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Africa Tech Trends: Consolidation in South Africa’s e-commerce industry

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

AFB’s lending model based on trust rather than collateral

How we made it in Africa speaks to Karl Westvig, CEO of financial services firm AFB.

South African CEO sends unusual warning to Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza

In a frank statement, Famous Brands CEO warns the two American pizza brands not to expect an easy ride in South Africa.

When will Africa host its first Olympics? Not likely before 2032

The International Olympic Committee says it would welcome any credible bid from an African city.

Driving consumer engagement in Africa

Four key considerations to successfully drive consumer engagement in Africa.

Interior design boss sells creativity and imagination

How we made it in Africa talks to Moshe Noiman, founder of Classic Mouldings.

Meet the Boss: Jaswinder Bedi, CEO, Bedi Investments

“I wouldn’t call myself a workaholic, but my wife does.”

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work and innovation

The growth of retail in sub-Saharan Africa is good news, however, it has a down side for other retailers.

Africa 2030 – Some inconvenient thoughts

I cannot shake off a sense of nervousness and mild irritation, each time I listen to the gospel of Africa’s enormous opportunity.

Group of risk-taking friends transform plantation into golf haven for Kenya’s rich

Where once stood overgrown bush and sisal plantations, now sits a luxury golf estate .

Report reveals Africa’s best and worst performing economies

The IMF predicts that six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies in 2014 will be in Africa.

Meet the Boss: Kris Senanu, deputy CEO, AccessKenya

“I don’t believe in jobs. I believe in seeing opportunity.”

Seeing the future through the eyes of young Africans

I am more convinced than ever that the single biggest constraint to the growth of multinationals in Africa is perspective.

Vipingo Ridge golf estate – where Kenya’s wealthy can escape reality

At the Kenyan coast stands the 2,500 acre Vipingo Ridge golf development.

Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business development boss

Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.