Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

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

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.

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.

Aviation: Africa’s sleeping industry

Africa’s growing middle class will push demand for safe and reliable air travel

Payments company adapts business model to reality of African market

Skrill’s emerging market model will be launching in Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Tanzania in the next few weeks.

Which African countries will see the greatest growth in millionaires?

Mozambique is anticipated to be the fastest growing African market for millionaires from 2013 to 2023.

How Africa can make the next quantum leap in trade

The opportunities for further growth in Africa’s trade are huge, but will only be unlocked if several structural issues can be overcome.

Why M-Pesa’s Kenya business model had to be altered for South Africa

Herman Singh explains why M-Pesa’s Kenyan model failed in South Africa in 2010, and why the revamped version will succeed.

South Africans need to ponder what ‘going to Africa’ means

Do South Africans truly believe theirs is just another African country?

Africa Tech Trends: Co-operation now the name of the game

Africa Tech Trends is a column by Tom Jackson focusing on developments in Africa’s technology industry.