RT Vermilion - шаблон joomla Скрипты

South Africa

Research: Unpacking Nigeria’s agriculture opportunities

by 

Growth in the urban population of Africa can potentially lead to a US$1tn regional market for African producers by 2030. Agriculture and food processing are vital for creating this $1tn industry. Food processing is any intentional change in food occurring before consumption. Changing consumer demographics related to lifestyle changes, urbanisation, and tourism is resulting in an increased demand for convenience and processed foods. However, Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness industry is underperforming, providing opportunities for investors to benefit from this huge market.

Read more ...

PROFILE: Local boffin impresses Google

BY NAFISA AKABOR

What does it take to be called a Google developer expert? This local software developer has managed to attain that status. Rebecca Franks is Africa’s first female Google "developer expert", which is a term given to a recognised industry leader in certain Google technology who actively contributes to the community. She earned the status after a nine-month process of submitting a very detailed application, along with two rounds of interviews with a fellow "expert", and a "Googler".

Read more ...

ENTREPRENEUR: Founder of Zenzele Fitness Itumeleng Phake

BY STAFFORD THOMAS

Great entrepreneurial ideas can come out of the blue. For Itumeleng Phake, founder and owner of Zenzele Fitness, his came while working with wealthy clients at RMB Private Bank. "RMB was looking to upgrade its inhouse gym," says Phake. "It got me thinking about the potential of a business that would relieve corporates of the complexities involved in setting up and operating a gym." He had hit on the makings of a thriving venture. "I realised it was a business that could easily be scaled up," he says. "There is also very little competition in the market." He had the idea but not the considerable financial resources needed to turn it into a reality. Equipment for a single gym runs to as much as R3m.

Read more ...

Jacqueline Boulos, a South African entrepreneur helping businesses expand into Africa using powerful, localized content

All too often, brands try to break into new markets without having enough local insights. For one strategic communications agency, that scenario was simply not an option for their clients. Innocomm, the brainchild of entrepreneur Jacqueline Boulos, believes in spending time in and getting to know key markets in order to get brand messages to really resonate with local audiences.

Read more ...

Recommended

Aug 08, 2018 20

Christine Wanjiru, a Kenyan entrepreneur addressing the challenge of finding home-grown organic cosmetics brands in the country

They say in business that if you find a pain-point in the marketplace and one that is not…
Jul 30, 2018 20

More Fun Facts About Zambia

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in East Africa. Zambia shares borders with…
Jul 30, 2018 17

Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Zambia You May Not Know

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in East Africa. Zambia shares borders with…
Jul 16, 2018 22

From warehouse to patient: mPharma’s approach to increasing the accessibility of medicines in Africa

Since 2013, the startup mPharma has been trying to build an infrastructure and a…
Jul 16, 2018 27

More Fun Facts About Tanzania

Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, includes the spice islands of Zanzibar,…
Jul 06, 2018 34

Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Tanzania You May Not Know

Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, includes the spice islands of Zanzibar,…