A New Map for Business in Africa

On the world’s most diverse continent, companies need a deep understanding of local context.

The First Customers

In a new market, you need to secure a foothold. World domination can come later.

The Struggle for Economic Growth in Africa

African nations are in desperate need of investment capital to jump-start economies that lack such basic infrastructure as roads, railways and electric power. This was the message from three African leaders in Philadelphia last month to attend the biennial summit of the Corporate Council on Africa. In a discussion moderated by James Harmon, former chairman of the Export-Import Bank, African officials offered a blueprint to … [ Read more ]

MBA Junction (South Africa)

“Welcome to MBAJunction’s CareerSeeker zone, exclusive to MBA/MBL students, graduates and alumni who are seeking new career opportunities. Viewed on a regular basis by South Africa’s top MBA/MBL Agencies, you’ll get the professional approach and quality service you deserve. The world awaits you. Enter it.”


Search job postings for positions in Africa by country, industry, or keyword.

Africa Intelligence

“The leading website for professional information on Africa, Africa Intelligence disseminates confidential information on the African continent’s political and economic news.” Features include: country channels (by region), professional intelligence (energy, mines and telecoms), newsletters, personalized email alerts, the Top 100 people, investigations, forums, agenda of conferences, links and more. Note: not everything on this site is free.

Promoting Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learning What Works

This pamphlet presents the results of an empirical analysis of the factors affecting economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, using data for the period 1981-97 and a sample of 32 countries. The empirical work involved the estimation of a growth equation to identify the key determinants of per capita real GDP growth, including economic variables that reflect the influence of economic policy changes as well as … [ Read more ]

Investing in Africa: Optimism Amid Obstacles

“Winds of change are blowing through the continent,” declared Smuts Ngonyama, chief strategic advisor to South African President Thabo Mbeki during a Wharton-sponsored forum on investing in Africa. While Ngonyama’s upbeat sentiments were echoed by other speakers, these experts also noted persistent obstacles that still hamper significant levels of investment and development, including corruption and the lack of an adequate criminal justice system. But here … [ Read more ]


Provides online professional jobs from the Electronic Mail and Guardian ezine in South Africa.

Search Beat! Africa Job and Career Centre

Search for jobs based on: function, industry, job type, keyword, or location . Sort by date, title, or company. Also offers various other resources of interest.

Premier Personnel (South Africa)

Founded in 1982. Since its inception it has focussed on the placement of professionals in middle, senior and executive positions in the fields of Financial Services, Management Consulting and Information Technology. Now part of the Adcorp Group.

WorkingForce Personnel (South Africa)

A generalist/specialist recruiting agency, placing staff across many industries and disciplines. They also run a temporary staffing service.


This site has links to general information and a collection of companies listed on stock exchanges in Africa.

The Agenda – Social Justice

The Freeplay Group, based in Cape Town, South Africa, builds products that capture the imagination of the world — and that change the world.