Friday, December 12, 2014: Top 10 Business & Finance Must Reads


1. South Africans Fear 'Dark Days' Ahead As Power Cuts Bite

"Businesses have shut up shop, generators have sold out and cars play cat-and-mouse at darkened road junctions in South Africa, where power cuts have suddenly become a daily reality."  
Source: Moneyweb

2. Five Quotes From Dangote On Why He Is Immensely Successful

Africa's richest man shares his tips, and the reasons why he has achieved his success - including only getting 3 hours of sleep.
Source: Ventures Africa

3. The 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa 2014

Here is FORBES's annual installment of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa. Find out why each has been considered a woman to watch.  
Source: Forbes

4. How to Attract Billions to Fund Africa’s Energy Sector

What type of investment does the continent attract? How can countries draw in foreign investment for development of power infrastructure.  
Source: The Guardian

5. Nigeria, Not Kenya, is About to Become Africa’s Next Big Technology Hub

Though Kenya has garnered international attention for their  technology developments, find out why Lagos may outshine Nairobi as the continent's big tech hub. 
Source: Quartz

6. A Paradigm Shift: Entrepreneurship Taking Precedence Over Public Jobs In Ethiopia

A look at the populated country of Ethiopia and the career choices many young graduates are making - leaving dreams of public servanthood behind to be self-employed.
Source: Ventures Africa

7. Africa to Attract Investments Worth US$180bn, States PwC Report

According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, "expenditure on infrastructure in Africa is set to reach $180 billion per annum in 2025."

   
Source: African Review

8. Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund Bets $500 Million On Hotels In Africa

Why the country is taking this step to encourage the development of the continent's hotel industry, dominated largely by foreign chains.
Source: Forbes

9. IT News Africa: Top 20 Stories of 2014

The site lists the stories that highlighted technology progress in popular regions like East Africa as well as around the continent.
Source: IT News Africa

10. Free Internet Hits Africa - Kinda

Find out how the access to the world wide web just got a bit closer for people who may not be able to afford data service in Africa.
Source: iAfrica