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Genesis wins two grant-funded projects to support SGB sector

Genesis Analytics has won two grant-funded projects through the ANDE Catalyst Fund for Impact Measurement in Africa. The current round is funded by the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Impact Programme.

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Genesis to test SA market for HIV prevention and contraception patch

Genesis Analytics has been contracted to determine the acceptability and usability of microarray patches (MAPs) as a technology to provide HIV prevention and contraception to South African women, who are at greatest risk of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy.

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Genesis principal works with ANDE South Africa to support impact investing

Genesis principal in the Evaluation for Development practice, Mishkah Jakoet, has been appointed to the steering committee of ANDE South Africa.

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Digital skills revolution will create winners and losers in labour market

Genesis Analytics led the "Digital Economy - Classifying Drivers of Digital Work" workshop at the “UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH: Work | Innovation | Technology” event in Nairobi in May 2018.

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Registration is now open for first Merl Tech Jozi

Genesis Analytics is excited to be part of the organisation of MERL Tech Jozi — the first MERL Tech conference on the African continent. 

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Newsletters

Lessons for the future of banking channels

Bank branches are far from being coffee shops, but some buzz of activity is definitely needed to create a positive customer experience.

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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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Africa's Export Commodity Dependence: From Boom to Bust to ...?

Twenty-one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa are highly dependent on commodity exports – whether petroleum, aluminium, copper, diamonds, cocoa, cotton or tobacco – to drive their growth and development. 

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Reports & other Documents

How to prepare South African youth for the digital economy

Digital technology is transforming economies and the world of work in profound ways. Traditional jobs are being transformed while new forms of work are being created. Genesis Analytics convened at TechSalon in Joburg in June 2018 to discuss the future of work for South African youth.

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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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RAISING THE DRINKING AGE TO 21: PROS AND CONS IN REPORT TO NEDLAC

The National Economic and Development Labour Council (Nedlac) commissioned Genesis Analytics to conduct an urgent independent study on the likely economic, health and social impacts of some of the amendments proposed in the Liquor Amendment Bill, 2017.

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Submissions on amendments to the Competition Act by Genesis

The submission by Genesis Analytics focuses on the economic aspects of some key focus areas of the amendments. In making this submission we have sought to draw not only on best practice economic thinking but also on our extensive experience in a wide variety of competition matters.

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Impact of 4th industrial revolution on SA financial services

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Full report

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Impact of 4IR on SA financial services market: Summary report

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Executive Summary

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