Archive for the ‘Mozambique’ category

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.

East African oil and gas discoveries could kick-start economic transformation

Standard Bank expects East African oil and gas discoveries to fundamentally transform the region’s economies.

Can Mozambique’s growth story be sustained?

Forecast to grow at 8% per year over the next five years, Mozambique is benefiting from mineral wealth and infrastructure development.

Certain guerrilla tactics required to develop energy projects in Africa

Investec team shares learnings from financing and developing a power project in Mozambique.

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.

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in foreign direct investment in 2013.

Why property developer sees potential in Mozambique’s Beira, Pemba and Nacala

Atterbury’s projects include mixed-use developments in Mozambique and malls in Ghana.

Forestry not for those seeking a quick buck

Private equity firm says forestry in Africa is not an easy business.

Africa’s top six social entrepreneurs of the year announced

Social entrepreneurs are those with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

How resource extraction is developing Africa’s hospitality industry

Foreign interest in oil and gas discoveries in eastern Africa means more business for hotels in those regions.

Five African boom towns offering untapped opportunities

Across sub-Saharan Africa there are towns and cities experiencing fast growth on the back of new mining and oil projects or other business activities.

Seven reasons to pay attention to the Swahili language

Swahili could become a more important language, and anyone looking to Africa should pay attention to it.

For Africa By Africa – a consumer trend to watch out for in 2014

African companies are creating products specifically for consumers on the continent.

Africa ‘has potential to grab global manufacturing opportunity’

Africa should focus on developing a range of economic activities and the skills to match these.

Will Africa’s natural resources boom benefit the poor?

Anand Rajaram highlights the need to ensure revenues from oil, gas and mining benefit African populations.