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Who We Are

UBU is an economic advisory firm working with governments and business leaders on high-impact assignments on the African continent.

Our shareholders are seasoned development experts who have held senior positions in government and business and have shaped the South African economy during periods of major structural reform.

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UBU Services

UBU is dedicated to transforming the African continent by promoting policies that integrate the objectives of government, business, labour, and communities.

Our Projects

Togo Transport Corridor

UBU was involved in the research and conceptualisation of the Togo Transport Corridor for the Office of the President in the Republic of Togo. Our team of experts provided valuable insights and recommendations to ensure the success of the project.

The Ghana Automotive Development Programme

UBU played a key role in the development of the Ghana Automotive Development Programme, which was a comprehensive policy package developed for the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Ghana.

Togo Invest

UBU was involved in the development of the institutional, legal, governance framework for Togo Invest. Togo Invest is a state-owned holding company responsible for the Togo Corridor, a major transportation route in West Africa.

The South African Automotive Master Plan

UBU played a significant role in the facilitation and advocacy programme for labour and Automotive OEMs to implement the South African Automotive Masterplan.

The Autopact Programme

UBU, along with the AAAM and B&M Analysts, co-created the concept of the African AutoPact, which has now been adopted by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC). The AutoPact programme Phase 1 was completed in July 2019.

China Merchants Port Holdings

We developed of the special economic zone to include various industrial and commercial projects, helping facilitate the partnership with China Merchants Port Holdings, who is a now a partner in the Special Economic Zone around the Port of Lome.

The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers

At UBU, we have been actively involved in advocating for the objectives of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) by collaborating with governments and leaders in the auto sector. 

The Nigeria Automotive Development Programme

UBU was involved in the development of the policy framework for the Nigeria Automotive Development Programme, which was carried out for the Nigerian Ministry of Trade and Investment.

Presidency of Togo


UBU was involved in designing and executing a two-phase exploration programme on the iron ore resource in the Bassar region for the Presidency in Togo.

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