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THE BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS OF AFRICA
EQUALITY AS A LIVING VALUE
THE INDUSTRIALISTS WHO HAVE TASTED SUCROSE AND SUCCESS • The Madhvanis started with sugar and now lead diversified global businesses. In a rare interview from their home base of Kakira in Uganda, Mayur and Kamlesh Madhvani, the Joint Managing Directors of the Madhvani Group, share a century-old tale of extraordinary family enterprise and how they are continuing the legacy of their forefathers.
UGANDA SEES 11% GROWTH IN SUGAR OUT PUT THIS YEAR
OVER THE RAINBOW: 25 YEARS OF A FREE SOUTH AFRICA • “We have unacceptably high levels of poverty, youth unemployment, child illiteracy and nutritional stunting. All of which are systematically undermining the next generation’s ability to enjoy freedom.”
‘NOT FAIR AND FREE’ • As South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy and prepares to go to the polls, reflections on the country that was, is and will be.
A HUNDRED TIMES MORE INFECTIOUS THAN HIV • People carry some ailments for decades before symptoms manifest and it’s too late for treatment. Those who do get diagnosed must grapple with expensive medical costs. What then is the solution?
RE-CONSTRUCTING THE CITY OF OPPORTUNITY • The inner city of Johannesburg is expected to turn into a giant construction site this year. An in-depth look at how the past is being revived and the future is being rendered.
A STATEMENT ON THE SKYLINE • South Africa is on its way to another record with Africa’s tallest building.
NEVER MINED, IT’S MAN-MADE • Turns out there is literally no difference between lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds, well, apart from the price.
PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS KEY PILLAR IN ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK’S NEW MODEL • Greater collaboration and private financing are key to tackling the world’s most pressing global development challenges, believes the Islamic Development Bank.
A SUMMIT THAT FOCUSED ON THE POSITIVES • In what was a resounding success, over 500 game-changers and pioneers of African business convened in Durban for the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government.
2019 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA AWARD WINNERS
‘WE HAVE FEELINGS TOWARDS ROBOTS’ • As humans continue to develop an emotional affinity with humanoids, how we interact with them is likely to change dramatically. The question is, can we agree on how to proceed ethically?
‘AFRICA AND I’ • The globally-popular Naomi Campbell was in Durban, in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, on March 8, for the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA 2019 Leading Women Summit, to talk about her abiding interest and investment in the African continent.
‘ORGANIC IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE’ • Geologist-turned-entrepreneur Brad Meiring uses an online delivery service in South Africa to get people to reconnect with their food.
TRANSFORMATION IN A CHANGING WORLD: THE ROAD TO THE SDGs • As we strive for a future in which all people live in dignity and prosperity, where no one is left behind, we need to significantly shift our approach to development in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, believes the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
A GERM OF AN IDEA • The microbiologist-turned-entrepreneur Babajide Ipaye started making good-looking shoes to fit his size 48 feet but decided to create them for others as well.
LEAVING EVERYTHING ON THE FIELD • A game does not end...