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By Cue Sibiya “Anyone unable to get a loan from us is definitely not qualified for one anywhere else.” That’s how confident and successful the KiaKia service and system has proven to be since its launch. Access to loan in Nigeria and Africa from traditional financial institutions by individuals and small businesses is almost impossible and difficult, and in the rare occasions where available, the process is physically rigorous, slow and lengthy, almost invalidating necessity...

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The startupAFRICA team recently caught up with Duduzile Mkhwanazi, spokesperson for Project Isizwe, an initiative which has managed to afford South Africa’s capital city with a connectivity upgrade, in addition to the aim of extending free Wi-Fi to major parts on the African continent. After a promising conversation of how this initiative will aid many young people who seek employment – Mkhwanazi had some good insight on what the initiative aims to do at large. Can...

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 By Cue Sibiya After an accident left her with over 150 stitches on her face, Relebohile Moeng, a GIBS master’s degree graduate, turned to business to find a solution. Countless consultations and expensive medications later she was told the only way to minimise the scarring was through plastic surgery. It was then when she and her husband decided to launch Afri-Berry in 2011. Moeng describes Afri-Berry as an award winning, youth empowering, and leading South...

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By Cue Sibiya Starting FINT, the peer-to-peer lending platform, was more a chain reaction than it was a decision. startupAFRICA spoke with Chiwete John-Njokanma, CEO at FINT, who shared his ambitions of solving the issue of credit, not only in Nigeria, but across the continent. Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a Nigerian millennial from a middle class family (the last born of four children). I attended Corona Primary School and Atlantic Hall for...

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