When Peter Askew and his team bought New Holland SA three and a half years ago, they had a specific goal in mind. New Holland is the exclusive supplier of New Holland agricultural machinery and …

Moving large volume products such as ore, fuel and raw materials, across Southern Africa for import and export has been a historically tricky and frustrating business. Forcing companies (for example the region’s world-class mining operations) …

Bamburi Cement Ltd. was founded in 1951 by Felix Mandl–originally a director of Cementia Holding A.G. Zurich. Cementia later went into partnership with Blue Circle PLC (UK), and in …

We are becoming a global village. Borders and distance are being erased by international trade and transportation. Nowhere is this more evident to me than in the grocery store. I am increasingly aware of the …

In March 2010, the United Cement Company of Nigeria (UniCem) will celebrate a year of commercial production at its Mfamosing plant. The anniversary marks the perfect opportunity to reflect on this past year and anticipate …

South Africa is a country that is used to change. No one knows that better than steel structure design and supplier Omni Struct Nkosi. The company, originally called Omni Struct cc, was established in June …

If you are a fan of African dark roasts like Robusta or Arabica coffee, Ugacof Limited brings you the freshest grinds wherever you are. Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda, Ugacof Limited is a coffee processor and …

Taste and smell are widely recognised to be the most important aspects in determining one’s choice of food. What may be less obvious to the consumer is the enormous amount of resources that food companies …

The rise in the number of cases of diabetes worldwide has been rampant, and developing countries in the Southern African region have been amongst the hardest hit. Numbers from the International Diabetes Foundation suggest that …

The global fight against HIV/AIDS in developing countries, specifically sub-Saharan Africa, has a new battle. Drugs on which the hopes of prevention and treatment of the disease had been pinned are starting not to work.  ..