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Africa Tech Trends: The age of start-up accelerators

Start-up accelerators are common in Europe and the United States, but in Africa the concept is still very young.

Meet the Boss: Jannie Mouton, founder, PSG

“Thinking back, my biggest lesson was back when I was fired because I was too relaxed and too sure of myself.”

New technologies – why emerging markets stand to gain

Fears over the impact of robotics and 3D printing are exaggerated and miss the huge potential benefits for emerging markets.

Start-up snapshot: Enabling Tanzanians to purchase event tickets with mobile money

Event-goers in Tanzania can now purchase tickets via their mobile phones using mobile money.

E-commerce set to be a ‘game changer’ for Africa, says Ashish J. Thakkar

“A city like Lagos has 20 million people, but just two shopping centres.”

Zimbabwe ‘a promising market’ for property portal, Lamudi

“The number of property agents that use the internet for business specifically is highest in Zimbabwe,” says Mustafa Suleimanji.

How Tanzania’s Ubongo Media built a business by making maths cool

Tanzania social enterprise is helping children in East Africa improve their maths with interactive educational cartoon.

Do you feel lucky? Will East Africans benefit from their natural resource discoveries?

The link from pumping oil to increasing life expectancy and reducing poverty is not direct.

Five e-commerce tips from industry experts

Thoughts by industry professionals about starting, and growing, an e-commerce store.

How South Africa’s top e-commerce store wins customer loyalty

Yuppiechef’s director, Paul Galatis, shares his tips for winning customer loyalty in the e-commerce industry.

Cecil John Rhodes didn’t do Africa nicely, but there are things we can learn from him

Despite his questionable approach to business, modern-day companies looking to sell into Africa can take a few hints from the mining magnate.

The power of local celebrity endorsements in Africa

One way companies can create an affinity with African consumers is by working with a local celebrities to endorse their brand.

Targeting the African consumer: Why size often matters

According to Michael Wood, founder of Aperio, a common mistake made by consumer-facing companies in Africa is getting their product sizes wrong.

How Philips is adapting its global strategy to better address the African market

Philips has adopted a number of strategies to make its global portfolio more relevant for African economies.

Meet the Boss: Andrew Waititu, MD, SAP East Africa

“One thing that takes people aback is when they figure out I’m also a DJ.”