Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Manufacturing should be everyone’s business

11-17-2017 | 13:30:00
South Korea, currently the 11th largest economy in the world, is often regarded as an economic miracle because of its rapid economic and social transformation, which continues to be a case study as to how global economies can achieve sustained and broad-based growth.

[Startup Interview] Samuel Munguti, CEO, Farmers Pride, Kenya

11-16-2017 | 13:30:00
At a time when smallholder farmers across Africa, who form the bulk of the food producers, are struggling with access to key agricultural inputs including fertilizer and seeds, Farmers Pride, based in Kenya has rolled out an elaborate plan to address these biting challenges.

Bring 'hidden' employee costs to light before the deal is done

11-15-2017 | 06:28:24
While it's unlikely that a company changing hands would deliberately conceal any employee costs and liabilities from potential buyers, due to the buyer's unfamiliarity with the local employment landscape it is possible to miss some employee costs..

Engaging Africa’s young girls with technology

11-13-2017 | 13:17:00
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.

[Column] Dr. Steve New: Why potato farming is big business for Kenya

11-13-2017 | 11:30:00
Under the USAID funded Feed the Future Programme that is being implemented in Kenya through the Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises, we ventured into potato to increase productivity .

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya Needs an Industrial Water Policy

11-10-2017 | 13:38:13
Water is becoming an increasingly paradoxical subject; mainly because it is a universal basic need without which there would be no life, and yet, it is fast becoming the foremost depleted and scarce resource in the world.

[Startup Interview] Sol Mukasa, Founder, Brand Honcho, South Africa

11-09-2017 | 13:19:00
Sol Mukasa is the founder and head of Brand Honcho, a marketing and advertising agency that is changing the rules of marketing through broadening the way agencies and clients interact with one another.

[Column] Bob Koigi: The farm to folk business and getting our priorities right

11-09-2017 | 13:12:00
Africa can be the world’s breadbasket, numerous studies have suggested, painting a picture of a continent poised to emerge as a key supplier of food in a globe where population explosion and food price spikes are taking a toll on farmland produce.

[CEO Interview] Aubrey Swanepoel, CEO, Pfortner South Africa

11-09-2017 | 10:47:00
Aubrey Swanepoel is CEO of Pfortner, a secure communications development company that provides technology, systems and consulting services.

[Column] Rousseau Kluever: South African intelligence environment sees increased growth and adoption

11-08-2017 | 13:15:00
The adoption of Business Intelligence is as inescapable as cloud and Big Data, and as inextricably intertwined. Organisations which have adopted the technology early have seen significant competitive advantages.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Medical Education system in Africa- change not continuity

11-06-2017 | 14:56:00
Africa is a continent which is filled with many young men and women, some of which have the aspirations and potential to pursue a career in the medical field.

[Column] Vahid Monadjem: Broadening financial inclusion through informal sector innovation in sub-Sahara Africa

11-06-2017 | 12:07:00
In developing markets around the world, it is the informal economies that serve as the quietly humming engines of growth. By way of example, the informal economy accounts for over 70% of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa.

[Interview] Adisa Amanor-Wilks, Founder, Abjel Communications, UK

11-02-2017 | 12:49:00
Adisa Amanor-Wilks is an international journalist and communications professional with over 17 years’ experience. She is founder of Abjel Communications, a media and public relations agency keen on positioning Africa on the global stage.

African cities must adopt holistic approach to tourism growth, Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index

11-01-2017 | 13:34:38
Tourism has been a catalyst for economic growth in Africa. The sector is especially important now when governments are seeking out ways to drive diversification as part of their growth strategies.

[Column] Magnus Nmonwu: Driving automation among small businesses can help meet Nigeria’s tax goals

10-31-2017 | 13:08:00
Comments from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) around Nigeria’s low tax-to-GDP ratio highlight the importance of driving higher levels of payroll and accounting automation among the country’s businesses, especially small, micro and medium-sized enterprises.

Investors hiring expats in Africa must demonstrate importance of skills - Bowmans Law Firm

10-26-2017 | 10:46:00
East African countries are grappling to balance two sometimes conflicting needs. On the one hand, they want to encourage foreign investment. On the other, they want to ensure that local skills and labour are not displaced by imported skills.

[Startup Interview] Tobi Oludayomi, CEO, Studio 14, UK, Nigeria

10-25-2017 | 12:05:00
Tobi Oludayomi has for the last five years built from ground up, Studio 14 into a powerhouse that now works with high profiled clients across Western and the West African market.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Flower industry redefines Kenya-Ethiopia market rivalry and supremacy wars

10-25-2017 | 11:58:24
That Kenya is in protracted competition with Ethiopia to entice investors and maintain the lead as the East African regional powerhouse is an open secret.

[Column] Flora Mutahi: Women and Future of Work: Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

10-23-2017 | 14:15:00
The onset of new technological inventions is always underpinned by ambivalence at best, and at worst, fear and alarm.

[Interview] Thomas Mueller, Founder, Rainmaker Digital, Namibia

10-23-2017 | 12:02:00
Thomas Mueller is a German entrepreneur living in Namibia, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Digital.