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Uploaded on Aug 10, 2011
(www.abndigital.com) The Wal-Mart/Massmart tie-up, an eventual acquisition of a 51% stake for $2.4bn, has had its share of hurdles. Both government and unions have moved to impose stricter conditions on its business here, and that's put quite a few question marks around what this spells for investor sentiment, for FDI into SA and Africa as a whole. Joining ABN's Alishia Seckam to look at both the investment opportunities and challenges the continent's retail sector presents is: Syd Vianello, Retail Analyst, Nedbank Capital, Derek Engelbrecht, Retail and Consumer Products Sector leader, Ernst & Young and Hannes Pickard, Director and Founder, Retail Africa.