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Internet retailing increases by 25% in South Africa

Internet retailing increases by 25% in South Africa

22 December 2014 at 10:12 am

Internet retailing continues to see growth in value terms across South Africa, according to a research by Euromonitor International.

Foreign investment

Ebola could impact Africa’s business landscape for years to come

Ebola could impact Africa’s business landscape for years to come

19 December 2014 at 03:12 pm

A key impact of the Ebola outbreak is that food prices are rising in affected countries, as flights are suspended to these areas.

Entrepreneur watch

Why manufacturing locally was the logical step for Kenyan entrepreneur

Why manufacturing locally was the logical step for Kenyan entrepreneur

19 December 2014 at 05:12 pm

“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.

Business Advice

Alan Knott-Craig Jr on why entrepreneurs should marry young

Alan Knott-Craig Jr on why entrepreneurs should marry young

3 December 2014 at 09:12 pm

South Africa’s Alan Knott-Craig Jr explains how getting married at 25 helped him as an entrepreneur.

Meet the Boss

Meet the Boss: Ram Ottapathu, CEO, Choppies Group (Botswana)

Meet the Boss: Ram Ottapathu, CEO, Choppies Group (Botswana)

22 December 2014 at 04:12 pm

“Have a purpose and dream in your life and pursue that dream relentlessly.”

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Meet the Boss: Ram Ottapathu, CEO, Choppies Group (Botswana)

“Have a purpose and dream in your life and pursue that dream relentlessly.”

Internet retailing increases by 25% in South Africa

Internet retailing continues to see growth in value terms across South Africa, according to a research by Euromonitor International.

Why manufacturing locally was the logical step for Kenyan entrepreneur

“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.

Ebola could impact Africa’s business landscape for years to come

A key impact of the Ebola outbreak is that food prices are rising in affected countries, as flights are suspended to these areas.

Africa Tech Trends: Reflecting on 2014

A look at some of the key trends seen in Africa’s tech industry over the last year.

Start-up snapshot: Delivering medication in Cape Town’s largest township

Sizwe Nzima and his team deliver chronic medication to 770 patients in Khayelitsha, at a minimum cost of R10 ($0.87) per delivery.

Meet the Boss: Eric Andre, co-founder, Om Nom Nom

“I think the reason some entrepreneurs fail is because they have an idea and it looks ‘sexy’, but they don’t study the market.”

Enhance your customers’ experience this joyous season

The traditional mad holiday rush is upon us and businesses – especially those in retail – need to ensure that a high level of service delivery is maintained.

Is Somaliland truly ‘open for business’?

In the northwest corridor of war-ravaged Somalia lies Somaliland, a self-declared independent state that claims to be open for business. Really?

Why a new fund is targeting intra-Africa trade

COMESA is set to see up to US$1bn injection with new trade finance fund.

Morocco making a name for itself in aeronautics sector

The Moroccan aeronautics sector posted annual growth rates of 15% to 20% between 2008 and 2013.

Meet the Boss: Ed Barrow, MD, Hellofood East Africa

“Instincts and gut decisions should never be overlooked.”

Financing Africa’s massive projects

Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries.

How Alan Knott-Craig Jr is providing free Wi-Fi to townships

Alan Knott-Craig, of Project Isizwe, is partnering with governments to provide free public Wi-Fi, at a cost of only $0.09 per GB.

Africa Tech Trends: Mobile operators investing in start-ups

The continent’s mobile operators are investing in the new generation of start-ups.