The February/March 2016 edition of Forbes Woman Africa magazine in on newsstands now and features four South African women from different fields on the cover and itâ€™s tagged â€œThe Millennials:The New Biz Kids On The Blockâ€.
The Millennials, or Generation Y (born 1980 to 2000), are scripting a new lexicon of business, and Africa Inc. is in the midst of a quiet transformation as a young army of start-up entrepreneurs are shifting paradigms with their (disruptive) ideas in a sharing economy. Our cover package delves into the world of the millennials, and why they matter.
They came of age during the global financial crisis.They have seen the twin towers of capitalism torn down by terror, and are not willing to take success for granted.They have grown up in a digital world, roaming with apps and aptitude in their back pockets.
The four women on the cover are Bonang Matheba â€“ media personality and style icon, Aisha R Pandor â€“ scientist, PhD holder and co-founder of cleaning company sweepsouth.com,Â Thato Kgatlhanye â€“ social entrepreneur, founder ofRepurpose SchoolbagsÂ for children in need and Claire Reid, founder and CEO ofReel Gardening.
Topics also in this Issue:
A Joburg girl loses 120 members of her family in The Holocaust. She returns to the ghosts of her past. More in the latest issue of Forbes Woman Africa.
Is the world of stand-up comedy still male-dominated? Yes, says SAâ€™s leading comedienne in the Feb/March issue of Forbes Woman Africa.
Photography: Jay Caboz Photo
Styling: Athi-Afikile Myataza