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  • Africa free trade agreement could provide necessary momentum for improving SA's port infrastructure
    As the world hopefully heads out of the Covid-19 lockdowns, trade and the shipping of more goods should continue to increase, as logistics bottlenecks start to ease and fiscal stimuli from major trading nations in the developed world continue to spur demand.

    South Africa, long one of the strongest markets on the continent and a gateway for other countries to trade with others throughout sub-Saharan Africa needs to urgently improve its port infrastructure. Countries with inefficient ports will not be able to fully benefit from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as trade starts to liberalise in Africa.
    By Chris Hattingh
  • US-based WPF releases video series to help Africa's farmers improve poultry production
    The US-based World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has released a series of training videos to help farmers reduce waste and optimise profits with a focus on emerging farmers across Africa.
  • Should African SMEs revisit their business models post-Covid-19?
    Innovation is sometimes only associated with new products or technical renewals. However, business model innovations can be significantly more profitable, and current pandemic-driven changes in customer behaviour and technological innovations have created a window of opportunity for companies to explore new business models. By Soromfe Uzomah
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Should African SMEs revisit their business models post-Covid-19?

Innovation is sometimes only associated with new products or technical renewals. However, business model innovations can be significantly more profitable...

By Soromfe Uzomah 1 day ago

Google launches a series of programmes to support small businesses in Africa

Google has kicked off a series of programmes that will support the growth and recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa's post-Covid economy...

3 Jun 2021

Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones

Samuel Anyaele regularly tells his students that everything they need to write a software code can be found on their mobile phones...

By Angela Ukomadu 27 May 2021

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

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US

Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

Register now: CEO Connect discussion on Competitive Collaboration in Africa - One Africa, One Voice

SVAI (Shared Value Africa Initiative) is excited to invite all CEOs and executives to the 2021 CEO Connect Roundtable on 4 June!..

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 17 May 2021

Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investment

Cape Town has ranked as one of the world's fastest-growing regions for foreign direct investment, according to the African Tech Ecosystems of the Future report...

10 May 2021

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

By Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

Applications open for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program

Facebook is inviting community leaders from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria to apply for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program...

5 May 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Apr 2021

How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

Diversity matters because diversity wins

Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

By Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

15 Feb 2021



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