Features

[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.

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

11-28-2016 | 10:06:37
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 | 10:39:00
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 | 09:37:17
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 | 09:59:00
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 | 10:54:00
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 | 10:30:00
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 | 13:11:08
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 | 12:31:00
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 | 12:16:00
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 | 12:56:00
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.

Africa Business Portal Network Membership | Offer for Africa Business Communities members

11-13-2016 | 14:21:00
Are you an African company looking to trade with U.S. Companies, import U.S. goods or attract U.S. investors?

[Column] Bob Koigi: Making economic and employment sense with investment groups

11-11-2016 | 14:18:10
One in every three Kenyans is in an investment club which translates to over 300,000 recognized ones in the country, with a combined asset base of $300 million. Now that is a figure even pundits and industry players will tell you is a force for any economy.

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.