Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...
NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020
Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and COO of Paxful, shares how the company has adjusted to life under lockdown...
Evan-Lee Courie 19 May 2020
The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...
Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will make a second investment of up to US$13m in Capria's new "network fund"...
Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018
The Make-IT in Africa initiative has launched guides for entrepreneurs raising funding in Kenya and Nigeria, aimed at helping startups overcome one of the key challenges faced on the continent.
Tom Jackson 7 Jun 2018
First announced in 2015, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) is finally off the mark, commencing operations in the pan-African real estate market.
Sindy Peters 14 May 2018
I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...
Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018
Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...
Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017
While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...
Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017
Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...
Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016
Portfolio flow statistics from the Association of Savings and Investment in South Africa over the last few quarters have shown a significant rise in the percentage of industry assets moving towards funds which may invest into multiple asset classes where exposures to these asset classes are actively and tactically managed.
Imraan Jakoet 21 Oct 2014
Africa's moment is virtually here. With a GDP growth averaging 5%, it's no wonder that Africa has become a focus for investment. All eyes are on Africa's rapidly emerging middle class - a group expected to drive consumption on the rising continent.
Golden Muzanago 21 May 2014
Africa offers a ray of hope in an uncertain global economy. Many parts of the continent are experiencing rapid and sustained economic growth, with political, social and infrastructural conditions continually improving.
Nicole Velleman 17 Sep 2013