Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ category

How multinationals have seized the African opportunity

Telecom, insurance and oil companies have seen growth across the continent.

Kenya’s wealthy spending more on pets

Gilani Gourmet’s business is growing as more people are able to afford pets and better pet food.

How a designer turned her hobby into a niche fashion business

“We are proud that we can make a product here which is entirely made from Kenyan handicraft.”

Meet the Boss: Mark Stephenson, MD, Sandstorm Kenya

“Be absolutely brilliant at what you do,” advises luxury bag manufacturer.

How this Kenyan business is tapping into the organic farming market

Eco Fuels Kenya produces organic fertilisers and biofuel from the Croton nut.

The consequences of Nigeria’s GDP rebasing

Although Nigeria now exceeds South Africa in economic size, it still has a long way to go to reach a similar level of development.

Meet the Boss: Tunji Olowolafe, chairman, GZ Industries

“We need to educate all our people. That way we will achieve true freedom and prosperity.”

Kenya setting the scene for business in East Africa, says analyst

Anna Rosenberg finds that Kenya is ahead of other East African countries in many areas.

Nigerian manufacturer cashing in on demand for drinks in Africa

With more Africans drinking beer and soft drinks, GZI is well placed to expand its business.

Missteps and missed opportunities: Kenya’s industrialisation saga

The East African country has failed to kick-start its manufacturing sector, but not for lack of trying.

The ‘absurdity’ of manufacturing in Africa

African cocoa farmers see tiny portion of profits from finished products.

Africa must do more to unlock potential for rising intra-African trade

Exports by African countries to their peers on the continent have surged by 32% since the 2008 economic downturn.

How bamboo bikes gave women a new future in Ghana

The Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative trains women to become highly proficient bike builders.

Nestlé expects ‘major growth’ in Kenya when oil starts flowing

Food and beverage multinational is growing its coffee and cereal brands across East Africa.

What is to be done to fix manufacturing in South Africa?

To revive its manufacturing sector, Africa’s largest economy needs to bridge the gap between labour, industry and government.