The former chair and CEO of MTN has shown that emerging markets can be a huge growth destination for investors and capital.

“If you consider that in 2050 Africa will have a population of approximately 2.5-billion people, representing a quarter to a third of all humanity, it becomes clear that Africa’s emerging markets are your future.” This is what the former chair and CEO of MTN, Phuthuma Nhleko, told students at Nelson Mandela University’s online faculty of engineering, the built environment and technology graduation ceremony on Friday, during which he was conferred with an honorary doctorate.

“Placing myself in the shoes of students graduating from university today,” he says, “I was struck by how fundamentally different the world’s ecosystems are in the year 2020 compared to 1983, when I graduated with a BSc civil engineering”…..more