Category: Industrialisation

1000 Dangotes: A Titan Inspires Us To Unleash African Enterprise

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1000 Dangotes: A Titan Inspires Us To Unleash African Enterprise

The Dangote Group is on track to becoming a $100 billion enterprise. In doing so, it’ll employ millions and add great value to the abundant resources of the continent. What a son of Africa began, is serving as a new model for industrialisation and the upliftment of 1 billion people. From oil refineries to truck assembly […]

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#BordersMustFall: An Open, Prosperous & Connected Africa Is Worth The Fight

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#BordersMustFall: An Open, Prosperous & Connected Africa Is Worth The Fight

As the clock ticked towards 01:00 AM on Sunday the 30th of January, Esaja’s business development lead and I were at Beitbridge border post watching a horror movie unfold. Arguably one of the 5 busiest in Sub-Saharan Africa, Beitbridge links South Africa to Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. $5bn worth of official trade flows […]

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Africa`s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote Moving The Continent Forward By Setting Up A Multi-Million Dollar Vehicle Assembly Plant In Nigeria

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Africa`s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote Moving The Continent Forward By Setting Up A Multi-Million Dollar Vehicle Assembly Plant In Nigeria

Image credits: Online Nigeria                         In 2016 Africa`s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote made history by importing more than 1,015 heavy duty trucks at once through the Mtawara Port in Tanzania.  A few weeks into 2017 Dangote is at it again after embarking on a multi-million dollar […]

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Tanzania Joins China’s Colossal One Belt One Road Trade Initiative

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Tanzania Joins China’s Colossal One Belt One Road Trade Initiative

The Chinese government has selected the East African nation of Tanzania as a new addition to its ambitious One Belt, One road initiative. The plan is modeled along the lines of the traditional silk road, an ancient trade route that spurred Chinese trade with the world. It aims to boost China’s economy by locking down on latent trade […]

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Another Milestone: Pro Plastics Launches New PVC Plant

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Another Milestone: Pro Plastics Launches New PVC Plant

Mr Katiyo and Deputy Minister Paddy Zhanda handing over the new PVC LINE No.9 Zimbabwe`s PVC and HDP plastic pipe producing giant Pro Plastics, has launched a new high-tech  PVC plant a.k.a ‘the new kid on the block’ which is expected to boost the company`s production capacity as well as its competitiveness on the local […]

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Kwazulu Natal Export Week: Exports At Forefront Of Creating Jobs

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Kwazulu Natal Export Week: Exports At Forefront Of Creating Jobs

“Exporting creates many opportunities for the economy and offers the advantages of a larger market with greater economies of scale, it provides an opportunity to grow and sustain business operations and it enables a region to attract investments and new business, thereby creating employment opportunities.” This is according to Trade Invest KwaZulu Natal’s Executive Manager […]

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Esaja 2016 African Business Outlook

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Esaja 2016 African Business Outlook

The year 2015 is one that most African nations will definitively not miss, our outlook for the year didn’t spot an economic slowdown on the horizon, all that mattered then was recovering from the negative publicity Africa received from the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa. What began as another year for the “Africa Rising” drum […]

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Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya: Trekking Through The Heart Of East Africa

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Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya: Trekking Through The Heart Of East Africa

There’s no better way to see a country than travelling through it. In fact, the only way to truly know a nation is to travel through it. I’ve been doing this ever since Esaja began and have done everything from joining Tanzanian Cops on a Patrol in Mbeya to eating Nshima with a local family […]

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Boom! Tweets From Today’s Historic Signing Of Grand Free Trade Area

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Today is one of the most significant days in East, Southern and indeed African history. The Grand Free Trade Area that has taken many years and deliberations to negotiate, has finally been signed into force. It kicks a free trade area larger than the EU in Europe or the NAAFTA in North America, this is […]

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