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Exclusive interview with the Zambian Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, the Honourable Given Lubinda

Exclusive interview with the Zambian Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, the Honourable Given Lubinda

by Annemarie Roodbol on Mar 24, 2016



The Honourable minister is expected to be at the upcoming Agritech Expo in Chisamba from 14-16 April again. Honourable minister, thank you for this opportunity, you said in an interview recently that the government wants to transform agriculture in Zambia. Can you share your vision with us? Agriculture is the future of Zambia. We have …Read More

Nigeria will not withdraw from OPEC or devalue currency -­ Buhari tells Al Jazeera

Nigeria will not withdraw from OPEC or devalue currency -­ Buhari tells Al Jazeera

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



Just nine months into his term, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure. Under his leadership, the currency has reached record lows and inflation has reached the highest level since 2012, while Nigeria currently has a budget deficit of over $10bn. With almost 90 percent of Nigeria’s export earnings tied to oil, the low oil …Read More

“To enhance the performance of the manufacturing sector, government has to address the energy and infrastructural challenges which has inhibited the maximum contribution of the sector to GDP and economic growth of this country.”

by Africa Business on Feb 10, 2016



Exclusive interview with Mr. Yunusa S. Labaran, Substantive Director Trade, For: Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment – Host Ministry at the upcoming Nigeria Manufacturing Expo in March 2016. 1)    What current developments in Nigeria’s manufacturing sector are you most excited about at the moment? Thanks for this question. As a matter of …Read More

Extractive Resources have not benefited resource-rich countries in Africa

by Ronald Chawatama on Feb 1, 2016



Interview with ECPDM Deputy Manager, Isabelle Ramdoo By Ronald Chawatama: Animus Sustainability Portal (http://animus-csr.com) Extractive Resources (ER) have not benefited resource-rich countries in Africa. This trend has been recorded for a while, what interventions needs to be put in place for the countries and their economies to benefit? The benefits from the extractive sector have …Read More

Next Generation Optical Networking Africa

Next Generation Optical Networking Africa

by Africa Business on Dec 21, 2015



Interview with Anuradha Udunuwara, Senior Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom Ahead of the Next Generation Optical Networking Africa, (2-3 February 2016, Cape Town), we’ve conducted an exclusive interview with Anuradha Udunuwara, Senior Engineer Sri Lanka Telecom, about his upcoming contribution and his opinions on the key challenges and developments within the optical networking industry. What are …Read More

Malaria remains the number one cause of hospitalisation and death in Africa

Malaria remains the number one cause of hospitalisation and death in Africa

by Ronald Chawatama on Nov 2, 2015



Interview with Sylvester Jobic, Bayer’s Head of Environmental Science based in South Africa. By Ronald Chawatama: Animus Sustainability Portal (http://animus-csr.com) Malaria is a disease that has been around for a while, according to WHO, about 63% of people in the southern African region are living in areas that are affected by the disease, with pregnant …Read More

Al Jazeera English’s UpFront interview with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (Video)

Al Jazeera English’s UpFront interview with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (Video)

by Africa Business on Oct 22, 2015



In a wide-ranging and exclusive interview with Al Jazeera English’s flagship current affairs show, UpFront, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari pledged to defeat Boko Haram by December but also acknowledged he would be willing to negotiate with the group to secure the release of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls. “They have to prove to us that they …Read More

Let’s work together to fix the power. Tiger is investing $33 million to improve the 120kV network and carry out an energy efficiency project – everyone wins with this!

Let’s work together to fix the power. Tiger is investing $33 million to improve the 120kV network and carry out an energy efficiency project – everyone wins with this!

by Annemarie Roodbol on Sep 28, 2015



Exclusive interview with Charles Carron Brown, COO of Tiger Resources – The Kipoi Mine. Mr Brown will address the annual Katanga Mining Week in October on “Defining a viable investment plan for future operations in the province”. Tiger Resources is also a gold sponsor at the Lubumbashi event as well as at iPAD DRC in …Read More

“ATI has a large program supporting clean energy projects thanks in large part to an initiative that is sponsored by the European Investment Bank”

