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Meet the Boss: Ram Ottapathu, CEO, Choppies Group

“Have a purpose and dream in your life and pursue that dream relentlessly.”

Start-up snapshot: Delivering medication in Cape Town’s largest township

Sizwe Nzima and his team deliver chronic medication to 770 patients in Khayelitsha, at a minimum cost of R10 ($0.87) per delivery.

Why a new fund is targeting intra-Africa trade

COMESA is set to see up to US$1bn injection with new trade finance fund.

How Alan Knott-Craig Jr is providing free Wi-Fi to townships

Alan Knott-Craig, of Project Isizwe, is partnering with governments to provide free public Wi-Fi, at a cost of only $0.09 per GB.

Start-up snapshot: Free mobile TV streaming app for African audiences

Talking to Pierre van der Hoven, the South African serial entrepreneur behind Tuluntulu.

Start-up snapshot: Breaking down language barriers with translation app

How we made it in Africa poses five questions to the 25-year-old entrepreneur behind Aweza.

What Bitcoin could mean for remittances in Africa

Could Bitcoin help curb Africa’s loss of US$1.8bn annually in remittance fees?

Start-up snapshot: Warehouse stocktaking using drones

Five questions with Jasper Pons, the man behind the South African start-up, DroneScan.

Why South Africa’s eTV founder is going mobile with TV streaming app

“If you want a pan-African mass medium, the only thing that is going to work is mobile.”

Why a South African law firm is accepting Bitcoin as a payment option

Thomson Wilks is now accepting the crypto-currency Bitcoin as a form of payment from its clients.

Working for Aliko Dangote like doing an MBA, says Zambian entrepreneur

Talking business and entrepreneurship in Zambia with Monica Musonda, founder of Java Foods.

Alan Knott-Craig Jr on why entrepreneurs should marry young

South Africa’s Alan Knott-Craig Jr explains how getting married at 25 helped him as an entrepreneur.

Capturing lower-income consumers: A look at Pep’s model in Africa

Pep has an aggressive expansion plan for the continent.

Meet the Boss: Charl Cronje, managing director, Pepkor Africa

“I guess what really keeps me awake is whether we are moving fast enough to catch this ‘African wave’ in its full capacity.”

Breaking rules: Talking Nigerian showbiz with Nollywood pioneer

“We don’t want to win Oscars. Believe me; we are not interested in that stuff. We want an effective product that will make money.”