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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?!"
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 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.
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).
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.
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:
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Writers writing in Vernacular languages are finding it increasingly difficult to earn a decent living due to the inability of vernacular language speakers to read, or gain access to books in their mother tongues.
Vodacom Business is witnessing an upsurge in demand for ICT services – in particular the application of cloud, M2M and enterprise mobility on the continent.