Features

[Column] Gerhard Oosthuizen: Four mega-trends shaping mobile payment platforms

03-09-2017 | 11:41:55
With rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local fintech players are turning their attention towards mobile payment innovation.

[Interview] Lex Lindeman, Founder, HR Boosters

03-08-2017 | 06:14:00
Africa Business Communities interviews Lex Lindeman, Africa’s leading people development coach. He is the founder and talent developer at HR Boosters, a training and management culture consultancy company with huge experience in Africa. It organizes high-speed and high-impact workshops on management skills for people managers.

[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.

[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Africa challenges to Africa development

03-03-2017 | 11:22:19
The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Rosey days ahead for Kenya flowers with the approval of direct flights to US

03-03-2017 | 06:12:37
The recent upgrading of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Category A status which now approved non- stop flights between Kenya and United States is one of Kenya’s greatest landmarks.

[Column] Dewald Nolte: Why South African banks hold the key to mobile payments

03-02-2017 | 11:59:51
For the South African market to reach the critical mass that will drive the mainstream adoption of mobile payments, consumers need a system they can trust.

[Column] Debbie Goodman-Bhyat: Visible shift from expat to local for multinational leadership teams in Africa

02-28-2017 | 11:59:00
Global multinationals throughout Africa are increasingly filling their top leadership teams with executives from the continent – a move away from the historical trend of appointing mostly expats to key positions.

[Webinar] Africa Outlook 2017 with new President Corporate Council on Africa and President Cohen and Woods International

02-27-2017 | 11:49:00
This discussion will focus on the most attractive opportunities for Africa trade and investment in 2017 and forces that may impact them.

Africa Business Communities will come to meet with you in London, Gaborone and Windhoek

02-23-2017 | 17:25:00
Bas Vlugt, founder of Africa Business Communites, will be traveling to Africa coming April and May and this might be a great opportunity to meet.

[Column] Korede Ologun: Nigeria’s Exchange Rate Policy - A Tale of Two Strings

02-23-2017 | 11:49:07
Nigeria’s exchange rate policy has been a blessing to some and a burden to many. Nigerians that earn in foreign currencies have had more than a 200% increase in their purchasing power in the last 2 years.

South African Budget 2017: Nasty surprises still coming on the tax front

02-23-2017 | 11:24:00
Tax increases of R28 billion were announced in the 2017 Budget speech by the South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: 3 worth-it benefits of mobile learning in Rwanda

02-21-2017 | 12:51:26
M-learning is education that uses primarily mobile or electronic devices. M-learning is similar to home-schooling in the sense that you can learn anywhere.

Modern Poultry Industry is taking shape in Africa - Report

02-21-2017 | 12:27:00
Africa is ready to take its place on the world stage, as the poultry industry is evolving, from a national and regional basis to a more global platform, according to RaboResearch’s latest report ‘Time for Africa: Capturing the African Poultry Investment Opportunity’.

[Column] Ndiritu Muriithi: Is Kenya’s informal sector getting sophisticated?

02-21-2017 | 10:31:00
A surprisingly large number of small businesses in Kenya are in the manufacturing industry. Out of the 700,000 micro enterprises captured in the Medium, Small and Medium Enterprises Report 2016 published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 175,000 or 12 per cent are in manufacturing.

[Column] Bob Koigi: The tough balancing act in buying an existing business

02-17-2017 | 05:40:13
A good friend of mine working in a local bank in a plum marketing position decided to call it quits after the thrill of working in a well polished office signing documents and swinging on expensive chairs all day fizzled.

[Interview] Korede Ologun, Head, Research & Advisory, Helix Securities, Nigeria

02-16-2017 | 11:59:00
Korede Ologun of Helix Securities Limited interviews with Africa Business Communities on past and present economic situation in Nigeria:

44 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa survey say mobile data speeds will determine their next purchase

02-16-2017 | 11:34:00
Telecoms specialist adviser Analysys Mason has completed its annual series of Connected Consumer surveys analysing mobile customer behaviour in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Kenyan real estate market and the introduction of Real Estate Investment Trusts

02-14-2017 | 15:30:16
The past decade has seen significant growth in most key sectors of the Kenyan economy, thanks to a vibrant private sector and the ever-increasing foreign appetite for investments in Africa.

Africa Business Communities is looking for Partners

02-10-2017 | 18:25:00
In addition to our Africa Business Communities website we will launch several spin-off websites, that can be either country platforms, industry related platforms or a combination of the two.