“ATI has a large program supporting clean energy projects thanks in large part to an initiative that is sponsored by the European Investment Bank”

by Annemarie Roodbol on Sep 28, 2015



Exclusive interview with Attaty Kodjo, Underwriter, Francophone Countries at The African Trade Insurance Agency and speaker at the upcoming Katanga Mining Week. 1)    Please tell us more about your organisation, The African Trade Insurance Agency, and your activities in the DRC and region. African trade Agency (ATI) is multilateral financial institution launched in 2001 by …Read More

The Global Water Crisis: Emerging global water crisis, can industry do more to manage their footprint?

by Ronald Chawatama on Sep 21, 2015



Interview with WWF Water Stewardship Manager , Lucy Lee Edited by Codra Masiiwa: Animus Sustainability Portal (http://animus-csr.com) Emerging global water crisis, can industry do more to manage their footprint? According to the UN our planet is facing a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply by 2030. What is WWF’s approach to helping halt this …Read More

The New Syndustrial Revolution: An Interview with Sustainable Frontiers Author Professor Wayne Visser

The New Syndustrial Revolution: An Interview with Sustainable Frontiers Author Professor Wayne Visser

by Ronald Chawatama on Aug 21, 2015



The New Syndustrial Revolution: An Interview with Sustainable Frontiers Author Professor Wayne Visser By Ronald Chawatama: Animus Sustainability Portal You have been engaged in the sustainability journey as an academic, researcher, business advisor and auditor and have just launched the new book, Sustainable Frontiers. In your experience, how can we best answer the question we are …Read More

Q & A with Obami Founder and CEO, Barbara Mallinson

Q & A with Obami Founder and CEO, Barbara Mallinson

by Africa Business on Aug 21, 2015



Barbara Mallinson is the Founder and CEO of Obami – a social learning platform that’s been recognised by the likes of Forbes, CNN and Business Insider as one of the most innovative technologies in the world, as well as one of best start ups to come out of Africa. Branded an IT Hero, as well …Read More

Interview with Theuns Holtshousen, Business Leader, CaseWare Africa

Interview with Theuns Holtshousen, Business Leader, CaseWare Africa

by VG on Jul 13, 2015



What innovative software does your company offer to African countries? CaseWare is the global leader in auditing and financial reporting software, which is used in over 130 countries worldwide. We have over 16,000 users across Africa, consisting of audit and accounting firms, government entities, municipalities as well as large blue chip companies. CaseWare software enables …Read More

Exclusive interview with Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika

Exclusive interview with Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika

by Annemarie Roodbol on Jun 26, 2015



1)    Let’s start with an overview of the history of Via Afrika and its products. Via Afrika is a leading publisher of quality educational content in print and digital format. With over 65 years of experience in South Africa and other Southern African countries, our products meet the needs of learners from early childhood development …Read More

Interview with Megan Rehbock, LAWtrust certificate service manager (South Africa)

Interview with Megan Rehbock, LAWtrust certificate service manager (South Africa)

by VG on Jun 25, 2015



What innovative services does your company offer to African countries? With an increased growth in ecommerce and mobile technology, the internet has enabled a market with which businesses can transact beyond borders with no barriers to entry or time zone delays and differences. The customer experience is constantly being modified with a drive towards digital transformation and mobile. Businesses …Read More

The first edition of The Global African Investment Summit was a huge success, what is the summit doing that is new for 2015?

The first edition of The Global African Investment Summit was a huge success, what is the summit doing that is new for 2015?

by Africa Business on Jun 12, 2015



Q&A with Paul Sinclair, TGAIS Event Director The first edition of The Global African Investment Summit was a huge success, what is the summit doing that is new for 2015? The 2014 Summit was a resounding success and the Global African Investment Summit is now an established platform for investors to originate both Public and …Read More

Interview with Gysbert Kappers, CEO of Wyzetalk

Interview with Gysbert Kappers, CEO of Wyzetalk

by VG on Jun 6, 2015



Gys’s enterprising technology spirit was clearly evident at a young age when in his 20’s he started an online and offline transaction platform company that was eventually sold to SourceCom when the family business beckoned.  What followed was a highly successful 18 years career in building the largest privately owned Concrete Masonry Business in South Africa. …Read More

Interview with Mark Mackay, Regional Manager of Zebra Technologies, South Africa

by VG on Jun 6, 2015



What innovative services does your company offer to African countries? Zebra offers an extensive range of asset-tracking technologies incorporating mobile computing, data capture, barcode, WLAN, RFID, location systems and Zatar™, the cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform. These technologies give life to the smart and connected enterprise by transforming the physical elements of a business …Read More

In what way biometric can help to fight corruption?

