I'm a freelance editor, journalist, sub-editor and blogger. My editorial interests range from documenting the entrepreneurial spirit to sustainability, tech and innovation, as well as travel writing.
Eager Journeys is a travel and photography blog by freelance journalist and photographer Iga Motylska, who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. It focuses on travel to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, across Africa and the world, as well as authentic cultural experiences.
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Wealth Creators — Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East analyses 250 fortunes in these up-and-coming regions. The
report is also based on interviews with billionaires from these emerging markets, as well as editors of Forbes local language editions, and Forbes and Forbes.com wealth analysts.
For many travel is about ticking off bucket list items, standing in awe of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and interacting with the locals. And it’s very much the same for me, except that I love food more than is probably healthy and so for me travel is also largely about how it indulges the senses and satiates my hunger for new flavours.
Words and photographs by Iga Motylska (@eagerjourneys)
Vilanculos is the gateway to Bazaruto Archipelago – a cluster of six islands immersed in the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean off Mozambique’s coast. It’s a tropical nirvana for scuba divers, fishermen, seafaring holiday-makers and beach lovers.
Words and photographs by Iga Motylska @eagerjourneys
The white-washed seaside village of Batsi, which stretches along a crescent-shaped beach on the western coast of Andros, is one of the Grecian island’s most lively towns. Or so we’ve been told by the locals when we arrive after a two-hour ferry from Athens. But when we’re dropped off by the local bus, the streets stand silent, the restaurants are open but empty and only the sun basks on the beach. Though it’s early November and low season, we don’t expect it to be this quiet. As we walk along...
I really get a sense of space. A sense of space, time and our minuteness, yet interconnectedness, as we drive through Kenya’s most celebrate Maasai Mara National Reserve for hours on end. It’s humbling to step away from our realities into nature’s embrace and realise that we, too, are a part of all this.
Lonely Planet named Ethiopia one of its must-see countries for 2017. And after a two-week visit to the capital and northern region, I soon understood why. It’s an easily accessible and affordable destination, with a strong coffee culture, that’s steeped in centuries-old traditions and has awe-inspiring landscapes. If I were a tourism trend analyst, I ,too, would place Ethiopia on the top of my list for emerging African travel destinations. Here’s why.
“There’s never been a more wonderful time to be a banker,” says Funeka Montjane, CEO of Personal and Business Banking at Standard Bank. Montjane, a 2015 WEF Young Global Leader, believes that the future of banking lies in creating time for customers with the help of automation, artificial intelligence and FinTech.
“We just have to look at high-paying jobs today that didn’t exist 10 years ago, in order to understand that, according to WEF, 65 percent of students entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don't yet exist,” said Sizwe Nxasana, founder of Future Nation Schools, Chairman of both the National Education Collaboration Trust and National Student Financial Aid Scheme, while speaking on the future of education at the first Singularity University South Africa Summit.
South Africa's leading financial executives learned operational strategies to cut costs and optimise their businesses, so as to retain their levels of productivity and maintain their organisations’ competitiveness, as South Africa enters the toughest economic times of the last decade.
With the purse strings in their hands and the demands of their board, stakeholders and personal lives, CFOs face numerous pressures, especially in the current volatile market. The latest CFO Summit equipped them for survival and future success.
Man of peace: Gonçalo Mbunda turns weapons of war into artworks that have gained him international acclaim. “My masks represent seeing the truth behind the mask.”
The report's analysis and commentary derives from those central to sustainable job creation—young entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique and Angola. It considers the value of African entrepreneurs, the challenges and opportunities inherent to entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. The data is based on a survey of 4000 individuals, who represent all levels of education and socio-economic levels.