Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

The man who built Kenya’s Mimosa Pharmacy chain

How Chris Getonga built and sold a successful pharmacy chain.

Random reflections from a week in Lusaka

How we made it in Africa’s‘s Kate Douglas reflects on some of the business and social characteristics of Lusaka.

Ethiopia ‘quite different’ from other African countries, says Swedish entrepreneur

“Ethiopia was never colonised and so it’s quite different from other African countries.”

Gulf investors increasingly looking to African infrastructure

New report shows Gulf companies are increasing their exposure to African infrastructure, primarily telecommunications, ports and power.

Franchising: red flags and opportunities

How we made it in Africa speaks to experts about what entrepreneurs should know before becoming a franchisee in Africa.

How Dutch-based Vlisco became one of Africa’s most popular fashion companies

Vlisco has products for every price point.

Bayer targeting African small-scale farmers with innovative packaging

Bayer CropScience is hoping to win over small-scale farmers in Africa with smaller pack sizes.

Africa Tech Trends: Operators shedding their tower infrastructure

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

US agriculture giant Dow AgroSciences to grow Africa footprint

“We look at Africa as a place where there are lots of crops for which the yields and quality can be improved.”

Meet the Boss: Stefan Joselowitz, founder and CEO, MiX Telematics

Stefan Joselowitz answers our questions.

Business lessons from Kenyan rally champion

“It is important to balance work and play, or life becomes very boring.”

Pizza Hut not fazed by sluggish South African economy

Pizza Hut aims to ‘fish where the fish are’ in South Africa.

Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers show the way

Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.

Westgate one year on: Entrepreneurs recount their experiences

How we made it in Africa speaks to the business owners who were affected by the tragedy.

KFC, Subway, Steers: Talking restaurant franchising in East Africa

In the last five years a number of international restaurant franchises have opened in East Africa.