Portrait – Nick Durandt, Boxing

Portrait – Nick Durandt, Boxing

Nick Durandt is one of Africa’s most successful boxing trainers but his real hobby is outside the ring and inside his tattoo shop.

Photography – Jay Caboz
Location – Durandts Boxing World Norwood with Nick Durandt
Publication – see the articles here Forbes Africa Magazine July Issue

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Portrait – Dinesh Patel, OrderIn

Portrait – Dinesh Patel, OrderIn

Dinesh Patel has done a lot: sport, entertainment and worked as a banker on Wall Street. After 10 years in the United States, he found his calling back on African soil, where he hopes to change the way we order food. He esablished the popular delivery service OrderIn based in Cape Town.

Photography – Jay Caboz
Location – Sandton Drive Johannesburg with Dinesh Patel
Publication – see the articles here Forbes Africa Magazine July Issue

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Portrait – Mark Bennett, iSchool

Portrait – Mark Bennett, iSchool

Beneath a rusty ceiling, in a room whose light blue paint is peeling from its cracked walls, Juste chisenga hands each of his seven-year-old pupils their latest learning aid – ultra-cheap tablet computers with software in Bemba, a language spoken across north-east Zambia. Known as ZEduPads, the tablets are part of a project aimed at making computers part of the everyday schooling of all young Zambians.

Dreamed up by British-born Mark Bennett, the solar-charged computers make technology accessible to children even where electricity supplies are non-existent. Available in all eight of Zambia’s official languages and preloaded with 12,000 classes, the tablets can be used almost anywhere in the country, allowing children to keep track of their individual progress across every subject they study.

Mark arrived in Zambia in 1985 on a two-year contract to work at a computer center at the University of Zambia. He stayed for twelve years, before branching out on his own, first starting africonnect, an internet service provider he sold to Vodacom in 2005, and then launching ZEduPad. Already, 7,000 of the tablets have been distributed across Zambia. “We’ve spent around US$6 million developing the software,” says Mark. “So far, we have had 2.3 million words translated into local languages and a quarter of a million sounds.”

Photography – Jay Caboz
Location – Kasisi Mission School, Zambia (A couple of kilometers outside of Lusaka) with Mark Bennett
Publication – see the articles here Forbes Africa Magazine May Issue, The Other Hundred Winner

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Mark Bennett (left) at Kasisi Missionary School

 

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Portrait – Nyasha Zimucha, Beauty Entrepreneur and Miss Africa USA 09

Portrait – Nyasha Zimucha, Beauty Entrepreneur and Miss Africa USA 09

I took to the streets of Newtown, a trendy urban revival district in Johannesburg CBD, to capture the spirited Nyasha Zimucha. She is an Entrepreneur, TV Personality, Singer/Dancer and Humanitarian. With South African and Zimbabwean heritage, she has a passion for Africa the continent she once represented as Miss Africa USA.

Photography – Jay Caboz
Location – Newtown with Nyasha Zimucha
Publication – see the articles here Forbes Africa Magazine Feb Issue

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