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With the author:

Victor Kgomoeswana

Independent consultant who previously worked as adviser and representative of several listed and unlisted multinationals, guiding them in their expansion in the African continent


Facilitated by

Liepollo Pheko

Policy analyst, social entrepreneur, senior executive, thought leader and social activist


Saturday, 23 May 2015


14H00 – 16H00


Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 121 Bree Street, Newtown


               The book, @R240.00, will be available at the event.


About the Book and author


‘It’s time for the continent to tell its story to the world, and this book validates and amplifies the message that is slowly, but increasingly, finding resonance with the international community: that Africa is indeed open for business.’ – MAITE NKOANA-MASHABANE, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Victor Kgomoeswana, well known as an African business expert with a profile on radio and television, shares 50 stories of innovation and opportunity behind the business headlines of the last ten years on the African continent. From the introduction of M-pesa in Kenya to changing the image of Nigeria as Africa’s fraud capital, and from Rwandan coffee farmers to Ethiopian Airlines, and other remarkable stories in between, Kgomoeswana criss-crosses the continent to highlight the most fascinating business stories and their impact on the future of Africa.

Africa is Open for Business contains a dynamic and different view of the opportunities available in Africa from those usually portrayed in the news and in other media. Kgomoeswana focuses on the stories behind the headlines as well as sharing his personal experiences of Africa while travelling and doing business in a way that is as entertaining as it is informative.

VICTOR KGOMOESWANA is an independent consultant who has previously worked as an adviser and representative of several listed and unlisted multinationals, guiding them in their expansion in the African continent. He has been presenting the weekly African Business Report on Talk Radio 702’s The Money Show since July 2007 and on SAFM’s AM Live since October 2012. He features frequently as a guest on CNBC Africa, SABC television and radio stations on the topic of African business. Kgomoeswana was part of the team that established Ernst & Young’s African Business Center, a one-stop information service that highlights investment opportunities across the continent, and he is a contributor to several conferences and other discussions on Africa as an investment destination. This is his first book.

About the facilitator

Liepollo Pheko: Managing Director of Four Rivers

Liepollo Lebohang Pheko is a lecturer, public intellectual, activist scholar and senior executive. .Pheko has twenty years of experience in various sectors. Pheko serves as the Senior Research Fellow at research and policy advocacy think tank called the Trade Collective. They explore economic and social development, international trade agreements, regional integration and globalisation. In addition she runs a consultancy called Four Rivers. Ms Pheko is a prolific media commentator and writes freelance. She has contributed to five books on international trade, gender and politics and social transformation, writes a column, essays and poetry. She has written over one hundred conference and academic papers and is highly respected as a critical and vibrant voice.


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