Borne of the enterprising spirit of MD Noelani King Conradie, the firm was launched towards the end of 2002 as NKC Independent Economists to address the dearth of rigorous, independent Africa research and analyses needed to help drive effective investment decisions.
The business has since grown into a team of over 30 people and was rebranded NKC African Economics in May 2015 when it became part of the Oxford Economics group to better combine the latter’s global base and unparalleled technical expertise in modelling with the Africa-specific skills and insight of NKC.
In September 2021, NKC African Economics decided to fully align its brand with its majority shareholder and became known as Oxford Economics Africa.
Today, Oxford Economics Africa specialises in macroeconomic and political research on Africa. Insights are provided within the context of comprehensive knowledge of the African continent, its history, and each country’s unique political and economic setting to guide investors towards opportunities and caution against pitfalls. Sectors served include financial services, construction, logistics, engineering, energy, retail, agriculture, transport, heavy equipment, telecommunications, and metals.