Forbes Africa4 min lettiPsychology
How To Become A CEO At 16
SOUTH AFRICA HAS TARGETED THE creation of a million new entrepreneurs by 2030, says Lydia Zingoni, but a schooling system reportedly weighed down by a lack of resources, infrastructure and a curriculum that focuses on traditional subject matter makes
Forbes Africa3 min lettiPsychology
Develop African Languages, Capture The Underlying Culture, And Preserve Digitally
IN HIS BOOK, Decolonising the Mind, Ngŭgĭ wa Thiong’o writes about the politics of language in African literature. Ngŭgĭ observes that languages serve as carriers of cultures and for communication. He also observes that languages such as English and
Forbes Africa6 min letti
The Luxe Factor
WITH RETAIL MOST affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, both companies and consumers have had to revisit their shopping philosophies. And this also applied to Africa’s vast contingent of luxury personal shoppers and high net-worth individuals, who would
Forbes Africa7 min lettiPoverty & Homelessness
Replenishing Africa’s Water Systems And Transforming Lives
ONE OF THE GREATEST CAUSES OF POVERTY in Africa is often overlooked – a lack of access to clean drinking water. By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas with one in three people, globally, not having access to sa
Forbes Africa1 min lettiMedical
Moderna Vaccine Trial In Kids
According to Forbes, Biotech company Moderna announced on March 16 that it has given the first doses of its mRNA Covid-19 vaccine to young children as part of a new study to test how effective the vaccine is in kids. The study is called KidCOVE and w
Forbes Africa1 min letti
South Africa Documentary At Oscars
My Octopus Teacher, the South African Netflix documentary, has been nominated for an Oscar in the best documentary feature category. The 2020 Netflix original by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed is going up against four others in the category. Filmed in
Forbes Africa2 min letti
Diversity Matters Because Diversity Wins
Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with COVID-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality and an African Union report notes the importance of a gendered perspective in the
Forbes Africa3 min lettiMedical
‘We Would Certainly Like To Vaccinate The Population As Fast As We Can’
Q. South Africa had originally planned to use the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine until a number of issues arose; what made the National Department of Health decide this was the most viable vaccine to use? A. There were several [factors] that influenced
Forbes Africa5 min letti
Fancy A Sea View For Your Zoom Meetings?
THE INTERNET HAS TRANSFORMED our societies, economies and way of life. While industrialization saw people moving across towns, cities and provinces to be closer to the workplace, the coronavirus pandemic has shifted everything. Around the world, city
Forbes Africa3 min letti
Africa As A Massive Logistics Opportunity
ANEW GLOBAL CEO SURVEY RELEASED BY PricewaterhouseCoopers in mid-March says that CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery. It’s a sentiment Mohammed Akoojee, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Logistics, a
Forbes Africa24 min letti
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gerian-American artist, who also graced the FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list in 2018, told us that “it was people like [Nigerian music veterans] P-Square and D’Banj” who made him believe “that all this was possible”. Since his advent to fame, Davido ha
Forbes Africa3 min lettiIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Smart Medicine
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CONSTANTLY pushes boundaries with its innovations. Over the years, we’ve seen disruptions like 3D bio-printing; the Internet of Medical Things; virtual reality for mental health; robotic surgery and nanomedicine – precision healthc
Forbes Africa1 min letti
Sho Madjozi On Culture In New Song
South Africa’s Limpopo-born award-winning singer and FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 alum, Sho Madjozi, released her latest song and music video, Shahumba, which features the legendary Tsonga singer and producer, Dr Thomas Chauke. It tells the story of a y
Forbes Africa5 min letti
Survivors And Thrivers
IN 2019, WHEN BERNICIA BOATENG OPENED HER namesake makeup studio, Bernicia Boateng Studios, in London’s high street, it made her the first Ghanaian to do so. Her makeup business had grown considerably over the years, as she cultivated some big names
Forbes Africa3 min letti
‘More Opportunity For Africa To Sit At The Main Table’
IF AFRICA IS TO EMERGE FROM DECADES OF greed and corruption to become a genuine power in world football, then it requires reform and strong leadership, all built around a united front that puts the game first, according to FIFA president Gianni Infan
