The majority of Africans shop at informal outlets, and this is where South African wines need to improve their presence, says Craig Irving.
“I want young people to change their thinking and not to believe that it is better overseas. Because in the DRC and Africa there are more opportunities than anywhere else,” said Benedict Mundele, founder of Surprise Tropicale.
South African consumers should benefit from easing inflation, lower fuel costs, and increased disposable income, said Nedbank economist.
“If you are going to do something, do it properly, and you actually need to win at it.”
How we made it in Africa
Togolese Sam Kodo was just seven when he started building his first robot that could both circumvent obstacles and interact with people. Now he is building low-cost PCs.
“The best moment for me was definitely the very first day when the first customer signed up, created his own site with his own domain and paid.”
Anisa Kale, co-founder of Keys Communications, talks about the decision to expand her agency into Zimbabwe.
“OculusID is a platform for non-invasive and hygienic testing. The technology itself is advanced,” says Ashley Uys.
How we made it in Africa asked Anisa Kale to share some of her advice for strategically marketing to lower-end consumers in townships.
Tom Osborn has a humble manner about him, which is surprising since, at the age of 19, he has already been recognised as one of world’s top young entrepreneurs.
“The way one gets out of a big hole in business, is very simple – stop digging,” says Maneesh Garg.
“Nigeria is the current dumping ground for food produce from all over the world,” said Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru.
“At that time my knowledge about Nigeria was the so-called Google knowledge,” says Marek Zmyslowski.
Zimbabwe has the best pool of talent in Africa, says the CEO of Choppies.