Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

Seven South African tech startups hoping to grab your attention

From pet food to dating to rentals, 88mph has a range of startups under its wing.

From New York to Lagos: The inspiration behind a new taxi app in Nigeria

The Easy Taxi Nigeria app links customers with reputable drivers in Lagos and Abuja.

Six ways Africa can unlock its agricultural potential

Better farming methods and political commitment are ways to improve the agricultural industry.

Using the high-end health market for regional integration in Africa

Increasingly more tourists are visiting African countries to receive healthcare.

Takeaways big business as Famous Brands expands across East Africa

Restaurant company plans to launch its Mugg & Bean coffee shop chain in Nairobi.

Africa’s middle class boasts high returns in consumer goods markets, says KPMG

The single-largest investment and business opportunity in Africa will be its rising consumer market.

Oil discoveries likely to drive demand for hotels in Kenya

Local and international hotel brands are growing operations in Nairobi.

The challenge of translation in Africa

Translating indigenous African languages requires a careful approach.

Investing in Africa: the imperative to invest sustainably

What is sustainable investment and why is it critical to commercial success in Africa?

The great debate: Experience vs qualification

Managers are a crucial part of any business and need the right qualifications and industry experience.

Nigeria vs SA: GDP is not everything, says Martyn Davies

Analyst says it is important to look at the bigger picture of Nigeria’s new label as top economy in Africa.

Africa’s natural resources no longer a curse?

African leaders take action that could transform the mining sector.

‘Mobile money has moved from this new thing into an industry,’ says MasterCard

Some 70% of world’s active mobile money users are in sub-Saharan Africa.

African seaports: Upgrade or drown

A World Bank study notes that only a few African seaports are world class.

Ethiopia – cracking the local code

Anna Rosenberg shares her insights on business potential in Ethiopia.