In Forbes Africa in August, the second richest woman in Africa talks to us about being one of the few entrepreneurs on the continent to take on a government and win. Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija tells us how she fought the Nigeria government to reclaim her hard-earned oil block. Before he was the richest man in Africa, a torrid time in business taught Aliko Dangote not to be afraid of anything. As Zimbabwe bans goods from crossing the border from South Africa, and with the country’s economy on the rocks, entrepreneurs are doing whatever they can to survive. It was a decision that stunned Europe; but what does Brexit mean for Africa? One of the oldest and biggest names in African football is trying to buy its way out of playing against teams most have never heard of. All this and more in Forbes Africa in August.
In FORBES WOMAN AFRICA's much-anticipated August/September 2016 issue, we celebrate Women's Month in South Africa with a special focus on the women who will be leading Africa's next frontier of development - the Blue Economy. We dive into the deep with these female pioneers of the ocean industry as they let us in on how they nurture some of Mother Nature's best-kept secrets. We retell the 1956 Women's March in South Africa and honor its 60th anniversary by speaking to the daughters and granddaughters of the heroines of apartheid. We go down memory lane with them at the Union Buildings in Pretoria where it all began. A special photo-led essay on migration and refugees on the continent. Plus, all the regular features on how you can make millions as an entrepreneur - all you need is a big idea and bigger imagination. The Olympics may be in August, but we profile a Paralympian who cheated death and disability, and will showcase her horse-riding skills in Rio in September. Plus, Forbes Fashion and why you must just stop apologizing in the boardroom.
The second edition of Forbes Life is here with the touching father-and-son story of Africa’s greatest jazz legend Hugh Masakela. We look at how to make it as a beer baron in Africa – from scratch. Blogging in Africa is different to the United States, it can kill you. Also, Gary Player tells us how he rose from humble beginnings to become the Black Knight.