Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ category

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

What a weak South Africa means for the rest of the continent

Business leaders debate the impact that a weakening South African economy has on the rest of the continent.

Talking business and exporting to Africa with Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

“Although we export all over the world, Africa is our main focus market.”

Don’t put your eggs in one basket, says animal health entrepreneur

South African entrepreneur explains why product diversification has helped his business grow in Southern Africa.

Africa’s economy set for dramatic changes

An interview with Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.

Malaria testing for under $1: Entrepreneur talks mixing business and science

South African Ashley Uys explains how he started manufacturing low-cost medical diagnostic test kits.

Is South Africa really at threat of being excluded from AGOA?

Experts debate the future of AGOA for South Africa and what it would mean for Africa if the country was excluded.

By 2030 Nigeria could have a higher GDP than the Netherlands or Malaysia

There is another side to the Nigeria story that has been overshadowed by the recent headlines.

How a Kenyan bakery is taking on the challenges of the business world

“Don’t think you will start a business and a year down the line you are the big guy in town.”

What we can learn from Olam’s success in Africa

Olam’s MD Ramesh shares some of the strategies required to successfully expand a business in Africa.

Tomato paste and noodles: Olam bullish about food processing in Africa

Adding value in Africa is expensive but worth it, says agribusiness and food company Olam.

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

To be able to generate wealth and give its future generations a chance, Africa must take ownership of its health.

Manufacturing key to unlocking Africa’s industrialisation potential

“Very few countries are able to grow and accumulate wealth without investing in their manufacturing sectors.”

Manufacturers in East Africa need to keep up with changing retail trends

African Cotton Industries MD says manufacturers need to constantly stay ahead of the game.

What it takes to be a successful industrialist in Africa

Proponents of manufacturing say the sector is a great opportunity for Africa to industrialise and provide jobs to millions of unemployed.