How Africa stands apart

Fred Swaniker

The rest of the world stands to learn a lot from Africa and how its people have tackled the many challenges that have come their way. So says Fred Swaniker, founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group and also recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people of 2019. While much progress has […]

What it takes to be an African leader

Fred Swaniker

The African continent is brimming with potential, but its overall progress has been greatly hampered due to a lack of quality leaders. In Africa, good leadership matters more than anywhere else in the world as a result of weakened institutions. As such, the positive impact that just one great leader could have is amplified – […]

How Africa can emerge stronger after the pandemic

Dr Nkosana Moyo

While all around us, the clouds may appear dark and stormy, there is always a silver lining to be found. That is even true of the pandemic, says Dr Nkosana Moyo, Founder and Executive Director of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), who believes the COVID-19 crisis has shone a spotlight on the risk […]

The winning formula behind African brands getting it right

panorama of Nairobi, Kenya

It is an unfortunate reality that despite bold strategies and big ideas, many brands have tried to launch in Africa and failed. Yet, there are some exceedingly successful African brands that have somehow devised perfect models that have allowed them to flourish where others have floundered. What is it about these businesses that has set […]

Africa rising –youth set sight on transforming the continent

Beautiful multi ethnic friends using a laptop in the Street. Youth lifestyle concept

The future of Africa is in the hands of its young people, who are not sitting back and waiting for others to solve their problems. Rather, with passion, hard work and technology, the continent’s youth are finding African solutions to African problems. Discussing Africa’s hopeful future at the recent Rotary Africa Centennial event, a panel […]