Archive for the ‘Angola’ category
Grant Dutton, MD of South African coffee shop chain, vida e caffé, talks about the potential he sees in other African countries.
The growth of supermarkets and restaurant chains across Africa is opening up opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs.
“Most people I have so far spoken to confirm that Angola is an extremely difficult place to do business.”
While there is much talk about competition coming from other emerging market companies, the issue in sub-Saharan Africa seems far more nuanced than that.
How we made it in Africa speaks to José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, one of the directors of Angola’s new sovereign wealth fund.
How we made it in Africa talks to Rolf Mendelsohn, one of the founders of Angolan IT company Internet Technologies Angola.
How we made it in Africa takes a look at the largely undocumented lives of Chinese shopkeepers on the continent.
How we made it in Africa takes a closer look at three African countries that hold potential for retailers.
International media has recently been in a frenzy over the ‘ghost town’ built in Angola by the China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) just 30km outside capital city of Luanda.
The city of Luanda in Angola has been ranked as the second most expensive place for expatriates to live in the world, according to this year’s Mercer’s Cost of Living survey.
Many might find it hard to believe that Angola’s capital Luanda used to be the party capital of the central African region up until 1975, when the country gained independence from Portugal.
Portugal, which is struggling to comply with the terms of a EUR78 billion financial rescue package, is now looking to encourage its former colony Angola to invest in its debt-stricken economy.
South Africa-based Nampak Bevcan recently opened a US$160 million beverage can factory in Angola. How we made it in Africa discussed the investment with Erik Smuts, MD of Bevcan.
“International investors have picked up official signals that opportunities are not restricted to the oil industry.”
A delegation of South African business people recently visited Angola. We find out what happened.