Archive for the ‘South Africa’ category

Three things you should understand about African stock markets

What investors should know about using Africa’s stock markets to tap into its growth story.

Africa’s top five most travelled to cities

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

Meet the Boss: Jacques Taylor, MD, sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere Financial

While other executives relax on the golf course, Jacques Taylor spends time on his farm.

E-commerce could challenge bricks and mortar retail in Africa

Online retailers such as Zando and Jumia have ambitious growth plans.

Meet the Boss: MD Ramesh, regional head, Olam International

“I made a career from coming to the continent.”

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.

South African mining in crisis: Experts share what the future may hold

South Africa is experiencing its longest and costliest platinum mining strike ever.

Three lessons South African agriculture can learn from Nigeria

Nigeria is successfully leveraging agriculture’s economic potential.

What is the best way to cluster Africa?

Economics now define how African countries are grouped together.

Executives rank South Africa as a top FDI destination, despite weakening economy

South Africa ranked as only African country in A.T. Kearney’s top 25 most attractive FDI markets.

Can Africa replicate Silicon Valley? History shows not

Silicon Valley succeeds because it is relatively free from state interference.

Inventor of waterless bath says business is a hustle

“The biggest challenge I see with young entrepreneurs is not sitting down and doing the research.”

App tackles South Africa’s language barrier one phrase at a time

The Aweza app translates useful phrases in South Africa’s 11 official languages.

New car market in Africa remains ‘very small’

A look at the used and new car markets in Africa.

Entrepreneurship a solution to unemployment in South Africa

Rather than waiting to find a job, young people are staring their own businesses.