South African wine and spirits giant KWV partners with Mohan’s Oysterbay Drinks to distribute KWV products across the region

By Nemuel Ondima South African wine and spirits giant KWV is one of the leading wine and spirits producers in South Africa and has a distinguished heritage, celebrated around the globe, of product innovation and exceptional brands. Its products include KWV Wines, Brandies, Roodeberg, Laborie and Pearly Bay have been featured in the Drinks International Top 50 World’s Most Admired Wine Brands. KWV Regional Business Manager Mr. Stephan Rautenbach, while announcing the partnership at a cocktail and winetasting event at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi, described the partnership as strategic and…

IBM and Twiga Foods Introduce Blockchain-Based MicroFinancing for Food Kiosk Owners in Kenya

Grant Brooke, CEO and co-founder, Twiga Foods and Kevin Gakuru, a food kiosk owner, who used the blockchain for a microfinance loan. Late last year Nairobi-based Twiga Foods, a business-to-business logistics platform for kiosks and food stalls in Africa, was looking to expand its logistic services into a total market ecosystem by adding financial services for its clients. Grant Brooke, co-founder the $13 million start-up explains, “Previously, we were focused on helping farmers distribute bananas, tomatoes, onions and potatoes to 2,600 kiosks across Kenya, but we soon realized that we could…