Even if demand never recovers from Covid-19, billionaire John Goffsees the pandemic as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in distressed frackers willing to follow Big Tobacco’s declining-business playbook.
Class Of 2021 Change-Makers In A Historic Year
Members of this year’s list of under 30s have one thing in common: a new covid-induced agenda for social change. So what would a historic pandemic year throw up? Ground-breaking entrepreneurs and thinkers. Our 2021 class of under 30s are just that: influential creatives, imaginative business owners, innovative techies, and gifted sports stars. Celebrating seven years of the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list, these achievers prove that now more than ever, they are crucial to the african growth story.
Fully On Board
South African professional surfer Jordy Smith is gearing up for Olympic gold and also making waves in the business world.
Whatever Clicks For Business
The scene is not picture perfect yet, but ace photographers are slowly capturing the creative market in Ghana.
Hollywood. Hustle. And Hair Love
Former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry made it in the mecca of gigs and glamor with an Oscar-winning film marking diversity in the world of animation. We ask him how he did it.
In recent years, surrogacy has become increasingly popular among single women and gay couples. For heterosexual single men, it’s still a rather unusual path to follow but that is changing.
Elizabeth Isiorho is ramping up her modeling business to provide more young people international opportunities and put African beauty on the map.
Why NFTs Are Having An Arty Moment
Art’s valuable digital future, a recent boom in NFT sales and blockchain with an important role in preserving an artist’s legacy.
The Other ‘C' That Has Dominated News From Last Year
In the midst of the pandemic, cryptocurrencies also made surging headlines, with news about it changing faster than you could say Bitcoin, Ether and Dogecoin.
Driving Feminist Data For Change
East African techpreneur Neema Iyer works at the intersection of data, design, and digital to eventually enable products, policies, and programs that take into account the needs of African women.
Tory Burch's Survival Sketchbook
Amid a luxury fashion apocalypse, one of the century’s greatest entrepreneurial retailers (and one of America’s richest self-made women) brought us deep inside the battle to save her brand.
The Plant, The Planet And A Plan
Nicola Kavhu is serving up a new menu of realities and possibilities in the 21st century African diet, promoting healthy eating while respecting and protecting the creatures that share our planet.
Inspiration From Where Life Happens
Anjali Borkhataria is trying to change the narrative of fashion in Tanzania with a local brand aimed at everyone.
A RIVER, A MONSTER AND RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
An innovative Gambian initiative, several decades in the making, is at last ready to emerge from its long incubation, turning cryptozoology into currency.
Can Empathy Be Automated?
The changing relationship between human beings and intelligent machines in the workplace.
Biotech's Barnum And His Covid Cures
Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s radical cancer treatments made him one of the wealthiest physicians on earth. Now the master of medical marketing believes his drug therapies could defeat the “crisis of our time” — and there are plenty of reasons to think he’ll deliver more Hippocrates than hype.
Rockets To Riches: The Rise And Rise Of Elon Musk
South African-born, billionaire technology and space entrepreneur, Elon Musk, made history at the start of 2021, overtaking Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the richest man on Earth. While his fortune was made on this planet, his dreams to venture to the final frontier remain. FORBES AFRICA takes a look at his journey to becoming one of the world’s most celebrated innovators and one of the wealthiest men alive.
Heartbeat Of The Global Economy?
The largest free trade area in the world, with a combined GDP of $3.3 trillion, came into effect on the first day of 2021. A look at what exactly implementation of a deal of this magnitude means.
Virus, Vaccine And Viability
Understanding the successful storage, supply chain and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine and what Africa needs to do to get it right.
The Journey To Sustainability And Having A Broader Impact
A sublime reality of being human is that we all have divergent points of view; we may arrive at the same destination but many of us like taking the scenic route since we prefer learning from our own experiences and sometimes, mistakes.
‘Empowering Women And Youth Key To Unlocking Malawi's Economic Potential '
Early this year, at the inception of the Covid-19 pandemic, Malawi was also battling for democracy. When Lazarus Chakwera became President in June, his win was hailed as a victory for democracy and justice. Born in Lilongwe to a subsistence farmer, the philosophy and theology graduate leads a nine-party coalition, the Tonse Alliance. He spoke to FORBES AFRICA in this exclusive interview about taking on the reins during the pandemic and his plans for the country’s future.
In green Kigali, Viateur Ndahayo is adding his own aesthetic touch to the city with his booming flower business.
AFRICAN Of The Year
NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA IS WELL-POSITIONED TO TAKE ON THE NEXT BIG ROLE, TRANSFORMING AFRICA AND NEGOTIATING ON THE WORLD STAGE.
Backpacks From The Sun And Bags From The Ocean
Salima Visram makes solar-powered backpacks for children in the rural depths of East Africa, funded by her $2 million-a-year online business selling eco-friendly handbags.
Beyond The Blaze
With shrinking glaciers and raging fires, climate change is impacting the diverse ecosystem on Africa’s highest mountain in more ways than one.
What Next For The NHI?
There has been enough debate and deliberation around South Africa’s proposed National Health Insurance Bill for unified health coverage. Covid-19 has turned the spotlight on it again, and there’s more news expected in February 2021.
‘Think Big, Strategize And Then Get Your Hands Dirty For Results'
This year has passed by in a flash; the year can be characterized by its cricketing synonym 20/20. It will, unfortunately, remain a year etched in history, like 1918, for all the wrong reasons; when there has been abject realization that we only have the illusion of being in control of what is happening around us.
The Rise And Rise Of Tyler Perry
From “poor as hell” to billionaire: how Tyler Perry built an entertainment empire and changed show business forever.
The Year That Changed Everything
2020. Unexpected. Unprecedented. The year a virus tore through the core of our being, and assailed our health systems and the wellbeing of our economies. Its effects ricocheted through every street, every alley of South Africa. Forbes africa trained its lens on the new reality the year is leaving behind.
All You Need To Know About The Covid-19 Vaccine
The complex world of Covid-19 vaccine trials explained.