Forbes Africa is the drama critic to business in Africa. The magazine helps readers connect the dots, form patterns and see beyond the obvious, giving them a completely different perspective. In doing this, it delivers sharp, in-depth and engaging stories by looking at global and domestic issues from an African prism.
EIGHT SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF SHOWCASING AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ITHUBA — PUTTING THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE FIRST
THE RAGE AND TEARS THAT TORE A NATION • SNAPSHOTS OF THE OUTRAGE AGAINST FOREIGN NATIONALS AND PROTESTS AGAINST SEXUAL OFFENDERS IN SOUTH AFRICA IN RECENT WEEKS, CAPTURED BY FORBES AFRICA PHOTOJOURNALIST MOTLABANA MONNAKGOTLA.
LEST WE FORGET, MUGABE’S LEGACY IS ZIMBABWE’S RUINED ECONOMY • ‘Machiavellian’ Robert Mugabe leaves mere crumbs in the wake of his rule in what was previously deemed the breadbasket of Africa.
BIG BUCKS AND A BROKEN WORLD • Africa diligently talked free trade and technology at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 in Cape Town. But there was fear and gloom on the streets outside for South Africa’s women.
THE DRAGON ROARS IN LAGOS • A snapshot of the depth and breadth of China’s engagement, particularly in the continent’s biggest economy.
8 YEARS AND GROWING • As FORBES AFRICA celebrates eight years of showcasing African entrepreneurship, we look back on our stellar collection of cover stars, ranging from billionaires to space explorers to industrialists, self-made multi-millionaire businessmen and social entrepreneurs working for Africa. They tell us what they are doing now, how their businesses have grown, and where the continent is headed.
BEYOND CASH: ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS BUILD BUSINESS AND EMPOWER COMMUNITIES
8 THINGS CEOs DO DIFFERENTLY • Leaders in their respective industries share the habits that have propeled them to success.
OPINION – TRENDS FOR 2020
OWNING THE AFRICAN NARRATIVE • South African filmmaker and producer, Kutlwano Ditsele, takes pride in re-telling the African narrative in a way that empowers and represents the continent as progressive. There’s also always a twist in the plot.
THE MAN WHO WANTS TO REVOLUTIONIZE TRANSPORT • Zimbabwean entrepreneur, Prince Pirikisi, has a greener, more compact transport solution and wants to give other e-hailing services in Johannesburg a run for their money.
BODY OF ART • Their tattoo business started in a backroom in Soweto, and is now a convention making its mark in other parts of Africa.
CONNECTIONS AND CONVERSATIONS • At World Economic Forum on Africa from September 4-6 in Cape Town, the CNBC Africa Exchange transformed sections of The Cullinan Hotel into a discussion hub over two days, covering an array of topics and bringing together delegates and luminaries in a boutique space.
HAVING A Ball WITH Data • Stephan Eyeson started a basketball business at the age of 19. That venture failed, so he tried the data business instead. He is working and playing hard.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FOR DUMMIES • Sorry, Ph.D.s. Dean Stoecker’s analytics software, Alteryx, can turn almost anyone into a data scientist. And it’s turned him into a billionaire.
HOW TO PLAY IT
THE VAULT • TORTOISES AND HARES
LONG ON HAIR • Meet the world’s first venture-backed human-hair-extension company. The dream? To be the AirBnb of salons.
UNRAVELING MOZAMBIQUE • At the New York Fashion Week last month, Mozambican designer Eliana R. Murargy showcased her eponymous brand with a collection titled Basking in the Osun River. More on the changing fashion landscape in her home country.
MY WORST DAY: TURNING BACK, MOVING FORWARD • Real estate private equity professional Ric Lewis looks at failure as a key component of...