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Motoring Africa Examines Business Opportunities in an Emerging Auto Manufacturing Industry - Small Business Trends

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:18

Small Business Trends

Motoring Africa Examines Business Opportunities in an Emerging Auto Manufacturing Industry
Small Business Trends
For years, consolidations in the auto industry have made the market seem as if opportunities for new entrants were limited. But the changing economics in global markets have made this obstacle “appear” less formidable. I say “appear” because building ...

Top 10 CEOs in Africa - African Business Chief

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:00

African Business Chief

Top 10 CEOs in Africa
African Business Chief
In this month's Top 10, Business Chief profiles the leading Chief Executive Officers from across the continent. 10. Divine Ndhlukula. Dr. Divine Ndhlukula is the founder and CEO of DDNS Security Operations, the holding company for Zimbabwe-based ...

TriciaBiz trains African entrepreneurs, start tour from Kigali - Guardian (blog)

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 05:49

Guardian (blog)

TriciaBiz trains African entrepreneurs, start tour from Kigali
Guardian (blog)
Leading business coach, TriciaBiz, a business consultancy firm with focus on working with small businesses across Africa to build capacity and grow sustainable businesses in partnership with Naijabrandchick, an Instagram coach is set to boost the ...

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Africa Top10 Business News - iAfrica.com

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 17:00

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Africa Top10 Business News
iAfrica.com
Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, says “To grow jobs in Africa countries should encourage young people to be entrepreneurs while governments wanting to kickstart small business should give startups a tax break.” Ma is in South Africa for the first time to ...

OPINION: Driving innovation to improve lives in Africa - Independent Online

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:02

Independent Online

OPINION: Driving innovation to improve lives in Africa
Independent Online
Back then, the proverb referred to the continent's extraordinary diversity, but today it can be applied to the accelerating pace of change as Africa begins to reshape its economic destiny. It's an exciting time to be an African business. This is a ...

OPINION: Jack Ma's business lessons for digital Africans - Independent Online

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:02

Independent Online

OPINION: Jack Ma's business lessons for digital Africans
Independent Online
CAPE TOWN - This week will go down in history as the significant moment for people who are working towards building the Digital Africa. Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of the Chinese unicorn Alibaba, visited South Africa for the first time and ...

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South Africa: Geology's Loss Is Business' Gain As Hlophe Shines - AllAfrica.com

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:27

South Africa: Geology's Loss Is Business' Gain As Hlophe Shines
AllAfrica.com
Hlophe (35) is the owner and founder of Kenako Multimedia, a company based in Johannesburg and Durban, which is rapidly claiming its space in the media industry, with core services being marketing video production and TV adverts, digital marketing and ...

Uber rival Taxify bets on motorcycles and tuk tuks in East Africa - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:11

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Uber rival Taxify bets on motorcycles and tuk tuks in East Africa
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
The company says it has hundreds of thousands of drivers in sub-Saharan Africa, with roughly a third in East Africa. It also operates in Nigeria and South Africa, and has a total of five million active users on the continent as a whole. Close to half ...
Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East AfricaIndependent Online

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Black Business Council's Sandile Zungu on mining sector job losses, SOEs - CNBCAfrica.com

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:04

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Black Business Council's Sandile Zungu on mining sector job losses, SOEs
CNBCAfrica.com
South Africa spends the bulk of its foreign direct investment bailing out troubled State Owned Entities, which some analysts say is an investment misnomer- as these entities will not create the much needed jobs government speaks of. CNBC Africa's ...

Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East Africa - Independent Online

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:04

Independent Online

Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East Africa
Independent Online
NAIROBI - Taxify, an Estonian ride-hailing company aiming to take on Uber in emerging markets, will invest millions of euros in East Africa in the next five years with a strategy focused on motorised rickshaws and motorcycles, it said on Thursday.

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City Focus – Port Louis - African Business Chief

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:02

African Business Chief

City Focus – Port Louis
African Business Chief
The small island is often ranked by the Index of African Governance as one of the best-run countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Port Louis currently sits at 25 out of 190 in the Doing Business World Rank. This is largely due to being able to incorporate ...

