Daily Archives: April 30,2021

  • Msindazwe Ndhlovu

    TEF Alumni Spotlight with Msindazwe Ndhlovu

    Msindazwe Ndhlovu ​is a 2018 Tony Elumelu entrepreneur from Botswana​. In this interview, he talks to us about The Noble Savage​, a company that recycles waste plastic and glass for the manufacturing of alternative eco-friendly building materials which are lighter, stronger, durable, and affordable, all while incorporating technology to bring affordable energy to Africa. On Changes …

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  • Hard Lessons I Learnt On Partnerships and Entrepreneurship – Gloria Lwakabamba

    It is said often that failure is part of the journey to success. Tanzanian entrepreneur Gloria Lwakabamba, an Alumni of the 2015 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, believes in hard work and making dreams come true through it. Originally from Rwanda, born in Tanzania and spending her formative years in Nigeria, Gloria’s diverse background is …

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  • Enhancing your Business with TEFConnect

    Social media can be used to build brand awareness and relationships with consumers through engaging content and participating in industry discussions. TEFConnect, the digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs, can help entrepreneurs who are keen to grow their businesses. Here are six ways to easily move the needle with your small business: 1. Find customers …

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  • Getting into Aquaculture in Zambia

    Cuts in imports of fisheries products which traditionally supplemented domestic fish production, have led to Zambia facing a fish deficit, unable to efficiently meet customers’ demand. Carol Moonga’s goal is to supply clean, fresh, healthy and affordable products to consumers while putting Zambia on the map to be a breadbasket of Africa and the world …

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  • Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

    Tackling Food Insecurity in Africa

    According to a report on ReliefWeb, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic growth of African states continues to have far reaching implications with varied drivers, top among them, food insecurity. Countries like Nigeria, with existing vulnerabilities, are currently experiencing a rise in inflation rates, a result of the ripple effects of lockdowns …

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  • Delivering the Best Pitch

    In an increasingly globalised world, reliable and safe goods movement form the backbone of the world economy. For this reason, Zambian entrepreneur Cephas Nshimyumuremyi started Tribology Energies five years ago to focus mainly on the retail distribution sector. Today, they have a contract with Total Zambia, where they distribute high performance lubricants and a contract …

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  • Building Covid-19 Ventilators in Africa, for the World

    When Hank Debey applied for the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015, his mission was to provide affordable air services to African farmers who wanted to increase their profits by transporting their crops to distant, more lucrative markets. Hank went to work on Wings4Farmers, producing aircrafts, called levopters, which didn’t rely on fuels and derived their …

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  • United capital Group CEO, Peter Ashade

    Exploring Post-Pandemic Opportunities in Africa: Interview with Peter Ashade, CEO United Capital

    The Tony Elumelu Foundation catches up with Peter Ashade, the CEO of United Capital Plc, leading financial services Group in Africa focused on leveraging technology to empower businesses, individuals and governments. With a remarkable start to the year, United Capital recorded 3.13 point one trillion billion in the first quarter of 2021. We just want …

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  • Transforming Poachers into Protectors

    All species on earth, including humans, depend on the services provided by other species to survive. This biological diversity provides the resources necessary to maintain the healthy systems we need to thrive. Harmful activities such as hunting can have serious consequences on the environment since natural ecosystems are interconnected and interdependent. 35-year old Rwandan entrepreneur …

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