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Meet the Boss: Charles Igwe, CEO, Nollywood Global

“A friend of mine described Nollywood as someone performing heart surgery using forks and knives. But the genius of it is that the patient survives.”

Sub-Saharan Africa improves its state of globalisation, says DHL

“Globalisation is one of the key forces shaping the continent’s economic growth, and holds vast untapped potential to sustainably improve living standards for Africans.”

TV white space broadband about to be commercialised in Africa, hints Microsoft

New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.

Which African countries will see the greatest growth in millionaires?

Mozambique is anticipated to be the fastest growing African market for millionaires from 2013 to 2023.

How Africa can make the next quantum leap in trade

The opportunities for further growth in Africa’s trade are huge, but will only be unlocked if several structural issues can be overcome.

Why M-Pesa’s Kenya business model had to be altered for South Africa

Herman Singh explains why M-Pesa’s Kenyan model failed in South Africa in 2010, and why the revamped version will succeed.

South Africans need to ponder what ‘going to Africa’ means

Do South Africans truly believe theirs is just another African country?

Meet the Boss: Farhana Hassanali-Hashmani, CEO, Hass Consult

“Growth takes time. If you try and rush you will stumble and fall.”

How a hobby became a business for designer duo

Kooroo Designs has grown from a hobby to a well-known fashion brand.

Meet the resourceful entrepreneurs who keep Southern Africa moving

Southern Africa has no shortage of resourceful people grabbing life by the horns.

Africa Tech Trends: Co-operation now the name of the game

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

Gated serviced farms: The next hot real estate trend?

Bringing together property development and agriculture.

Meet the Boss: Herman Singh, head of m-commerce, Vodacom

“We will look back at this time as the golden age for Africa; the time to have started businesses. The time to have been born and to be young.”

Executive education: Caroline Mutoko on why you should go back to school

Kenyan media queen on how she benefited from executive education.

How to be a better boss

One key to successful delegation is to coach team members on making and executing critical decisions.