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South African financing firm sees opportunity in private education

Business Partners recently launched a dedicated education fund.

Meet the hard-working founder of South African footwear retailer Tekkie Town

Even though he is the majority shareholder of one of South Africa’s largest unlisted retailers, Braam van Huyssteen still works long hours.

Which African countries will see the greatest growth in millionaires?

Mozambique is anticipated to be the fastest growing African market for millionaires from 2013 to 2023.

Five ways to do better business with Africa’s small-scale farmers

How Germany’s Bayer CropScience is courting small-scale farmers in Africa.

How Standard Chartered is using smartphones to understand Nigeria’s economy

Accurate market data is often hard to come by in many African countries.

Emirates – the national airline of Africa?

“There is always business to be done in Africa,” says Tim Clark, president of Emirates.

Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes sees opportunities for low-cost air travel in Africa

“Connectivity between Africa and Asia is very poor. That is something I’d love to get into.”

How Strive Masiyiwa won his first mobile licence by recognising the informal economy

“I understood the informal sector was real.”

Meet the Boss: Enase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Business School

“I’m a strong advocate of work-life balance.”

Sisal production akin to ‘printing money’ suggests METL Group boss

“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”

South African CEO sends unusual warning to Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza

In a frank statement, Famous Brands CEO warns the two American pizza brands not to expect an easy ride in South Africa.

When will Africa host its first Olympics? Not likely before 2032

The International Olympic Committee says it would welcome any credible bid from an African city.

Report reveals Africa’s best and worst performing economies

The IMF predicts that six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies in 2014 will be in Africa.

Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business development boss

Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.