Given Ngwamba is a qualified sound engineer who, for several years, struggled to find a job. Then he started making charcoal – which has now found its way on to the shelves of his local Pick n Pay.
According to the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, connecting 55 countries in Africa with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at $3.4tn.
South Africa is set to be home to Coca-Cola’s next digital delivery hub, as the beverage company continues to invest in the digital transformation of its global digital network.
The New Development Bank has played a key role in supporting Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) through the pandemic.
Many consumers turned to e-commerce during the pandemic as it provided a safe way to make purchases through a period of heightened health concerns and government restrictions. As consumer behaviour evolves, some of the unprecedented levels of e-commerce usage will decline, creating uncertainty around what will remain from this spike.
With the value of online retail in South Africa topping R30bn in 2020 – and projections of R42bn in 2021 – retailers across the country are gearing up to accelerate their e-commerce and m-commerce efforts.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has rolled out six more inititatives under the market development grant (MDG) for exporters amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Google has kicked off a series of programmes that will support the growth and recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa’s post-Covid economy. The programmes will be rolled out throughout the month of June.
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel announced that an “accord” had been reached at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) to drive progressive localisation of up to R200-billion of additional production over a five-year period.
Not understanding your customer needs is a tough situation to find yourself in when you are a business that relies on lengthy planning and approval timeframes, but not so much for e-commerce – unless you are not listening.
Africa has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Asia’s manufacturing giants over the next decade, using industrialisation as a strategy to uplift millions of people from poverty and create jobs for its burgeoning young population. In doing so, it could reinvent itself as the world’s next production powerhouse.
South Africa’s m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa’s biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth