Airline Partner Ethiopian Airlines

Why many new A-grade malls and office blocks could see their values decline

In countries such as Ghana and Nigeria there is a mismatch between the rentals sought by landlords, and what tenants are willing to pay.

2017 elections in Rwanda, Kenya and Angola: How will FDI be impacted?

We talk to experts at the Institute for Security Studies about how upcoming elections could affect foreign investment in these economies.

Entrepreneur simplifying running of South Africa’s stokvels with smartphone app

Tsepho Moloi, founder of StokFella, wants to tap into $3.2bn informal savings societies market.

[Sponsored] Outlook 2017: A ‘#pivot?’ year for investors

Given continuing uncertainties in the global economy, investors need to take into account the possibility of different, evolving scenarios to guide their investment decisions.

Nigeria’s businesses struggle to stay afloat

Nigeria is facing its worst recession in two decades.

Mixed realities of African retail

Is the African retail opportunity over-hyped? Not necessarily. But the huge potential envisaged is still a long way out.

Ethiopia’s emerging wine industry luring consumers locally and abroad

A plan hatched a decade ago by the former Ethiopian Prime Minister is starting to take off.

Africa and post-Brexit – Six months on

Most African exports will be significantly more expensive and less competitive in the UK.

Business Focus

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    The commodification of African wildlife: A controversial business

    19 January, 2017
    Wildlife expert says African animals are worth more alive, and in Africa.
  2. [Video] South African Reserve Bank governor talks about Trump and economic outlook

    18 January, 2017
    Lesetja Kganyago discusses US monetary policy, his outlook for economic growth and the impact of a Trump administration on the country.
  3. Will South Africa turn the corner in 2017?

    17 January, 2017
    Growth is expected to strengthen to 1.1% in 2017.
  4. Doing business in Africa? Top businessman shares his thoughts

    17 January, 2017
    Four things you should know, from one of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Foreign investment

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    Ivory Coast – Africa’s best macro story?

    19 January, 2017
    Outlining the risks and opportunities in an economy which the IMF estimates is on course to double every decade.
  2. Profit-making idea: Pick up African companies while valuations remain low

    18 January, 2017
    'I think now is the right time for people to start looking and put money in,' says Thabo Ncalo of Savvy Capital Partners.
  3. Why many new A-grade malls and office blocks could see their values decline

    17 January, 2017
    In countries such as Ghana and Nigeria there is a mismatch between the rentals sought by landlords, and what tenants are willing to pay.
  4. 2017 elections in Rwanda, Kenya and Angola: How will FDI be impacted?

    16 January, 2017
    We talk to experts at the Institute for Security Studies about how upcoming elections could affect foreign investment in these economies.

Entrepreneur watch

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    Entrepreneur simplifying running of South Africa’s stokvels with smartphone app

    16 January, 2017
    Tshepo Moloi, founder of StokFella, wants to tap into $3.2bn informal savings societies market.
  2. Like Uber, but for tutors

    23 December, 2016
    A new South African app connects tutors to students, rates the tutors and facilitates payment.
  3. Tapping into Nairobi’s growing fitness trend

    5 December, 2016
    Reform Cycling and Strength Studio uses technology to set itself apart from an increasing number of competitors.
  4. The Somaliland entrepreneur solving problems unique to his home

    2 December, 2016
    'In Somaliland there are a lot of untapped areas and unfulfilled needs,' says Mohamed Abdilahi Dahir.

Business Advice

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    21 quotes on how to be a better entrepreneur: By Africans for Africans

    23 December, 2016
    Over the course of this year we spoke to entrepreneurs across the continent who shared their experiences and advice.
  2. Taking holidays seriously

    21 December, 2016
    'When business owners return to work after a holiday, their physical health is boosted, their focus is better and they perform again at much higher levels of personal productivity and effectiveness.'
  3. Festive season survival guide for SMEs

    19 December, 2016
    Everyday work schedules and habits are going to be disrupted in some way or another.
  4. How to start manufacturing in Africa – without experience or capital

    8 December, 2016
    Lessons from first-time manufacturers who built their businesses from the ground up.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Toro Orero, managing partner, DDF.Capital

    19 January, 2017
    'If you have no idea how something is supposed to be done, I guarantee you, you'll be disruptive.'
  2. Meet the Boss: Juanita van der Merwe, owner, Little Green Number

    19 January, 2017
    'I stress about almost everything.'
  3. Meet the Boss: Tshepo Moloi, founder, StokFella

    13 January, 2017
    'Your environment and your background does not define your success.'
  4. Meet the Boss: Vino Govender, managing director, LA Consulting Engineers

    12 January, 2017
    'Know when to change your sails when the wind does not blow in the direction it is meant to.'

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

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    Understanding Cameroon’s untapped business opportunities

    16 January, 2017
    NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group, shares where he sees opportunities in Cameroon.
  2. On-the-ground realities in central Africa different to investors’ perceptions

    13 December, 2016
    Doing business in French-speaking central Africa is often different to what prospective investors assume, according to private equity boss.
  3. Start-up snapshot: The Cameroonian company using fish to farm crops – and vice versa

    30 November, 2016
    Save Our Agriculture is a start-up that focuses on producing aquaponics kits.
  4. Retrenchment a blessing in disguise for ambitious entrepreneur

    13 October, 2016
    From oil and gas to vending machines, mangoes and ICT.

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    19 January, 2017
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