Africa

AFRICAN EXPAT EXPERIENCE: HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series, Uncategorized

I had the privilege to listen to great African expatriate, Zimbabwe born, Tawanda Mushuku. He has extensive Africa experience working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nigeria (and has closed deals across the continent). Education: MBA from GIBS, South Africa PhD in BioChemistry from Lund University, Sweden. On obtaining a PhD: Mushuku holds a PhD in BioChemistry and attests to the fact that his PhD has a opened a lot of…

My Malawian #HeartofAfrica business adventure 

African theory, Travel

Malawi is rewriting its story with an easily accessible cabinet and  its arms are wide open to business. Its cities are charming and people ready to work. Opportunities abound disguised as challenges. I had the privilege to experience Lilongwe's business side. Malawi represents the possibility that is Africa. I soaked up the possibilities and look forward to working some magic in Malawi as it makes strides to create an economic…

WHERE IS ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE LOCATED? HINT: NOT IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag

[caption id="attachment_2236" align="alignnone" width="718"] Source: http://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/[/caption] Thompson Reuters’ Web of Knowledge has mapped the above to show the geographic location of academic content. 9,500 journals were mapped from the Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports in order to show the number of journals published from each country and the impact factor /number of citations within a journal. Where is Africa? On the African continent, South Africa leads in terms of…

GREAT AFRICAN STYLE: COVER GIRLS!

Beauty, Style, Women of Influence Series

Lupita Nyong'o's telling of African stories and celebration of her heritage brings a spotlight to African stories and great African style. Her Vogue cover is as beautiful as it is illuminating. Designers borrowing from African style and heritage have created masterpieces that she wears elegantly. In Queen of Katwe she plays the role of a mother in this Ugandan true story. See trailer here: http://www.herluxuriousafrica.com/?p=1026 Destiny Magazine has Thuli Madonsela gracing its cover…

YOU ARE AN EXPATRIATE TOO: 5 WAYS TO ROCK YOUR CAREER AS AN AFRICAN EXPATRIATE 

African theory, Career

  expatriate (noun) ɪksˈpatrɪət,-ˈpeɪtrɪət,ɛks-/ a person who lives outside their native country. We know nations develop faster when their boarders are open. The more open and the more porous borders are, the most successful nations will be. Research shows that Nigeria, as an African powerhouse, will not achieve all its glory if it closes itself off to the knowledge offered by other African countries. I am cognizant that countries have…

THE CASE FOR DOING BUSINESS IN BEAUTIFUL AFRICA

African theory, Career, Intellectual swag, Uncategorized

  Africa has an energy and a soul that is unmatched, think of the the organised chaos of Lagos, the palpable energy in Harare. The history of Africa has also made its people resilient and we are able to ride storms; all of this makes Africa a great place to invest in! The African narrative belongs to people who have travelled the pavements of African cities. Our beautiful continent is…

Sunshine Coast – Bathurst, Eastern Cape

Lifestyle

I am obsessed with the charm of small towns. The allure for me is that each town ha its quirks, no one small town is ever like the other. I love driving in the eastern cape with its meandering roads and precipices that make me feel like I'm in an adventure movie driving at the edge on the road that meanders precariously around mountains and hills. The dips into the…

WE OWE IT TO AFRICA TO DEVELOP AFRICAN THEORY

Intellectual swag

If we, as Africans, do not tell our stories, no one will tell them, or worse, someone else will tell them on our behalf. We owe it to ourselves to develop African theory and to practice solving African problems. In order for us to solve our problems, we have to explore and turn our problems apart, find associated theory then apply it to our niggly situations. When that happens there…