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    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

    Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in Malawi

    The sale of used clothing is a billion-dollar global industry. According to some estimates, almost 70% of garments that are donated globally end up on the African continent...

    By Dan Banik 10 Jul 2020

    SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad

    South African fintech and customer engagement business, 2Engage, is pursuing international growth opportunities...

    12 Feb 2020

    #BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

    By Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

    #BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

    Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

    Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment

    Standard Bank has gained a stake in Nomanini following an investment of $4m. The bank will be able to use Nomanini's fintech platform to uncover data on the informal retail economy...

    28 Aug 2019

    Key trends across retail channels in Africa

    With a growing young population coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa offers attractive opportunities for entities wishing to expand into new frontier markets...

    By Christy Tawii 31 Jul 2019

    3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

    Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

    How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales

    As much as people love social media, there is a dark side to it too - one involving counterfeit goods and billions of Rands of lost revenue for companies and governments the world over...

    7 Jun 2019

    African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector

    Transforming retail starts with the business model, not the technology...

    By Toros Esim 27 Mar 2019

    Lifting the lid on the black box of informal trade in Africa

    The share of internal trade in Africa remains low, as reflected by official statistics. This is despite numerous regional trade agreements that have led to tariffs removal within the trading blocs...

    By Joachim Jarreau, Cristina Mitaritonna and Sami Ben 26 Sep 2018

    Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed round

    Kenyan B2B e-commerce startup Sokowatch has closed a $2 million seed round to further expand its customer base across East Africa while also piloting additional value-added services for shops...

    By Tom Jackson 30 Jul 2018

    Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution

    Kenyan startup Tanda, which makes it easier to run a shop by allowing shop owners to order and manage their inventory, has formally launched after a four-month pilot...

    By Tom Jackson 6 Jun 2018



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