The other story




The Other Story is a fireside chat with African Achievers, men and women of different ages, different backgrounds from different parts of the continent. I chose leaders/entrepreneurs that had achieved in their personal capacity but had also gone out of their way to lift others. At the outset I had been aware that their journeys through life, and especially their career paths, would be interesting and diverse, covering various entrepreneurial concerns in the fields of finance -Gloria Serobe, Zanele Mbeki, Information Technology -Ali Mufuruki, Kevin Lubega, agribusiness -Nhlanhla Dlamini, health -Dr Peter Matseke, education & mentorship -Sizwe Nxasana, Fred Swaniker & Mabutho Mthembu, retail -Dr Richard Maponya, Babatunde Folawiyo, and more. But the unexpected outcome of the talks was that these wide-ranging stories have running through them a golden thread, spun from the values that these remarkable people hold dear, as well as things they regard as important, even non-negotiable.