by Jeanne Lloyd. If there’s one thing we’re good at, it’s spotting an opportunity in crisis. This global pandemic has shaken the foundation of our day-to-day behaviour and ways of working. The new social and economic environment we’re faced with, has forced South Africa, and the world, to act fast and adapt where possible. In particular our uptake of digital and social solutions, and more specifically, online shopping in South Africa.
DIY, construction and building materials retailer Builders marks its entry into East Africa with the opening of its first physical store in Nairobi, Kenya this Thursday, 20 August and the launch of a dedicated Kenyan online retail platform.
In six months’ time the world’s gaze will be trained on what is gearing up to be a contentious and hotly contested presidential election in the US. Irrespective of who emerges victorious between the incumbent President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee Joe Biden South Africa needs to start thinking about what it stands to lose – or gain – from the new administration’s stance.
The remarkable economic transformation of Asia in recent decades has attracted global attention. It has ignited scholarly and policy debates about the region’s development models and strategies.
Businesses have had to make their operations digital, and remote, at a much faster pace than ordinary, but choosing the right software solution can be daunting.
Ongoing innovation in PnP stores to make banking more accessible and convenient for all customers
Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, with household consumption growing even faster than gross domestic product (GDP) in recent years and annual GDP growth consistently overtaking the global average.
Exxaro and the Small Business Institute (SBI) announced a collaboration to promote the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa.
To survive in today’s new world, individuals, SMMEs and entrepreneurs are fast realising that they must do business online. There are pitfalls with this though because deals could be lost as quickly as it takes to click on a link.
The pandemic has been a tough time for Africa’s online businesses, but in the long-run it may help them find another gear, writes Liam Taylor in Kampala
by Asha Patel. The world is an uncertain place right now. We’re all learning how to deal with a global pandemic, and the realities we knew a couple of months ago now seem very far away. Small business owners are feeling this acutely. Many are unable to operate their businesses the way they used to, whether because of social distancing restrictions, reduced demand, or illness.
We had the opportunity to interview our valued long time exhibitor and key stakeholder to SAITEX, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).