South African tech company, Hello Group, has created a window for Zimbabweans to import foodstuff via its Malaicha App. The tech company which is based in Pretoria, Gauteng, has been licensed by the government to provide foodstuff delivery from South Africa(SA) to Zimbabwe where people heavily depend on Africa’s most industrialised economy for food,
The European Union has included Mauritius on its revised list of high-risk countries with strategic deficiencies in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks. Famous as a financial haven in Africa, Mauritius harbours investments by wealthy individuals within and outside the continent who build companies and investments on the island because o
Almost 90% of African small businesses, SMEs including those in Nigeria, fear they may not survive the Covid-19 crisis, and need access to practical tools and support to prevent financial loss, according to a recent survey of entrepreneurs by the African Management Institute (AMI). Of entrepreneurs participating in AMI’s free
Forty leading global organizations have united to launch the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, pooling knowledge, experience and responses to alleviate suffering and advance new models of change for a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable world. “Social entrepreneurs and their community partners have been working for years to solve
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to weaken the global economy, Zimbabwean farmers are looking to tobacco production for sustenance. Farmers started selling their tobacco crop on Wednesday (April 29), after the outbreak delayed the opening of auctions, which provide vital foreign currency inflows. Coming a month later than usual, farmers,
The commercial whiskey industry in South Africa is around 40 years old. The country spends a lot of time educating the South African consumer about what is whiskey but at the same time whiskey is the largest spirit category in South Africa. Whisky is the most popular spirit drink in
MultiChoice Group (MCG), Africa’s most-loved storyteller and leading entertainment business, was a key sponsor and participant at this year’s AfricaCom (featuring Africa Tech) which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 12-14 November 2019. “As Africa’s leading video entertainment business through Showmax, DStv and GOtv, we
African countries fast-tracking membership to ATI in response to expected trade and investment insurance capacity impact from COVID-19 Togo becomes 18th African country to join ATI, with a shareholding of US$12.5 million, through a concessional loan by the European Investment Bank. Membership in ATI provides African countries with additional trade and
In Africa, women venture into business more than the opposite sex. Over a hundred women-owned businesses in the East African Community stand a chance to secure additional capital to expand their operations and profitability through a new funding challenge launched by Graca Machel, the children and women rights advocate and
PRESS RELEASE. LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDORSES THE TOURISM & TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT . The Tourism and Technology Summit has been endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture Lagos State and by extension the Lagos State Government. This was contained in a letter to the organisers. In
So you have a business idea or you want to venture into an existing sector, you have mapped out your strategy and drawn the projections. You are confident this is the next big thing; it is burning inside of you and you just can’t wait to kick start that business.
One of Africa’s biggest non-profit entrepreneurship outfit, the Tony O. Elumelu Foundation, TEF, has released details for its annual summit slated for later this year. TEF’s fifth year gathering will be a two-day event which will take place between 26 – 27 July at the iconic Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja Nigeria.
Amaete Umanah a Nigerian entrepreneur has created a monitoring system with his company, Honeyflow Africa that allows beekeepers to monitor their hives. Honeyflow Africa system comprises of a battery of sensors which gives necessary information to a smartphone app that allows the beekeeper to monitor their hives even if they
In Africa, business is booming. Africa has long been a rich continent, but the number of new startups is rising. The owners of these businesses are not all older people either. Many are young entrepreneurs with a lot of ambition. These young company leaders are taking the business world by
2019 is finally here and it has brought with it new opportunities for marketers. While 2018 might have been the year of acceleration of improvement in marketing strategies, this year presents an even bigger break. There are new digital marketing trends to look out for, and some old ones that