About Us


Company Profile


  • The origins of AfricaScope are in the advertising, market research, social science and GIS fields
  • Our diversified backgrounds allow us to have a broad based understanding of markets across Africa

Professional Team

  • AfricaScope brings together teams of reputable, experienced and professional analysts
  • This provides access to a distinct set of methodological approaches, research skills and market sector understanding in South Africa and Africa


  • Over the past decade our members have participated in some of the most important projects undertaken in South Africa and on the African continent
  • Members of AfricaScope have been working together for more than 20 years

Innovative Geospatial Data

  • AfricaScope has developed many innovative datasets - demographic estimates for South Africa, Living Standard Measures (LSM), Mindset and Financial Access to provide an in-depth understanding of African markets
  • Recently we have developed demographic estimates, income and Gross Geographic Product (GGP) data sets for several African countries

Financial Sector Research

  • Our focus is on research in the financial access and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) environments within South Africa, Africa and Asia
  • Bob Currin has provided technical expertise in the implementation of financial and MSME surveys in countries like Botswana, DRC, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Pakistan and Thailand. AfricaScope has recently conducted an MSME survey in Lesotho

Quantitative & Qualitative Research

  • AfricaScope has implemented quantitative and qualitative research studies across Africa
  • Craig Schwabe has acted as a technical adviser in the implementation of Citizen Report Card surveys in South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Mozambique
  • AfricaScope has overseen the implementation of a socio-economic, sexual reproductive health, health facility audits and health surveys in the South Africa and across SADC

Position Statement

"Providing decision makers with strategic information for market and socio-economic development of people in Africa."


  • To develop INNOVATIVE information products for markets and the socio-economic environment within South Africa and Africa
  • To establish a team of PROFESSIONAL business analysts to collect and develop the information products
  • To develop STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS and associations with organizations and individuals
  • To use our information products to facilitate the DEVELOPMENT of business strategies and public sector policies
  • To address the specific NEEDS OF CLIENTS in developing markets and the socio-economic environment in South Africa and Africa