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Meet the Boss: Francis Grogan, CEO, Zambeef Products

“You have to work whatever hours are required in order to be successful.”

Random reflections from a week in Lusaka

How we made it in Africa’s‘s Kate Douglas reflects on some of the business and social characteristics of Lusaka.

Divine Ndhlukula’s 10 steps to grow a successful enterprise

Divine Ndhlukula, founder of Securico in Zimbabwe, shares the business lessons she has learnt that have helped grow her company.

Meet the Boss: Stefan Joselowitz, founder and CEO, MiX Telematics

Stefan Joselowitz answers our questions.

Arrogance – both a necessity and a danger to young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need to be honest and realistic about their strengths and weaknesses.

On the road with DHL: Exploring Lusaka’s industrial hub

Zambian manufacturers cater for both the local and regional markets.

From Egypt to Zimbabwe: Seeing profits where others see instability

“Investors should focus on positioning themselves on the right side of policy, as opposed to politics.”

Meet the Boss: Robin Miller, MD, Real Estate Investments Zambia

“When operating in economies like Zambia’s, you have to always keep your mind open to the long term.”

Nigerian startup Prepclass helping university hopefuls over final hurdle

Nigerian tech startup Prepclass was launched just over a year ago and has already created a buzz.

Why 100m Nigerians could soon have a MasterCard in their wallets

Nigeria’s controversial new MasterCard-branded identity card is a huge coup for the payments company.

Top entrepreneur shares advice on finding investment and retaining employees

How we made it in Africa speaks to Hans van Aardt, founder of software company Microworks.

‘Corporate life is the best business school for entrepreneurs’

South African David Green talks about leaving corporate life for the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship.

No maternity leave: Being a woman entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry

South African Theresa Cupido talks about women entrepreneurship and growing a business in road marking and civil engineering field.

Township cycle tours: Entrepreneur (22) showing tourists the ‘real’ South Africa

When Jeffrey Mulaudzi was just 18 he saw an opportunity to provide bicycle tours of Alexandra, one of Johannesburg’s oldest townships.

Meet Africa’s top young entrepreneurs for 2014

Twelve finalists have been announced for the 2014 Anzisha Prize. Here is why they deserve to be in the running for the grand prize.