Laura Peinke - Analyst Profile
Frost & Sullivan Africa
SummaryLaura Peinke joined Frost & Sullivan’s African operation in 2009. She is an analyst in the chemicals research group, focusing on market opportunities within this industry on the African continent. Laura's particular area of interest is in developing business strategies for chemicals, materials and food companies looking to diversify their portfolios in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, she worked on the development of a Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing in South Africa for the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). In addition, she has worked on numerous business development projects for major multinationals in Africa. During her studies, Laura also conducted a study of the reliability of liquid explosives in the South African mining industry. Through her strong research background, she brings excellent observational and analytical skills to the Frost & Sullivan team.
Recent items from Laura Peinke
The 2010 Budget speech saw government commit to financially support an industry-specific policy for the first time. This was expressed in the allocation given to the Industrial Policy Action Plan, or IPAP2. Previously, government has been reluctant to invest in specific projects and preferred to allocate funds to government departments for them to...
|11 Mar 2010||Blog post|
Do Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) have sufficient ability to support the Industrial Policy Action Plan and create jobs?
Export Processing Zones/ Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) have traditionally been regarded as the most effective way to boost manufacturing capacity of a country, and attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Successful examples can be found in India, China and Mauritius. In India alone, IDZs have contributed to over 100% manufacturing and export...
|23 Feb 2010||Blog post|
On Wednesday (17th Feb), the National Budget was presented to Parliament in Cape Town. In a much anticipated address, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that government had set aside R3.6 billion for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to partially support the 2010/11 Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). Although there were hints th...
|18 Feb 2010||Blog post|
South Africa's 2010/11 Industrial Policy Action Plan is expected to create over 700,000 jobs and contribute to manufacturing competitiveness
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will unveil South Africa’s 2010/11 Industrial Policy Framework Action Plan (IPAP) to Cabinet tomorrow (18 February). Global growth consultants Frost & Sullivan expected this plan to have a direct and, hopefully, sustainable impact on manufacturing productivity for the country. The IPAP is expected to focu...
|17 Feb 2010||Blog post|