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Seven South African tech startups hoping to grab your attention

From pet food to dating to rentals, 88mph has a range of startups under its wing.

DHL Africa’s success streak continues

Since January this year the logistics company has received 11 global awards.

Africa’s middle class boasts high returns in consumer goods markets, says KPMG

The single-largest investment and business opportunity in Africa will be its rising consumer market.

The great debate: Experience vs qualification

Managers are a crucial part of any business and need the right qualifications and industry experience.

$75,000 Anzisha Prize deadline extended to April 15

Young African entrepreneurs – only one more week left to get applications in.

Five things you can learn from Kenya’s top businesspeople

Successful businesspeople share their insights.

Africa must do more to unlock potential for rising intra-African trade

Exports by African countries to their peers on the continent have surged by 32% since the 2008 economic downturn.

Insight into how Africa uses Twitter

Johannesburg is Africa’s most active city on Twitter.

No business is too small for a proper budget

Thorough budgeting is beneficial to a business as it clearly impacts on its long-term growth prospects.

The Anzisha Prize: Combating the challenges facing young entrepreneurs

“The Anzisha Prize really wants to be there to help encourage and support these young entrepreneurs.”

Standard Bank joint chief executive discusses Africa’s banking outlook

Africa’s banking sector is estimated to expand faster than the region’s GDP.

The engaged economy: Are you really ‘connected’ to your customers in Africa?

“It’s not about the platform but about how you use the platform that matters.”

Experts reveal strategies for success in Africa’s consumer markets

Thorough research and on-the-ground experience is key to understanding and unlocking Africa’s complex consumer market.

Why apply for the Anzisha Prize? Past finalists share how they benefited

Winners of Africa’s premier youth entrepreneurship award share how the prize has helped their businesses.

Private equity investors face unique challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

“Every country is different, as are their regulatory and financial landscapes.”