Archive for the ‘South Africa’ category

Pizza Hut looking for slice of South African restaurant market

The Pizza Hut restaurant brand has returned to South Africa, with the first outlet expected to open in Johannesburg next week.

Top entrepreneur shares advice on finding investment and retaining employees

How we made it in Africa speaks to Hans van Aardt, founder of software company Microworks.

‘Corporate life is the best business school for entrepreneurs’

South African David Green talks about leaving corporate life for the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship.

No maternity leave: Being a woman entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry

South African Theresa Cupido talks about women entrepreneurship and growing a business in road marking and civil engineering field.

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

Johan Kilian talks about his decision to become a Pie City franchisee.

Business in Africa based on personal relationships, says scaffolding boss

“You cannot do business in Africa via the internet or emails, one has to physically visit potential customers.”

Communications boss on entrepreneurship and how to target your market

“African companies have the potential to be global leaders within many industries.”

What a weak South Africa means for the rest of the continent

Business leaders debate the impact that a weakening South African economy has on the rest of the continent.

Talking business and exporting to Africa with Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

“Although we export all over the world, Africa is our main focus market.”

Which African cities will offer the best opportunities in the coming years?

PwC says investors should look beyond Lagos, Kinshasa and Johannesburg.

Don’t put your eggs in one basket, says animal health entrepreneur

South African entrepreneur explains why product diversification has helped his business grow in Southern Africa.

Don’t write off South Africa just yet, says Standard Bank CEO

“Yes, there are issues. There are service delivery protests, there are strikes, but those are illustrative of a healthy democracy.”

The rise of Africa’s banking champions

There has been a rapid expansion of banking activities across the continent in recent years.

‘While the US may be late to the party, it has a lot to offer Africa’

“US companies can do very well in Africa provided they put in the effort to understand the continent’s markets in detail.”

Johannesburg – the Empire City strikes back

Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic capital, makes a comeback after white flight, overcrowding and neglect led to the decline of the inner city.