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Harriman Oyofo: Plugging the Safety Leaks when at work

04-21-2016 | 09:52:00
Ok, let’s get real. Everybody has their pet challenge with safety, what yours? Money (obviously!), people, material, tools, work environment, client sales or what?

Bumper Season for Cape Town Hotel Market

04-21-2016 | 09:13:00
Although final figures for the Cape Town tourist season have yet to be calculated, analysis of hotel figures from October 2015 to February 2016 indicate that Cape Town hotels had a bumper summer season when compared to the same period in 2014/2015.

Maria Auma: Visiting Rwanda – My seat at the table with Africa’s policy makers

04-21-2016 | 08:46:00
Being invited to attend the ACET inaugural Africa Transformation Forum was somewhat of an honour for me. It was a chance to mingle with key policy decision makers in Africa’s rich continent, from institutions like the IMF, AU and World Bank to NGOs like USAID and Ministry parastatals.

[Interview] Melissa Ruggles, Managing Director, Africa-America Press Center

04-14-2016 | 10:24:00
A veteran of international development and communications, Melissa Ruggles has channeled her expertise into connecting American companies with the African Media. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:

Wayne Houghton: Will Africa be digitally relevant ten years from today?

04-14-2016 | 08:04:00
By 2025, jobs which were common place in 2015 will no longer exist. Students graduating in 2016 will have obsolete qualifications for which there will no longer be a profession by 2025.

Hotel development in Africa jumps 30% to 64,000 rooms, Nigeria leading in numbers, followed by Angola

04-11-2016 | 08:56:00
The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey.

Chioma Nnani: Respect your friend’s hustle

04-07-2016 | 11:29:00
Someone who wants you to do well doesn't take their money elsewhere (after having used your services), if you are good at what you do. It takes a special level of evil-heartedness to do this to someone who is a friend or family.

Harriman Oyofo: Being the boss does not imply 'Bossing'

04-06-2016 | 11:08:09
Staff training is not an all comer’s game, don’t just dive in hoping for the best. There are certified safety trainers, seek them out to help work on closing your identified learning and competence gaps if you’re to turnaround your crew. Remember, like in all trades, quacks abound in safety as well.

Channel Mobile: Are you satisfying your customer’s needs?

04-04-2016 | 11:31:00
As we have discussed in previous blogs, mobile accessibility is vital for the growth and relevance of your business in this generation. So having your business accessible via the various mobile opportunities should be a big part in your marketing strategy.

“Migration is an opportunity for Africa, if managed properly” – Africa Development Week

04-04-2016 | 11:07:00
Africans are among the most mobile people on earth. 31 million people from the continent have migrated to various parts of the world, including many African countries.

Motola Oyebanjo: My new Romance with The Stallion

04-04-2016 | 10:37:00
When I informed close friends and family that I had been invited to take on the role of Head Strategic Communications at Union Bank, I got different reactions ranging from "you better be joking!" and all the way to "that Bank for old people?!"

Keynote address by Tony Elumelu at the Harvard Development Conference

04-04-2016 | 10:26:00
The overall theme of this year’s conference, “Pathways to Progress” is very appropriate because, whilst we all agree that development is desirable, there is much we can debate on what constitutes an effective development program or paradigm, or what policy priority is the right fit for which region.

Kenya’s Economy Strong in a Challenging Global Environment, says World Bank

04-04-2016 | 08:47:00
Kenya’s economy is projected to grow at 5.9% in 2016, recording an improvement over the 5.6% estimated for 2015, says a new World Bank Group economic report released. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to improve further to 6% in 2017.

Anand Kapoor: Developing strong African brands

03-24-2016 | 10:24:00
African companies need to distinguish themselves from their global counterparts in order to attract and retain the loyalty, and business, of consumers, says business leader at The African CEO Forum (ACEOF).

Chioma Nnani: There are no business curses, only business mistakes

03-22-2016 | 11:16:00
Regardless of how much you tithe, if you're not plugging at least some of your profits back into your business, you will go broke. If you spend more than you earn, no prophecy will deliver you from poverty.

[Interview] Murtaza Versi, CEO, Noesis Strategic Institute, Tanzania

03-21-2016 | 10:06:00
Murtaza Versi is founder, CEO and business coach of Noesis Strategic Institute, a resource that helps service organizations in Africa to achieve higher levels of performance, developments and profits. His interview with Africa Business Communities:

I think people are under estimating the economy of Nigeria – Dangote

03-21-2016 | 09:56:00
Africa's richest man and President, Dangote Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday, dismissed fears about the impact of the fall in crude oil prices on the Nigerian economy, saying the decline would not translate to doom for the economy.

African Economies must be transformed through industrialization - Economic Commission for Africa

03-18-2016 | 13:02:00
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)‘s Executive Secretary of Carlos Lopes said that although Africa has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade, the continent remains home to the world’s highest proportion of poor people.

How is the current oil price affecting hospitality markets in African oil economies?

03-17-2016 | 11:57:00
“The impact of current oil prices on hospitality in African economies will be dependent on various factors” said Wayne Troughton, CEO of HTI Consulting, who have recently issued a market snapshot on the aforementioned topic.

Maria Auma: Africa Economic Integration - Leapfrogging to the Future

03-17-2016 | 11:41:00
Recently I have been doing a lot of reading ahead of a couple of conferences that I will be attending this year. A lot of the issues reiterated strike home one time too often, and I felt that I should speak out my thoughts regarding the impact this has on Africa as a whole.