In Forbes Africa in October, we look at the drama and deadlines following the birth of the magazine five years ago. Are bond notes the latest controversy to hit Zimbabwe in the wake of cash shortages and street protests? Is eSports the next craze in Africa? With fame and fortune at stake, playing computer games may no longer be just a hobby. FORBES AFRICA investigates why the English Premier League is king on the continent despite matches being played thousands of kilometres away in a land that most Africans have never seen. All this and more in Forbes Africa in October.
It’s FORBES WOMAN AFRICA’S third birthday in October, and in this anniversary issue, we bring you content from Lagos to Windhoek, of unsung heroines and feisty trailblazers who are conquering Africa’s boardrooms. On the cover, we have Lupita Nyong’o, the Mexican-Kenyan Oscar-winning actress who’s a favorite in Hollywood and at home. Just like us, she achieved global acclaim three years ago. We explore the life and African birthtown of world-famous author JRR Tolkien, who has left a legacy but is forgotten in Bloemfontein, which was once his home. We also look at how military dogs are being used to save the rhinos in Zimbabwe. As part of our series on refugees, we uncover the paths and pathos of the child migrant – home and hope elude them. In the world of business, we look at the price women pay to keep their jobs in corporate South Africa. Plus, all the regular features on how you can make millions as an entrepreneur - all you need is a big idea and a bigger resolve.
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.