Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs

Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs

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Who are the real power brokers in Africa? Who are the dynamic entrepreneurs making things happen on the continent? How did they do it and what are their personal stories? Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs is a unique collection of stories about 16 of the most successful entrepreneurs and business visionaries currently operating in Africa. Each chapter is dedicated to a single entrepreneur and focuses on a sometimes tumultuous, often challenging, but mostly exciting journey to success. This fascinating and well-researched book examines the life of each entrepreneur and maps out the path each elected to follow in tackling and overcoming the obstacles that stood in the way of the realisation of their dreams. Meet, among others, Kagiso Mmusi, the Motswana transport millionaire; Richard Maponya, the South African retail giant behind Soweto's Maponya Mall; Kwabena Adjei, the rags-to-riches Ghanaian millionaire; Wale Tinubu, the Nigerian head of the Oando oil and gas giant; Ndaba Ntsele, the South African king of high finance; and Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese-born telecoms millionaire. Each story is inspiring and informative in its own unique way.
Makura sheds light on the different historical, political and economic power structures that helped create - and in some cases frustrate - these business heroes. The book shines the spotlight on and provides an unprecedented insight into a new breed of African hero - some of whose stories have never been told until now.
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  • Electronic book text
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • South Africa
  • 0143027360
  • 9780143027362

About Moky Makura

Moky Makura (nee Akinsemoyin) was born in Nigeria, educated in England and now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. A TV presenter, producer, writer, actress and successful businesswoman in her own right, Makura holds an Honours degree in politics, economics and law from Buckingham University in the UK. After a career in public relations in both the UK and South Africa, Moky started her own consultancy in 1999, which she subsequently sold to one of the largest advertising communication groups in South Africa. Since then she has worked as the African anchor for South Africa's award-winning news and actuality show, Carte Blanche, and recently co-produced a television series called Living It on the lifestyles of Africa's wealthy elite. Makura is passionate about unearthing the positive stories and heroes of the African continent.
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