It is getting easier to travel in Africa. So said Johan Badenhorst, South African filmmaker and adventurer, recently.
World-wide the high demand for cheap alcohol has fuelled an illegal liquor industry that is hugely problematic for governments and legitimate stakeholders in the liquor industry.
“The average African worker must work three hours to earn enough to buy a 500 ml beer; in Europe only 12 minutes of work is required.”
Loraine Stander looks at common criticisms against group buying websites, and finds out how to make this new form of advertising work for your business.
“There is a growing realisation that the future of Africa is based around a consumer rather than mining. This is a consumer that has been under-served and over-charged.”
Many Africans would be surprised, maybe shocked, to learn that the fabric that they have always perceived to be truly African is not. Or is it?
The growing African middle class presents endless opportunities for direct selling companies, especially those focusing on cosmetics.
Cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden took a strategic decision two years ago to cater more specifically for the ethnic market, especially around skincare and colour.
“We all need treats, even when things are a bit tight,” says Wayne Gosling, CEO of Groupon South Africa.
“We know that Britain has an agenda for Africa,” says Prof Chris Landsberg, head of the Department of Politics at the University of Johannesburg.
How we made it in Africa’s Loraine Stander talks to Chrisleo Botha, owner of South Africa’s Blue Mountain Berries, about the challenges involved in exporting to the United Kingdom.
Multiflora is Africa’s largest flower auction and sells 300 million flower stems per year from its premises in Johannesburg. The flower market currently sources flowers from across the continent.