About Africa @ Work
Africa @ Work is a company dedicated to facilitating and improving business in Africa.
High-growth, high-return Africa is the most sought-after frontier destination for global investment today. However, there are 54 countries on the continent and even rigorous business plans can run aground on the unique and complex set of circumstances found in each of them.
Africa @ Work has been on the ground since 2002, tracking the issues, developments, trends and cultures in reforming African economies.
The services listed below may be accessed individually or combined as part of a tailor-made package for clients.
- Africa Strategy Briefings and Advisory
- Reports on Doing Business in Africa
- Business Facilitation
- Nigeria Advisory
- Africa Conference Rapporteur
About Dianna Games
Dianna Games is Chief Executive of Africa @ Work, an advisory company focusing on African business. She is a leading commentator on business issues, trends and developments in Africa and has travelled extensively around the continent over the past two decades, visiting nearly 30 countries to date.
She specialises in corporate engagements across Africa and has done research into regional economic developments, corporate and government investment trends, sector analysis for private clients and tracks business developments in Africa’s key markets. She is also a popular public speaker on issues related to business in Africa and addresses many of South Africa’s biggest companies and international conferences.
She has written many published reports on African business issues, including the groundbreaking 2003 report published by the SA Institute for International Affairs: “South African Business in Africa: An Introductory Survey and Analysis”.
Dianna is a columnist on African issues for Business Day newspaper in South Africa and African Business magazine in the UK. Her book, 'Business in Africa: Corporate Insights', was published by Penguin South Africa in 2012 and republished in 2013. She has also contributed to many other books including Africa to Africa Internationalization: Key Issues and Outcomes (Palgrave MacMillan), Africans Investing in Africa (Brenthurst Foundation & Tony Elumelu Foundation), The Changing Dynamics of International Business in Africa (Palgrave MacMillan) and How We Made it in Africa: The Book (Maritz Publishing).
She is also a Fellow of the Centre for African Management and Markets at South African business school, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) attached to the University of Pretoria, and a Professor of Practice at the Johannesburg Business School.
Dianna's main area of speciality is Nigeria. She has been travelling to Nigeria since 1995 and writing about the country's political economy. Since 2006, she has acted as the Executive Director of the South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber (www.sa-nigeriachamber.co.za), playing a leading role in facilitating business and investment between Africa's two biggest markets.