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Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs

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September 2012
About the book: 
Who are the real power brokers in Africa? Who are the dynamic entrepreneurs making things happen on the continent? How did they do it and what are their personal stories? Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs is a unique collection of stories about 16 of the most successful entrepreneurs and business visionaries currently operating in Africa. Each chapter is dedicated to a single entrepreneur and focuses on a sometimes tumultuous, often challenging, but mostly exciting journey to success. This fascinating and well-researched book examines the life of each entrepreneur and maps out the path each elected to follow in tackling and overcoming the obstacles that stood in the way of the realisation of their dreams. Meet, among others, Kagiso Mmusi, the Motswana transport millionaire; Richard Maponya, the South African retail giant behind Soweto's Maponya Mall; Kwabena Adjei, the rags-to-riches Ghanaian millionaire; Wale Tinubu, the Nigerian head of the Oando oil and gas giant; Ndaba Ntsele, the South African king of high finance; and Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese-born telecoms millionaire. Each story is inspiring and informative in its own unique way. Makura sheds light on the different historical, political and economic power structures that helped create - and in some cases frustrate - these business heroes. The book shines the spotlight on and provides an unprecedented insight into a new breed of African hero - some of whose stories have never been told until now.
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About the Author
Moky formed her own agency, Red PR, early in 1999, with the vision of becoming the first pan-African PR network. In 2002, she sold her business to Draft FCB – then SA’s largest communications agency. Three years later she left to set up as an independent consultant and pursue her media passions.
From 2001 to 2006, Moky was the African Anchor presenter and field reporter for South Africa’s award winning news and actuality show Carte Blanche.
In 2004, Moky presented an hour long interview format show called African Pioneers which was syndicated to commercial stations in 5 African countries. In 2005, she produced and hosted a 26 part marketing show on the South African business channel; Summit TV. In 2006, she played a lead role in the ground breaking and very popular MNet Pan-African drama series Jacob’s Cross.
In November 2008, Moky completed her book Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs with a foreword written by Richard Branson which tells the success stories of the top entrepreneurs on the continent. Her book has been covered extensively in the local media and is currently in its 3rd print.  Moky has been invited to speak on numerous occasions at various institutions on her research around Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs’.
Moky is an editorial contributor to various magazines on African related subjects and has had her editorials published in a number of South African publications.

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