Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

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.

Gated serviced farms: The next hot real estate trend?

Bringing together property development and agriculture.

Executive education: Caroline Mutoko on why you should go back to school

Kenyan media queen on how she benefited from executive education.

Africa’s ‘Davos’ of top new generation leaders

Harnet Bokrezion talks to Rakhee Mediratta, chief operating officer of the African Leadership Network.

Digital music in Africa: Demand for local driving growth

For the growing number of online music platforms operating in Africa, providing users access to local music and artists is vital to business.

Profile: US-born entrepreneur Elias Schulze’s African adventure

The Africa CEO of Kaymu.com believes success is all about having the right mentality.

Business fades at Nigeria’s traditional dye pits

For at least five centuries, people in the northern Nigerian city of Kano have dyed cloth in open-air pits and sold it across the region.

Unpacking credit card usage in Africa

Credit card usage in Africa trails other continents significantly.