Cape Town Diary | Day 3 | Equity Bank

Jane Berry shows James Mwangi how neatly an AidPod fits in a crate… or is she just begging for funds? I’m grabbing a few moments immediately following a session by Dr James Mwangi of Equity Bank (Kenya) at the ‘Financing Business Innovation’ event here in Cape Town to try and capture the inspiration I feel. […]

Cape Town Diary | Day 2 | Social Enterprise Summit

The Africa Investor Summit on Social Investing and Social Enterprise in Africa (yes that is Prime Minister, The Right Honourable, Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe with South Africa’s Minister for Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, and Aeneas Chuma, Resident Co-ordinator, United Nations) Pitching the ColaLife idea to around 120 people, all interested in Social Entrepreneurship in Africa, was a great […]

Cape Town Diary | Day 1

We arrived in Cape Town last night. The complex funding arrangements for this trip meant we had to take a bit of a tedious route: 3 legs, 2 lots of customs checks and 3 bag check-ins but all the flights behaved themselves and we arrived on schedule, 20 hours after leaving London Heathrow. WARNING: What […]

ColaLife, Buzzbnk, World Economic Forum on Africa and Lusaka

First of all, a big thank you is due to all those who put their hands in their pockets last week to take us to the first Buzzbnk milestone. This releases the £3,000 donated so far through the Buzzbnk towards our next trip to Zambia to tie up the loose ends with local partners on […]