In what way biometric can help to fight corruption?

by VG on May 2, 2015



Interview with Greg Sarrail, Vice President Solutions Business Development, Biometrics, HID Global Greg Sarrail is a sales leader with over two decades of experience leading business strategy, marketing and sales teams with successful achievements in enterprise security related to authentication and identity and access management. Greg is an expert in managing field sales teams and …Read More

Exclusive Interview With Accenture’s Director for Sustainability

by Ronald Chawatama on Apr 22, 2015



Paul Gurney is a Director at Accenture and leads Sustainability Services in Africa. He has been with Accenture for over 10 years, with the last 7 spent building the Sustainability business around the world. As part of his role, he has worked with many leading clients, across multiple industries helping them enhance business performance from …Read More

Interview with Johnson Okorie, CEO of KorieFusion (Nigeria)

Interview with Johnson Okorie, CEO of KorieFusion (Nigeria)

by VG on Mar 20, 2015



We are talking about the problems of Internet marketing in Nigeria, the use of social networks in business, the impact of Internet technology on people’s lives and future prospects. Johnson Okorie is a serial entrepreneur, Founder, Blogger, Brand Evangelist, Podcast Host. He is also the CEO of KorieFusion a Digital marketing agency that uses digital …Read More

Data centres – the world’s greatest energy guzzlers

Data centres – the world’s greatest energy guzzlers

by Africa Business on Mar 11, 2015



Data centres consume up to 3% of all global energy production Data centres in South Africa are in the early, exciting stages of development Data centres have for years been known to be excessive consumers of power, consuming up to 3% of all global electricity production, and roughly ten times more per square metre than …Read More

The achievements on the biggest smart meter roll-out project on the African continent at City Power, is undoubtedly a source of excitement for the Edison Power Group

The achievements on the biggest smart meter roll-out project on the African continent at City Power, is undoubtedly a source of excitement for the Edison Power Group

by Annemarie Roodbol on Feb 21, 2015



Exclusive interview with Christo Nicholls, CEO: EPG Smart Utility Solution Division. The Edison Power Group is a returning platinum sponsor at African Utility Week in Cape Town in May. a.       What EPG projects/success stories are you currently most excited about? The achievements on the biggest smart meter roll-out project on the African continent at City Power, …Read More

President Obama tripled our goals, from 10000MW to 30000MW and 20 million connections to 60 million new home and business connections

President Obama tripled our goals, from 10000MW to 30000MW and 20 million connections to 60 million new home and business connections

by Annemarie Roodbol on Feb 21, 2015



Exclusive interview with Andrew Herscowitz, coordinator for Power Africa, US President Barack Obama’s initiative to improve access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, and the official country partner of the upcoming African Utility Week conference and expo from 12-14 May at the CTICC in Cape Town. 1) Can we start with what you think the main …Read More

I see Africa’s lack of an extensive national grid network not as a challenge but as an opportunity: to develop and install a 21st century energy network

I see Africa’s lack of an extensive national grid network not as a challenge but as an opportunity: to develop and install a 21st century energy network

by Annemarie Roodbol on Feb 21, 2015



Exclusive interview with Sliman Abu Amara, Area Manager Africa, DNV GL – Energy, diamond sponsors at African Utility Week in Cape Town in May.     Congratulations on your diamond sponsorship of African Utility Week, which demonstrates a lot of confidence in our event.  Why did you take this decision? What are your expectations?   …Read More

Never before have we had sales of over a million USD at an agricultural show. This only goes to prove the huge business potential associated with Agritech Expo

Never before have we had sales of over a million USD at an agricultural show. This only goes to prove the huge business potential associated with Agritech Expo

by Annemarie Roodbol on Feb 16, 2015



Exclusive interview with Dr Evelyn Nguleka, President of the Zambia National Farmers Union – the owner of the Agritech Expo. 1)      How would you describe the response from the Zambian agri community to the first Agritech Expo last year? Fantastic! It was by far more than anticipated. All major agricultural stakeholders from our small scale …Read More

India – Africa: Investing in the future

India – Africa: Investing in the future

by Rachana Chowdhary on Feb 1, 2015



Richard Fenning is the Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks (www.control-risks.com). Richard joined Control Risks in 1993 and was head of the firm’s New York office from 1997-2000. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and CEO in 2005. Richard is a frequent speaker on how geo-political risk can impact on a company’s operations …Read More

ICT innovations for Africa

ICT innovations for Africa

by VG on Jan 2, 2015



Interview with Noam Dor, Director of Sales for Africa and Middle East for RAD RAD – over 30 years of operation, a significant worldwide presence in over 150 countries, a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in telecommunications solutions. Mr. Dor has been employed by RAD, an award-winning global …Read More

What does success mean to you?

