Over a million rand is up for grabs to winners of the Anzisha Prize. Weeklong training in Johannesburg is planned for the 12 young African entrepreneurs, who range in age from 18 to 22, shortlisted for the prize before the awards ceremony. Training includes entrepreneurial leadership, mentorship and a significant transfer of skills.
Johannesburg has long been known as the City of Gold. It is the top place that African millionaires call their home.
African countries are emerging as global green energy leaders, although electricity constraints still hamper growth in many regions of the continent. The Africa Progress Report points to inequality in pricing and a need for greater investment.
From making documentaries about Africa to touring the world and interviewing global leaders, encouraging education for girls and starting on writing a book, Zuriel Oduwole has done a lot. But here's the catch – she is only 12 years old.
Johannesburg, 17 March 2015 - Brand South Africa will host journalists from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, China and the United Kingdom from Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 March 2015 in Johannesburg during which media will be exposed to South Africa's competitive advantages in a variety of areas.
Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.
Cote d'Ivoire's unexpected and historic win over Ghana in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final correlates, in a non-linear way, with the two countries' rising and falling economic fortunes in the "Africa rising" narrative of the past 15 years.