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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

    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

    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

    Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

    Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

    19 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

    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

    Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

    Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9%...

    By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 27 Oct 2020

    2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce

    Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

    21 Oct 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

    FedEx Express strengthens East Africa presence

    FedEx Express has announced its expansion in East Africa by offering customers in Kenya direct access to a number of FedEx services for the first time...

    19 Jun 2020

    DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

    DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

    28 May 2020

    African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis

    Millions of African smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables (FFV) for export have lost market access as flights are cancelled and borders restricted around the world...

    16 Apr 2020

    The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

    In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

    Overview of the African fertiliser market

    The international fertiliser market had a slow start in 2020 and the upcoming Lunar New Year in February might result in a quieter month. Higher freight rates will also have a possible impact on global producer netbacks...

    21 Jan 2020



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