Archive for the ‘Zambia’ category

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.

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.

African oil company Engen introduces bicycle vendors to boost sales

Engen’s innovative strategy is a marketing tool and a way of growing its business.

Why smart businesspeople are looking at the Zambia-DRC border area

Solwezi in Zambia’s Northwestern Province has been described as a modern day African boom town.

Fastjet likely to become more pan-African in 2014

Low-cost carrier Fastjet looks to expand routes across the continent.

Addressing the need to open Africa’s skies

At present over a quarter of air routes in Africa are served by only one carrier.

Five must-know African consumer trends to run with in 2014

Africa – and more importantly, African consumers – will be firmly on the global stage in 2014.