Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

Africa Tech Trends: Global giants play for Africa’s unconnected

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

South Africa’s top 10 hotels for the super-rich

New report reveals the top 10 hotels visited by the super-rich in the year to June 2014.

Why Ashish Thakkar’s Mara Group has its head office in Dubai

Dubai is a “fantastic hub for doing business in Africa,” says Ashish Thakkar.

Zambeef – from humble beginnings to one of Zambia’s top companies

Zambeef CEO shares the company’s story with How we made it in Africa.

Four reasons why operating in Nigeria can boost your success rate in Africa

What is coming to your mind thinking of Africa’s most populated country?

Random reflections from a week in Lusaka

How we made it in Africa’s‘s Kate Douglas reflects on some of the business and social characteristics of Lusaka.

Ethiopia ‘quite different’ from other African countries, says Swedish entrepreneur

“Ethiopia was never colonised and so it’s quite different from other African countries.”

Four South African companies taking on the world

Four South African companies feature in Boston Consulting Group’s list of 100 “global challengers”.

How Dutch-based Vlisco became one of Africa’s most popular fashion companies

Vlisco has products for every price point.

Bayer targeting African small-scale farmers with innovative packaging

Bayer CropScience is hoping to win over small-scale farmers in Africa with smaller pack sizes.

Africa Tech Trends: Operators shedding their tower infrastructure

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

West Africa’s three up-and-coming investment cities

KPMG has identified three cities that it thinks investors should keep a particularly keen eye on.

Business lessons from Kenyan rally champion

“It is important to balance work and play, or life becomes very boring.”

Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers show the way

Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.

Westgate one year on: Entrepreneurs recount their experiences

How we made it in Africa speaks to the business owners who were affected by the tragedy.