Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ category
“I can accept that many Africans don’t have much money. I can’t accept they are any less sophisticated consumers.”
Dinfin Mulupi talks to the founder of Horseman Shoes, a footwear company in Ghana.
General Motors sees opportunities in catering for Africa’s growing middle class.
How we made it in Africa talks to Louw Burger, a South African-born businessman running a cassava processing company in Nigeria.
Pharmaceutical spending in Africa is expected to reach USD30bn by 2016.
“We want to be the mobile king of Africa. The continent receives a lot of imports but the products are not always modelled to fit demand.”
General Motors has recently consolidated its African divisions into one Africa unit. How we made it in Africa finds out why.
“Every business has its own sort of environment and the family structure suits us,” says Alec Davis of Davis & Shirtliff Group.
To manage the Nairobi’s municipal solid waste and conserve the country’s remaining forests, Lorna Rutto and Charles Kalama founded EcoPost.
Growing demand for wood products has led to deforestation across the world. One innovative company is, however, looking to reverse this trend while at the same time turning a profit. The answer? Bamboo.
What will it take to convince a multi-national manufacturing company to significantly increase its investments on the continent?
Jay Ireland, president and CEO of General Electric Africa, speaks about his first job and the person that has had the biggest impact on his career.
Jeff Nemeth inherited an unproductive workforce. However, through an innovative approach, he managed to boost the workers’ morale and productivity.
The recent events in Nigeria are not only keeping politicians and security chiefs awake at night, but companies are also experiencing pain.
China’s growing presence in Africa has received much criticism over the past years. Lu Shaye, director-general of China’s Department of African Affairs, recently gave a Chinese view on the whole debate.