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Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent times
Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent timesArticle

Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Cecil Ramonotsi, shares some insight into the reinvention of small businesses during turbulent times...

Cecil Ramonotsi 6 Apr 2021

The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEs
The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEsArticle

One of the great challenges of the 21st Century is the need to reduce poverty levels and economic inequality globally...

Soromfe Uzomah 16 Oct 2020

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19
Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19Article

In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

Adebola Williams, the CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria. Image supplied.
The business of political PR: Advising heads of states in AfricaArticle

Maryanne Maina interviews Adebola Williams, CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria, a political communications company, on their mission to galvanise a generation to make informed choices...

Maryanne Maina 14 Jan 2020

African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperity
African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperityArticle

According to Old Mutual Limited CEO Peter Moyo, driving financial inclusion amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa will ensure...

22 Aug 2018

St John Bungey, chief executive: Sanlam Africa Investments
Looking for African solutions to the SME financing gapArticle

Unrealised growth potential and positive demographics continue to make Africa an attractive long-term investment destination, despite the SME funding gap...

St John Bungey 7 Jun 2017

Training programme to improve access to fertilisers and smallholder development
Training programme to improve access to fertilisers and smallholder developmentArticle

Limpopo province's smallholder farmers are continuously confronted with the challenges of raising their productivity to boost food security due to limited access and low use of fertilisers...

7 Jul 2016

Milpark Education's School of Investment and Banking reviews the retail banking sector in Africa
Milpark Education's School of Investment and Banking reviews the retail banking sector in AfricaArticle

Academics from Milpark's School of Investment and Banking attended the recent 7th Annual Retail Banking Africa conference in Johannesburg where the banking landscape of Africa was critically reviewed...

Issued by Milpark Education 17 Dec 2015

EchoVC Partners provides seed funding for Nigerian printing start-up
EchoVC Partners provides seed funding for Nigerian printing start-upArticle

The early-stage technology venture capital firm, EchoVC Partners, has provided seed funding for Nigeria-based digital printing startup, Printivo...

16 Oct 2015

Traditional African financial services need to reassess strategies
Traditional African financial services need to reassess strategiesArticle

Advanced technology is increasingly shaping Africa's financial sector. While the sector is mature in most developed countries, it is less saturated in Africa, therefore offering many opportunities for new market entrants to challenge the status quo of how business has traditionally been conducted...

28 Jul 2015

Advancing technology shaping financial services in Africa
Advancing technology shaping financial services in AfricaArticle

As a result of advancing technology which is fueling innovation and growth, the financial services industry in Africa is rapidly evolving...

27 Jul 2015

Advanced technology increasingly shaping Africa's financial sector
Advanced technology increasingly shaping Africa's financial sectorArticle

The African financial services industry is rapidly evolving as a result of advancing technology which is fueling innovation and growth in the sector...

27 Jul 2015

Consistent broadband connectivity for sub-Saharan Africa
Consistent broadband connectivity for sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Intelsat S.A. will reportedly provide a managed broadband service to Vodacom, enabling the telecoms company to offer a differentiated broadband service targeting the SOHO and SME users across sub-Saharan Africa.

1 Apr 2014

African Guarantee Fund commemorates one year
African Guarantee Fund commemorates one yearArticle

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) commemorated its one year since its launch during the annual general meetings of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on 1 June 2012.

4 Jun 2013

Gulf African Bank signs KSh100 million deal with AGF
Gulf African Bank signs KSh100 million deal with AGFArticle

Kenya's first and largest Islamic bank Gulf African Bank, has signed a KSh100 million agreement with the African Guarantee Fund to support lending to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the country.

29 Apr 2013

MTN's got its business brains in the cloud
MTN's got its business brains in the cloudArticle

MTN Business has launched a pilot project for its MTN cloud bouquet of services that will among other things provide a single point of contact for its customers‚ it said on Thursday, 6 December 2012.

Thabiso Mochiko 7 Dec 2012

Standard Bank launches SME Quick Loan in Africa
Standard Bank launches SME Quick Loan in AfricaArticle

The Standard Bank Group is launching a new lending facility that uses a psychometric assessment to provide loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa with the aim to revolutionise the way finance is advanced to the largely informal business sector.

21 Nov 2011

SMEs take centre stage at AfDB-EMRC SME ForumArticle

LISBON: The AfDB-EMRC SME Forum was inaugurated in Lisbon, Portugal on Monday, 6 June 2011, by Carlos Costa Pina, Portugal's secretary of state for treasury and finance, as the role of Africa's small and medium enterprises sector is given priority for the continent's future growth.

8 Jun 2011

The art of understanding an SME
The art of understanding an SMEArticle

Africa has more than 500 million people of working age out of a population of about one billion but the lack of work opportunities, coupled with economic mismanagement and unfair redistribution of income, have forced many Africans to resort to informal methods to make a living.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 5 May 2011

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