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African markets emerge on global retail development index

The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 115: GreenPOP Zambia Festival of Action

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 27 November 2014, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Misha Teasdale, Lauren O'Donnell and Dillon Jearey...

The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

Pizza Hut and Pepsi Zambia launch Next Generation campaign

Pizza Hut and Pepsi Zambia have launched the Next Generation: #MakeYourMoment campaign at the University of Zambia, which is designed to create a platform to offer young entrepreneurs the opportunity to tell their story and inspire the next generation...

Drought behind Tongaat Hulett profit fall

Tongaat Hulett, SA's largest sugar producer by market value, saw its revenue decline 5.7% to R7.6bn and net profit fall 15% to R742m for six months ended September...

Delta Africa buys stakes in two Zambian malls

Delta Africa, formerly Delta International, has acquired significant interests in two Zambian shopping malls, extending its asset base into a third country...

By Alistair Anderson

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

UK-based Tradehold growing foothold in Africa

UK-based property and financial services group Tradehold said on Monday that work had started on its R480-million regional shopping centre, located in the harbour town of Walvis Bay, Namibia...

Workshop to help SADC countries improve food production

The governments of South Africa and New Zealand will join forces to share their expertise on food safety systems for export with their counterparts in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais

Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela

Santova seeks to expand trade corridors

Supply chain management specialist Santova‚ could look to push into busy African markets in the financial year ahead.

By Marc Hasenfuss

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