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By Cue Sibiya While sub-Saharan Africa being higher on the agenda for western executives, there remains many misconceptions about operating in the region. So argues Anna Rosenberg, head of Frontier Strategy Group’s Sub-Saharan Africa Research practice. Below are the main takeaways from her: 1. South Africa is the best place to run your business Many multinationals base their African head office in South Africa. But Rosenberg says this is not always the best strategy as...

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Immigrants come to contribute to the flourishing of South Africa; writes Rita Kufandarerwa. Poverty and hardship could be the greatest teachers after experience. Poverty and search for a better standard of living propel those who have the means to desert their countries of provenance to encumber other peoples’. Most African nations have had the misfortune of being led by greedy kleptomaniacs. Like in any misgoverned state, bread and butter become goods of ostentation that are afforded...

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By Cue Sibiya Ask any startup owner and they’ll tell you that the idea of hiring low-paid or unpaid interns is quite a compelling prospect. Indeed, a team of talented, productive interns can allow startups to remain focused on high-level strategy while others do the busywork. Tell me, then; what entrepreneur could refuse such an opportunity? The problem is that many startups do a terrible job hiring and managing interns, causing the process to become...

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We are here to showcase and celebrate the efforts and initiatives of people who have dedicated their time towards developing start-ups and progressive businesses that contribute to the growth and success of the African Economy; writes Baradi Moletsane. Whenever my team and I come together to think of ways we can appeal to our audience with every single page in the magazine, and I hear them say the word “publication” – I always correct them...

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I can’t begin to express how stoked I am for playing a vital role in being a contributor to the birth of a new era. I call it an era because I strongly believe that startupAFRICA will form part of a culture that bridges the gap between the African entrepreneur and their entrepreneurial dreams. This culture will expand, thus manifesting itself because of the support of those who wish to see Africa thrive economically. And...

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