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Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?
Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa...

By Kwamboka Oyaro 1 day ago

Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come
Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don't steal jobs...

By Calestous Juma 3 Jan 2018

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Aviation industry has 'sky high' potential to create new jobs

Aviation is a key part of the economic lifeblood of Africa. It supports 6.9 million jobs and $80bn in GDP. It carries people and goods across and outside the continent and brings in economic investment, tourism, trade, and aid...

By Alexandre de Juniac 14 Dec 2017

Africa's youth population a source of immense opportunity to unlock economic potential
Africa's youth population a source of immense opportunity to unlock economic potential

"Never before have there been so many young people. Never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress."

14 Dec 2017

Founder of Nawah-Scientific wins Africa 2017 "elevator pitch"
Founder of Nawah-Scientific wins Africa 2017 "elevator pitch"

Omar Sakr, founder and CEO of Nawah-Scientific has been awarded the winning prize for the "elevator pitch" competition held at Africa 2017...

13 Dec 2017

New breed of leaders wanted throughout Africa to harness impact investment
New breed of leaders wanted throughout Africa to harness impact investment

The hunt for professionals who can successfully lead and grow companies with a dual mandate of economic and social returns is on throughout Africa...

13 Dec 2017

Why African ports need to harness technology
Why African ports need to harness technology

African ports needed African solutions that respond to the rapid technology changes in the maritime industry...

12 Dec 2017

Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance
Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance

Even though Christo Wiese has taken the helm as the interim CEO and is trying to stabilise the ship through the storm, Steinhoff faces the threat of becoming the biggest bankruptcy...

12 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day...

6 Dec 2017

AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth
AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth

The African Development Bank has launched a Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs and impact 50 million youth across the continent...

30 Nov 2017

Controlling the narrative from the glass box
Controlling the narrative from the glass box

Brands are more accountable than ever in an age of radical transparency...

By Leon Ayo 30 Nov 2017

Empowering millennials through mobility
Empowering millennials through mobility

The millennial generation is changing the game globally - more specifically: how they communicate with businesses, what and how they purchase, and what they value most...

By Des Fenner 17 Nov 2017

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Managing your business in the freelance economy

Remote working is the way of the future, and with the rise of the gig economy, driven by an ever-growing freelance workforce, comes the challenge of project managing a team working from different locations...

By Dan Marcus 13 Nov 2017

Annette Muller
Liberty Vuka Knowledge Summit speaker Q&A: Annette Muller

Top African female tech founder Annette Muller, who will share a stage with Russell Simmons at the Liberty Vuka Knowledge Summit this week, shares some thoughts on entrepreneurship...

31 Oct 2017

Uber appoints Lola Kassim as new GM for West Africa
Uber appoints Lola Kassim as new GM for West Africa

Uber has announced the appointment of Lola Kassim as its new general manager for West Africa...

24 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

Alan Knott-Craig
#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

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation
Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

Ebenezer Asante appointed MTN regional vice president
Ebenezer Asante appointed MTN regional vice president

Ebenezer Asante has been appointed as vice president (VP) of MTN Group's expanded Southern and East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region, effective 1 October 2017...

9 Oct 2017

Plrang © –
JZ passes on SABC candidates

President Jacob Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates "met expectations", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said...

By Nico Gous 6 Oct 2017

Women in Africa Forum creates platform for economic empowerment
Women in Africa Forum creates platform for economic empowerment

The first edition of the Women in Africa Forum featured a global network of leaders, women and men, working together for economic empowerment and carving out a greater role for women in the industry...

2 Oct 2017

Pictured from left to right: Simon Mwangi, CEO/Founder The Bridge Africa Group Ltd, Kenya; AGCO’s Nuradin Osman; Dr George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School and Dr Andy Wilcox, Head of Crop and Environment Science, Harper Adams University, UK. (Image Source: AGCO Corporation)
New training programme to help fill vital management roles in African agriculture

AGCO Agribusiness Programme is being established to develop talent to fill vital junior management roles in African agriculture and the supply chain...

2 Oct 2017

Multinationals seek local presence in Africa
Multinationals seek local presence in Africa

End of road for low-commitment investments in Africa: South Africa no longer automatic country of choice...

27 Sep 2017

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits...

22 Sep 2017

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture
Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

21 Sep 2017

Pieter Bensch, executive vice president for Africa and Middle East, Sage.
Pieter Bensch appointed Sage executive VP Africa, Middle East

Sage has appointed Pieter Bensch as executive vice president for the Africa and Middle East region...

20 Sep 2017

Driving business profitability through benchmarking
Driving business profitability through benchmarking

Benchmarking is a vital component in your management tool box. It is about a lot more than just collecting numbers for the sake of some vague historical record...

By Richard Mukheibir 14 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs...

14 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

Anton Cabral
Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

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