IS CAPE TOWN'S HOUSING MARKET FOLLOWING LONDON'S
By Fazila Farouk: September 8, 2016
Photo: Sea Point and Lion's Head by David Stanley via Twitter.
Given South Africa’s history of land ownership alongside the abysmal lack of urban land reform, white South Africans, who comprise roughly 10% of the population, still own nearly 90% of the land, much as they did at the end of apartheid. In the absence of any serious attempt to reverse the legacy of the segregationist Group Areas Act through targeted interventions in urban spaces, one sees that well located urban properties remain concentrated in white hands. By FAZILA FAROUK.
Earlier this year, when Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party became London’s mayor, his election to the top office at the helm of one of the western world’s most prominent cities made global headlines. Nobody expected the son of a Pakistani immigrant and a Muslim at that to become the mayor of Lond . . .
U.S. FOOD SALE: Marketing Potentials of African Food Produce
U.S. FOOD SALE
Marketing Potentials of African Produce
African stores with varieties of African food produce are growing in the American markets. How are they thriving, in the face of intense competition from farm produce here and those imported ?
By Kendra Adona | July 10,2015
Today, the number of people who prefer consuming African food products is getting higher in some western countries. Use of much chemicals in nursing and transforming the foods grown here is one of the major causes. Many of these consumers question the nutritional quality of the fruits and vegetables sold in supermarkets of some of these countries like the U.S, seven days a week, from January to December. “We know that these crops are seasonal, so it embarrasses us to see them all year round here in such fresh state,” comments a consumer.
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African Diaspora Joining the Emergence
The third round of the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) was recently launched by Western Union and the United States Agency for International Development. It is connecting lenders and investors with entrepreneurs all over Africa.
By Anny Funke 10 April, 2015
This program, created in 2009, supports African diaspora entrepreneurs to help create jobs and realize projects for sustainable economic growth in Africa, through stimulation of small and medium sized enterprise investment. ADM II had 17 awardees.
ADM III eight-city tour started last December in Boston, and went through New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston Atlanta, and Washington D.C. until January 15, 2015. Small business workshops were organized in these cities. The program is supported by the Minority Business Development Agency which provides business training and support for potential applicants; Homestrings LLC which provides a platform for awardees to raise . . .
I PERSONALLY TAKE QUALITY OF FOOD SERIOUSLY
ONE QUALITY THAT MAKES THE BUSINESS OF EMELIA OWUSU THRIVE WHERE OTHERS ARE FAILING. SHE HAS MORE TO SAY ABOUT THIS IN THE FOLLOWING INTERVIEW WITH AFRIMIGRANT...
When did you start this business ?
My husband and I started it in 2007 with a small store on the block, before we moved to this new location, three years ago.
Why interest in food import and not
As Africans, we cherish our ethnic food and the quality of it was what motivated us to buy and also import from Africa
Emelia in her shop
The African community as well as other nationals have been very supportive to us, that is why we have stayed in business.
What problems do you encounter in importing ?
The major problem with import is the cost and also the different…. required for import can be stressful.
What kind of problems do you face with customers ?
I will say we have been blessed to have very und . . .