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100 years

A Mad Decision Paying Off 100 Years Later

By Chris Bishop September 21, 2017
World-famous Forbes magazine woke up to its second century in an overcast New York after a night of whiskey, bagpipes, banter, billionaires and Stevie Wonder. Forbes cele...
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100 years
Anniversary
biomass

An Ill Wind Blowing Nobody Any Good

By Chris Bishop September 15, 2017
It was an African dream to create a cutting edge renewable energy industry in one of the continent’s biggest economies to attract foreign investment and train a pool of talent t...
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biomass
Gas
Frans Baleni

‘I Said Kill Me, They Said Cheers!’

By Chris Bishop August 10, 2017
It was day 18 of a cold and hungry strike, haunted by death. At Western Holdings, an Anglo American mine in Welkom, in the Free State province of South Africa, the mood of the p...
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Frans Baleni
Mining
football

The Day Football Crossed To Business

By Chris Bishop August 8, 2017
The three hours I spent interviewing Terry Paine were steeped in the blood and sweat of the game. They were the kind of conversations rare in football these days – like the bene...
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football
millions
Chamber of Mines

‘It’s A Shambles’

By Chris Bishop August 3, 2017
A powerful team of private lawyers will fight the mining companies in court. With an attorney backed by four advocates, it is clear that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR...
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Chamber of Mines
Mining
Investment EU-Africa Business Forum Brussels

Billions In Investment But No Jobs

By Chris Bishop June 14, 2017
In Brussels, the airy, elegant, European capital built by King Leopold on riches from the minerals and rubber of the Democratic Republic of Congo, there was a glimmer of hope fo...
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Investment EU-Africa Business Forum Brussels
Economic

A Tale Of Two Ministers

By Chris Bishop June 1, 2017
WEF Africa 2017 was a story of foreign investors, growth and grey business suits. It also held the tale of two finance ministers. Rarely have the economic politics of the host n...
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Economic
June 2017
Business

Greener Pastures For African Farmer

By Chris Bishop June 1, 2017
Remember Piet Kemp? It’s been more than three years since FORBES AFRICA featured him in its pages in October 2013. Kemp left South Africa for the Soviet republic of Georgia in s...
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Business
Entrepreneur