Archive for the ‘Zimbabwe’ category

From army officer to UT Bank CEO: Interview with Prince Kofi Amoabeng

Ghana’s Prince Kofi Amoabeng speaks about the growth of his financial services business.

Consumer tastes are not the same across the African continent

Dairy products have various levels of market success in African countries, depending on consumers’ preferences.

Zimbabwe is in a position to attract investors, says CEO

Zimbabwe’s rich mineral resources will drive economic growth in the country.

Phatisa: Final close of the African Agriculture Fund at $243m

Phatisa has announced the successful conclusion of its fundraising for the African Agriculture Fund (AAF), with $243m in total capital commitments.

Don’t follow popular stories when investing in Africa, says analyst

“Africa is an example of how stories fuel expectations, and drive up asset prices,” says Amédi de Klerk.

Meet the Boss: Kura Chihota, CEO, Ascendant Property Fund

“Do what you can with what you have, where you are.”

Niger and DRC: Frustrating environments with untapped retail potential

Retail growth opportunities in some African countries are restricted by regulatory and political situations.

Meet the Boss: Richard Malcolm, south and east African regional VP, Western Union

“Approach anything and everything with an attitude of energy and enthusiasm.”

Farai Gundan discusses her business ventures and opportunities in Africa

Entrepreneur and media personality, Farai Gundan, shares her thoughts on Africa’s potential.

Why the growth of modern retail should be good news to African farmers

The growth of supermarkets and restaurant chains across Africa is opening up opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs.

‘Zimbabwe is picking up, but business people need patience’

“The Zimbabwean retail sector is actually booming at the moment. There is a huge amount happening,” says Marc Sternberg, MD of Spark ATM Systems.

In Zimbabwe, learning Chinese is a lucrative investment

Observers say there has been a rising demand from organisations and individuals seeking to learn Chinese.

Meet the Boss: Divine Ndhlukula, founder, SECURICO

Divine Ndhlukula is the founder and managing director of SECURICO, a security service provider in Zimbabwe.

Fresh Air sees potential for no-frills service in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s new airline Fresh Air believes it has identified a gap in the local market for low-cost air travel.

Indigenisation law to affect more sectors in Zimbabwe

In 2007 the Zimbabwean government passed into law the controversial Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act.