Company informaion

Inside BURN Manufacturing’s energy-efficient cooking stove business

“The lazy option is to outsource production to China."

Running a start-up with a full-time job? Hard work, but not impossible

Award-winning entrepreneur shares tips on how to juggle employment and entrepreneurship.

Investment firms backing retail developments in East Africa

East Africa’s shopping landscape is slowly changing with the construction of multi-million dollar centres.

Meet the Boss: Darshan Chandaria, CEO, Chandaria Group

“Success is not a destination but a continuous journey.”

Talking the business of fashion with Ethiopian designer

“I started from the bottom, but I have an opportunity to make it to the top and live a life that is beyond paying my bills.”

Tapping the economic potential of Nollywood and football

Talking business with entrepreneur Chike Maduegbuna.

Business Focus

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    Mobius Motors: Affordable ‘Made in Kenya’ vehicle for Africa’s bumpy roads

    '22 May 2015'

    Mobius Motors is building a mass market vehicle, specifically designed for the poor road conditions in Kenya.

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    Young Zimbabweans warming up to gambling

    Punters driven by a growing appetite for gaming and the need to make that extra coin.

  3. Dar es Salaam has been identified as a future commercial hotspot.

    African revival shifts east

    '20 May 2015'

    Deutsche Bank analyst Dr Claire Schaffnit-Chatterjee and economist Robert Burgess make the case for the economies in eastern Africa.

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    Kenya: Inside BURN Manufacturing’s energy-efficient cooking stove business

    “The lazy option is to outsource production to China.”

Foreign Investment

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    Business in Nigeria post election

    '18 May 2015'

    Though paved with uncertainty the coming years, Nigeria looks promising for businesses.

  2. Due to overcrowding, brands are finding it increasingly difficult to get their billboards noticed.

    Beyond BRICS: The India-Africa strategic partnership

    '14 May 2015'

    India’s engagement with Africa is on the rise to cater for both geopolitical and economic interests.

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    Africa private equity: Deep value in mid-cap sector

    '11 May 2015'

    We have observed that competition is clearly increasing, but more so at the larger end of the deal spectrum.

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    Five common mistakes to avoid when setting up a business in Africa

    '6 May 2015'

    Mistakes first-time investors (especially those from the diaspora) make when embarking on the journey to build a business in Africa.

Entrepreneur watch

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    No success formula other than hard work, says CEO of South Africa’s DigiCash

    '22 May 2015'

    Paul Brown, founder and CEO of DigiCash, shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship.

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    Talking the business of fashion with Ethiopian designer

    '18 May 2015'

    “I started from the bottom, but I have an opportunity to make it to the top and live a life that is beyond paying my bills.”

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    Tapping the economic potential of Nollywood and football

    '13 May 2015'

    Talking business with entrepreneur Chike Maduegbuna.

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    Reducing the risks of investing in agri-preneurs: How this Kenyan is doing it

    '4 May 2015'

    “There is nothing genius about what we decided to do.”

Business Advice

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    Why SMEs should consider appointing a CFO

    '22 May 2015'

    Not having a CFO contributes to many small companies being weak on the financials.

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    Running a start-up with a full-time job? Hard work, but not impossible 

    '15 May 2015'

    Award-winning entrepreneur shares tips on how to juggle employment and entrepreneurship.

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    Landing a corporate contract: Start-ups should keep it simple and avoid jargon

    '8 May 2015'

    If ‘to pivot’ simply means ‘to change strategy’, then “why not just say that?”

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    Thought leadership: Enabling emerging enterprises for growth

    '5 May 2015'

    It is vital that efforts towards enterprise development are met with the appropriate management and skills development support.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Matthew Thackrah, deputy MD, Samsung South Africa

    '21 May 2015'

    “Once you have reached the top, the job is not complete; staying there is much more difficult.”

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    Meet the Boss: Darshan Chandaria, CEO, Chandaria Group

    '18 May 2015'

    “Success is not a destination but a continuous journey.”

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    Meet the Boss: Jeff Aludo, East Africa MD, Africapractice

    '13 May 2015'

    “Since I was a child I’ve had a clear vision of what I wanted to accomplish.”

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    Meet the Boss: Nadine Tinen Tchangoum, country director, PwC Cameroon

    '24 April 2015'

    “Always do what you say.”

Recent articles

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    Mobius Motors: Affordable ‘Made in Kenya’ vehicle for Africa’s bumpy roads

    '22 May 2015'

    Mobius Motors is building a mass market vehicle, specifically designed for the poor road conditions in Kenya.

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    No success formula other than hard work, says CEO of South Africa’s DigiCash

    Paul Brown, founder and CEO of DigiCash, shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship.

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    Why SMEs should consider appointing a CFO

    Not having a CFO contributes to many small companies being weak on the financials.

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    Young Zimbabweans warming up to gambling

    Punters driven by a growing appetite for gaming and the need to make that extra coin.

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    Five lucky children from Africa to deliver Match Ball at Rugby World Cup 2015

    '21 May 2015'

    DHL, the world’s leading express provider and Official Logistics Partner for Rugby World Cup 2015, has announced the launch of the DHL Match Ball Delivery competition across Sub Saharan Africa.