Africa's hotel industry is booming—but only in a small number of markets

Africa's hotel industry is booming—but only in a small number of markets

The hotel sector in Africa is thriving, recording a steady improvement in demand and performance, drawing financier interest, and constituting an active segment of the real-estate investment market. But as a new study from real-estate consultancy Knight Frank shows, the current supply is concentrated in a small number of markets, with several nations hosting the […]

Uber's biggest rival in Africa is now a billion-dollar unicorn

Uber's biggest rival in Africa is now a billion-dollar unicorn

Taxify’s battle to win the ride-hailing market in Africa and Europe has received a major shot in the arm. The five-year old Estonian startup has raised $175 million in a funding round which values it at more than $1 billion—the coveted unicorn status. The round is led by German car giant Daimler, Europe-based Korelya Capital, […]

Africa should reject the Western familiarity

From slave trade to colonialism and now the continent is grappling with the sore taste of neo-colonialism By Goldino Nyamugabwa Last week, the whole world woke up to the news of a three-year deal worth 30 million pounds that was signed between Rwanda Development Board and Arsenal Football Club- a partnership that is aimed at […]

South Africa names team for IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018

South Africa names team for IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018

A 19-member team will represent South Africa at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on 10-15 July. The final team, consisting of 13 men and six women, features a number of athletes who will enter their respective disciplines among the favourites for medals. World U18 champions Sokwakhana Zazini, Zeney van der Walt […]

A turning point for girls' and women's menstrual health in Africa

A turning point for girls' and women's menstrual health in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa/NAROK, Kenya – “I felt embarrassed to be a girl and felt like it was a punishment,” recalled 13-year-old Faith, describing her first period.  She was living in a boarding school in Narok County, Kenya, when it happened. A friend taught her to use a cloth to manage the blood. “I was not […]

Africa used-car 'dumping ground' puts motor industry at risk

Africa used-car 'dumping ground' puts motor industry at risk

Africa will never develop a sustainable motor industry as long as it remains a “dumping ground for substandard cars”, says Martyn Davies, head of the African automotive division at business consultancy Deloitte. Car sales across most of Africa are dominated by cheap used vehicles from northern hemisphere countries. SA is almost alone in sub-Saharan Africa […]