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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

A new city charter for Addis Ababa

The case discusses the introduction of the city charter in the Municipality of Addis Ababa. The experience considers both the design issues of a city charter and the dynamics of the innovation it can determine. The implications in terms of governance,

A Computer-Aided Disaster at London Ambulance Service

This case looks at the well-known failure of the computer-aided despatch system that the London Ambulance Service implemented in 1992. As the date for publication of the results of the enquiry into the incident approaches, John Wilby, former chief ex

"Doer's profile" Nelson Mandela (1918-)

Profile of Nelson Mandela designed to facilitate a discussion of the nature of enduring success. Includes both biographical data and excerpts from autobiographical records

20Twenty: alternative banking

When Saambou Bank collapsed on 9 February 2002, 20twenty, its newly formed on-line banking arm, had only been in operation for six months. During the six months however, 20twenty had managed to capture the hearts of 40,000 customers with its innovativ



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