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Miners preparing for a switch to longer-term value creation

Current market conditions are putting mining companies in a quandary, says Lee Downham, EY Global Mining & Metals Transactions leader.

African private equity firms increasingly able to mobilise much-needed capital

New AVCA report reveals thriving deal and fundraising environment in Africa.

New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models

Brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant.

Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs could win $75,000 by applying to 2015 Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize is expanding to provide increased support to entrepreneurial youth and partner organisations to drive pan-African economic growth to 2020.

Five steps to assess and mitigate business risks

African businesses face a vast array of risks and the correct risk management policies need to be identified and in place.

GDP and population data not enough to predict brand success in Africa

Hard retail data, consumer needs and behaviour, combined with macro-economic datasets, are better indicators of opportunity in African markets.

Five youths hoping to be named Africa’s top entrepreneur for 2015

It has been less than a week since applications for the 2015 Anzisha Prize opened, and there are already around 30 applicants. Here is a taste of some of them.

Thought leadership: Partnership key to infrastructure development

A solution to solving the infrastructure deficit? A close cooperation between businesses and the government.

Entries now open for Africa’s $75,000 youth entrepreneurship prize

The Anzisha Prize is now accepting applications for 2015 with launch events across the African continent.

Employee engagement crucial for business success

Effective employee engagement policies and management can drive innovation.

Aggressive strategy required to reduce the unbanked in Nigeria – but possible

Nigerian banking continues to face significant headwinds – in relation to both revenue and costs.

Ambitious DHL Africa As One Team completes one third of the journey across Africa

The DHL Africa as One team, who departed from Cape Town in October 2014 in three Land Rover Discoveries, have completed almost a third of their journey, covering 15 countries in 102 days.

Entrepreneurs to think differently about new year resolutions

“While many people have made various resolutions for 2015, yours, as an entrepreneur, may be a little different to others.”

DHL’s unusual deliveries in 2014

From an East Africa based client’s weekly request for the delivery of a curry from his favorite local restaurant in Europe to a delivery that enabled a gold medal for a South African athlete.

Avoiding common business mistakes in 2015

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