Don’t tell me about “African Time”​

The highest disrespect to a person or to an occasion is to be late.

Across Africa, it is the most irritating thing to announce a meeting or event and have to accommodate late comers who seem oblivious to their disruption. In leadership and among the people. How common is it to attend a meeting where they quoted the start time to be 9 am and the meeting is to end at 2 pm.

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Why Are African Retail Chains Failing?

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It’s a fact that at least 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa retail, trades through traditional markets like table-tops and kiosks. It’s chaotic, disenfranchised and largely unmeasured, a topic I covered earlier. That massive disparity highlights the massive retailing opportunity for Malls and Chain stores across Africa; in a continent where the middle-income consumers are growing in double digits annually. Continue reading “Why Are African Retail Chains Failing?”