Monthly Archives: May 2017

What Africa can do for its own investment prospects

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South Africa and Nigeria are the largest economies in Africa. Together they represent 60% of the continent’s GDP – out of 54 countries. Failure, as such, is not an option. That’s why the World Economic Forum’s Update on South Africa and Nigeria was concentrated around identifying existing economic challenges, steps to overcoming them, and growth prospects for the future.

Verod Capital Management is a leading private equity firm focused on Nigeria. “How did we get… Read More

Leadership in a Disruptive Era: a summary of the WEF opening plenary session

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The rapid advancement of technology is changing the world, disrupting every facet of commerce, industry and government. As a result, the question for every leader is no longer whether to adopt a disruptive approach in order to keep up, but where to begin. This was also clearly the question at the forefront of everyone’s minds at the opening plenary session of the World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Durban earlier this month.

Global CEO… Read More

Life-Saving Blood by Drone ‘Mr. Delivery’

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At the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, South Africa from 3-5 May 2017. Craig Hean, MD of JLL Sub-Saharan Africa was privileged to share a boardroom table discussion with the co-founder of a robotics and drone startup that is blazing a trail (literally) in Rwanda.

I’ve recently penned my thoughts on the need to equip our African youth with the kind of next-generation skills that will develop solutions to our continent’s challenges that… Read More

Are we Relying on a 20th Century Education for a 21st Century Economy?

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1000 global leaders attended the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, South Africa from 3-5 May 2017. Craig Hean, MD of JLL Sub-Saharan Africa, was one of them. He shares his take-outs from an inspiring agenda in the first of two personal insights.

How are we educating the workforce of the future? It’s an important question. And with a Dad who was an educator his entire career (and one of my greatest teachers), it’s… Read More