Business Focus

Moving towards a cashless public transport system in Kenya

Moving towards a cashless public transport system in Kenya

28 January 2015 at 08:01 pm

The ‘My1963′ card enables passengers to pay their fares without using cash.

Foreign investment

Ex-Apple CEO’s mobile phone brand Obi wants to crack the African market

Ex-Apple CEO’s mobile phone brand Obi wants to crack the African market

21 January 2015 at 06:01 pm

Obi phones are targeted at “young, tech-savvy and aspirational youth”.

Entrepreneur watch

Jonathan Somen’s journey of building and selling a multi-million dollar IT business

Jonathan Somen’s journey of building and selling a multi-million dollar IT business

26 January 2015 at 07:01 pm

Jonathan Somen is one of East Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Business Advice

Avoiding common business mistakes in 2015

Avoiding common business mistakes in 2015

28 January 2015 at 01:01 pm

Many business owners repeat simple mistakes that could have been avoided.

Meet the Boss

Meet the Boss: Hatem Hariri, MD for Africa, Avaya

Meet the Boss: Hatem Hariri, MD for Africa, Avaya

27 January 2015 at 07:01 pm

Seriously, you can’t learn leadership from books. You have to live it.

Start-up snapshot

Start-up snapshot: Early-warning system to prevent devastating shack fires

Start-up snapshot: Early-warning system to prevent devastating shack fires

23 January 2015 at 04:01 pm

How we made it in Africa

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Moving towards a cashless public transport system in Kenya

The ‘My1963′ card enables passengers to pay their fares without using cash.

Young entrepreneur shares lessons from running a food business in DRC

“I want young people to change their thinking and not to believe that it is better overseas. Because in the DRC and Africa there are more opportunities than anywhere else,” said Benedict Mundele, founder of Surprise Tropicale.

Phatisa’s African Agriculture Fund invests in General Plastics, Kenya

The African Agriculture Fund (AAF), managed by Phatisa, has invested in General Plastics Limited (GPL), a leading manufacturer of packaging products servicing well-known brands mainly in the food, beverage and agro-chemical sectors in Kenya and the broader East Africa region.

Avoiding common business mistakes in 2015

Many business owners repeat simple mistakes that could have been avoided.

Lower oil prices and South Africa: A positive in a sea of negatives

South African consumers should benefit from easing inflation, lower fuel costs, and increased disposable income, said Nedbank economist.

Meet the Boss: Hatem Hariri, MD for Africa, Avaya

Seriously, you can’t learn leadership from books. You have to live it.

QuickBooks Online launches in South Africa

Taking easy accounting to a whole new level, QuickBooks® South Africa, the leading small to medium business accounting software, is proud to announce the arrival of QuickBooks Online.

Jonathan Somen’s journey of building and selling a multi-million dollar IT business

Jonathan Somen is one of East Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Top sectors for South African entrepreneurs to capitalise on in 2015

South Africa’s many challenges provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to take advantage of.

Meet the Boss: JJ van Dongen, senior vice president, Philips Africa

“If you are going to do something, do it properly, and you actually need to win at it.”

South Africa’s top suburbs for luxury homes

Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard suburbs dominate the list.

Kenyan retailer Chandarana gearing up for faster growth

Chandarana plans to double its number of outlets over the next five years.

How mobile money is transforming Africa

I live in the heart of Silicon Valley and am still dependent on a piece of plastic I have to carry around with me everywhere.

Start-up snapshot: Early-warning system to prevent devastating shack fires

How we made it in Africa

Tips for attracting and retaining talent in Africa

Fixed pay is no longer the dominant determinant of whether employees remain with an organisation or not.