News

KAM launches East Africa Community intellectual property rights regime study

07-21-2017 | 15:22:03
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, has launched the East African Community Intellectual Property Rights Regime Study which aims to enhance regional protection of IPRs, as a contributor to achieving the industrialization agenda.

VC4A research proves founder teams are key to startup success in Africa

07-21-2017 | 08:25:40
Data from VC4A’s new ‘2017 Venture Finance in Africa’ research proves that a strong team of founders is the key driver of startup success in Africa.

Cape Town is the most trusted municipality in 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Index - SAcsi

07-20-2017 | 11:44:00
The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for municipalities, conducted by Consulta, reports that City of Cape Town residents trust their municipality the most and are most satisfied with service delivery.

Market competition for commercial vehicles in Africa intensifies, Frost & Sullivan

07-18-2017 | 12:30:00
Rising urbanization is encouraging unprecedented infrastructural developments in Africa, especially across the construction and oil and gas sectors.

Nigeria internet users hits 91 million - NCC report

07-18-2017 | 09:52:00
According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), by May this year, Nigeria hit the 91 million mark in terms of internet users in the country.

Spam calls take a toll on African businesses, Truecaller’s report

07-14-2017 | 08:00:00
African businesses Annoying and unwanted spam calls are on the rise around the globe, with Truecaller's Truecaller Insights: Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2017 report

Sub-Saharan Africa to surpass half a billion mobile subscribers by end of decade - GSMA study

07-13-2017 | 12:23:00
More than half a billion people across Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of a decade, according to a new GSMA study.

Impact of taxation on mobile connectivity in Sub Saharan Africa highlighted in new GSMA report

07-12-2017 | 09:31:00
The GSMA has announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion’.

Race for cloud services is transforming African data center market, Xalam Analytics

07-12-2017 | 07:30:00
The rapid adoption of cloud services and digital applications is transforming the African data center colocation business into one of the hottest growth segments in the African ICT market, according to a new report by research and analytics firm Xalam Analytics.

3T Solutions Consulting releases cybersecurity research study for West Africa

07-11-2017 | 07:32:06
3T Solutions Consulting has released its 2017 cybersecurity research study for West Africa.

African companies decide to stay at home for capital raising, McKenzie index

07-07-2017 | 07:46:48
Global law firm Baker McKenzie’s latest Cross Border IPO Index shows that there were no cross-border Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) from African companies in the first six months of 2017, the first time in five years this has happened.

Kenya’s private sector activity declines to record low in June on fall in output

07-06-2017 | 10:53:43
The Kenyan private sector activity signaled a solid deterioration in the month of June occasioned by a fall in output as new orders remained the same.

New UN report encourages African countries to harness growing tourism sector

07-06-2017 | 10:34:00
African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report has said.

Remote working on the rise in South Africa - Regus survey

07-05-2017 | 10:17:59
A third of South African employees are currently working outside of their company offices, proving that remote working is more popular by the day.

Sub Saharan Africa over the top content TV to account for 40 per cent of region's revenues by 2022, report

07-05-2017 | 08:16:00
Sub-Saharan Africa OTT TV and video will still be a very immature sector by 2022, with movie and TV episode revenues reaching $640 million for 35 countries.
 
Features

[Column] Frances Okosi: The rise of renewable energy across Africa

06-01-2017 | 12:12:00
The extent of the power deficit across Africa is well documented and increasing electricity generation across the continent is the focus of a number of initiatives at both national and supra-national level.

Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment picture - EY Africa Attractiveness report

05-03-2017 | 09:33:00
According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent.

[Column] Brett Parker: Between East & West, Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power

04-19-2017 | 12:06:00
What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we'd find a primitive China; a Middle East that had yet to discover the riches of oil and most of Southeast Asia consisted of countries that were barely distinguishable from medieval societies.

Casablanca and Nairobi rank leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters

04-18-2017 | 11:44:00
The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 companies, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East.

Powering Africa's Transformation - Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, Carlos Lopes

04-14-2017 | 09:34:00
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry.

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought - Report

04-14-2017 | 09:17:00
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.

[Column] Jaco Lotz: Growth in middle class drives private education boom in Africa

04-04-2017 | 14:38:00
Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering - a move which is largely attributable to the rapid growth of the middle class on the continent.

The Global Gig Economy and its Implications for African Digital Workers - Professor Mark Graham

03-27-2017 | 11:18:24
Oxford professor Mark Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Africa’s mobile revolution: strategic focus areas for telcos in 2017

03-24-2017 | 05:55:22
Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphone

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Edtech - A growth area for Africa

03-20-2017 | 10:44:58
EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies.

[Interview] Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO Jack Hammer, South Africa

03-07-2017 | 12:42:00
CEO of South African executive search firm Jack Hammer, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, discusses the growing shift from expat hire to local executive leadership in African organizations.

Samsung emerges Africa’s most admired brand

03-06-2017 | 10:59:26
African Business magazine in partnership with Brand Africa, Brand Finance, GeoPoll and Kantar TNS has released the results of the Top 100 brands in Africa.