February 2015 - African Business Magazine

Roll-out for first made-in-Nigeria cars

Nigeria, now officially Africa’s largest economy, has joined the ranks of countries that manufacture vehicles locally. The Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited (IVM) rolled out …

Has government seen the light?

At long last, the South African government appears to be prepared to abandon euphemisms to cover up the country’s dire power situation and actually try …

Africa tops in business ease reforms

Not so long ago, doing business in Africa was regarded a tortuous process at best and downright impossible at worst. Everything, it seemed, conspired to …

Sustainability now the name of the game

Global research has revealed the highly sobering and often terrifying impact of our economic activities on both the natural as well as the human environments …

Uber comes to Africa

Uber, the mobile app-based taxi-calling service, has taken the world by storm, gaining praise and hostility in equal measure. Wherever the service has been introduced, …

Railway: South Africa’s Afro 4000 locos

South Africa’s railway system, which remained unchanged for 60 years, is now set to regain its dominant position in the country’s transport network. A new …

Qatar Airways A350 opens new era

As part of his job, African Business editor Anver Versi has a heavy travel schedule and sometimes seems to spend more time in the air …