Posts Tagged ‘africa’

Zambia – landlocked or land lucky?

“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.

Bravery and a diet of humble pie: Mi-Fone CEO’s 10 tips for African entrepreneurs

Alpesh Patel shares some of the lessons he has learnt over the years in entrepreneurship.

New DHL survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-commerce

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region.

ATMs still have a future in Africa, says Diebold

While mobile payments is leapfrogging traditional financial services infrastructure in Africa, Diebold says there’s still strong growth potential for ATMs.

Marketing on a budget in Africa: Mi-Fone’s founder shares his strategies

Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.

Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.

Why African companies should view China as a market, not as competition

“China is no longer the factory of the world. China is becoming the market of the world.”

New survey reveals growing war for talent in Africa

Competition for talent is increasing in Africa.

Sisal production akin to ‘printing money’ suggests METL Group boss

“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”

Five smart steps to grow your business in Africa

Africa offers potentially lucrative returns for both local and international companies with a knack for spotting opportunities and the ability to think outside the box.

Seeing the future through the eyes of young Africans

I am more convinced than ever that the single biggest constraint to the growth of multinationals in Africa is perspective.

Africa will rise, but the rise will be neither linear nor guaranteed

“There are some dangers in overstating the ‘Africa rising’ view,” says Goldman Sachs head.

Phatisa sees increasing investor interest in Africa’s food supply chain

How we made it in Africa asks private equity fund manager Phatisa about its investments in Africa’s agricultural sector.

Mysimax looking for new investors to support education rise in Africa

Mysimax’s project in Africa can become an astounding first, a symbol of Africa’s opening up to the rest of the world.

Phatisa’s African Agriculture Fund invests in the Meridian Group

Meridian’s main focus is the manufacture and distribution of specialised fertiliser blends.