Features

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

12-09-2016 | 14:55:50
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 | 11:08:23
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 | 10:13:00
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 | 10:52:00
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 | 10:32:00
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 | 10:30:00
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 | 09:00:00
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 | 09:17:00
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 | 08:15:00
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 | 10:10:00
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.

African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018

11-28-2016 | 09:06:37
Travellers from four countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt were surveyed, with those having flown in the past 24 months saying they would spend 24 percent more with the introduction of the passport.

[Column] Anton van Heerden: The Pros and Cons of Black Friday for Small Businesses

11-24-2016 | 09:39:00
Black Friday is an American tradition that has quickly taken root in Africa. The large online e-commerce shops and the major retail chains in many parts of the continent will be splashing out with big promotions and marketing campaigns to get consumers to part with their cash.

Research shows that technology improves productivity in SA NGO’s

11-24-2016 | 08:37:17
98% of NGO’s in South Africa believe that technology is essential to their day-to-day operations. This is according to a recent survey conducted by Microsoft, which polled NGO’s across the region.

Complimentary report on Africa’s transport infrastructure and maintenance

11-23-2016 | 08:59:00
Road authorities and project owners are dedicating their largest budgets to date to address the poor state of their key infrastructure which continues to hamper the speed and confidence of Africa’s ongoing development efforts.

Is a 100% cashless economy possible for Zimbabwe?

11-22-2016 | 09:54:00
There is a lot of speculation around the introduction of bond notes and what that will mean for the future of Zimbabwe’s economy.

[Column] Juliet Prowse: Smart Cape Town- using technology to deliver value

11-21-2016 | 09:30:00
Cities are the future, but they will be put under great strain to adapt their infrastructures and services to cope with predicted population growth and increasing urbanisation.

[Interivew] FABLab Namibia’s Kirstin Wiedow: Co-Founder and Director of the first fabrication laboratory in Namibia

11-17-2016 | 12:11:08
Kirstin Wiedow is the Co-Founder and Director of the first fabrication laboratory (FABlab) in Namibia, a Centre of Excellence at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

How Mobile Banking is Transforming Africa

11-15-2016 | 11:31:00
Imagine you live in a small village in rural Kenya. Your daughter attends university in Nairobi and needs financial support to buy textbooks and pay her rent. How do you send her money if you, like many Kenyans, don’t have a bank account or internet access?(a)

The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa

11-15-2016 | 11:16:00
The Employment & Benefits team at pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has put together a Guide covering the employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

[Column] Ugo Arinzeh: London - an attractive real estate destination for Nigerians

11-14-2016 | 11:56:00
In 2014, Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy, reflecting a decade of sustained economic growth based on a more diverse, service-orientated economy that is less reliant on oil revenue.