Features

[Column] Bob Koigi: Why paying taxes matter to businesses

01-20-2017 | 06:17:57
Taxation is perhaps one of the most frowned at concepts in small businesses, with the reasons being many and varied. To start with, it is perhaps one of the least understood concepts in modern Kenya and Africa,


[Interview] Jeffery Wilson, founder JW Show

01-19-2017 | 14:17:12
Jeffery Wilson is a Kenyan fashion entrepreneur who has built a name and business around bringing like minded entrepreneurs to celebrate the art of couture through his JW Fashion show.


PwC’s 20th annual survey of CEOs worldwide shows rise in confidence despite new risks and uncertainty

01-19-2017 | 11:31:40
Just over one-third (33%) of South African CEOs are very confident of their company’s own growth in the next 12 months, 4 points down on last year, and 5 points below this year’s global average (38%).


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: M-learning in Ghana

01-19-2017 | 11:11:14
Ghana is a country that does not have a coherent policy for education infrastructure. At the same time, rising rates of mobile phone use among the population make this country ripe for an m-learning revolution.


Sustainable Smallholder Development Conference | 14-15 March 2017 | London

01-19-2017 | 09:18:00
The Sustainable Smallholder Development Conference in London on 14-15 March will provide top practical advice for business on how to empower farmers and deliver solutions at scale.


World Bank forecast for Nigeria in 2017

01-17-2017 | 08:15:00
The federal government of Nigeria believes substitute sources of revenue generation will grow the economy out of its current situation provided areas such as Agriculture and Manufacturing are ventured into passionately.


[Column] Wim van der Beek: How technology can create new pathways for inclusive growth in Africa

01-16-2017 | 11:00:36
The “Africa Rising” narrative is increasingly giving way to that of “Aspiring Africa”, as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons, says Wim van der Beek, founder and managing partner of Goodwell Investments.


[Interview] Sadia Sisay, founder of Africa-focused lingerie line, beingU

01-12-2017 | 10:27:00
47 year old Sadia Sisay is a Sierra Leonean-born British entrepreneur who moved to the UK from Sierra Leone at 16, trained as a cancer nurse and worked in the pharmaceutical industry until 2008 when she left and decided start her own business, becoming the proud founder of beingU.


[Column] James Ngunjiri: What Makes Nairobi the Only African City in Global Investors' Top Five Watchlist

01-10-2017 | 10:38:00
Nairobi is on the global watchlist of top five fast modernising cities that are attracting new global business on growing realisation that big companies cannot operate from one sub-Saharan location in South Africa.


[Column] Bob Koigi: Why Africa’s neglected economic sectors will be our saving grace in job and wealth creation

01-06-2017 | 09:33:09
Kenya leads African counterparts in successfully absorbing majority of its population into the job market and although the labour force is on track to increase dramatically over the coming decade, creating a job market that comfortably accommodates everyone still remains a pipe dream.


Social impact bonds– an option to address Africa’s most pressing challenges

01-05-2017 | 11:15:00
The number of foreign direct investments (FDI) projects into Africa increased by 6% in 2015, according to the FDI report 2016. Africa also recorded 156 more FDI projects than the Middle East in 2015, a figure that has widened by 98% compared with 2014.


2017 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference | 27-30 June Accra, Ghana

01-04-2017 | 17:07:00
Meet researchers, executives, industry leaders, regulators, investors, and participants from ICT, energy, power & utility industries


Seven predictions for South Africa’s economy in 2017

01-03-2017 | 12:46:52
Research and market analysis firm Nomura is predicting a relatively quiet first half of the year for South Africa, but expects things to shake up in the second half of the year as the ANC’s elective conference comes into view.


[Column] Maria Auma: My nuggets for the year 2016

01-02-2017 | 12:49:08
This year has been such an amazing year for me in the various ventures I have been involved. I remember in January having alluded to “attracting what we are ready for”. Almost a year later I realize that indeed this is the case.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: 10 trendy Online Course topics in 2017

12-27-2016 | 07:30:00
Education, it has been said, is the key to success. One easy to access education tool are online courses. Online courses are available for nearly every topic.


[Column] Bob Koigi: Going solo: what makes entrepreneurs tick

12-23-2016 | 08:34:15
Every business person world over especially in a partnership has at one time toyed with the idea of one day going solo. That moment when you are all by yourself trying to figure out why you are still at that dead end job. What keeps you there? Surprisingly your answers are as lame as they get.


[Interview] Simon Andys CEO, Premier Seed Company

12-23-2016 | 08:27:11
Africa Business Communities interviews the Simon Andys, the CEO and founder of Premier Seed a Kenyan company that works with farmers in finding them ready export market for their produce especially in new and high value crops like herbs and vegetables.


Africabizz interviews FABlab, the Namibian team developing a self-driving robot

12-22-2016 | 09:58:00
FABlab is working on development of a low-cost practical tangible robotics kit for students to use. Currently the students use simulations because of the restrictive high-cost of kits and, further, to develop a prototype self-driving robot (similar to a Google/Uber self-driving car) developed and manufactured in FABlab.


[Column] Anton van Heerden: A checklist for your annual December holiday shutdown

12-21-2016 | 15:45:00
If you’re the owner or manager of a Small & Medium Business outside the retail and hospitality industries, you’re probably looking forward to the annual break.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Demographic Development versus Educational needs in Africa

12-21-2016 | 05:00:00
Not a fun fact: There are 128 million school-aged children in sub-Sahara Africa; of these, 17 million children will never see a school.