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How local companies can benefit from China’s presence in Africa

Negative perceptions stand in the way of local companies forging business partnerships with their Chinese counterparts.

Start-up snapshot: Website creation platform looking to target African SMEs

“The best moment for me was definitely the very first day when the first customer signed up, created his own site with his own domain and paid.”

Eight African business trends to profit from in 2015

Africa is rich in distinct market trends.

Why South African township marketing agency sees opportunity in Zimbabwe

Anisa Kale, co-founder of Keys Communications, talks about the decision to expand her agency into Zimbabwe.

Six emerging real estate investment hotspots in Africa

According to property portal Lamudi, likely real estate opportunities in 2015 lie in emerging cities.

Africa Tech Trends: Employing technology to root out corruption

The western world has WikiLeaks, now Africa has AfriLeaks.

Africa CEO Forum: 16–17 March 2015

Since its inception in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has established itself as the foremost event devoted to promoting the African private sector.

Aviation Africa: 10–11 May 2015

The creators and publishers of Arabian Aerospace and African Aerospace magazines have for the first time brought their two strategically important markets together in one exciting new event!

Connected Africa: 26–27 May 2015

Africa’s telecommunications sector is booming!

Southern African International Trade Exhibition: 21–23 June 2015

SAITEX is Africa’s largest ‘business opportunities’ showcase.

Africa’s Big Seven: 21–23 June 2015

Africa’s Big Seven is co-located with SAITEX – The Southern African International Trade Exhibition for non-food retail ready products. The combined events attract close to 1,000 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors from 44 countries. It is without doubt the leading clearing house for food & beverage exports from and imports into Africa.

Start-up snapshot: Detecting substance abuse in employees with camera device

“OculusID is a platform for non-invasive and hygienic testing. The technology itself is advanced,” says Ashley Uys.

Doing business in Kenya: What do Chinese companies really think?

It is very rare in Kenya to see the CEO of a Chinese-owned company discussing their interests in the country.

Three tips for marketing to consumers in townships

How we made it in Africa asked Anisa Kale to share some of her advice for strategically marketing to lower-end consumers in townships.

The cost of war: How the South Sudan conflict is impacting the entire East Africa

The ravages of war are not being felt only in South Sudan.