Airline Partner Ethiopian Airlines

Filling Nigeria’s fintech sector

Tech entrepreneur Tayo Oviosu returned to Nigeria from the US with a mission to build a business that would help financially empower ordinary people.

Africa’s FMCG industry: Navigating between opportunity and uncertainty

Examining the various issues facing the FMCG sector in Africa, and the opportunities that exist for potential investors should these risks be mitigated.

Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

PARTNER CONTENT: African Development Prize

King Baudouin Foundation awards 2016-17 African Development Prize to three young, African tech-entrepreneurs

Each tech platform enables communities to access and share information in fundamental areas, like education (Kytabu), legal rights (BarefootLaw) and agriculture (Farmerline).

Profit-making idea: Keep an eye on Senegal’s emerging oil and gas industry

An oil and gas boom would generate demand for products and services that support the hydrocarbons industry.

PARTNER CONTENT: DHL

Becoming a cross-border e-commerce champion in five steps

Today’s diverse cross-border e-tailer landscape demonstrates that businesses of all shapes and sizes have the potential to ‘go global’.

Doing business in South Sudan: Advantage in being a first-mover

Kris Mbaya, MD of UAP Old Mutual in South Sudan, sees opportunities for more property developments.

Marketing to sub-Saharan Africa’s middle class: 13 ground rules

Africa's middle class presents a sizeable opportunity for fast-moving consumer goods companies.

Business Focus

  1. featured_images-2

    Marketing to sub-Saharan Africa’s middle class: 13 ground rules

    20 June, 2017
    Africa's middle class presents a sizeable opportunity for fast-moving consumer goods companies.
  2. After three tough years, the outlook for Malawi is at last beginning to improve

    20 June, 2017
    Reforms to Malawi’s agricultural markets helped ensure food price stability and eliminated the prices spikes and shortages of past droughts.
  3. Green airports of the future

    20 June, 2017
    When it comes to “green airports” in Africa, South Africa is ahead with three solar-powered domestic airports.
  4. Filling Nigeria’s fintech sector

    20 June, 2017
    Tech entrepreneur Tayo Oviosu returned to Nigeria from the US with a mission to build a business that would help financially empower ordinary people.

Foreign investment

  1. featured_images-2

    What are the new trends driving private infrastructure investment in emerging markets?

    20 June, 2017
    Over US$4.5tn a year will be spent on infrastructure between now and 2020.
  2. Serving sustainable jobs in the hospitality industry

    14 June, 2017
    The hospitality sector and its role in the value-chain is not merely a necessary accompaniment to economic growth or an afterthought to infrastructure development.
  3. Africa’s growing leverage in business and trade relations

    8 June, 2017
    However, it must also focus on developing coherent collective strategies to maximise the potential gains available.
  4. Better times ahead for Ghana’s economy

    6 June, 2017
    The medium-term prospects point towards a recovery of economic growth.

Entrepreneur watch

  1. featured_images-2

    Kenyan entrepreneur providing a digital alternative to textbooks

    21 June, 2017
    Tonee Ndungu, the founder of Kytabu, discusses his business journey.
  2. 10 African innovators with game-changing ideas

    19 June, 2017
    Innovators from the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors.
  3. Young South African on starting his castor oil and biodiesel business

    5 June, 2017
    How Thabang Mabapa stumbled upon his business idea.
  4. Swimming caps for big hair: Entrepreneur identifies untapped opportunity

    2 June, 2017
    We talk to Nomvuyo Treffers, founder of Cape Town-based swimwear brand Swimma.

Profit-making idea

  1. featured_images-2

    Profit-making idea: Keep an eye on Senegal’s emerging oil and gas industry

    13 June, 2017
    An oil and gas boom would generate demand for products and services that support the hydrocarbons industry.
  2. Profit-making idea: What do dried egg yolk, sorbitol and sodium sulphate have in common?

    11 April, 2017
    Import substitution opportunities identified at Africa CEO Forum.
  3. Profit-making idea: Battery recycling – a spin-off from the small-scale solar boom

    27 March, 2017
    Small-scale off-grid solar energy is a booming new industry.
  4. Profit-making idea: Egypt is a Trump trade

    9 March, 2017
    The country is a structural reform story that is attracting investors.

Meet the Boss

  1. featured_images-2

    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.'
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Meet the Boss: Kevin Lennett, managing director, The Crazy Store

    7 May, 2017
    Kevin Lennett answers our questions.

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

  1. featured_images-2

    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

  1. featured_images-2

    Interview: Searching for Africa’s alternative investment opportunities

    30 May, 2017
    We speak to Paul Boynton, the CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments.
  2. Why this private equity firm is betting on a Kenyan biscuit manufacturer

    16 May, 2017
    Opportunities in the biscuit business in Kenya and beyond.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).

Recent articles

  1. University of Stellenbosch Business School information session in Lagos, Nigeria

    23 June, 2017
    During this event, Prof. Meshach Aziakpono will discuss our academic programmes for 2018 with you.
  2. University of Stellenbosch Business School information session in Accra, Ghana

    23 June, 2017
    During this event, Prof. Meshach Aziakpono will discuss our academic programmes for 2018 with you.
  3. Photo: King Baudouin African Development Prize

    Kenyan entrepreneur providing a digital alternative to textbooks

    21 June, 2017
    Tonee Ndungu, the founder of Kytabu, discusses his business journey.
  4. Online safety of South Africa’s youth deteriorating

    21 June, 2017
    'There is more to find, more social platforms to use, and more devices the youth can use to access it.'
  5. Opportunities for private equity

    21 June, 2017
    Private capital is being courted, and African investors may be more prepared for the higher perceived risk than their foreign counterparts.
Simple Share Buttons