Time for businesses to lead in Africa

It is no longer enough for businesses to take a profit-first business approach: not only is it not sustainable for the long term, but consumers at all levels are now demanding that the business world develop a conscience. The shared value model can take African businesses to the next level. Government regulations are slowly following [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:49+00:00May 15th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Workplace Equality Index for LGBT+ in SA

Coinciding with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on 17 May 2018, the South African LGBT+ Management Forum will be launching the first of its kind, South African Workplace Equality Index (SAWEI). The Forum calls on all South African companies and international companies with a presence in South Africa to participate in the SAWEI. [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:11:00+00:00April 11th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Building knowledge-based economies in Africa

This week Rwanda is hosting the Next Einstein Forum aimed at nurturing the creative, skilled populations that will form the bedrock of knowledge-led economies in Africa, The presidential panel that opened yesterday’s Day 2 of the 2018 Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering in Kigali lifted the level of debate at the conference a notch [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:11:14+00:00April 4th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Free Movement of the African People

How the free movement of people could benefit Africa. Free movement of people across Africa represents a powerful boost to economic growth and skills development when people can travel with ease for business, tourism or education. Everyone benefits from a country that opens up their borders as well as the country whose nation is on [...]

By |2018-03-28T07:23:22+00:00March 28th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Countries spearheading skills development

Many African governments have come to understand that skills training is a major pillar of economic development and have started making efforts to invest in skills development initiatives. We highlight some of the projects and policies aimed at equipping young people, and the unemployed, with the skills they need to enter the job market. KENYA [...]

By |2018-03-14T09:02:04+00:00March 14th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Don’t overlook consumers in Africa’s rural areas

It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025. Sub-Saharan [...]

By |2018-02-22T10:19:27+00:00February 22nd, 2018|news|0 Comments

‘Now is the time to invest in Africa’

African Business Africa has come a long way and has become a land of vibrant opportunity, particularly when it comes to business angel investments. While many countries today are facing the dilemma of an ageing population, the majority of the  Africans are young, ambitious and entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurs are a critical driver of innovation and development [...]

By |2018-02-21T12:44:06+00:00February 21st, 2018|news|0 Comments