What does success mean to you?

by VG on Oct 30, 2014



Exclusive Interview with Mr. Duncan Revie, CEO at Soccerex In anticipation of The Soccerex African Forum – a major event in football business on the African continent (http://www.soccerex.com/africa), which will be held on November 4-5, 2014 in Durban (South Africa), we took an interview with the founder and CEO at Soccerex, Mr. Duncan Revie. On …Read More

A conversation with author PAUL M. BARRETT

A conversation with author PAUL M. BARRETT

by Africa Business on Sep 23, 2014



  In Law of the Jungle, author Paul M. Barrett tells the gripping story of one attorney’s obsession with holding a major oil company accountable for pollution in the Amazon rain forest—and how his ends-justify-the-means strategy came back to haunt him and his impoverished clients. Q) You’ve been covering the Steven Donziger–Chevron case for years. …Read More

Exclusive Interview with Honourable Irene Nafuna Muloni, Minister of Energy Uganda

Exclusive Interview with Honourable Irene Nafuna Muloni, Minister of Energy Uganda

by Ronald Chawatama on Sep 16, 2014



Honourable Irene Nafuna Muloni is the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development in the Uganda Government and the Woman Member of Parliament for Bulambuli District. Irene has worked in various roles with the Government Electricity Utility; and in the telecommunications sector she served as an Executive Engineer. She serves as the Chairperson of the Board …Read More

Our Group has ambitions to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years

Our Group has ambitions to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years

by Annemarie Roodbol on Sep 9, 2014



Well-known global business leader, financier, entrepreneur, investment guru and philanthropist Tony Elumelu is heading up a high-level list of power experts who will address this year’s West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) in Lagos on 18 November. Here is an exclusive interview with the Chairman of Heirs Holdings. www.wapicforum.com What power projects are Heirs Holdings …Read More

Animus Sustainability Magazine speaks to Corli Le Roux; Head of JSE SRI Index

Animus Sustainability Magazine speaks to Corli Le Roux; Head of JSE SRI Index

by Ronald Chawatama on Aug 29, 2014



Ronald Chawatama is the Editor/Network Manager for the Animus Sustainability Magazine Corli joined the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Legal Counsel and Strategy Division in August 2001 following four years as legal advisor to SAFEX (The South African Futures Exchange). Over the years, Corli’s responsibilities have expanded into various strategic arenas, and as a result she has …Read More

Interview with H.E. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars

Interview with H.E. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars

by VG on Aug 21, 2014



Brief Profile H.E. Dr AMBASSADOR TAL EDGARS He is an award winning and well known business authority, diplomat and a cutting edge thinker with an outstanding record in planning, managing and executing some of the highly successful private and public sector initiatives in Africa, Europe, America and Asia. He is a new venture creation expert …Read More

These are exciting times for East Africa. The market has grown significantly over the last 10 years and local demand for natural gas continues to grow

These are exciting times for East Africa. The market has grown significantly over the last 10 years and local demand for natural gas continues to grow

by Annemarie Roodbol on Aug 20, 2014



Interview with Chris Ford, Managing Director, Songas, Tanzania who will address the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi on “Gas to power –the challenges and opportunities”. The 16th annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) boasts a world-class conference combined with a large showcase of technologies, solutions and services across the entire range of the East African …Read More

Siemens is excited about the region’s energy expansion prospects and continues to invest in order to deliver high quality products and solutions

Siemens is excited about the region’s energy expansion prospects and continues to invest in order to deliver high quality products and solutions

by Annemarie Roodbol on Aug 20, 2014



Exclusive interview with Rachel Lutwama, Head, Emerging Energy Markets Sales, Siemens – platinum sponsor at the upcoming EAPIC conference and expo in Nairobi in September. The 16th annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) boasts a world-class conference combined with a large showcase of technologies, solutions and services across the entire range of the East …Read More

