Read more about our work across eight practices and in 32 African countries.

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GENESIS ADVISES MEDIA24 IN SEMINAL PREDATORY PRICING CASE

Genesis was retained in 2011 by Media24, a large newspaper and magazine publisher, to defend predatory pricing allegations made against the group by the Competition Commission in what has proven to be South Africa’s seminal predation case. The judgment was delivered by the Competition Appeal Court in March 2018.

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Insights from integrating CSA into Outgrower Models

This paper forms part of a set of three climate-smart agriculture thematic papers that provide an action research analysis of the approaches that were used in implementing Vuna pilot innovation models in East and Southern Africa (ESA), a DFID-funded regional climate-smart agricultural programme.

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Inclusive Seed Systems: Insights from East and Southern Africa

This paper forms part of a set of three thematic papers that draw from action research conducted on the approaches used in implementing climate-smart agriculture innovation models in East and Southern Africa by Vuna, a DFID funded regional CSA programme.

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Private Sector Driven Models for Smallholder Farmers

This paper forms part of a set of three thematic papers that draw from action research conducted on the approaches used in implementing climate-smart agriculture innovation models in East and Southern Africa by Vuna, a DFID funded regional CSA programme.

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