Africa continues to remain vastly unexplored and making Africa's most remote regions accessible for trade will not only promote prosperity in those regions but also elevate the continent's...
20 Jul 2015 09:34
Capital investment into Africa surged to US$128b, a year-on-year increase of 136%. This is according to the recently released EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey...
26 Jun 2015 10:01
Small- and medium-sized engineering companies must create niche markets for themselves to supply Transnet with parts for the locomotives that the freight logistics company envisages building within the next two to three decades.
By Amanda Visser 9 Jun 2014 11:03
If there is one industry where everything is in flux and companies have to re-jig their shapes and formats all the time, it is SA's packaging manufacturers. Apart from constantly changing industry conditions, not least from encroaching rivals, each firm has specific obstacles to get over.
By Mark Allix 2 Jun 2014 09:30
Grey, sleek, bristling with massive cannon and an assortment of machine guns, the French navy's Commandant Birot is well-equipped to patrol Africa's most dangerous stretches of ocean.
4 Mar 2014 07:00
Truworths has adopted a cautious and incremental approach to store expansion plans outside SA in order to gain a better understanding of the operating environment and the market potential, the fashion retailer said in its annual report, released last week.
By Zeenat Moorad 30 Sep 2013 11:38
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013 09:21
After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.
16 Sep 2013 08:59
LAGOS: The European Union said on Wednesday (28 August) that it was increasing security efforts in the Gulf of Guinea, the West African maritime region that has become a global piracy hotspot.
30 Aug 2013 09:07
Walmart-owned Massmart on Thursday (22 August) reported a 9.9% fall in first-half profits‚ as consumers in Africa's largest economy came under pressure.
By Zeenat Moorad 22 Aug 2013 10:25
To paraphrase from the iconic Star Trek, Africa is the "next (as opposed to the final) business frontier". And judging from exceptional recent economic growth, wealth in natural resources and sheer international business interest on the continent, it seems no-one has trouble believing this.
19 Aug 2013 11:46
ACCRA, GHANA: Ghana said it had seized a ship suspected of being involved in the heist of some 3,500 tons of fuel from a tanker off Gabon, one of many such pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.
6 Aug 2013 13:11
LONDON, UK: The number of attacks by pirates worldwide has fallen in the past year but armed robbery and kidnappings at sea have surged off the coast of west Africa, a maritime body said on Monday (15 July).
16 Jul 2013 08:35
Unilever Global says Africa is its next growth market and has rolled out what it calls a sustainable living plan to the continent.
21 Jun 2013 07:41
Famous Brands has reported that its franchise sales increased 16.8% in the March to May quarter with a 16% improvement in South Africa and a 27.2% improvement in the rest of Africa region.
19 Jun 2013 11:34
Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.
By Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013 07:54