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#EcomAfrica: How to build a successful e-commerce business

WATCH: What are the building blocks of a successful e-commerce business? A panel of industry experts sought to unpack this topic during the recent Ecom Africa 2021 virtual conference...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Oct 2021

From PPE shortages to Covid-19 vaccine distribution, the supply chain has emerged as a determinant of health

The Covid-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care...

By Adel Guitouni, Jie Zhang, Nadine Schuurman and Valorie A. Crooks 31 Aug 2021

Blocked airline funds could slow down recovery - IATA
Blocked airline funds could slow down recovery - IATA

The International Air Transport Association has urged governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate close to nearly $1bn in blocked funds from the sale of tickets, cargo space, and other...

19 Aug 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards

Notable events - including the Covid-19 pandemic - have revealed the weaknesses in global supply chains. Companies need to ensure the resiliency of the manufacturing and distribution systems...

By Glenn McGillivray 27 Jul 2021

Dubai's DP World to acquire SA logistics firm Imperial for $880m
Dubai's DP World to acquire SA logistics firm Imperial for $880m

Dubai's DP World said on Thursday it had made a cash offer of R12.73bn to acquire all shares of South African firm Imperial Logistics...

8 Jul 2021

Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study
Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

24 Jun 2021

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

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
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

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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

#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalin
#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalin

WATCH: uAfrica's Anita Erasmus and Jaco Roux unpack how Covid-19 has affected the business, the impact of the AfCFTA on e-commerce and the need for sustainable development within the industry...

10 Mar 2021

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity
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
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
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



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