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    Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

    During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

    AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be done

    The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

    By Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

    Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

    When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

    By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

    Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity

    The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

    26 Feb 2021

    Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers

    The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the Covid-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic...

    By Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

    Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback

    Trade and capital flows have already started to recover and international data flows surged during the spreading pandemic as in-person contact migrated online, boosting international internet traffic, phone calls and e-commerce...

    7 Dec 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

    Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

    By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

    The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

    The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

    By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

    African logistics, warehousing sector set to overcome pandemic storm

    According to Tim White, CEO of Profica, the logistics and warehousing sectors have strong fundamentals in place which may see the industrial sector weather the Covid-19 storm and emerge with a more positive long-term outlook...

    25 Jun 2020

    The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?

    With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

    By Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

    Coronavirus could threaten global agricultural trade

    "The growing impact of the Covid-19 coincides with the announcement of a 1,4% retraction in our economy as well as a decline of 7,6% for agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019."

    11 Mar 2020

    #BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy

    In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

    By Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

    Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain

    "Technology is a critical enabler to solve many of the challenges experienced in the agriculture sector."

    6 Feb 2020

    Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth

    Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain...

    By Geoffrey White 1 Nov 2019

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