Terms of Use



By accessing the Africa Analysis website (“website”) as a web user, you are agreeing to be bound by this website Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this website. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.


The content presented and the website is developed entirely at private expense and comprises valued proprietary and commercial information of Africa Analysis. It contains authorship materials, trademarks, and other materials that are protected by copyright in accordance with copyright and intellectual property laws and treaties. Africa Analysis and/or its suppliers own the title, copyright and other intellectual property rights unless otherwise stated. All other proprietary rights and rights of ownership are reserved to their owners.

Open Access Content

This website contains Open Access Content which is accessible free of charge to any visitor to the website. Any website user is hereby granted permission to make one copy of any material on the Open Access Content for research purposes, provided that the copies or the material are credited to Africa Analysis and are not offered for sale or otherwise used for gain. Users who wish to reproduce material from the Open Access Content for gain, for example in a publication or on another website, must apply to the Africa Analysis webmaster for written permission to do so.

Subscription Content

The Subscription Content sections of the Africa Analysis website are those parts of the website which are accessible only to persons or organisations registered as Subscribers with defined subscription access to the Subscription Content. These Subscribers are entitled to access and download any of the Subscription Content covered by their subscription as frequently as they wish. Each person authorised to access any of the Subscription Content may hold one electronic copy of any document from the Subscription Content concerned at one time, plus any additional backup copies produced by their normal operations, on their own computer system.
Subscribers who wish to reproduce multiple copies of material from the Subscription Content, for any reason, should apply to the Africa Analysis webmaster for permission. Subscribers wishing to reproduce more than 10% of their Subscription Content as defined in their subscription agreement should apply to the Africa Analysis webmaster for permission.


Subscription Content may not be accessed by more users than defined in the subscription agreement. Subscription Content must not be made available electronically or in hard copy to anybody who is not an employee of the Subscriber organisation or its subsidiaries. A subsidiary is defined as any legal entity wherein the Subscriber organisation holds a minimum of 35% equity.

Employees of the Subscriber organisation and its subsidiaries can print out Subscription Content as hard copy as required for their own use, whether from the website or from a file held on the Subscriber’s computer systems. These hard copies, or hard copy versions of Subscription Content supplied by Africa Analysis, must not be further reproduced by photocopying or any other means without explicit permission from Africa Analysis.

Each subscription includes telephone or email customer support for issues to do with access to the website. Such support is provided during the SA office hours. Africa Analysis also welcomes contact from subscribers for enquiries, discussion or advice. But subscriptions do not include the right to such access, and Africa Analysis reserves the right to charge for access to its analyst staff.


Hardware or software that reduces the number of devices directly accessing or using the database does not reduce the number of required Subscription Licenses. If such hardware or software is used, the total number of Subscription Licenses you need is based on the number of distinct inputs to (i) the hardware operating in multiplexing/pooling mode or (ii) the software “front end”. Concurrent access to the database at any time shall not exceed the number of active Database End-User Licenses purchased.


There are two groups of subscription plans:

  • Registered User
  • Subscription User

Each type of subscription plan offers different types of subscriptions so that the subscription taken can be best suited to your requirements.

Registered User

A Registered User is defined as a website user who has registered through the website and has been granted Registered User approval status. Registered User approval status requires the applicant to follow the registration process and to meet the Registered User qualification requirements as defined by Africa Analysis. These qualification requirements are presented on the Registration page found on the website.
The Registered User can access certain Subscription Content at no cost. The scope of the access to the Subscription Content is defined on the Registration page.

Subscription User

A Subscription User is defined as a website user who has been granted Subscription User approval status. Subscription User approval status requires the applicant to follow the subscription registration process, fulfil the subscription payment terms and to meet the Subscription User qualification requirements as defined by Africa Analysis. These qualification requirements are presented on the subscription page found on the website.

Once Subscription User approval status is granted, the subscriber will have immediate access to their subscription content as defined in their subscription agreement. Subscription to one service does not allow Subscription Users access to the other services.



Each subscription agreement specifics the scope of the access to the Closed Access Content. There are different types of subscription services and subscription to a specific service only entitles the subscriber to that specific Closed Access Content.


The subscription term is specified in the subscription agreement.


Each subscription has a prescribed subscription term defined in the subscription agreement. No subscription is automatically renewed at the conclusion of the subscription term. At the completion of your subscription term, your subscription access to the Closed Access Content terminates and you are required to renew your subscription to gain access to the Closed Access Content. All subscription renewals are subject to the renewal application meeting the qualification requirements of the Closed Access Content subscription. Failure to renew any subscription upon the completion of the subscription term will result in the subscription being terminated.


Africa Analysis may immediately cancel your subscription, without notice or liability, if it determines in its sole discretion that: (i) you have breached any portion of this agreement; or (ii) your use of or access to the subscription services or the website violates any applicable law or regulation or otherwise inhibits any other subscriber from using or accessing the subscription services or any other service offered by Africa Analysis on the website. None of the foregoing limits any other legal, equitable or contractual rights available to Africa Analysis.


The materials on Africa Analysis’s web site are provided “as is”. Africa Analysis makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Africa Analysis does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, completeness, timeliness of the information, likely results or reliability of the use of the materials on its internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. In no event shall Africa Analysis or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Africa Analysis’s Internet site, even if Africa Analysis or an Africa Analysis authorised representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage.


You may not rent, lease, lend or provide commercial access to the database or any data retrieved there from, regardless of the purpose and method for use thereof.


You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the web site or databases for the purpose of storing the object/source code of the website, the databases, the data, or any component parts of the website or databases in any form separately from the website or databases, or for the purpose of copying, recreating, duplicating, publishing, and/or disseminating them in any form, by any means or for any purpose.


Any claim relating to Africa Analysis’s website shall be governed by the laws of the South Africa without regard to its conflict of law provisions.