Susan Erwin, 2:51 am AFKI Original
U.S. entrepreneur Robert Scharar has taken close to 100 business associates to visit Africa over the past decade. His company, FCA Corp., invests in Malawi among others, and owns the Protea Hotel Ryalls. It also created and manages the Commonwealth Africa Fund — an African mutual fund.
Susan Erwin, 6:35 am AFKI Original
The latest entertainment and popular trendsetters earn constant admiration of fans around the globe. Jo-Ann Geffen, President and CEO of JAG Entertainment, a company based in Sherman Oaks, CA, has seen the difficulties as well as partnerships form between the United States and South Africa
Susan Erwin, 9:28 am AFKI Original
A South African doctor is working with a pharmaceutical company that imports LadyBuzz, a product invented by a U.S. pediatrician to help children overcome fear of injections. A number of hospitals in Gauteng — private as well as public — have ordered the product.
Susan Erwin, 10:06 am AFKI Original
Africans tend to be brand-centric and would prefer to purchase original, real-brand products instead of knock-offs mass produced and cheaply made, says the Nigerian-American CEO of MallForAfrica.com. The U.S.-based platform allows Nigerians to shop U.S. and U.K. brick-and-mortar stores for delivery on their doorsteps. The website will be available next in Ghana and Kenya.
Susan Erwin, 7:44 am AFKI Original
South Africa’s legal system — its laws on copyright, patents, trademarks — and its competition policies make it easier for investors to trust in what South Africa’s economy has to offer, according to a technology company that deals with digital media content management in the entertainment industry. Red Touch Media has offices in the U.S. and Cape Town.
Susan Erwin, 1:45 am AFKI Original
With a labor shortage expected in the energy industry, the Oxford Princeton Programme is hoping to better educate South African professionals entering the field. The training company has seen year-on-year growth in course attendance.
Susan Erwin, 1:58 pm AFKI Original
Software, technology and tech support companies in South Africa have an advantage on the global stage, according to one risk-management consultant. These industries typically avoid labor union issues and leverage a well-trained labor pool that is still relatively inexpensive compared to global competitors.
Susan Erwin, 3:08 pm AFKI Original
U.S.-based author and educator Loral Langemeier is nicknamed “The Millionaire Maker.” Now she’s turning her attention to South Africa. “The diversity of absolute poverty to extreme wealth is staggering there,” she said. “It is extraordinarily difficult to do marketing.”
Susan Erwin, 1:28 am AFKI Original
The African Leadership Academy was created to face what its founders feel is the biggest challenge in Africa: a lack of ethical leadership.
Susan Erwin, 2:21 pm AFKI Original
“If your business is ignoring opportunities in Africa, it risks falling behind — and ceding that growth to someone else,” said Felix Ndeloa with High Street Partners, a U.S. company that helps CEOs overcome tax and regulatory challenges of doing business in Africa.