1. Radio interview with french entrepreneur Barthe Cortes
“No one else can act so freely in the states consumed with chaos, no one else knows hundreds of politicians and many dictators all over the world and during the past several years only few journalists have reached him. BC – an owner of an aerial fleet and airlines has been appearing in newspapers and information services for many years now Still he has never appeared in a form that we will offer before. We have the pleasure to invite you on 15 May at 8 pm as the only service in the world to a special live interview with Barthe Cortes, controversial BVC boss ”
2. Interview: Africa one of the most attractive investment destinations, says Ernst & Young regional chief
Africa‘s population base is another factor that attract investors, said Otty. “Two third of the people in Africa today are under the age of 23. And the expectation is that its population base will not only grow but it’s population base is getting younger… so that is very, very attractive,” he said.
3. Interview with Grant Marcus of South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve
Grant Marcus works as a field guide at the Madikwe game reserve in South Africa. He is also a keen amateur wildlife photographer. Here he talks to Wildwatcher.org about his work and his hobby.t sounds like you have an amazing job! What exactly does it entail?
4. How to invest in Angola’s property sector
Doing business in Angola can be extremely challenging and foreign companies need to do their homework before entering the market. We asked Roger Ballard-Tremeer, Hon Chief Executive of the South Africa – Angola Chamber of Commerce, about Angola’s business environment
5. Interview with Zim farmers in Nigeria
In 2004 a group of Zimbabwean farmers, who lost their farms as part of Zimbabwe’s land reforms, were invited by the Kwara State Government to relocate to Nigeria and start with commercial agriculture in the state. Based near the town of Shonga, the group focuses on crop cultivation, dairy and poultry. Jaco Maritz caught up with Graham and Judy Hatty to find out how things are going.
6. Interview: The woman behind M-PESA
M-PESA has changed the way money moves around in Kenya and has made a big difference to many people’s lives, offering them a safe, secure and low-cost way of transferring money, paying bills, receiving wages and running small businesses. At the time when M-PESA was still merely an idea, mobile commerce expert Susie Lonie was recruited to develop and manage the project on the ground in Kenya from pilot to commercial operation. Lonie was recently also the joint winner, together with Nick Hughes, in the Social and Economic Innovation category of The Economist’s Innovation Awards 2010. In an exclusive interview with How we made it in Africa, Lonie talks about how M-PESA’s success surpassed her own predictions and shares her thoughts about the future of mobile banking in Africa.
7. Interview: Dianna Games on investing in Nigeria
As Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria holds considerable potential for business and investment. We asked Dianna Games, CEO of the South Africa-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, about current foreign interest in Nigeria and the various risks business people should be aware of.