Africa – a hub of opportunities waiting to be unlocked

The global economy is no doubt facing some major challenges. Sluggish growth, leading to stagnant global trade, subdued investment and increasing policy uncertainty world-wide, are just a few. Further to this, with economies worldwide on the cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is expected to drive significant change to global industries and business models, there is also major concern around jobs of the fut...

04 May 10:17 AM 0 Read More...

10 African business leaders share the best advice they’ve ever received

1. Chris Folayan, CEO, MallforAfrica The best advice ever is to, “Always be willing to make mistakes because they are the ones that make you grow the fastest and learn the most in the shortest amount of time”. When we first started MallforAfrica it was about door-to-door delivery. It was the only form of delivery we would do. I was so convinced that everyone would want their packages delivered to their homes....

24 Apr 2:25 PM 0 Read More...

Winging it: The man behind Nairobi’s first chicken wings only fast-food joint

The idea for Paul Kihiko’s fast-food restaurant brand Wing It, which specialises in chicken wings, was born over a lunch with friends. “When the waiter came to the table with the menu, it had all the usual items: burgers, chicken, everything. But everybody somehow decided to take chicken wings – the whole table. So I thought, why not start something because it’s a business I have seen working very well in Eu...

12 Apr 5:45 PM 0 Read More...

Uganda: Illegal immigrant turned entrepreneur builds top-rated tourism business

“A wonderful experience!”  “So much fun!” “The best tour of Kampala!” These are some of the reviews tourists have left on TripAdvisor about Walter’s Tours – a guided excursion through Uganda’s capital Kampala via a motorcycle taxi (or boda-boda). The company was started about seven years ago by Ugandan Walter Wandera and today employs close to 30 motorcycle drivers who weave through Kampala’s...

10 Apr 7:30 AM 0 Read More...

How this entrepreneur took the plunge to start recruitment company focused on those with disabilities

“Entrepreneurship helps you gain a new sense of self-awareness. You start to understand who you are. You start to realise your strengths and start to see another side to yourself that you didn’t know even existed.” So says South African Ntsoaki Phali, founder of Beyond Ability Talent Solutions and the recent winner of the 2017 Woman of Stature’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Her company, started ...

04 Apr 6:44 AM 0 Read More...