Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes sees opportunities for low-cost air travel in Africa

“Connectivity between Africa and Asia is very poor. That is something I’d love to get into.”

How Strive Masiyiwa won his first mobile licence by recognising the informal economy

“I understood the informal sector was real.”

Meet the Boss: Karl Westvig, CEO, AFB

“You can’t build a big business without trusting people.”

Why African companies should view China as a market, not as competition

“China is no longer the factory of the world. China is becoming the market of the world.”

Meet the Boss: Enase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Business School

“I’m a strong advocate of work-life balance.”

Sisal production akin to ‘printing money’ suggests METL Group boss

“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”

Jas Bedi: The Kenyan industrialist who sees opportunity in everything

“I never look at a problem and moan and groan. To me everything is opportunity.”

Africa Tech Trends: Consolidation in South Africa’s e-commerce industry

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

AFB’s lending model based on trust rather than collateral

How we made it in Africa speaks to Karl Westvig, CEO of financial services firm AFB.

South African CEO sends unusual warning to Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza

In a frank statement, Famous Brands CEO warns the two American pizza brands not to expect an easy ride in South Africa.

When will Africa host its first Olympics? Not likely before 2032

The International Olympic Committee says it would welcome any credible bid from an African city.

Driving consumer engagement in Africa

Four key considerations to successfully drive consumer engagement in Africa.

Interior design boss sells creativity and imagination

How we made it in Africa talks to Moshe Noiman, founder of Classic Mouldings.

Meet the Boss: Jaswinder Bedi, CEO, Bedi Investments

“I wouldn’t call myself a workaholic, but my wife does.”

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work and innovation

The growth of retail in sub-Saharan Africa is good news, however, it has a down side for other retailers.