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LEADING AFRICA’S TOMORROW
BUILDING CULTURAL BRIDGES IN BUSINESS
‘SOUTH AFRICANS LOVE MARTYRS’ • The first 100 days of any presidency are often harshly scrutinized as they set the tone for what citizens expect. South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa is under the magnifying glass as all await his next tactical move.
30 under 30 THE STARS OF TOMORROW YOU SHOULD KNOW TODAY • This year marks the fifth milestone annual FORBES AFRICA 30 under 30 list. Together, there are 120 achievers under the age of 30 in total, with 30 in each of the four sectors: business, technology, creatives and sport. Meet the class of 2019, a stellar collection of entrepreneurs and innovators rewriting rules and taking bold new risks to take Africa to the future. The list is in no particular order.
THE MAKING OF The 1 List
JUDGES OF THE 30 UNDER 30 CLASS OF 2019
JOURNEY MANAGEMENT IS KEY TO BUSINESS TRAVEL SAFETY AND SUCCESS
2019 HERALDS A NEW DAWN
‘I DON’T DO SUAVE’ • The appointment of incoming Bidvest CEO Mpumi Madisa signals a new advancement in gender transformation in business.
BURGLAR WATCH • The escalating safety and security issues in Nigeria raised the alarm for this innovative entrepreneur.
THE MOVIE BUFF WITH A HAPPY ENDING IN BUSINESS • Kene Okwuosa continues to make profit selling the immersive cinema experience across movie halls in Nigeria.
HEARTH AND Soul • Yolanda Nomoyi and Mathapelo Montsho’s catering company is proving that corporate South Africa has a genuine appetite for home-cooked food served with soul.
$30,000 TO LOOK LIKE KIM KARDASHIAN? • The influence of social media and the quest for curvier bodies. Cosmetic surgeries are all the rage in West Africa, but in some cases, have also gone horribly wrong.
TECH STARTUPS WILL SUPPORT AFRICA’S GROWTH
THE POWER OF ECOSYSTEMS
ACCENTURE’S OPEN INNOVATION PROGRAMME
FOOTBALL, BEER AND SELFIES • French football legend Thierry Henry was in South Africa to watch the 2019 UEFA Champions League final on television screens with dizzy fans.
MPHO POPPS’ GHANA • The 32-year-old South African comedian traveled to the West African country for some eye-opening experiences.
GAME ON! • South African tennis has seen an explosion in sponsorship revenue and a growing young player base, but is still some years away from the prestige of hosting a global ATP event.
‘ENORMOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICA’
AMID TRADE WARS, WHAT AFRICA MUST DO
IS CELLULOID DEAD?
‘INVESTMENT STRATEGIES ARE LIKE FOOD DIETS’ • Nedbank’s Executive Head of Emerging Payments, Chipo Mushwana, on new payment solutions for Africa, and the things money can’t buy.
ELECTION WATCH IN SENEGAL • In the vibrant city of Dakar, capturing the promise and propaganda of the polls this year.