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
Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June
Tom Jackson 1 May 2017
The continent's mobile banking revolution is only just beginning, and although payment systems are becoming more seamless, cash is still king in Africa
Nicci Botha 20 Mar 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
Brands that fail to meet customers' high expectations may see their market share slide. Marketing is a multi-billion rand exercise in setting expectations
JP Kloppers 8 Dec 2016
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
Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans
Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016
The demand to do business in Africa has led to a partnership between two big players in the digital online payment space
Nicci Botha 29 Sep 2016
The Sun Exchange is a digital currency, crowd-investing platform designed to fund solar energy in the developing world
Nicci Botha 1 Sep 2016
Plenty of progress has been made on increasing the size of Africa's banked population. The trouble is, from the amount of noise that is made about the topic
Vahid Monadjem 12 May 2015
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
As more and more companies line up to enter Africa, the world's second most populous continent with a rising middle class of more than 300 million, companies with language localisation strategies will enjoy early-mover advantage.
Ian Henderson 12 Mar 2013