It’s that time when FORBES AFRICA revels it’s Person of the Year. Who will it be in 2016? The tobacco industry makes over $700 billion a year and seems to survive advertising bans and restrictions - we investigate how. Why do thousands of Africans risk their lives in abandoned mineshafts chasing the allure of gold? Although Boko Haram’s release of 21 girls was celebrated, it might be too little, too late. Cassper Nyovest performed for a handful of people at school, now the rebel rapper is filling up stadiums. It is said that money doesn’t guarantee success, but for African champions Mamelodi Sundowns, the opposite seems to be true. All this and more in FORBES AFRICA in December 2016/January2017.
In FORBES WOMAN AFRICA’s December 2016/January 2017 issue, we witness a day in the life of a First Lady. In an exclusive interview, Jeannette Kagame talks to us about Rwanda becoming a model for gender equality and nation-building. It’s been almost 40 years since the death of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. Would South Africa be more stable today if he were around to provide leadership? International studios are turning to Africa for film locations and cast with the thriving film industry in Nigeria seen as a stepping stone to Hollywood. As part of our refugee series, we look at economic migrants in Johannesburg. Some have struggled, others have been successful but the future is uncertain for all of them. Soweto’s Vilakazi Street is famous for its Nobel Prize-winning residents but it’s current entrepreneurs are turning it into a booming boulevard for business. Plus, fashion, food and fancy footwork on the cricket pitch.
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.