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Notes Of Change
Moving Forward On A Path To Social And Economic Recovery
‘Leading A Legitimate And Laudable Fight’
TECH QUEENS CHANGING THE MINDSET IN GAMBIA • The Gambia is Africa’s smallest mainland nation, both in size and population. It’s also home to a growing technology sector, focused on building and deploying tailored solutions for the changing African digital landscape. Among its rising stars are women, many who have had to overcome myriad cultural barriers to join the sector. In turn, they are opening the way for other female leaders in the field. FORBES AFRICA takes a closer look at Gambia’s women in tech.
Spotlight on Strategy For Health Insurance In Africa • Q&A with Emma Knox, CEO: Africa, Vitality Health International
Connecting Palms: Blockchain For The Supply Chain • Current processes that track commodities such as palm oil through the supply chain require a lot of time and effort to perform, and often leave out valuable information around sustainability claims. Can blockchain solve the problem?
BLOCKCHAIN NOT THE ONLY TOOL?
Contributing To Industrial Development In The Eastern Corridor Of Gauteng: The OR Tambo International Airport SEZ
THE PLAYLIST: AFRICA’S TOP 20 MUSICIANS • THE MUSIC EMANATING OUT OF AFRICA TODAY IS RECORD-BREAKING IN EVERY SENSE. WITH THE NEW SOUNDS, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS FOR AFRICAN ARTISTS. THESE CREATORS HAVE TAKEN EVERYTHING FROM AMAPIANO TO AFROBEATS AND TOLD THE AFRICAN GROWTH STORY, IN DECIBELS THAT HAVE MADE THE WORLD SIT UP. EVEN AS MORE GRAMMY AWARDS FIND A HOME ON THE CONTINENT, THESE TOP 20 MUSICAL ARTISTS ARE ON TRACK TO DELIVER MORE. TOGETHER THEY SAY THAT THE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY IS BIG, BRIGHT AND BOUNTIFUL.
GLOBAL ARTISTS OF AFRICAN LINEAGE
10 TO WATCH • From Afro-psychedelic rock and roll, to Afrobeats, hip-hop, R&B and the genre-busting, these musicians exemplify the potential of the African continent to do it all. And with authenticity. They’ve made music their business, and are in the business of making people move - and be moved. FORBES AFRICA catches up with the 10 artistes who may tomorrow fill up the biggest venues of the world.
“STRIDING BOLDLY INTO THE AFRICAN MUSIC FUTURE” • Johnnie Walker sees an Africa reshaping itself through music - and celebrates the artists who march to their own beat
NATURAL FIT • Exxaro’s brand-new CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa on influential leadership, greening the mineral resources industry and the fine balance of managing business, natural resources and environmental needs.
FIXING FARMING • There are many small ways to achieve sustainability for Tanzania’s smallholder farmers, as agripreneur Johanna Omere is proving in the green locales of Tanzania.
FOOD FOR THE SEOUL • From South Africa to South Korea, restaurateur Roddy Bancroft offers the true taste of home at his three successful braai-based eateries in Seoul.
ORGANIC GROWTH • This unassuming entrepreneur from Benin has created an alternative to chemical fertilizers that most farmers use in Africa. He is the CEO of AGRECO Sarl and at 22, is looking to expand his company creating impact across West Africa.
Mead We Say More? • Producing and retailing mead, Ernst Thompson and Robert Bernatzeder aim to establish it as a mainstream alcoholic beverage in African society and tell its story on the continent.
Totalitarian-Free Returns • When Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent most emerging-markets...