Forbes Africa5 min lettiComputers
The Three Letters Driving Entertainment
BROADCASTING IN AFRICA HAS COME a long way in the past 20 years. Before smartphones, wireless internet, small cameras and non-linear editing became mainstream, the industry relied on a somewhat messy fusion of then ground-breaking technology like sat
Forbes Africa14 min lettiIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Inventions
Stephen Wamukota is greatly respected in his village in western Kenya. His foot-operated washing machine has helped curbed the spread of Covid-19 in his community as it reduces the need for people to use the communal tap when washing clothes. Seeking
Forbes Africa1 min letti
Big Night For Africa
Aside from the fact that South African comedian, Trevor Noah, hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on March 15, Nigeria’s biggest artists, Wizkid and Burna Boy, took home Grammys. Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album award and accepted the award
Forbes Africa1 min letti
Billionaire Patrice Motsepe New Football Chief
South African mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe was elected the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the beginning of March. “Africa needs collective wisdom, but also the exceptional talent and work of every (national foot
Forbes Africa6 min letti
A Higher Calling
IN 2017, WHEN BILLIONAIRE WILLIAM “Beau” Wrigley Jr. was pitched cannabis as a new investment opportunity by his family office’s managing director, Jay Holmes, he shut it down immediately. “Are you kidding me?” he said. “I’m not excited about wearing
Forbes Africa3 min letti
Reloading The Continent
IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED THROUGH AFRICA, there are some indelible impressions on the mind’s eye that no Virtual Reality headset or 4IR can ever recreate. The thick green forests with tall foliage and wet earth in equatorial Kenya, the overwhelming scent
Forbes Africa2 min lettiInternational Relations
‘If You Want To Change The World…’
“I’M A FIGHTER. I’M THE KIND OF PERSON THAT for better or worse runs towards a problem and tries to solve it even if it’s in a burning house.” These powerful words come from 31-year-old Somalian-Canadian activist, Ilwad Elman, who spoke at the 6th F
Forbes Africa1 min letti
Africa Growth Prospects: Poverty Remains Huge Concern
The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently released the 2021 African Economic Outlook report indicating that the average debtto-GDP ratio for Africa is expected to climb by 10- to 15 percentage points in the short-to-medium term. Although the econo
Forbes Africa1 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Methodology
FORBES AFRICA scoured the African continent, through extensive desktop research and phone and Zoom interviews, to determine those worthy for each component of this monumental list. And they include not just people, but breakthroughs, ideas and creati
Forbes Africa3 min letti
“The Inside Story”
Some of the most beautiful things in life are born out of chaos, and an involuntary retrenchment for Kara-Leigh Baker in 2017, was the catalyst that propelled the dynamic mother and daughter duo, Vanessa Ralston and Kara-Leigh to pursue their passion
Forbes Africa1 min lettiLeadership
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Chairman: Zafar Siddiqi Founder & Publisher: Rakesh Wahi Managing Director: Roberta Naicker Executive Director: Sid Wahi Non-Executive Director: Sam Bhembe MANAGING EDITOR Renuka Methil ART DIRECTOR Lucy Nkosi MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Chanel Retief
Forbes Africa5 min letti
THE 100 th ISSUE And Celebrating Change
I LOVE MILESTONES AND rejoice each one. We have so many challenges in our lives, therefore, we must stop to rejoice moments that fill us with pride. This is the 100th issue of FORBES AFRICA and we joyously celebrate this occasion even as the publishi
Forbes Africa4 min letti
Helping Women, Helping The Continent
FROM FRUIT FARMERS TO ARTISANS TO RECYCLERS and retailers, The Coca-Cola Company committed to economically empower five million female entrepreneurs by 2020 through its 5by20® programme. 5by20 is The Coca-Cola Company’s global initiative to enable th
Forbes Africa1 min letti
Rugby World Cup Postponed
At the beginning of March, World Rugby announced the organization had made the decision to recommend the postponement of the Rugby World Cup, which was scheduled to be hosted in New Zealand between September 18 and October 16, until next year due to
Forbes Africa1 min letti
100 Innovations, Inventions And Icons From Africa
AFRICA, A CONTINENT brimming with beauty and diversity, has produced some of the finest minds and most incredible ideas, be it in business, science, art or entertainment, thus debunking the many myths, misconceptions and stereotypes about the contine
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