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.
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‘TIME FOR BUSINESSTO ROLL UP ITS SLEEVES’ • Busi Mabuza has just been appointed Chair of the South African chapter of the BRICS Business Council. Also the chairperson of the Industrial Development Corporation, she speaks to FORBES AFRICA about her plans for trade and investment.
FEWER BILLIONAIRES, POORER BILLIONAIRES ON AFRICAN CONTINENT IN 2019 • Altogether, the 20 African tycoons are worth $68.7 billion, down from $75.4 billion for last year’s list. However, the average net worth for each list member this year has climbed to $3.4 billion from $3.3 billion in early 2018.
THE STATE OF CRISIS • Zimbabwe put Emmerson Mnangagwa in power hoping he would revive its battered economy. This expectation is on a downward spiral as harassed citizens take to the streets.
LEADING WOMEN TO CONVERGE IN DURBAN • FORBES WOMAN AFRICA will bring together an influential group of women in Durban on March 8 to stage the fourth annual FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit.
THE COST OF TERROR • On a quiet afternoon in the new year, gunshots and explosions rocked a hotel in the heart of Nairobi. The terror was another deafening blow to the city’s business community.
HIV: MORE VICTORIES THAN LOSSES • With medication and technology, science is increasingly improving the lives of people living with HIV and reducing new infections.
THE CELLULOID WARRIOR FIGHTING AGAINST HIV • HIV/AIDS remains a global concern. International star and Zimbabwean playwright Danai Gurira is using her celebrity to battle for its elimination.
‘FULLY FEMININE AND FULLY FIERCE’ • The film Black Panther received critical acclaim worldwide. Zimbabwean actor Danai Gurira from the film chats about the impact it has had on her life.
THE OCCUPATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT • At the end of the third quarter last year, South Africa recorded a high unemployment rate of 27.5%. Townships and informal settlements are at the helm of this problem where the youth lack resources to even apply for jobs.
RISING AFRICA SERIES THOUGHT LEADERS AFRICA • A celebration of thought leaders, innovators, thinkers, problem solvers, and drivers of growth and development.
THE UNBROKEN TRADE • How this brokerage firm makes its money through word-of-mouth.
HANDCRAFTED IN A COTTAGE, BOTTLED FOR THE GLOBE • The sisters had no idea their love for healthy food would catapult them into the international food market.
THE FIREFIGHTER ON A BOAT • This canoeing champion had challenges paddling through life, but his talent caught the eye of those who helped change his circumstances.
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INTERNET IN OUR BODIES? • Some of the life-changing tech trends the world will see in 2019.
EARNING ITS STARS AND STRIPES • Move over Lagos. Accra is campaigning hard to bring international tourism and business to its verdant shores.
THE LINK BETWEEN VAPING AND POPCORN? • Vaping, which is gaining popularity as a lifestyle trend and is an alternative to conventional smoking in what is an $80 million industry in South Africa, is not without its risks.
TIME WELL SPENT • It’s retro 2019, as vintage watches are making a huge comeback this year.
‘2010 ALL OVER AGAIN’ • A year-end musical extravaganza to...