According to Yogavelli Nambiar, who leads the Enterprise Development Academy at Gordon Institute of Business Science, with about 80% of startups in South Africa failing within the first 2 years, the answer lies in bridging the gap between businesses that fail and those that succeed.
Investor perceptions of Africa have slipped to their lowest level since 2011, according to EY’s attractiveness survey that benchmarks investor impressions of this continent. Here are the five leadership challenges that face Africa and the heads of public and private sector enterprises who want this continent to grow.
GIBS' Centre for Dynamic Markets urges Africa’s policy makers and business leaders to move beyond their obsession with GDP. What’s important, says the centre’s Prof Lyal White, are comprehensive country assessments that reveal why African countries grow, regress or stagnate.