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2020, HERE WE COME
HOPE FOR A NEW DAWN AND BETTER FUTURE
CUP OF GOOD HOPE
The Future of Nigeria Is In Safe Hands • The Nigerian army is working tirelessly to increase the local production of the quality equipment needed to guarantee the security of the country.
Keeping The Country Safe In An Improving Economic Outlook • DICON produces a wide range of high-quality defence supplies, partnering up with major companies to create employment and limit imports.
Raising The Bar To Protect Nigeria’s Bright Tomorrow • Nigeria’s Armed Force Vowed To Protect And Support The Prosperous Everyday Life Of The Country
‘WHAT STOPS US DOING THIS IN OTHER SPHERES?’ • The Rugby World Cup win created a sense of unity in an ailing Rainbow Nation. The team’s lead protagonists hope this is the start of bigger things for South Africa’s economy too.
THE BOKS AND BIG BUCKS • Investors gathered for the second annual South Africa Investment Conference as the country promised renewed optimism and a Springbok-style recovery despite a moody outlook.
AMERICAN OF THE YEAR • THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK BELIEVES PASSIONATELY THAT POVERTY HAS NO PLACE IN AFRICA. RESTLESS ABOUT CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CONTINENT AND PROMOTING FOOD SECURITY THROUGH AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION, THIS IS A MAN ON A MISSION.
‘HE IS MR AFRICA!’
AFRICA IN THE DESERT • Manal AlBayat, Chief Community Engagement Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, on how for the first time in world expo history, all African nations will participate in a global event that will drive SME and sustainable development in the region.
‘CONTENT WILL ALWAYS BE KING’ • Zafar Saddiqi, the co-founder and chairman of CNBC Africa, and author of the new book, TV News 3.0, on how traditional broadcasters must reinvent themselves in the digital age.
SOLE PASSION • Jo Farah found his feet in the sneaker-cleaning business. His eco-friendly products are made in a lab.
HAUTE AND HAPPENING • Charles Oronsaye started out with a career in law and music before the fashion business, and is now painstakingly growing his brand to craft couture for all Africans.
GREEN-SKY THINKING • In Johannesburg, city-dwellers like Linah Moeketsi have taken the future of sustainable farming into their own hands. Where land is becoming scarce, they look to the skies.
LINKEDIN FOR THE WORKING CLASS • How Jobcase is building a $1 billion social networking site for warehouse employees and waitresses.
DELIVERING FULFILLING AND PURPOSEFUL BRAND EXPERIENCES
MAINSTREAM ENERGY; POWERING NIGERIA THROUGH KAINJI AND JEBBA DAMS • True Nigerian Experience Interview with Engr. Lamu Audu.
MOJEC INTERNATIONAL: BLAZING THE TRAIL IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA WITH ELECTRICITY AND INNOVATIVE POWER • True Nigerian Experience Interview with Chantelle Abdul.
TRANSFORMING A 91-YEAR-OLD COLONIAL HOTEL IN NORTHERN NIGERIA • True Nigerian Experience Interview with Barrister Nasser Ahmed.
DAWN OF THE NEO BANKS • PRETTY MUCH ANYONE WITH HALF A MILLION BUCKS AND A HIGH-SPEED CONNECTION CAN START A BANK THESE DAYS. DOZENS OF DIGITAL BANKS ARE ALREADY OPEN FOR BUSINESS — AND VCS ARE BETTING BILLIONS THAT THEY’LL REPLACE YOUR CORNER BRANCH.
‘NEVER BE A COPYAND-PASTE’ • South African entrepreneur and culture junkie, Sylvester Chauke, on the importance of standing out in the corporate world, his love for travel and the need to invest only in...