In Forbes Africa in March, one of the pioneers of African business, 96-year-old Richard Maponya, tells us how he spent 27 years fighting for one building and how he drove Nelson Mandela in his first days of freedom. A year since workers were trapped in the collapsed Lily Mine, family want answers. In March, Ghana will celebrate 60 years of independence but some have mixed feelings. This year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, predictably, defied all the predictions. We say farewell to Joost van der Westhuizen - the rugby hero who carried the Springboks on his shoulders for over a decade but lost his battle with motor neuron disease. All this and more in Forbes Africa in March.
In the February/March 2017 issue of FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, our cover story profiles the dawn of the robots and what it means for Africa. With more talk of robots entering workspaces, how it will impact our jobs, what it means for healthcare and who are the pioneering women helming this new industry? And the new female tech innovators Africa needs to know. What was it like braving bullets and battle in the DRC? We salute the women in uniform. We also focus on the trends that will define 2017, and then Africa’s billionaires and the women who make the cut. Plus, our regular dose of lifestyle and fashion for the rich, famous, the fabulous and the feisty. All this and more in the year’s first issue of FORBES WOMAN AFRICA.
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.