The Vodacom Group, which is transitioning from a traditional telco to a tech company, views fibre optic internet as the next frontier to be conquered ... in South Africa and the rest of the continent, says Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub.
Due to the country’s limited size – covering only 2,040km2 – and lack of large-scale economies, Mauritius imports many of its essential food requirements. Indeed, its overall self-sufficiency ratio is less than 30%.
According to Statistics Mauritius, total imports in all sectors amounted to Rs215bn ($5bn) in 2021, representing an increase of 29.8% on 2020’s levels. The trade deficit was Rs133bn in 2021, around 39.4% higher than in 2020. The deficit is forecast to reach a record Rs160bn for 2022.