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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.”

How Uganda is turning waste into power

Across East Africa, increases in processing of agricultural products is being accompanied by an increase in organic waste.

Start-up snapshot: App to help South Africans improve their school grades

A new South African tech start-up, Learning Lab Apps, aims to make learning easier by building web and mobile educational applications.

Oil or fish? Why Ghana should balance oil production and fishing activities

Small-scale fishermen who live on Ghana’s western coast struggle to sustain their livelihoods with offshore oil exploration activities expanding.

How Philips is using mobile phones to combat counterfeits in Africa

JJ van Dongen, senior vice president for Philips Africa, shares the company’s strategy for combating counterfeit products in Africa.

Africa Tech Trends: Cash flowing in for start-ups; Uber’s Kenyan safari

This year could see more VC funding arriving at Africa’s shores.

Why technology is key to Africa’s future

Technology has been key to many of Africa’s most exciting developments in recent years.

It all depends on your attitude towards Africa’s challenges, says Avaya MD

How we made it in Africa talks to Hatem Hariri, managing director for Africa at business communications company Avaya.

Five African investment hotspots for 2015

I’m often asked where I’ll will be investing in the coming months and years? So here are five hotspots that I’d highlight for 2015.

Start-up snapshot: Preparing Nigerian university hopefuls for exams

Prepclass provides a database of study content to help prepare prospective university students for their JAMB exams.