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Here’s the $30 Billion Startup You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

China’s Meituan Dianping just became the world’s fourth-most valuable startup, reaching a $30 billion valuation that puts it ahead of high-fliers …

Startups

A look inside Joburg’s new R4,900 a month container homes

A new urban development using upcycled ISO shipping containers has launched in Johannesburg's Maboneng precinct, bringing trendy affordable housing …

Prefab Homes

“Modern agriculture to blame for plagues”

<b>Modern day farmers must abandon monoculture cultivation in livestock and crop farming if they are to win the war against weeds and plagues</b>.<p>This is …

Agriculture

Sundar Pichai says the future of Google is AI

‘We feel huge responsibility’ to get information right<p>Unbeknownst to me, at the very moment on Monday morning when I was asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the biggest ethical concern for AI today, Google's algorithms were promoting misinformation about the Las Vegas shooting.<p>I was asking in the …

Google

Lift off for Africa’s first airport brewery

The brewery owners decided to make all the beer at the airport so customers could see the process firsthand.

Africa

The crisp meeting

A $30,000 software package is actually $3,000 worth of software plus $27,000 worth of meetings.And most clients are bad at meetings. As a result, so …

Management

Africa’s city farmers can feed millions as they earn an income

Agriculture education organisations and e-learning platforms will play a pivotal role in bringing the required knowledge to these urban communities, …

Agriculture

We joined the food revolution—and you can, too

Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to …

Street Food

How China is battling ever more intensely in world markets

IF DONALD TRUMP had slapped punitive tariffs on all Chinese exports to America, as he promised, he would have started a trade war. Fortunately, the …

China

Africa’s Richest Man Dangote Has a Plan: Cement, Then Oil—Then Arsenal FCC

Africa’s Richest Man Has a Plan: Cement, Then Oil—Then Arsenal FC<p>By Francine Lacqua| August 17, 2017<p>Photographs by Benedicte Kurzen<p>From<p><b>“Nothing is</b> …

Aliko Dangote

Tsikwe Molobye: SA's prince of craft beer

Tsikwe Molobye is the founder and head brewer for one of South Africa's popular premium craft beer breweries Stimela Brewing Co - he shares his …

zoom-out-new

This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>In a potato field</b> near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the starship <i>Enterprise.</i><p>From his perch 10 …

Agriculture

The ups and downs of building a pan-African business: In conversation with Aliko Dangote

The founder of Dangote Group discusses the international expansion hurdles his company had to overcome.

Africa

Interview with Musa Kalenga: On achieving exponential career growth

<b>Vera: Congratulations on your book “Ladders and trampolines” What are the key elements of comparison here between the two metaphors so to speak?</b><p>Musa: …

Innovation

Sheryl Sandberg: Develop Your Voice, Not Your Brand

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer, discusses grit, voice, and short-term plans at a recent View From The Top conversation. | Stacey …

Sheryl Sandberg

What's Up With Those Floating Fire Ant Colonies in Texas?

Ants didn’t take over the world by being stupid and cowardly. Case in point: Rafts of fire ants have been spotted floating around floodwaters in …

Insects

Bozoma Saint John Wants to Humanize Uber

<b>In June, you were hired as chief brand officer for Uber, a job you took after months of controversy over legal, workplace and personnel issues at the company. You’ve said you want to ‘‘humanize’’ Uber. Do you think that brands can have human characteristics?</b> I do think brands are like people. The …

Uber

In photos: how vaccines reach the most remote places on earth

Two years of conflict have ravaged Yemen’s health care system. These health workers taking part in a UNICEF vaccination campaign are determined to …

How an Unprecedented Heist Hijacked a Bank’s Entire Online Operation

The traditional model of hacking a bank isn't so different from the old-fashioned method of robbing one. Thieves get in, get the goods, and get out. …

Security

'Keep Business Simple, Focus on People' - Jabu Mabuza

The chairman of Telkom shares his 5 big entrepreneurship lessons<p>By Lebogang Tsele<p>Published: 12 Apr, 2017 10:14 PM<p>Jabu Mabuza is the Chairman of Telkom<p>…

How to fail

There are some significant misunderstandings about failure. A common one, similar to one we seem to have about death, is that if you don't plan for …

Faster, Better and More

The trifecta of competition:<p>Faster than the other guy. Faster to the market, faster to respond, faster to get the user up to speed.<p>Better than the …

LILY GOSAM: Zuma, Myeni, the Guptas and the grab for SAA

<i>Lily Gosam is a pseudonym and Lily Gosam does not tweet or write Facebook posts or publish on social media. Any accounts appearing with the name Lily</i> …

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Jonathan Ive

African developers celebrated at Facebook’s annual F8 conference

The <b>recently happened FbF8</b> had a lot of announcements and developments rolled out in the industry and as Facebook celebrated the achievements and …

Meet the Modern Farmer: Tracy Mackness

The Giggly Pig Company<br>Romford, United KingdomTracy Mackness encountered her first pig nearly a decade ago while serving a 10-year sentence for a drug …

Farming

The world's worst boss

That would be you.<p>Even if you're not self-employed, your boss is you. You manage your career, your day, your responses. You manage how you sell your …