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“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.
A key impact of the Ebola outbreak is that food prices are rising in affected countries, as flights are suspended to these areas.
A look at some of the key trends seen in Africa’s tech industry over the last year.
Sizwe Nzima and his team deliver chronic medication to 770 patients in Khayelitsha, at a minimum cost of R10 ($0.87) per delivery.
“I think the reason some entrepreneurs fail is because they have an idea and it looks ‘sexy’, but they don’t study the market.”
In the northwest corridor of war-ravaged Somalia lies Somaliland, a self-declared independent state that claims to be open for business. Really?
COMESA is set to see up to US$1bn injection with new trade finance fund.
The Moroccan aeronautics sector posted annual growth rates of 15% to 20% between 2008 and 2013.
“Instincts and gut decisions should never be overlooked.”
Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries.
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.
The continent’s mobile operators are investing in the new generation of start-ups.
“I think I am visionary, and I have a passion to do things that will have a greater impact in our society.”
Over the past year How we made it in Africa wrote about numerous entrepreneurs doing interesting things on the continent.
Talking to Pierre van der Hoven, the South African serial entrepreneur behind Tuluntulu.