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

01-05-2017 | 10:15:00
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 | 16:07:00
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 | 11:46:52
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 | 11:49:08
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 | 06:30:00
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 | 07:34:15
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 | 07:27:11
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 | 08:58:00
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 | 14:45:00
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 | 04:00:00
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.

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

12-20-2016 | 09:36:00
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 | 11:00:00
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 | 09:29:00
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 | 09:13:00
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 | 06:00:00
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 | 09:00:00
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 | 10:55:00
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 | 10:47:28
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 | 10:27:39
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 | 10:10:00
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.