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Local sourcing: A multi-billion dollar opportunity for companies in Africa

Executives from Heineken and Unilever weigh in on the next big opportunity for Africa's private sector.

South African entrepreneur on lessons learnt from Silicon Valley and tough times

SweepSouth has just concluded a series A financing round and is looking to expand outside of South Africa.

Nigeria: Finding opportunities where others fear to tread

Allan Gray’s primary area of interest in Nigeria is the financial sector, where sentiment is truly extreme.

PARTNER CONTENT: Standard Chartered

Opinion: Raising Africa’s middle class

"We already know that we do not know enough about African growth."

In Tanzania, unemployed youths turn to agriculture

The story of a Tanzanian journalist turned agripreneur.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: HJR Retail Group

Opportunity to distribute cleaning equipment throughout the continent

HJR Retail Group, a Netherlands-based company, is offering businesspeople the opportunity to become exclusive agents and distributors for its range of cleaning equipment.

Now that AB InBev has acquired SABMiller, here are its plans for Africa

These include increasing production in Nigeria and boosting sales of its global brands in South Africa.

Investors need to approach Nigeria with caution

Chris Newson, director for Africa private markets at Investec Asset Management, shares his thoughts on the Nigerian economy.

Business Focus

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    The art of giving gains traction in Africa as the wealthy seek to make a difference

    23 May, 2017
    Philanthropy set to grow in popularity across Africa.
  2. Africa’s digital rise hooked on innovation

    23 May, 2017
    Engineers are adapting technology to suit the specific needs and dynamics of the continent.
  3. Healthcare – ripe for disruption

    23 May, 2017
    Mobile technology is rapidly transforming the way business is being conducted in Africa, particularly in the healthcare industry.
  4. Not all doom and gloom for agriculture in ‘junk’ South Africa, says economist

    23 May, 2017
    Dollar weakness will cushion the blow to wheat imports while increased maize production will boost livestock industries.

Foreign investment

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    Local sourcing: A multi-billion dollar opportunity for companies in Africa

    21 May, 2017
    Executives from Heineken and Unilever weigh in on the next big opportunity for Africa's private sector.
  2. Now that AB InBev has acquired SABMiller, here are its plans for Africa

    18 May, 2017
    These include increasing production in Nigeria and boosting sales of its global brands in South Africa.
  3. ‘Factory Africa’? Time to get serious about red tape at continent’s borders

    15 May, 2017
    Only 5% of FDI into Africa goes into manufacturing, but even with the limited levels of FDI into this sector, it has been a major driver of formal employment.
  4. Kenya 15th most attractive investment destination in Africa

    12 May, 2017
    Kenyan economy is doing favourably, however, economic headwinds can dampen investor sentiment.

Entrepreneur watch

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    Four Africa-based property and construction companies to look out for

    23 May, 2017
    Dynamic, high-growth companies which have come to the attention of major global investors.
  2. South African entrepreneur on lessons learnt from Silicon Valley and tough times

    11 May, 2017
    SweepSouth has just concluded a series A financing round and is looking to expand outside of South Africa.
  3. In Tanzania, unemployed youths turn to agriculture

    28 April, 2017
    The story of a Tanzanian journalist turned agripreneur.
  4. Changing the way safe drinking water is bought and sold in Africa

    23 April, 2017
    I-Drop Water is a for-profit social enterprise that designs, builds and installs drinking water purification and dispensing machines in grocery stores.

Business Advice

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    Is entrepreneurship a trip best travelled alone?

    22 May, 2017
    Just as important as knowing when the time is right to get a partner involved, is knowing when it isn’t.
  2. Developing a culture of brand ambassadorship for sustained growth

    9 May, 2017
    Brand ambassadors are active participants and smarter decision makers who live the behaviours that organisations require for long-term success.
  3. Expanding into Africa through a franchise model: The experience of Soda King

    11 April, 2017
    This case study unpacks Soda King’s experiences of building a pan-African franchise business.
  4. ‘Don’t subscribe to generalised rules on how to be an entrepreneur’

    10 April, 2017
    South African businesswoman Rapelang Rabana believes every entrepreneur has a unique journey to travel.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Nick Langford, Country Head Kenya, Rendeavour

    23 May, 2017
    'No worthwhile business is ever done after 10:00 in the evening,' says property development boss.
  2. Meet the Boss: Paul Kavuma, CEO, Catalyst Principal Partners

    15 May, 2017
    'It is quite difficult in leadership to listen and to really hear what other people are saying,' says private equity boss.
  3. Meet the Boss: Kevin Lennett, managing director, The Crazy Store

    7 May, 2017
    Kevin Lennett answers our questions.
  4. Meet the Boss: Jasper Westerink, CEO, Philips Africa

    17 April, 2017
    Philips Africa CEO on why he wants to be at the office by 07:00.

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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    Why this private equity firm is betting on a Kenyan biscuit manufacturer

    16 May, 2017
    Opportunities in the biscuit business in Kenya and beyond.
  2. Meet the Boss: Paul Kavuma, CEO, Catalyst Principal Partners

    15 May, 2017
    'It is quite difficult in leadership to listen and to really hear what other people are saying,' says private equity boss.
  3. Start-ups in Africa are more likely to grow from client revenue than investment

    9 May, 2017
    Business leaders discuss what it takes to develop African 'unicorns' (start-ups with a valuation of over $1bn).
  4. South African private equity continues to endure despite slowing growth

    9 May, 2017
    Despite South Africa’s contracted economic growth forecast at the end of 2016, the performance of the private equity industry ended the year on a positive trajectory.

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  2. Africa’s digital rise hooked on innovation

    23 May, 2017
    Engineers are adapting technology to suit the specific needs and dynamics of the continent.
  3. Four Africa-based property and construction companies to look out for

    23 May, 2017
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  4. Healthcare – ripe for disruption

    23 May, 2017
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  5. Meet the Boss: Nick Langford, Country Head Kenya, Rendeavour

    23 May, 2017
    'No worthwhile business is ever done after 10:00 in the evening,' says property development boss.
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