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.
ENCOUNTERING RAW POWER
THE WORK ENVIRONMENT UNPACKED • Creating sustainability and opportunities for employees.
THROWING ROCKS FOR PEACE
FATHER & FUTURE • Key contributors to the growth of the Nigerian economy, they have redefined banking by leveraging technology and connecting people to market. From just £100 in his bank account, Pascal Dozie has built a business empire his son Uzoma is taking to the future.
COULD HE BE THE TURNING POINT? • Tito Mboweni inherits Africa’s sick economy as president Cyril Ramaphosa chases growth.
THE SUB CITY: WHAT LIES BENEATH • What secrets does a city hold within its bosom? In Johannesburg, one of them is an intriguing labyrinth of tunnels that once served as a postal delivery system. Could such relics of the past be the subterranean realms of the future? Urban planning points to what is now called ‘hypogeal cities’.
BEYOND THE PLUMES OF SMOKE THE WEED ECONOMY ON A HIGH • In September, South Africa became the third country on the continent to pass a ruling favoring cannabis. Last month, Canada fully legalized its use. The world of business and medicine is slowly awakening to its benefits, weeding fact from fiction.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA? • Cannabis is widely debated to have different medical benefits.
THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE OF TELEVISION • The business and consumption of television as we know it is going to change forever. From digital living rooms to newsrooms, stay tuned for a more personalized, multi-screen experience.
BLOCKCHAIN AT THE POLLS? • Blockchain is being adapted for election usage elsewhere in the world, and could provide the answer to making voting more transparent in Africa.
WHY DIGITAL BANKING IS UNIQUE IN AFRICA • Jaydeep Gupta, the Regional Head of Retail Banking, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered, on why banks need to adapt and respond to an ever-changing operating environment on the continent.
TOP HOTEL IN THE HEART OF AFRICA
AFRICA: A HOTBED OF INNOVATION
IVORY TOWER IN THE CLOUD 2U • Long the domain of seedy degree mills peddling debt-laden vocational training, online education is now a priority, and a profit center, at top-tier universities thanks to innovators like 2U Inc.
THE IMPACT INVESTOR • Norman Beaulieu has an innovative business approach to community development in Africa, regenerating degraded land and providing solutions to mitigate climate change.
TWO’S COMPANY • Two millennials, both FORBES AFRICA’s Under 30 alumni, born on the same day and with similar stories of entrepreneurship, are collaborating to disrupt industries and shape the future of Africa.
JJ SCHOEMAN’S PRAGUE • The South African fashion designer is enamored by the haunting beauty of the capital of the Czech Republic.
THE PERFECT MISMATCH • Pattern clashes and tie-dye are leading the charge in menswear fashion.
DEVELOPING FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS
CRAFTS AND CAMARADERIE ON THE COAST • Durban’s farmers markets are a magnet for consumers and small businesses alike, boosting the informal economy in the sunny South African city.
CONTINENTAL TYRE’S VALUES CREATE VALUE
CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR IN PRIVATE AT 30,000FT • The glamorous world of private jets is no longer the domain of the super-rich. Private aviation is set to soar in Africa as business keeps checking in.
TAKING A BITE OUT OF AFRICA • Hungry in London with...