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Superfood smoothies make Africa's baobab tree big business while Somali brothers invest in dairy farm to meet local ... - africanews

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:31

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Superfood smoothies make Africa's baobab tree big business while Somali brothers invest in dairy farm to meet local ...
africanews
Buoyed by a booming western health food industry obsessed with the next exotic “superfood” fad, and tireless marketing from a small network of producers and suppliers, the fruit of Africa's most iconic tree has become a well known international commodity.

Uganda vanilla farmers arm themselves to protect lucrative crop [Business Africa] - africanews

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:31

africanews

Uganda vanilla farmers arm themselves to protect lucrative crop [Business Africa]
africanews
Business Africa. Rising prices of vanilla on the global market have become a threat to farmers in Uganda rather than a blessing. Uganda produces about 150 metric tons of processed vanilla annually, most of which is sold in the United States, India and ...

Air Peace hinges economic growth on aerial connectivity in Africa - Guardian (blog)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:12

Guardian (blog)

Air Peace hinges economic growth on aerial connectivity in Africa
Guardian (blog)
Onyema, at the launch of Air Peace's Abuja, Lagos and Accra to Monrovia and Liberia flights, said enormous trade partnerships and opportunities abound in Africa, but for the challenges of connectivity. He said the challenge informed the airline's ...

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21st Century Technologies makes history with First MTCS certification in Africa - Guardian (blog)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:08

Guardian (blog)

21st Century Technologies makes history with First MTCS certification in Africa
Guardian (blog)
Wale Obadare, chief operating officer, Digital Encode, noted that 21st Century Technologies is today positioned to deliver reliable and uptime data centre services to businesses in Nigeria and Africa. “The multiple certifications of 21st Century ...

Taxify bets on motorised rickshaws in East Africa - Business Day

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:05

Business Day

Taxify bets on motorised rickshaws in East Africa
Business Day
Nairobi — Taxify, an Estonian ride-hailing company aiming to take on Uber in emerging markets, will invest millions of euro in East Africa in the next five years with a strategy focused on motorised rickshaws and motorcycles, it said on Thursday. The ...

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Africa free trade talks pass the halfway mark on new rules - Business Day

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:05

Business Day

Africa free trade talks pass the halfway mark on new rules
Business Day
Members of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) in Africa have completed more than half the work needed to finalise the rules to govern how products imported from nonmember countries are treated within the area. Called the rules of origin, these ...

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Jack Ma picks Nailab to run Sh1bn Africa fund - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:59

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Jack Ma picks Nailab to run Sh1bn Africa fund
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
The Jack Ma Foundation will from next year host annual pitch competition for the shortlisted 10 best business ideas. The best business idea will take home Sh100 million in prize money with the rest receiving grant funding from the foundation and have ...
To Create Jobs In Africa Encourage Young People And Give Startups Tax Breaks -- Alibaba's Jack MaForbes
UN, Alibaba say Africa is ripe for e-commerce opportunitiesBusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
"Let's make Africa a digital Africa," Jack Ma tells entrepreneursUNCTAD
New Business Ethiopia -Business Wire (press release)
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DW Business – Europe & Africa - Deutsche Welle

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:23

Deutsche Welle

DW Business – Europe & Africa
Deutsche Welle
The German government has said it wants to be able to intervene earlier if a non-EU investor acquires 15 percent of a German company. Berlin has been wary of Chinese and US investors moving to take over key tech firms. Gebäude des ...

Today's ultimate business tool – Samsung DeX - Samsung Newsroom South Africa (press release)

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:49

Samsung Newsroom South Africa (press release)

Today's ultimate business tool – Samsung DeX
Samsung Newsroom South Africa (press release)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 08 August 2018 – With tech getting smaller and capacity getting bigger all the time, there's no need for bulky desktop set-ups anymore. The switchover is also completely seamless. Imagine the scenario where you've working ...

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