Airline Partner Ethiopian Airlines

Investors eyeing Africa’s private education opportunity

“There is a huge tide, a demographic driver, about to arrive and demand more quality education.”

Seven Chinese companies which have made it in Africa

Africa-based Chinese enterprises are making respectable profits.

The spirit of entrepreneurship in Nigeria

There is no safety-net for most people, only a keen sense of survival and determination.

PARTNER CONTENT: RMB

South African mining company goes against the grain with major US acquisition

Creating a cash-generative, globally competitive South African mining champion.

Post-sanctions Sudan: A unique opportunity for frontier-market investors?

It is rumoured that a delegation from a prominent US carmaker recently visited Khartoum to scout for opportunities.

PARTNER CONTENT: Quantum Global

The role of mobile financial services in achieving financial inclusion in Africa

In most African countries, mobile phone banking is taking services to remote areas where conventional banks have been physically absent or too expensive to use.

Profit-making idea: Become a supplier to Chinese companies in Africa

Chinese firms in Africa currently only source 47% of their input requirements from local companies.

Business Focus

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    You love shopping, but should you be investing in clothing retail stocks?

    15 August, 2017
    Why the clothing retail sector is unlikely to deliver the same value for investors as it did in the last decade.
  2. African airlines wait for open skies

    15 August, 2017
    African airlines must solve problems on their way to profitability.
  3. The spirit of entrepreneurship in Nigeria

    10 August, 2017
    There is no safety-net for most people, only a keen sense of survival and determination.
  4. Why European companies need a long-term strategy in Africa

    10 August, 2017
    Africa is providing major European companies with great opportunities.

Foreign investment

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    The Gulf-Africa partnership: At the crossroads of internationalisation

    16 August, 2017
    Gulf businesses are making in-roads in Africa.
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    The impact of Germany’s G20 presidency on Africa

    16 August, 2017
    Under Germany's leadership, the G20 Africa Partnership has been launched.
  3. Value investing in Nigeria

    16 August, 2017
    As Nigeria illustrates, value investing requires patient capital and a rigorous analysis of bottom-up stock picks.
  4. Post-sanctions Sudan: A unique opportunity for frontier-market investors?

    16 August, 2017
    It is rumoured that a delegation from a prominent US carmaker recently visited Khartoum to scout for opportunities.

Entrepreneur watch

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    Lift off for Africa’s first airport brewery

    17 August, 2017
    The brewery owners decided to make all the beer at the airport so customers could see the process firsthand.
  2. Lethabo Mokoena: The South African entrepreneur who is serious about shoe-care

    4 August, 2017
    South Africa-based Walk Fresh is a boutique sneaker-cleaning and shoe-care start-up.
  3. Success is an attitude: A bootstrapper’s approach to nailing the fashion industry

    3 August, 2017
    Bisola Edun grows clothing company from the ground up.
  4. Businesswoman builds company that thrives in Africa’s tough and remote areas

    26 July, 2017
    'Plan A has never worked for any project that we’ve undertaken or invested in. I always look at plan M, N, O, P or Q.'

Profit-making idea

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    Profit-making idea: Become a supplier to Chinese companies in Africa

    14 August, 2017
    Chinese firms in Africa currently only source 47% of their input requirements from local companies.
  2. Profit-making idea: Keep an eye on developments in Sudan

    1 August, 2017
    Sudan could soon emerge as one of Africa’s business and investment hotspots, if decades-old US economic sanctions are lifted.
  3. Profit-making idea: Manufacturing matches in Rwanda

    4 July, 2017
    'It is very easy to produce, but no-one has thought about doing it.'
  4. Profit-making idea: Potential for construction companies along Mozambique’s Nacala corridor

    27 June, 2017
    New logistics corridor offers business opportunities.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Luis Lopes, CEO, Honoris United Universities

    31 July, 2017
    'You can be smarter than one, two, three, even five people – but you’ll never be smarter than the team.'
  2. Meet the Boss: Mário Lourenço, CEO, Cochan Group

    4 July, 2017
    'Leadership is learnt with time.'
  3. Meet the Boss: Olivier Jacquin, CEO, Mangalis Hotel Group

    1 July, 2017
    'Surround yourself with the right people to help deliver your vision.'
  4. Meet the Boss: Jaco Lotz, ‎International Business Development Executive, ADvTECH

    29 May, 2017
    'I’ve been frequently exposed to new challenges through changes in my career path.'

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

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    How German firms can tap into Africa’s diversification drive

    3 February, 2017
    'Where I do see significant opportunities is in the midstream and downstream petroleum industry.'
  2. Understanding Cameroon’s untapped business opportunities

    16 January, 2017
    NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group, shares where he sees opportunities in Cameroon.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Private Equity

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    Investors eyeing Africa’s private education opportunity

    15 August, 2017
    'There is a huge tide, a demographic driver, about to arrive and demand more quality education.'
  2. Investment firm on why it acquired a school in Angola

    14 August, 2017
    Angola-based investment firm ABO Capital recently announced that it has acquired a well-known Turkish school situated south of the capital Luanda.
  3. Why literacy rates should be taken seriously by investors in Africa

    27 July, 2017
    You need 40% literacy to grow sustainably and 70-80% to industrialise.
  4. Education is key to realising Africa’s demographic dividend

    5 July, 2017
    The value of Africa's private education market is estimated to rise to over $2bn over the next five years.

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    20 August, 2017
    Over two-thirds of sub-Saharan African farms rely solely on human power.
  2. The keys to keeping and creating high-performing talent

    18 August, 2017
    Research suggests that the first 90 days of employment are critical.
  3. Capoinvest Limited to promote foreign direct investment in Porto do Caio Project in Cabinda

    18 August, 2017
    Angola’s international trade is entirely dependent on the country’s ports, which account for over 90% of imports.
  4. Lift off for Africa’s first airport brewery

    17 August, 2017
    The brewery owners decided to make all the beer at the airport so customers could see the process firsthand.
  5. The Gulf-Africa partnership: At the crossroads of internationalisation

    16 August, 2017
    Gulf businesses are making in-roads in Africa.
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