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.
HEADING FOR THE STARS
INVESTING IN AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE FUTURE
Feisty, FEARLESS & FUTURE - PROOF • Thandi Ndlovu and Nonkululeko Gobodo, moulded by South Africa’s apartheid past, tore their way into male-dominated sectors, leading them boldly through a quarter century of democracy. Failure was never an option.
‘THE WORLD IS NOT KIND TO STRONG WOMEN LEADERS’
THE DAYS OF THE STRUGGLE AND THE MENTORS THAT MADE HER
ETHIOPIA FAST BECOMING THE MOST PREFERRED INVESTMENT DESTINATION IN AFRICA
TOWARDS ONE AFRICA • In the alphabet soup of regional African trade blocs, will the AfCFTA ease the cost of doing business on the continent?
"WE CREATE PRODUCTS TO MAKE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACCESSIBLE TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE”
FROM AFRICA TO MARS AND THE MILKY WAY • As humanity explores new frontiers in space, the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon serves as a reflection of where we have come from, and where we are to go next. What does it mean for the estimated $7 billion space industry in Africa?
FROM KRUGERSDORP TO THE MOON • How a little piece of Africa made lunar history.
HANDMADE ON AFRICAN SOIL
BIG CRIMES, SMALL VICTORIES • Africa’s most populous economy, with one of the lowest rates of female representation in parliament across Africa, seems to be experiencing a #MeToo movement of its own with a raft of new rape allegations. Survivors speak out, but who’s listening?
SERENA’S NET GAINS • The most successful woman athlete ever is now translating her game and name into startup investing and entrepreneurial ventures. And she’s figured out a formula that will make it hard for her to lose.
AMERICA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS • More women are creating new businesses and amassing fortunes than ever before. As a result, Forbes has expanded our ranking of the nation’s wealthiest self-made women to 80 ceiling crashers, one third more than a year ago. Each of these overachievers has blazed her own trail. Some, like the entrepreneurs behind Poo-Pourri and Thrive Causemetics, created fresh products while others like Belinda Johnson, Airbnb’s chief operating officer, joined tech juggernauts as they were taking flight. Still others, including Rihanna and Kylie Jenner, have figured out ways to monetize their fame, fans and social media followers.
THE MAVERICK IN TECH • The founder of some of Nigeria’s best-known startups on the mistakes and the millions that made him click in the technology business.
LOCAL TALENT • Chika Uwazie helps small and medium businesses find the right people and scale up with more sophisticated human resource systems in Nigeria’s booming economy.
CREATORS RATHER THAN CONSUMERS • More entrepreneurs are committing to closing the skills gap in Africa’s future job market.
NO LONGER IN THE WILDERNESS • Meet the women challenging stereotypes deep in the bush in Botswana’s tourism capital Maun, filling roles conventionally held by men.
REIGNING POWER • Behind-the-scenes with the female talent at the ABN Group, including CNBC Africa and FORBES AFRICA.
A NEW SPIN ON THE HILLS • The fashion industry is on a roll in the hill country of Rwanda, with local designers and products giving foreign brands a run for their money.
TAKING THE Q • Africa is joining the global race in quantum technology to solve certain everyday problems, faster. This next era of computing is opening up new...