Category Archive: Investors

The One Open Letter All Business Leaders Should Read

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In an open letter to the chief executives at S&P 500 companies and large European organisations, Larry Fink, the chief executive at BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor with $4.6 trillion, puts the case for… Continue reading

Listen & Learn: Buffett on Leadership

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Warren Buffett isn’t just the world’s savviest investor — he’s also an insightful business leader, as you would know if you read his annual letter to shareholders. If you’re not on his mailing… Continue reading

US Gets Chesa Nyama

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Denizens of Nashville, Tennessee, will get to taste the best of South African braai culture, courtesy of Chesa Nyama. That may seem like taking braai to the land of the … well, the… Continue reading

Reasons to Invest in Africa

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Direct foreign investment into Africa could help the global economy, as the returns should be good, and fuel a beneficial cycle. Konstantin Makarov, managing partner of StratLink Africa, writes for Ventureburn about the main strategies that investors… Continue reading

DIY Law – How to Get Things Done in Nigeria

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Although Nigeria has the largest GDP in Africa, it ranks horribly low in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, coming in 39th in the continent. This is mainly due to slow bureaucracy, but… Continue reading

Africa’s Wealthiest Man Buys Into Zimbabwe

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Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, has announced plans to invest in several enterprises in Zimbabwe, including a USD400-million cement production plant, mining and power generation projects. Writing in Mail & Guardian Africa online, Elias… Continue reading

SA Pips Nigeria in Millionaire Stakes

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South Africa’s richest person (and Africa’s second richest after Nigerian Aliko Dangote) is former DeBeers chairman Nicky Oppenheimer. And he is just one of 16 South Africans named in Forbes’s 2015 List of… Continue reading

Will Africa’s Growth Help Africans?

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Much has been written lately of the growth potential in Africa — it’s a continent that is about to go through its next renaissance. But how much is this growth going to be… Continue reading

A Medium Worth Watching

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For many people, the iPod was just a device for playing music. And the smartphone? Well, that’s for playing games, GPS, social media, maybe YouTube… and making phone calls. Plus any number of… Continue reading

Selling yourself with humility

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For young firms seeking outside funding, making a positive first impression on investors counts for a lot. They should refrain from bashing the competition and acknowledge they have room for improvement. That’s according… Continue reading