One of South Africa’s richest business leaders talks about his commercial successes and failures, the debates about race and economics in South Africa and his criticism of the government.
The Estée Lauder Companies is set to launch Clinique, Estée Lauder and Aramis into the Nigerian market for the first time thanks to its new partnership with Jumia Online Retailer.
What started with a compliment turned one young woman’s idea into a million dollar business. When Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online African clothing store Zuvaa with $500 two years ago, her idea was to share African-inspired designs with consumers around the world.
Three years ago, MallforAfrica joined the raft of Nigerian tech start-ups attracting private equity and venture capital backing.
Private equity firm Bain Capital has agreed a debt for equity swap deal valued at $1.5 billion for Edcon, the chief executive of the South African clothes retailer said last Tuesday.
The Nigerian fashion industry has a problem that might not look like one: it is struggling to meet the demand.
One of the continent’s most-talked about startup events, DEMO Africa 2015, recently concluded with five startups chosen to pitch in Silicon Valley.
The growing trend of Fashion Weeks across the African continent challenges the notion that global fashion starts in the northern hemisphere.
Zashadu is a leading British/Nigerian sustainable luxury brand, that specializes in hand-crafted leather pieces.
Kunmi Otitoju, a 30-year-old Nigerian fashion designer and entrepreneur, holds two Computer Science degrees – a Bachelor of Science degree with first-class honors from Howard University and a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech.
IN 2001 MTN, a fledgling telecoms company from South Africa, paid $285m for one of four mobile licences sold at auction by the government of Nigeria.
HumanIPO caught up with Africa Internet Group (AIG) managing director Jeremy Hodara to discuss opportunities in Africa, AIG strategies and goals on the continent and the achievements of companies such as Jumia and Lendico.
Earlier this year, Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy and the 26th largest economy in the world, valued at $509 billion, based on GDP figures that were recalculated using a base year of 2010 instead of 1990.
China’s was once known as cheapest factory floor on the planet, but in the last two decades its economy has transitioned to become one of the world’s most advanced industrial powers.