Author Archives: Africa Business

Everything you need to know about LTL freight shipping

Whether you are an entrepreneur, logistics manager, or just curious about transportation, look no further. This blog post will dive deep into everything LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping has to offer and give a crash course on what it means, how it works, and why its popularity continues to increase in today’s market. So let’s get into it.

Owendo Mineral Port (OMP) and British International Investment (BII) accelerate port’s energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions with new solar energy system

Owendo Mineral Port (OMP), part of the pan-African group Arise Ports & Logistics, and British International Investment (BII), UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, announced a significant commitment to sustainable development with an investment of 2.6 million USD.

10 Ventures Announced for the Africa Tech Summit Nairobi 2024 Investment Showcase

Africa Tech Summit Nairobi has announced ten African tech ventures that will showcase their solutions to a diverse audience of industry experts, investors and fellow innovators on February 14th and 15th. While African startup funding declined in 2023, the investment showcase continues to foster collaborations and stimulate investment opportunities to bridge the funding gap in […]

SA entrepreneurs must leverage business growth through application of locally produced, world-class tech solutions or risk being left behind in fast-paced digital landscape

While South African entrepreneurs continue to battle less-than-ideal operating conditions for their businesses in our country, one solution remains prevalent: the integration of locally produced, technical solutions, with the power to provide our hard-working entrepreneurs with monthly cost savings, improved operational efficiencies and an increase in opportunities for growth.

Building trust amidst suspicion: The impact of AI on business and society

Despite ongoing speculation and legitimate concerns surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), businesses and consumers have many reasons to trust in AI’s capacity to bring substantial value to their operations and everyday lives. The strategic adoption of AI in customer communication management (CCM) presents South African businesses with the potential to revolutionise customer interactions, improve operational efficiency, and deliver personalised experiences; however, it necessitates regulatory engagement and transparent communication to build trust and mitigate potential risks in the rapidly evolving landscape of AI technology. In the article, Wayne Toms at GhostDraft shares insight on building trust in AI amidst the suspicion.

Expert Predicts Sustainable Retail Trends for 2024 and Beyond

Figures from Deloitte show how important sustainability is to modern shoppers and consumers, with 58% valuing durability, 39% focusing on repairability, and another 37% considering how biodiverse the purchase will be. Vikki Makinson, head of marketing and communications at Oceans, the leading supplier of sustainable toilet paper, has provided expert insight into the future trends of sustainable retail for 2024 – from eco-conscious consumerism to circular economy initiatives.

Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) Unveils Encouraging Progress to Drive Sustainable Development and Combat Climate Change in Africa

The Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) is proud to unveil substantial progress and achievements made in 2023, underscoring its commitment to accelerating climate action, promoting sustainable development, and addressing the impacts of climate change in Africa. By sharing its progress, ACMI is doubling down on its support to African carbon markets, whilst also recognizing the incredible progres that global carbon markets have seen at COP28.