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#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever before

The proliferation of mobile phone networks in Asia-Pacific and Africa has transformed how people connect, communicate and shop...

By Mark Mahoney 8 Jan 2018

Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology...

By Julius Barigaba 28 Dec 2017

The future of African ports is also the future of Africa's economic success

If Africa is to play a meaningful role in world trade and benefit from the rapid global growth, its seaports will be key to ensuring that success...

By Gilbert Saggia 20 Nov 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

Amazon stretches delivery arm inside houses

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon stretched its delivery arm inside homes on Wednesday with a smart lock and camera combination that also signalled a move into home security...

27 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce

Cross-border e-commerce is on the rise. An estimated 1.4 million South Africans shopped internationally in 2016, spending an estimated R8.8 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Oct 2017

African SMEs need to prioritise supply chain management

According to John Lucas, country manager of DHL Express South Africa, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to make supply chain management part of their business plan if they want to succeed...

28 Sep 2017

Railway development key to improving access to Southern Africa hinterland countries

The development of railway infrastructure is an important building block to improve trade across Southern Africa Hinterland Territories which are vital for the growth of the African continent...

29 Aug 2017

#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa

It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Aug 2017

Pilot project shows robots streamlining warehouse operations

Technology group Wärtsilä and DHL have completed a successful pilot, where the companies tested mobile robots in the warehouse... (video)

2 Aug 2017

Digitising your supply chain

The combination of cloud computing, mobility, and digitisation enables businesses to be proactive and improve logistics processes cost effectively...

By Miguel Jorge 2 Jun 2017

Harnessing informal trade can boost African livelihoods

A new report from FAO indicates that harnessing the vast but informal cross-border trade in Africa can contribute to improving livelihoods...

29 May 2017

New African railways ride on Chinese loans

Earlier this month, the first train rumbled down the tracks of a $3.4 billion electric railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti and its access to the Red Sea...

By Salem Solomon 27 Jan 2017

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International

Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week.

2 days ago

Extreme cold sparks chaos in Canada airports

MONTREAL, Canada: Snow, lengthy de-icing procedures and missing crews created havoc at Canada's main airports on Monday, with hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto.

2 Jan 2018

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