Business

Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a difficult operating environment. Our recently published book, ‘Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects’, details case studies of economic sectors where digital technologies are making a positive impact. In Ghana, digital technologies have … Continue reading Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain

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Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019

Africa China commits USD1.4-billion investment into bankable energy projects in Africa The African Energy Chamber has managed to secure over USD1.4-billion in intentions to invest in Africa’s bankable projects in mining, oil and gas, power, and renewables sectors. “During various meetings with top Chinese energy companies and financial institutions, the Chamber discussed the signing of agreements and contracts that will make energy work for Africa … Continue reading Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019

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5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today: Finance minister Tito Mboweni wants South Africa to devise a comprehensive water plan, amid estimates that the country’s water demand will outstrip supply by 2 million cubic metres in the next 10 years. The minister is proposing a system similar to the Independent Power Provider scheme used with electricity, along with drawing investment, and establishing … Continue reading 5 important things happening in South Africa today

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Exports special: Businesses adding value to arable products in global markets

In the final part of Farmers Guardian’s exports series, Alex Black and Ewan Pate look at businesses adding value to arable products in global markets. Global arable markets often focused on commodity trading of products including wheat, barley, oilseed rape and maize, but British exporters are taking advantage of markets for premium added value products. Scotch whisky has been the standout performer as the number one export for Scotland … Continue reading Exports special: Businesses adding value to arable products in global markets

Cuisine

Cooking up a business for this savvy chef

JOHANNESBURG –  Transforming basic cooking into an exciting art form is the language of Chef Nono.Be different – very different. Ulundi-born Chef Nono Mtshali has achieved just that, mastering the art of “people’s cookery” with a unique style and panache of her own.We are privy to one of her fine dining cookery demos at the International Hotel School in Westville where she is taking her audience … Continue reading Cooking up a business for this savvy chef

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Africa Top10 Lifestyle & Travel News

1. YouTube is Helping African Music Acts Go Global, Here’s How While many dream of using YouTube as their launching pad to stardom, discovery doesn’t come easy. Thanks to a new partnership between YouTube and Mr. Eazi’s emPawa Foundation, however, emerging talents from Africa are getting a leg up and the chance to develop a global audience. The idea for emPawa was motivated by the … Continue reading Africa Top10 Lifestyle & Travel News

Business

Vanilla Bean Market To Expand Fleetly Through 2018-2028

XploreMR has compiled a study on vanilla beans, which offers an analysis and forecast of the vanilla bean market, in its publication titled, ‘Vanilla Bean Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2027. This report on the vanilla bean market covers some of the vital facets that are key influencing factors on the demand and supply of vanilla beans over the next several years. An in-depth … Continue reading Vanilla Bean Market To Expand Fleetly Through 2018-2028