Throughout her career as an economist and as group economist within South Africa's financial services industry, NKC's founder and Managing Director, Noelani King Conradie, was aware of a shortage of rigorous, independent Africa research and analysis to help drive effective investment decisions.
Since its launch in 2002, in Paarl, South Africa, NKC has consistently provided exacting, unbiased, and comprehensive reports on macroeconomic conditions and political risk of Africa's leading economies in order to caution against pitfalls and guide investors towards opportunities. Sectors served include financial services, construction, logistics, engineering, energy, retail, agriculture, transport, heavy equipment, telecommunications, the metals industry, and more.
NKC joined Oxford Economics in May 2015, when the firm was rebranded NKC African Economics. Oxford Economics is one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 4,000 cities and regions. Its best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools provide an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.