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Three lessons to be learnt from South African entrepreneurial visionaries

Key takeaways from a recent business event.

Partners in Africa – the key to success or failure?

Finding the right partner is crucial and the choice must be carefully made.

Start-up snapshot: Co-founder of Ethiopia’s Addiscan discusses his business

Our best strategy has been to approach businesses and demonstrate our product.

Meet the Boss: Saleh Nasreddin, founder, NAS Foods, Ethiopia

“In Africa, everything is good business. You just have to plan well, work hard and do it right.”

Do e-books pose a threat to traditional bookstores in South Africa?

While e-books are on the rise in South Africa, the physical book is far from out of business.

Private equity in Ethiopia: Talking investment with Schulze Global

In 2008 Schulze Global Investments became the first international private equity firm to open an office in Ethiopia.

Thought leadership: What is it about agriculture in Africa?

“Everything can wait but agriculture cannot wait!”

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals over the next decade

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals in Africa will increase by 59% over the next 10 years.

Running an online business in Tanzania: Insights from a US-born manager

How we made it in Africa talks to Erfaan Mojgani, country manager of online marketplace Kaymu in Tanzania.

Kenya and incentive programmes: An inside perspective

Employee incentives are generally a new concept in Kenya, but businesses that identify their value stand to gain.

Wheelbarrows of dollars: Understanding informal trade in East Africa

Informal trade shouldn’t be crushed, but rather formalised using incentives, says Ecobank research head.

Meet the Boss: Karim Teja, managing director, Heron Portico Hotel

“Whether or not you succeed in life depends on what you make of your experience and attitude.”

Entrepreneur on building his mobile phone charging kiosk franchise in Rwanda

Rwandan Henri Nyakarundi answers How we made it in Africa’s questions and shares his vision for ARED.

American oil entrepreneur Dan Eberhart now scouting opportunities in Africa

Dan Eberhart, who made his money in the US oilfield services industry, is now looking for opportunities in Africa.

Investors: Do Nigeria’s benefits outweigh challenges?

Investors focused on Africa say Nigeria offers huge opportunities, but also huge challenges.