Features

Prolific networkers are more likely to experience entrepreneurial success – The Economist

11-10-2016 | 12:28:00
New research released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) finds that informal professional networks and communities are more important for entrepreneurial success than formal structures such as incubators and accelerators.

What makes a law firm a success in Africa?

11-10-2016 | 10:56:00
There are a variety of different ways in which a law firm can measure its success, depending on the perspective taken. If law firms have the expertise that their clients need, when their clients need it, in the location that their clients operate in, then they are positioned to succeed.

Complimentary Report: Major Airport Projects in Africa

11-09-2016 | 21:14:00
Government authorities and developers are investing billions of dollars in dozens of airport expansion and rehabilitation works across Africa.

[Column] Brett Parker: African Tech sector already exceeding expectations

11-08-2016 | 12:52:00
Forget bootstraps, Africa is a continent dragging itself up by its code strings to become a global player - but it needs more software developers.

Economic transformation can revive Africa’s growth miracle and protect the climate, says new report

11-07-2016 | 13:45:00
Economic transformation can revive Africa’s growth rates while promoting development and climate goals, according to a new report from the New Climate Economy.

East African Pharma Companies missing out on fast growing $5bn opportunity

11-07-2016 | 10:55:00
The $5 billion East African pharmaceutical market is expected to grow by more than 12% per year for the next five years, as lifestyle changes in the region lead to higher rates of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes.

"Nigeria is one of the Most Globally Connected Countries" - Western Union

11-03-2016 | 11:27:00
Nigeria is one of the most connected countries in the world when it comes to receiving and sending money, according to The Western Union Company, a global leader in global payment services.

[Column] Anton van Heerden: Small & Medium Businesses should be saving Money for a Bad Day – Here’s how

11-01-2016 | 12:51:00
Every Small & Medium Business should be aiming to have some savings in the bank as a buffer for difficult months when sales are slow or debtors miss payments.

Technology, innovation needed to drive agricultural revolution in Africa

11-01-2016 | 12:31:00
The African Development Bank’s agenda for transforming Africa’s agriculture was lauded at the 5th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference held in Seoul, South Korea’s capital.

New Report Shows How Africa’s Electricity Providers Can Be Profitable and Still Make Electricity Affordable

10-31-2016 | 11:32:00
A new World Bank study outlines how Sub-Saharan Africa’s struggling power utilities can be financially viable and at the same time make electricity access affordable for the poor.

[Column] Maria Auma: Women in Business - Success does not demand giving up everything

10-31-2016 | 11:22:22
I am writing about this subject because not enough is said about the personal challenges we face as women in business. Ever since I got into business I have always had a “tug-of-war” relationship with the people in my personal life.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Rethink Africa fertilizer distribution models to address cost and accessibility constraints

10-28-2016 | 15:52:58
The recent declaration by fertilizer producer YARA fertilizer in Tanzania that it would reduce the cost of fertilizer by up to 40 per cent following the construction of a fertilizer rail transport system is indeed music to millions of farmers in that country.

[Column] Logan Fransman: We know it's coming, but are we prepared? The logistical challenge of Christmas in Namibia

10-27-2016 | 12:53:00
Can you smell it, can you feel it, can you taste it…it’s almost here? Christmas! Some might say, well, it’s not even December yet and there are other holidays to consider before then. This is true and all holidays matter, but not when you look at it from a logistical point of view.

[Column] Chioma Nnani: Make or Break for Nigerian Businesses

10-27-2016 | 11:09:00
There are different sorts and levels of customer service that a person can get in Nigeria. Some will leave you biting your fingers and swearing by everything that is important to you, never to patronise them again. And the rest will blow your mind.

[Interview] Dakin Parker introduces Kinfundi, a new way to provide for education costs in South Africa

10-25-2016 | 09:50:00
Dakin Parker returns to South Africa, after ten years in the United States, to change the way education is financed in South Africa. His interview with Africa Business Communities:

[Column] Renata Fischer: Cost of neglecting digital security- Long-term consequences for banks

10-24-2016 | 13:09:04
Financial institutions often underestimate the consequences of a breach. By doing so, they risk misjudging the value of high-quality online and mobile security, says Renata Fischer, SVP Sales of Entersekt.

Achieving a nutrition revolution for Africa: The road to healthier diets and optimal nutrition

10-24-2016 | 12:57:00
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is having a positive impact in countries that have implemented its recommendations, according to the Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) released today.

[Column] Duncan Mutembani, CEO, SparkSync: Leadership in the right direction

10-24-2016 | 12:19:00
Good leadership determines the success of a business, and employees who are rapidly promoted to leadership positions because of a company’s fast growth often need to develop leadership skills very quickly, in order to catch up with their peers.

New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa

10-17-2016 | 10:18:00
Mobile broadband networks will account for 61 per cent of mobile connections by 2020, up from 41 per cent today, across the diverse Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

[Column] Brett Parker, MD, SAP Africa: How cloud technology can transform IT in Africa

10-13-2016 | 12:59:00
In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients. Just a month later, SAP announced that it was partnering with South Africa's Dimension Data to launch SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.