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.
A NOTE OF OPTIMISM
THE MOST DEFINING ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES
THE MULTI-SECTOR MAN FROM MADAGASCAR • Ylias Akbaraly talks about his secret to success and his plans to take Africa with him..
A SOLUTION TO IMPROVE MADAGASCAR’S LOCAL ECONOMIES
DEEP TROUBLE • South Africa’s precious metal mining industry is on shaky ground and the government seems to be gearing up to fix it.
MINING 4.0 • The world’s biggest mining conference, attended by ministers from across Africa, created a platform for governments to deliberate on how mineral-rich Africa could reap the greatest rewards.
‘THE SOLDIER WITH A BIG VOICE’ • In January, Africa lost Oliver Mtukudzi. His friend and fellow musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka fondly remembers the global icon.
Bombast Bean Counters And Chilling Words From THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK OF ENGLAND • The multimillion-dollar circus called Davos rolled into the Swiss ski-resort yet again, in January, in all its big deal bombast and bean counting glory. This year, African debate was scant: the man who broke the Bank of England foretold of a broken world laden with fear and doom; there was scary talk of cyber terrorism; just another day, another Davos, for the World Economic Forum.
AFRICA IN THE ALPS
“RISING AFRICA SERIES” • A celebration of thought leaders, innovators, thinkers, problem solvers, and drivers of growth and development.
IS FOREX A SCAM OR MONEY GOALS? • Currency trading is a vast and technical space, however, many get caught in the seductive web of quick gains. Untangling forex can be daunting but with patience, it can be rewarding.
THE TOP 7 INVESTMENT TRENDS FOR 2019 • Most people give up on their resolutions by mid-February. As we usher in March, a reminder that it’s never too late for investment goals.
IS NAIROBI’S STORIED HISTORY QUIETLY DISAPPEARING? • If distinctive architecture marks a great city, then, Nairobi, chief among the great capitals of the continent, has plenty to appreciate. Unfortunately, faced with the urgent needs of development, the preservation of its historical buildings has often been overlooked.
ARE CORPORATE UNIONS THE WAY TO GO? • Mergers and acquisitions often have unforeseen consequences even as companies join forces to create formidable businesses.
PAYING IT FORWARD • Mobile money services have not been very successful in South Africa. The new products for micro-payments must address the larger ecosystem of banks and retailers.
UBER’S SECRET GOLD MINE • Uber Eats could make up a tenth of the ride-hailing giant’s revenue this year, impressive news for investors in its IPO. But well-capitalized rivals are already trying to tap the same vein.
COLLABORATION IS THE WAY FORWARD • The Future of Education Summit in Johannesburg unpacked some of the key challenges of tertiary education in Africa.
A VALENTINE’S GIFT THAT UNWRAPPED A CRAFT • Vusani Ravele taught himself to craft home decor with an unlikely tool.
SWAPPING SWEATPANTS FOR SUITS • After 15 years at play, Bryan Habana, the man who was once compared to a panther, discusses the end of his run on the field as he gives business a shot.
FRESH START • Marygrace Sexton sold her orange juice company, then watched it start to spoil. A rescue operation was needed.
30 YEARS AND STILL Groovin’ • Emotions run high as Mango Groove celebrate three decades of one of their biggest-selling albums. The mixed race band, formed during the...