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Barclays Bank in Africa: moving on from colonial roots

A cathartic moment had been reached for the Africa operation of Barclays PLC when Barclays Africa Chief Executive Officer, Dominic Bruynseels, presented two options to his team in January 2003. The bank?s performance on the continent had been declinin

Ayolola Motors Ltd: the challenge of growth

Ayo Babalola is the owner-manager of a mechanic workshop. The business has grown from very humble beginnings. It is now unable to serve all its customers. Staff retention is almost 100% in an industry known for very high turnover of staff. Ayo is cons

Avis Rent-A-Car, South Africa

On 23 June 2005, Keith Rankin, Managing Director of Avis Rent-A-Car Southern Africa, was preparing a proposal for the 30 June board of directors meeting. His concern was how to meet demand during the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, given the severe space

Associated Bus Company: ABC Transport 1993-2002

This is the first of a two-case series (805-044-1 and 805-045-1). Frank Nneji, having himself experienced the hardships of travelling by road and the poor quality of private road transport, decided to start ABC Transport. His vision was ?to provide ro

Arbico Limited

Arbico Limited, a corporate body, was a building contractor and the objects of its memorandum included the power to deal in property. The company acquired four building plots and built residential accommodation on one of them. The building was sold to

ANGLOGOLD'S GROWTH STRATEGIES

AngloGold Limited (AngloGold), with its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, was formed in 1998 through the consolidation of the African gold mines of Anglo American Plc. In 2000, AngloGold forayed into marketing of its gold products like jewel

ANGLOGOLD'S GROWTH STRATEGIES

AngloGold Limited (AngloGold), with its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, was formed in 1998 through the consolidation of the African gold mines of Anglo American Plc. In 2000, AngloGold forayed into marketing of its gold products like jewel

ANGLOGOLD vs NEWMONT: THE BIDDING WAR FOR NORMANDY

Bobby Godsell, Chief Executive Officer of AngloGold, South Africa's largest gold producer, had to decide whether to increase the company's bid for the control of Normandy, Australia's largest gold producer. AngloGold had made an offer for Normandy in

ANGLOGOLD - CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIV/AIDS {C}

AngloGold, a South African gold mining corporation, faces a decision to provide its workforce, 30% of which are infected with HIV, with antiretroviral treatment. The teaching purpose is corporate responsibility when dealing with HIV/AIDS.

ANGLOGOLD - CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIV/AIDS (D)

AngloGold, a South African gold mining corporation, faces a decision to provide its workforce, 30% of which are infected with HIV, with antiretroviral treatment. The teaching purpose is corporate responsibility when dealing with HIV/AIDS.

ANGLOGOLD - CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIV/AIDS (B)

AngloGold, a South African gold mining corporation, faces a decision to provide its workforce, 30% of which are infected with HIV, with antiretroviral treatment. The teaching purpose is corporate responsibility when dealing with HIV/AIDS.

ANGLOGOLD - CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIV/AIDS (A)

AngloGold, a South African gold mining corporation, faces a decision to provide its workforce, 30% of which are infected with HIV, with antiretroviral treatment. The teaching purpose is corporate responsibility when dealing with HIV/AIDS.

AMAZON.COM: FROM STARTUP TO THE NEW MILLENNIUM

This case analyses the growth of Amazon.com from 1994 to 1999. It provides an ideal case on emerging e-commerce strategies and strategic thinking because of its first mover development and prominence, its accelerated growth and its recent and rapid em

Amanz’abantu: Water for the People

Under Ive’s leadership, the Amanz’abantu Consortium became a model of integrated water service delivery to the rural poor however, government recognized a need for accelerated delivery. One responsive approach was to award a Build, Operate, Train

Amanda's

Amanda's was a subsidiary of Sylvester Investments and involved in the trading of clothes for the fashion-conscious lady executives in Nigeria. In May 2003, Amanda's was faced with the challenges of responding to the faking of their star brand of hand

Alusaf hillside project

The aluminum industry has suffered from long periods of depressed prices and profits interspersed with relatively short-lived price and profit peaks. The case investigates why, this has occured, focusing on the decision Alusaf must make on whether to

Akin Akinyemi

This case tells of a young manager's career move to another organisation, the reasons for his decision, his first days at work and the difficulties he encountered in an organisational culture not in harmony with his personal values. The objective is t

Aid, debt relief and trade: an agenda for fighting world poverty

At the 2005 Group of Eight summit, world leaders agreed to relieve the world's poorest countries' debt burden and double aid to Africa by 2010. The announcement raised questions whether debt relief would really help the poor. By examining past aid tre

African Bank Investments Ltd: breaking through microfinance

By May 2007, African Bank Investments Limited (ABIL), under the leadership of Leon Kirkinis, had become one of the predominant players in the provision of financial credit services to the mass employed population of South Africa. Over the years, it ha

Adenubi, So

This case is about a taxpayer who was a schoolteacher by profession, owned property and traded in textiles. He was assessed in respect of his profession, his rental income and his income in the textile trade. There was also an assessment in respect of

Abu Yakubu

Abu Yakubu is a young man living with his older sister. His boss (a woman) asks him to prepare a report and allows him to set his own deadline. Rather than set a reasonable deadline, he sets a deadline to impress his boss. On realising his folly, rath

Absa's Free Internet Access

In 2001, overall Internet access in South Africa was around two million and Absa, one of the major banking groups in South Africa, had an Internet banking client base of 153 000. In a move aimed at doubling this client base and changing the bank’s

 

 

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