Archive for the ‘Articles’ category

Gated serviced farms: The next hot real estate trend?

Bringing together property development and agriculture.

Meet the Boss: Herman Singh, head of m-commerce, Vodacom

“We will look back at this time as the golden age for Africa; the time to have started businesses. The time to have been born and to be young.”

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

Kenyan media queen on how she benefited from executive education.

How to be a better boss

One key to successful delegation is to coach team members on making and executing critical decisions.

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.

How Muthoni Ndonga started Nairobi’s Blankets & Wine event

Blankets & Wine is one of the most popular events among Nairobi residents.

Unpacking credit card usage in Africa

Credit card usage in Africa trails other continents significantly.

‘Tough times don’t last, tough people do,’ says fashion designer Sally Karago

How Kenya’s Sally Karago built her fashion business.

Boosting the smartphone in Africa: Strategies by industry players

Research firm Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that by 2018 smartphone connections on the continent will rise from 79m in 2012 to 412m.

Bringing MAC cosmetics to Kenya a dream come true for local entrepreneur

After trying for many years to launch the MAC brand in Kenya, Joyce Gikunda has finally reached her goal.

Retail in Nigeria – a lucrative business for those who get it right

A new generation of Nigerian consumers is drawing retailers from all over the world.

Africa needs to fully leverage its oil and gas resources

Much of Africa’s recent economic growth has been a direct result of the positive momentum achieved in oil and gas production.