Features

[Column] Tamara Dini: An overview of competition law developments in Africa in 2016

12-20-2016 | 10:36:00
Competition law in Africa is becoming increasingly active and, in certain respects, complex. The number of competition regimes, and the relationships between them, is on the increas


[Column] Korede Ologun: Evaluating Economic Expansion for Nigeria

12-19-2016 | 12:00:00
The fiscal roadmap presented by the Finance Minister at the Lagos Business School Annual Dinner for 2016 is a broad spectrum of implicit ideas targeted at improving the status quo.


[Column] Virusha Subban: Comparisons between sugar tax policy in South Africa and the United Kingdom

12-19-2016 | 10:29:00
SA legislators may look to provisions in the UK draft bill for guidance on how to structure some of the aspects of the SA tax, but the UK tax differs from the current SA proposals in several significant ways.


[Column] Partnering for impact: How government and the private sector can advance skills development in Africa

12-19-2016 | 10:13:00
Private sector participation needs to be viewed as not only valuable to education and skills development but as integral to it. At a national level, the private sector should be considered an essential partner in education planning and as advisors to Ministries of Education.


[Column] Bob Koigi: Culture oils the wheels of any successful business

12-16-2016 | 07:00:00
What makes a company grow? And how do we determine the growth of a company? Is it its impressive financial results? The storms it has weathered? Its expansion portfolio?


[Column] Chioma Nnani: Hype and Substance in Business

12-15-2016 | 10:00:00
So I was talking to someone who's really good at internet marketing and she was telling me that some people in my industry buy followers on social media, and how that's a really dumb thing to do.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Potential for M-Learning in Nigeria

12-13-2016 | 11:55:00
M-learning is particularly useful in countries where literacy rates are low, and where school children struggle to complete their education - whether due to poor school facilities, the prevalence of child labour or poor transport infrastructure making it hard for children physically to reach the classroom.


RiskMap 2017: Southern Africa- Management of Political Change Will Dictate the Level of Uncertainty for Businesses

12-13-2016 | 11:47:28
Macro-economic instability fueled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across Southern Africa in 2017.


[Column] Chinedu Moghalu: Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate action

12-13-2016 | 11:27:39
The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax.


RiskMap 2017: West Africa - No smooth sailing in the “New normal”

12-13-2016 | 11:10:00
Macro-economic instability fueled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across West Africa in 2017.


[Column] Bob Koigi: Business incubation, the saving grace for struggling entrepreneurs

12-09-2016 | 15:55:50
Small businesses require professional business advice. Entrepreneurs with business ideas but no way of taking them through to fruition need sound advice.


Compliance with procedural requirements essential when dealing with South African Customs - Bowmans Law

12-08-2016 | 12:08:23
The Pretoria High Court in South Africa (sitting as three judges) recently decided on an appeal case that involved a dispute with Customs. The case outlined the repercussions of non-compliance with procedural requirements when litigating against Customs.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: M-learning in Tanzania- Huge Potential for Change

12-06-2016 | 11:13:00
With wealth increasing in SSA, now is most definitely the time to explore the potential for edtech to revolutionise e-learning in this region of Africa. This article explains some of the implications of recent studies and statistics relating to edtech in Tanzania, and formulates some strategies for implementing m-learning technologies in this country.


[Namibia] Devil's Claw improving livelihoods for San communities in Nyae Nyae and N#a Jaqna conservancies

12-05-2016 | 11:52:00
Against the backdrop of the severe drought which has had a harsh impact on many rural communities’ livelihood options, rural communities all over Namibia face the challenge of generating much needed cash income in an ever changing world where cash is needed for virtually everything.


[Column] Tom Pegrume: What does successful digital transformation look like?

12-02-2016 | 11:32:00
The business world is changing. Historically, businesses were "analogue" in that they had a bricks-and-mortar store where customers would interact with real people and things were dealt with on a personal level.


What Trump victory means for South Africa pharma industry

12-01-2016 | 11:30:00
Pharmaceutical stocks in Europe and the USA performed well following newly elected Donald Trump’s presidential victory and it’s likely that Trump's proposed healthcare plan has contributed to the good run in pharma stocks.


Reinventing community engagement: what Samsung has learned

12-01-2016 | 10:00:00
Despite the best intentions of major businesses, too many corporate social responsibility projects do not always deliver the expected outcomes intended.


[Interview] Leland Clegg, Founder of the Africa Business Portal

11-29-2016 | 10:17:00
Leland Clegg has established patterns of success as an entrepreneur. In 1989 he founded UCPM Insurance, one of the largest wholesale environmental insurance brokerages in the United States, servicing thousands of clients in all 50 states with industry leading automation.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The power of M-learning in East Africa

11-29-2016 | 09:15:00
What is the potential for e-learning via smartphones via online courses such as MOOC and other mobile based edtech solutions (collectively known as m-learning strategies) for East Africa?


High Interest Rates: How do they impact Small Businesses in East Africa?

11-28-2016 | 11:10:00
Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa should be looking at ways to maximise their efficiency and improve debt management to navigate the risks that high interest rates pose for their businesses.