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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.

Our five most interesting entrepreneur profiles of 2014

Over the past year How we made it in Africa wrote about numerous entrepreneurs doing interesting things on the continent.

Sweet spot for African private equity is in smaller deals

As African private equity markets evolve, the ‘sweet spot’ is to be found at the smaller end of the deal size spectrum.

Shop smart online this festive season

Vital tips for consumers when purchasing gifts online.

Unlocking the potential of Africa’s national oil companies

African national oil companies need sufficient resources and backing to achieve their mandates.

Why international SMEs are not recognising Africa’s growth potential

Approximately 40% of global SMEs do not perceive Africa as a growth opportunity.

US private equity firm Carlyle bullish about Nigeria

Carlyle recently made a $147m investment in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank.

VIDEO: Designer goods brand weaving in African culture

Greer Valley and Themba Mntambo are the co-founders of Kushn, a designer goods brand that combines leather with African woven textiles.

Growth trends: Six booming industries in sub-Saharan Africa

How we made it in Africa asked a selection of DHL country managers to identify the sector seeing the greatest growth, based on shipment volumes, in their respective territories.

VIDEO: Introducing coffee culture in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township

The plan for a coffee shop was born from the desire to do something no-one else was doing.

Sub-Saharan Africa improves its state of globalisation, says DHL

“Globalisation is one of the key forces shaping the continent’s economic growth, and holds vast untapped potential to sustainably improve living standards for Africans.”

Meet the resourceful entrepreneurs who keep Southern Africa moving

Southern Africa has no shortage of resourceful people grabbing life by the horns.

Searching Africa: How the Anzisha Prize found its top young entrepreneurs

“To think of the Anzisha Prize as a once-a-year event would be an underestimate of the programme,” says Josh Adler, director of the Centre of Entrepreneurial Leadership at ALA.

What you should know about doing business in Africa’s fastest growing economy

In its recent ‘World Economic Outlook’ report, the International Monetary Fund says Chad will be Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2014

Africa’s transforming energy sector demands new approach from industry players

“There is no sign of Africa’s exploration activity slowing down, and the continent is expected to continue on its growth path as its attractiveness as an investment destination for the sector becomes ever more apparent due to its untapped resources and potential of new discoveries.”