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South Africa’s newest low-cost airline has pan-African ambitions

Skywise, South Africa’s newest low-cost airline, has its eyes set on becoming a regional carrier.

How a rule-breaking Kenyan succeeded in the hair industry… in South Africa

Tracy Wangari launched her Cape Town-based salon in 1999 and maintains a hands-on role in the now successful venture.

Bitcoin exchange expands to Kenya, sees potential in using M-Pesa

Global Bitcoin exchange Igot has been granted access to the mobile money service M-Pesa, currently used by about 17 million Kenyans.

How this entrepreneur is bringing power to rural Zimbabwe

In 2013 Simbarashe Mhuriro (30) partnered with a Swiss-German renewable energy company to develop grid-connected solar plants.

Six essential tips for sound budgeting for small business

From having two budgets to updating regularly – here are six tips every small business owner should take note of.

Creative crowdsourcing: Springleap helping brands better target Africa

Trevor Wolfe, Springleap’s MD, tells How we made it in Africa about the company’s plans for Africa.

East Africa has more to offer than just Kenya, says SAP boss

Andrew Waititu, SAP’s MD for East Africa, says companies will miss out if they don’t grow their presence beyond their host country.

Online travel company Wego discusses its plans in mobile-first Africa

Singapore-based Wego looks to 4G to disrupt Africa’s travel metasearch space.

From frontier to emerging market – Kenya’s economic rise

The future of Kenya’s business environment is looking increasingly bright as the national economy continues to grow at an enviable pace.

Africa – 24% of the world’s disease burden, only 1% of its healthcare expenditure

How we made it in Africa talks to KPMG’s Africa head of life sciences about Africa’s healthcare industry challenges.

Start-up snapshot: Assisting student academics and providing tutor jobs for graduates

African Tutor is an online platform offering students academic resources such as information on scholarship opportunities, fellowships, jobs and internships.

Miners preparing for a switch to longer-term value creation

Current market conditions are putting mining companies in a quandary, says Lee Downham, EY Global Mining & Metals Transactions leader.

Diversifying from oil: Angolan sovereign wealth fund eyes hotel investments

“The main goals of the fund are to preserve state reserves but also to create additional sources of revenue,” says FSDEA’s chairman.

African private equity firms increasingly able to mobilise much-needed capital

New AVCA report reveals thriving deal and fundraising environment in Africa.

Meet the Boss: Simbarashe Mhuriro, director, Oursun Energy Zimbabwe

“Be passionate about your idea and pursue it relentlessly. It is not going to be easy, so be resilient.”