Archive for the ‘Zambia’ category

How to become an African success story: Six tips from Zambeef’s boss

“There was no empire in the beginning I can assure you of that,” said Francis Grogan, co-founder and CEO of Zambeef.

Zambia – landlocked or land lucky?

“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.

Rising brand consciousness among Zambian middle class

Abhilash Bajpai, director of home electronics and appliances retailer, Radian Stores, talks about the rise in brand consciousness he is seeing in Zambia.

Meet the Boss: Abhilash Bajpai, director, Radian Stores

“You have to be honest – honest to your profession, to your company and to your target customers. If you can do that it is the first step to success.”

Zambeef – from humble beginnings to one of Zambia’s top companies

Zambeef CEO shares the company’s story with How we made it in Africa.

Meet the Boss: Francis Grogan, CEO, Zambeef Products

“You have to work whatever hours are required in order to be successful.”

Random reflections from a week in Lusaka

How we made it in Africa’s‘s Kate Douglas reflects on some of the business and social characteristics of Lusaka.

Meet the Boss: Robin Miller, MD, Real Estate Investments Zambia

“When operating in economies like Zambia’s, you have to always keep your mind open to the long term.”

Africa’s local dynamos: Five companies changing the rules of business

These “local dynamos” are winning customers through innovative business models.

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.

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 natural resources no longer a curse?

African leaders take action that could transform the mining sector.

African Land Investments eyeing malls in key markets across the continent

Property investment firm aims to grow its portfolio to US$500m.

German agriculture boss endorses foreign investment in African farming

“I don’t think you have a region in the world with a bigger opportunity than Africa,” says agribusiness boss.

‘Entrepreneurship should be a viable career path, not a last resort for jobless’

“To be in business you need to have a different kind of DNA,” says East African incubator founder.