Lyn Eyb, 6:30 am AFKI Original
Move over drones. Make way for paramotors. Military-standard single-person flying machines known as paramotors, which combine motor-driven propellers with parachutes or gliders to allow people to fly on their own, could soon be used in Africa to revolutionize border patrols and help stop poaching. At least that’s what their creators want you to believe.
Lyn Eyb, 5:28 am AFKI Original
At what point does a voluntourism business become less about social responsibility and more an exercise in cynical marketing? We asked three entrepreneurs about the logistics of running social enterprises in Africa that benefit their communities.
Lyn Eyb, 6:01 am AFKI Original
Wycliffe Sande is a Ugandan entrepreneur. As founder and CEO of Sandfield Travel, he claims to provide sustainable African adventures based on community driven principles. AFKInisder spoke to him about the tourism industry in Africa, and about the challenges of driving a start-up business on the continent.
Lyn Eyb, 5:00 am AFKI Original
They are upwardly mobile, connected to the global community and contributing to their country’s bottom line. Far from being social burdens or economic problems, a new Oxford University study has found that refugees can have a positive economic impact on their host country.
Lyn Eyb, 1:01 am AFKI Original
More than 100 MBA executives from around the world will descend on South African townships in Cape Town and Johannesburg between July 6-10 to learn more about the ideas and innovations driving African businesses.
Lyn Eyb, 5:14 am AFKI Original
Even before he crossed the line in Paris last July to become the first African-born cyclist to win the Tour de France, Chris Froome had pledged to ensure his success reverberated around the continent. “I would like my performances here to help inspire and motivate a lot of youngsters, especially young Africans who find it very hard to believe that they can get out of Africa and get on to the European scene, or make it into a pro peloton.”
Lyn Eyb, 6:13 am AFKI Original
Ivorian entrepreneur Swaady Martin-Leke rose to become one of Africa’s most powerful businesswomen during an 11-year-career with General Electric (GE). She left all than and is now at the forefront of the development of the luxury goods industry in Africa as head of YSWARA, which produces gourmet teas and luxury lifestyle products.
Lyn Eyb, 3:28 am AFKI Original
Homecoming Revolution, which showcases career, property, investment and entrepreneurial opportunities for expatriates in sub-Saharan Africa, has helped almost 360,000 South Africans to return home in the past five years. It has an active database of another 34,000 professionals who are considering moving back.
Lyn Eyb, 2:01 am AFKI Original
Sustainable growth, mobile technologies, private equity, and infrastructure development will all be on the agenda when some of Africa’s most powerful business leaders gather in the UK this weekend for the 2014 Oxford Africa Conference. The conference, which runs from May 23-24 and carries the theme ‘African Transformations: Business and Society’,
Lyn Eyb, 1:00 am AFKI Original
Two of South Africa’s brightest corporate talents have been awarded scholarships to join the prestigious Oxford MBA program as part of the University’s push to support Africa’s future business leaders. The scholarships, awarded by the Saïd Business School at Oxford, are designed to support outstanding students who intend to return to Africa to pursue business careers.