Archive for the ‘South Africa’ category

Africa Tech Trends: The growing power of mapping

Tom Jackson looks at the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

South Africa’s energy crisis sparks interest in solar power

Interest in solar power solutions are rising as the country suffers under its unprecedented power generation crisis.

Life coaching is big business, says Zimbabwean entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa talks to life coach and motivational speaker Godfrey Madanhire.

South Africa and US play ‘chicken’ as trade deal deadline looms

The humble chicken is at the heart of a critical trade deal between South Africa and its major trading partner, the United States.

Do e-books pose a threat to traditional bookstores in South Africa?

While e-books are on the rise in South Africa, the physical book is far from out of business.

South Africa’s newest low-cost airline has pan-African ambitions

Skywise, South Africa’s newest low-cost airline, has its eyes set on becoming a regional carrier.

How a rule-breaking Kenyan succeeded in the hair industry… in South Africa

Tracy Wangari launched her Cape Town-based salon in 1999 and maintains a hands-on role in the now successful venture.

Meet the Boss: Jannie Mouton, founder, PSG

“Thinking back, my biggest lesson was back when I was fired because I was too relaxed and too sure of myself.”

‘South African wine industry must adjust its Africa strategy, before it loses out’

The majority of Africans shop at informal outlets, and this is where South African wines need to improve their presence, says Craig Irving.

Lower oil prices and South Africa: A positive in a sea of negatives

South African consumers should benefit from easing inflation, lower fuel costs, and increased disposable income, said Nedbank economist.

Top sectors for South African entrepreneurs to capitalise on in 2015

South Africa’s many challenges provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to take advantage of.

South Africa’s top suburbs for luxury homes

Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard suburbs dominate the list.

Start-up snapshot: SweepSouth wants to disrupt domestic cleaning

“Our aim is to take the hassle out of getting your place cleaned.”

Tough times ahead for South Africa Inc, but it’s better than 2014

Over the last twenty years, the single biggest determinant of South Africa’s economic growth has been global growth.

Africa’s economic outlook for 2015

The African continent is set to record a projected +5% economic growth in 2015.