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Corporate social responsibility or corporate self promotion?

“How can companies that produce products that are polluting the environment have a strong reputation for social and environmental responsibility?”

VIDEO: Designer goods brand weaving in African culture

Greer Valley and Themba Mntambo are the co-founders of Kushn, a designer goods brand that combines leather with African woven textiles.

Meet the Boss: Manoj Shanker, CEO, Techno Brain Group

“A lot of young people take a job, then when offered $100 more by another company they jump there. That is not a good way to grow your career.”

‘Thinking big’ key to tech CEO Amr Shady’s success

“If TA Telecom does not build the next Google, it will either invest in it, or inspire it to happen.”

West Africa/Ebola: Getting the right narrative and focusing on the bigger picture

Ebola is a major tragedy and need to be fought with all necessary resources, yet there are bigger economic issues out there to watch.

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.”

Africa Tech Trends: Bitcoin slowly but surely growing in Africa

It is too early to say whether it will truly take off, but Bitcoin is arriving in Africa.

Political instability – both an opportunity and challenge for business

“Political instability and change can inspire action… but it can also bring the business to a halt at other times.”

Two steps to kick-start South Africa’s economy

Adrian Saville, CIO of Cannon Asset Managers, looks at ways to boost the South African economy

Côte d’Ivoire seeking agribusiness partners

Only 35% of Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa is processed inside the country.

Introducing the ‘Made in Uganda’ electric car

Uganda’s ambitious electric vehicle project.

Technology at the top of African CEOs’ agendas

Africa is currently undergoing a rapid and deep digital revolution.

VIDEO: Introducing coffee culture in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township

The plan for a coffee shop was born from the desire to do something no-one else was doing.

South African financing firm sees opportunity in private education

Business Partners recently launched a dedicated education fund.

Despite high economic growth, all is not well in Mozambique

On the surface, Mozambique’s capital Maputo looks like a poster child for an increasingly prosperous Africa.