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.
SELF-AWARENESS IN THE NEXT FRONTIER
ZAMANI HOLDINGS SECURES A BETTER FUTURE FOR AFRICANS • Ithuba Holdings, the SA National Lottery fulfils its national service and bolsters sustainable development in the SA.
PRINCE NED NWOKO, NIGERIA’S LEADING LAWYER AND PHILANTHROPIST • Meet Prince Ned Nwoko, the 59-year-old lawyer who runs one of Nigeria’s most successful Law Firms.
DILIGENT ABOUT DIGITAL • Mastercard knows only too well that technology can drive inclusive financial growth with simpler and more efficient ways to do business and life. And Raghu Malhotra, the man spearheading this trajectory in Africa, is also focused on social progress.
‘YOUR POLITICAL AFFILIATION CAN ALSO AFFECT YOUR JOB’ • Ghana has the most women-owned businesses in the world, but female entrepreneurs still face daunting discrimination when it comes to funding.
WELL DUNG, BEETLE! • In a world that’s embracing new technology, inspiration is being found in bug behaviour. The hard-bodied dung beetle is now key to robotics research, in Africa too.
THE POWER OF ROLLING STONES
THE ENTREPRENEUR EMPLOYEES • The economy is changing, and so also the way people work. A singular income is not enough, and employees are finding creative, lucrative ways to work for themselves beyond the nine-to-five.
THE BASKETS HOLDING THEM TOGETHER • The female basket-weavers of Rwanda. When destiny failed them, they saw hope, in gentle strands of sisal and grass. The art helped them heal, reconcile and live again.
THE FUTURE IN YOUR DNA • Genetic testing just might pave the path to personalized medicine and designer choices.
PERSONALIZING CANCER • Eric Lefkofsky made it big with five startups – most famously Groupon — by harnessing data. Will it work for diseases?
‘WOMEN ARE LESS ASSERTIVE’ • Chartered accountant and CEO of accounting firm SkX Protiviti, Lindani Dhlamini, on the gender-pay gap, investing on a budget and why she believes in thrifty spending.
TALKING MONEY • Arese Ugwu drew from her own experiences to break down financial jargon for the everyday person.
WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP SOLVE AFRICA’S WATER CRISIS • RECIRCULATE, A £7M four year research programme fund by UK government.
REGALIZED CANNABIS • By designing luxury marijuana products aimed at women, Beboe’s Clement Kwan and Scott Campbell are riding high in the new green economy.
IT’S TIME FOR AFRICA’S GAZELLES TO SHINE
ROADMAP FOR AFRICAN STARTUPS • Francois Bonnici, Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, explains how African impact entrepreneurs will continue to rise.
REDUCING CORRUPTION THROUGH DIGITIZATION • It may seem the problems Africa grapples with are insurmountable, however, Arancha González, Executive Director of International Trade Centre, is of the view data proves the continent is making great strides in solving challenges through uplifting communities.
‘AI IS A POWERFUL TOOL’ • Research forecasts that by 2025, machines will perform more current work tasks than humans. Murat Sonmez, member of the managing board, and Head of the Centre for the WEF Fourth Industrial Revolution Network, expands on the role humans might play.
SLIKOUR’S MEXICO • The South African hip-hop artist and entrepreneur experienced a hurricane and a seismic spiritual shift in the city of Cancun.
NO SEAT AT THE GLOBAL TABLE FOR INDIGENOUS CUISINE •...