Archive for the ‘Botswana’ category

How Strive Masiyiwa won his first mobile licence by recognising the informal economy

“I understood the informal sector was real.”

Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

Africa’s top five most travelled to cities

The 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index looks at Africa’s top five destination cities.

Why Woolworths’ African food stores rely on exports from South Africa

Woolworths is expanding its African food operations, but sourcing local fresh produce remains a challenge.

A diamond in the rough: Adding value to Botswana’s minerals

The World Bank and others say adding value to raw materials is a dead-end street for African countries.

Six ideas to make a success of your African-based business in 2014

DHL country managers provide tips on doing business across the continent.

Google tailors products to African markets

Most Africans access the internet via their phones, affecting how Google develops new services.

How can African stock exchanges encourage more listings?

Listing and legal fees, and little chance to earn significant capital deter multinationals from listing on local stock exchanges.

Africa should focus on economic diversity

Professor Lemma Senbet urges African economies not to base growth only on natural resources.

Increased emerging market tourism to Africa driving new travel demands

Visitors to Africa are increasingly looking for family-orientated safari options.

How Botswana is positioning itself as a major diamond hub

The gravity of the diamond world is shifting towards Botswana due to a new development in which mining company De Beers is moving its sales activities to the Southern African country.

Getting the private sector involved in infrastructure development in SADC

The SADC recognises the importance of public-private partnerships in funding development projects.

Africa’s ‘glass with attitude’

Diamonds continue to be an important resource and source of wealth in many African countries.

Survey finds Africa’s growing economies fail to trickle down

Despite growth across the continent, the majority of Africans still live below the bread line.

‘You can’t grow a company if you become a bottleneck,’ says Kenyan entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa talks to Kenyan entrepreneur about tourism in the country.