Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ category
Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.
“China is no longer the factory of the world. China is becoming the market of the world.”
“I never look at a problem and moan and groan. To me everything is opportunity.”
“Ethiopia was never colonised and so it’s quite different from other African countries.”
Distell has acquired land for factories in both Angola and Nigeria.
“You cannot do business in Africa via the internet or emails, one has to physically visit potential customers.”
“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”
Business leaders debate the impact that a weakening South African economy has on the rest of the continent.
“Although we export all over the world, Africa is our main focus market.”
South African entrepreneur explains why product diversification has helped his business grow in Southern Africa.
An interview with Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.
South African Ashley Uys explains how he started manufacturing low-cost medical diagnostic test kits.
Experts debate the future of AGOA for South Africa and what it would mean for Africa if the country was excluded.
There is another side to the Nigeria story that has been overshadowed by the recent headlines.
“Don’t think you will start a business and a year down the line you are the big guy in town.”