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Creative crowdsourcing: Springleap helping brands better target Africa

Trevor Wolfe, Springleap’s MD, tells How we made it in Africa about the company’s plans for Africa.

Africa – 24% of the world’s disease burden, only 1% of its healthcare expenditure

How we made it in Africa talks to KPMG’s Africa head of life sciences about Africa’s healthcare industry challenges.

Diversifying from oil: Angolan sovereign wealth fund eyes hotel investments

“The main goals of the fund are to preserve state reserves but also to create additional sources of revenue,” says FSDEA’s chairman.

Randgold CEO on mining and community development

The mining industry could do a better job at community development in Africa, says Mark Bristow.

Meet the Boss: NJ Ayuk, managing partner, Centurion Law Group

“To keep going forward we can’t be held back by this self-bigotry of low expectation.”

Jannie Mouton’s seven tips for bouncing back from failure

Jannie Mouton talks about how he managed to pick himself up after being fired, and start one of South Africa’s most successful companies.

Factors private equity firms consider when investing in African mining

Private equity industry experts discuss what they consider when looking at potential mining deals.

Tony Blair’s principles for partnerships between African governments and investors

Tony Blair’s five principles that govern mutually-beneficial relationships between African governments and foreign investors.

Meet the Boss: Ismail Ahmed, founder, WorldRemit

“Coming across sceptics in professional life can actually be more useful than advice. It makes me work even harder towards my vision.”

Meet the Boss: Jannie Mouton, founder, PSG

“Thinking back, my biggest lesson was back when I was fired because I was too relaxed and too sure of myself.”

E-commerce set to be a ‘game changer’ for Africa, says Ashish J. Thakkar

“A city like Lagos has 20 million people, but just two shopping centres.”

US investment into Africa has only just begun, says CEO of Invest Africa

“There is a tsunami of money coming. America is just beginning to muscle up with capital and come to Africa,” says Robert Hersov.

Five e-commerce tips from industry experts

Thoughts by industry professionals about starting, and growing, an e-commerce store.

How South Africa’s top e-commerce store wins customer loyalty

Yuppiechef’s director, Paul Galatis, shares his tips for winning customer loyalty in the e-commerce industry.

The power of local celebrity endorsements in Africa

One way companies can create an affinity with African consumers is by working with a local celebrities to endorse their brand.