EAPIC provides a forum that provides the opportunity for benchmarking, sharing ideas and learning from others

EAPIC provides a forum that provides the opportunity for benchmarking, sharing ideas and learning from others

by Annemarie Roodbol on Aug 20, 2014



Exclusive interview with Eng Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary at Kenya’s Ministry of Energy & Petroleum  – a longtime supporter of EAPIC and this year’s host ministry.  Eng. Njoroge is part of the expert panel during EAPIC’s closing session that will address: Beyond 2015: Short to mid-terms goals for ensuring the power sector is on the …Read More

East Africa should continue to invest in its energy sector, while prioritizing further market liberalization, boosting grid stability and grid connection

East Africa should continue to invest in its energy sector, while prioritizing further market liberalization, boosting grid stability and grid connection

by Annemarie Roodbol on Aug 20, 2014



Exclusive interview with Sliman Abu Amara, Business Development Director Africa DNV GL – Energy – bronze sponsors at the upcoming EAPIC in Nairobi in September. The 16th annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) boasts a world-class conference combined with a large showcase of technologies, solutions and services across the entire range of the East …Read More

I see renewables playing a pivotal role in enabling countries to reach their power generation targets

I see renewables playing a pivotal role in enabling countries to reach their power generation targets

by Annemarie Roodbol on Aug 20, 2014



Exclusive interview with Engineer David Mwangi, well-known Kenyan energy consultant, session chair at the upcoming EAPIC 2014 and a member of the event’s advisory board. The 16th annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) boasts a world-class conference combined with a large showcase of technologies, solutions and services across the entire range of the East …Read More

Interview with Rob Stokes, CEO of Quirk

Interview with Rob Stokes, CEO of Quirk

by VG on Jul 17, 2014



Rob is the Founder and CEO of Quirk, one of the largest marketing services groups on the African continent. Born from humble roots (Rob’s bedroom) as a digital marketing agency in 1999, Quirk has evolved to offer a full marketing service to its clients operating in what is now a digital world.  Rob credits Quirk’s success with …Read More

Exclusive Speaker Interview with John Samir Naguib, Strategy and Technology Planning Consultant

Exclusive Speaker Interview with John Samir Naguib, Strategy and Technology Planning Consultant

by Africa Business on Jul 13, 2014



In the lead up to the 3rd annual MVNOs Industry Summit Middle East, taking place 22-23 September 2014, Dubai, UAE, we spoke to several industry experts, who will also speak at the event. Please read below the interview with John Samir Naguib, Strategy and Technology Planning Consultant What have been the key changes for the …Read More

Interview with Tom Albanese, CEO, Vedanta Resources Plc and Sesa Sterlite Limited

Interview with Tom Albanese, CEO, Vedanta Resources Plc and Sesa Sterlite Limited

by Ronald Chawatama on Jul 11, 2014



Animus Online Sustainability Magazine met with Tom Albanese. Tom is the Chief Executive Officer at Vedanta Resources Plc and Sesa Sterlite Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc. Tom was formerly the Chief Executive of Rio Tinto, a global diversified mining company, from May 2007 to January 2013. Tom joined Rio Tinto in 1993 when …Read More

Interview with Zanele Zeka, Executive Manager: Risk & Compliance of Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone

Interview with Zanele Zeka, Executive Manager: Risk & Compliance of Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone

by Africa Business on Jun 2, 2014



I-Risk: Intelligent Risk Management for a New Age, 19th & 20th June 2014, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa Marcus Evans has launched the i-Risk: Intelligent Risk Management for a New Age conference scheduled to take place on the 19th & 20th of June 2014 at the Protea Hotel Fire & …Read More

Exclusive interview with Mr. Kresten Buch, the founder of 88mph

Exclusive interview with Mr. Kresten Buch, the founder of 88mph

by VG on May 31, 2014



Kresten Buch, a Danish web entrepreneur turned investor, brought the accelerator model to Sub Saharan Africa nearly 3 years ago and to date has invested over $3million. 1.              How many startups do you have in your business portfolio? 35 2.              What are the most interesting ideas associated with these startups? Ideas give some insight into …Read More

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