Our Services

Research and Advisory

We compile research-based analysis and advisory packages that are tailored to address the specific contingencies of the African country, region or local environment within which our clients operate.

Election Directions

Know Africa and ED GIS have combined to provide clear, concise data and analysis of South Africa’s 2019 national elections.

South African Business in Africa

We help our South African clients navigate the very varied perception of South Africa, its companies and nationals that they are subject to when doing business in other African countries.

Election Directions

In 2019 South Africans will go to the polls in one of the most closely contested elections of the country’s democratic era. There is more information than ever before – polls, surveys, and political commentary – but how much do you know about past election trends and current political dynamics?
Know Africa and ED GIS have combined the best on-the-ground political analysis with cutting-edge data tools and analytics. The result is a two-hour exploration of political and social trends that includes our latest estimates for 2019 and beyond.

Know Africa Research Consultants (Pty) Ltd.


Know Africa Research Consultants specialises in research-based advisory for those doing business in African countries.

In addition to a deep understanding of numerous African countries and their business environments, Know Africa’s consultants are experienced in the implementation of a broad range of research and analytic methodologies. As a result, we have knowledge, skills and experience needed to offer research and advice that is relevant to today’s African business settings.

We know Africa.

Our approach to doing business in Africa

At Know Africa Research Consultants, we believe that because the experience and requirements of doing business in African countries vary so greatly, only research-driven, tailored and client-focused solutions result in success. We, therefore, differentiate ourselves from others through our drive to ensure that all analysis and advice rendered is carefully tailored to suit our clients business needs and is shaped to suit the specific African environment within which they operate.

In addition, we take great care to ensure that our clients’ business actions are not at odds with local cultures, communities or consumers. This is of particular importance when doing business in African countries, where causing offence through a lack of knowledge of local practice, custom or culture can have a very negative effect on productivity and company image.