Forbes Africa launched in September at the uber fabulous, Monte-Casino Inn in Johannesburg, South Africa. The launch event which was attended by South African celebrities, media, business-folks and VIP’s. Some of the celebs in attendance included “All Access” host, Bridget Masinga; “Top Billing” host, Simba Mhere; artist, Loyiso Bala; actor Emmanuel Castis from TV series, “Scandal!” and model Sonia Booth.
The magazine, which is the 16th edition of Forbes around the world, went on sale around Africa on 1 October. This is the the 16th local-language edition of the Forbes franchise, with English-language distribution in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya. Forbes Africa will be published and distributed by ABN Publishing.
Being in the USA, I have not gotten a copy of the issue but I got some quotes on “Africa’s man of mettle”, Patrice from my friend, DJ Sbu, who tweeted:
“I’m a sinner. I fumble. People must see me as one of them. The things that worry them, must worry me ” – Patrice Motsepe
“My parents insisted that we should always be respectful, never forget where we come from and that we are part of the challenges facing our people” – Patrice Motsepe
“All our businesses comprise of the BEST people money can buy. My policy is hire the best and pay them well ” – Patrice Motsepe