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Identifying the path forward for franchising

As an industry sector, franchising often does not get enough credit for its contribution of close to 14% to the country's GDP, says Franchise Association of South Africa...

20 Jul 2021

Inaugural Franchising for Africa conference set for August

The online event, set to take place virtually on 25 and 26 August, serves to help review and reboot the franchising sector...

25 Jun 2021

Why a competitive local fashion industry needs the creativity of designers

The creativity of designers is a valuable resource that must be nurtured if African countries are to grow their fashion industries into competitive global players, says SA Fashion Week CEO Lucilla Booyzen...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jun 2021

Should African SMEs revisit their business models post-Covid-19?

Innovation is sometimes only associated with new products or technical renewals. However, business model innovations can be significantly more profitable...

By Soromfe Uzomah 23 Jun 2021

Google launches a series of programmes to support small businesses in Africa

Google has kicked off a series of programmes that will support the growth and recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa's post-Covid economy...

3 Jun 2021

Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones

Samuel Anyaele regularly tells his students that everything they need to write a software code can be found on their mobile phones...

By Angela Ukomadu 27 May 2021

Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US

Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

Register now: CEO Connect discussion on Competitive Collaboration in Africa - One Africa, One Voice

SVAI (Shared Value Africa Initiative) is excited to invite all CEOs and executives to the 2021 CEO Connect Roundtable on 4 June!..

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 17 May 2021

Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investment

Cape Town has ranked as one of the world's fastest-growing regions for foreign direct investment, according to the African Tech Ecosystems of the Future report...

10 May 2021

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

By Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

Applications open for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program

Facebook is inviting community leaders from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria to apply for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program...

5 May 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Apr 2021



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