Business Focus

Banking on BRICS

Banking on BRICS

2 September 2014 at 06:09 pm

“If the BRICS countries are able to achieve unity of purpose, I think this group and its new development bank could become very powerful in changing the global financial landscape.”

Foreign investment

Consultant highlights five myths about doing business in Africa

Consultant highlights five myths about doing business in Africa

2 September 2014 at 01:09 pm

Martin Tronquit, managing partner of research firm Infomineo, looks at five misconceptions about Africa.

Entrepreneur watch

No maternity leave: Being a woman entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry

No maternity leave: Being a woman entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry

2 September 2014 at 06:09 pm

South African Theresa Cupido talks about women entrepreneurship and growing a business in road marking and civil engineering field.

Business Advice

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

27 August 2014 at 01:08 pm

Johan Kilian talks about his decision to become a Pie City franchisee.

Meet the Boss

Meet the Boss: Jabu Basopo, GM Southern and East Africa, Visa Inc.

Meet the Boss: Jabu Basopo, GM Southern and East Africa, Visa Inc.

2 September 2014 at 05:09 pm

Jabu Basopo says there are three main components that contribute to success in leadership.

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Banking on BRICS

“If the BRICS countries are able to achieve unity of purpose, I think this group and its new development bank could become very powerful in changing the global financial landscape.”

No maternity leave: Being a woman entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry

South African Theresa Cupido talks about women entrepreneurship and growing a business in road marking and civil engineering field.

Meet the Boss: Jabu Basopo, GM Southern and East Africa, Visa Inc.

Jabu Basopo says there are three main components that contribute to success in leadership.

Consultant highlights five myths about doing business in Africa

Martin Tronquit, managing partner of research firm Infomineo, looks at five misconceptions about Africa.

Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle of Africa

Entrepreneurs and investors from all over Africa will come together in Kigali on the 17th and 18th of September to be part of the Investment Battle of Get in the Ring.

Visa pushing for electronic payments in sub-Saharan Africa

Visa boss highlights the need to create awareness on the benefits of electronic payments.

Township cycle tours: Entrepreneur (22) showing tourists the ‘real’ South Africa

When Jeffrey Mulaudzi was just 18 he saw an opportunity to provide bicycle tours of Alexandra, one of Johannesburg’s oldest townships.

Liquor giant replacing imports with local manufacturing in key African markets

Distell has acquired land for factories in both Angola and Nigeria.

Meet Africa’s top young entrepreneurs for 2014

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Meet the Boss: Terry Mungai, CEO, Ashleys Kenya

“When a client is not satisfied it really bothers me.”

Pakistani businessman moves from Dubai to set up restaurant in Nairobi

“Succeeding in Kenya depends on how much patience and risk appetite you have.”

DHL Express strengthens Africa’s links with major developed economies

Despite a challenging global economic environment, import and export trade volumes for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa remain strong and are forecast to grow.

Meet the Boss: Francis Kibhisa, MD, Rex Energy (Tanzania)

“The main problem I see with young African guys is they want to grow overnight.”

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Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital emerges from the shadow of war

Once rocked by war and ethnic tensions, Abidjan is again rising.