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How we made it in Africa talks to Swaady Martin-Leke, founder of tea company YSWARA.
African countries should focus on building smaller infrastructure projects that require less financing.
“I can accept that many Africans don’t have much money. I can’t accept they are any less sophisticated consumers.”
Africa needs to deal with the misconceptions around the continent’s size, risks and opportunities by branding and marketing itself better.
“Private sector development has a much greater potential to improve self-sufficiency and prosperity than charity.”
During a session at the recent World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Cape Town, experts discussed the latest developments in addressing the continent’s energy infrastructure constraints.
“The biggest threat to Africa is not invasion by neighbours; it is poverty.”
Rachel Tladi tells How we made it in Africa about the challenges of being a businesswoman in the male-dominated construction industry.
Gerald Mahinda, managing director of Brandhouse, shares his thoughts on how to be successful in Africa’s consumer markets.
One Degree Solar’s BrightBox system powers lights, smartphones, tablets, and radios.
“We need to look at ways to unlock the youth demographic dividend.”
A strong relationship with smallholder farmers is central to Seed Co’s approach.
“I am also a myth buster; when you say it can’t be done, I believe it can be done.”
Africa’s private equity industry will be a major beneficiary of the growth in pension funds.
There is always discussion about risk and reward in Africa – how to move away from perceived risk to actually objectively understand what risk you’ve got.