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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.

Meet the Boss: Francis Kibhisa, MD, Rex Energy (Tanzania)

“The main problem I see with young African guys is they want to grow overnight.”

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

Johan Kilian talks about his decision to become a Pie City franchisee.

Tanzanian solar pioneer on adapting energy models to meet rural needs

Tanzanian solar solutions pioneer Rex Energy is developing inexpensive energy models for rural households.

Business in Africa based on personal relationships, says scaffolding boss

“You cannot do business in Africa via the internet or emails, one has to physically visit potential customers.”

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

Communications boss on entrepreneurship and how to target your market

“African companies have the potential to be global leaders within many industries.”

What a weak South Africa means for the rest of the continent

Business leaders debate the impact that a weakening South African economy has on the rest of the continent.