South African takes on Uber and Taxify with scooters – after they rejected his job application ten t

26-year old Fezile Dhlamini could not get a job in the sector he wanted to work in, so he started his own company. Dhlamini started work on his online taxi service Scooter after Uber and Taxify rejected his job application ten times. "[Rejection] gave me the motivation to build my own door since knocking was not working," he told Business Insider South Africa. He first started applying to Uber and Taxify in 2015 "I even went to Uber in Parktown last year where I was requesting a meeting with their ops manager so I can work with them on my vehicles I had sourced and use their technology," Dhlamini says. "I was sent from pillar to post and never got a response from the office manager I was ass

After the boom: fortunes turn for China’s ‘Little Africa’ as African entrepreneurs leave Guangzhou

In the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, a major centre for African entrepreneurs in the country, a Kenyan trader named Don complains that business is getting difficult and he is thinking of leaving. Don, who asked that his full name not be used, has been in Guangzhou for four years, and like most Africans there, he has chased the dream of getting rich by cashing in on cheap Chinese commodities directly from the doorstep of the “world’s factory” and reselling them back home at a profit. But times are getting tougher. “We can now only earn about half of what we used to make,” he said. Ten thousand kilometres (6,200 miles) away in Ghana, Su Zhenyu, a prominent member of the Chinese community

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