Ditching rocking chairs for the boardroom hot seat

In this issue of Africa Forbes Woman magazine, journalist Thandi Xaba looks at the new trend of retirees who are venturing into business, and contributing to the local economy. “I had a chance to learn of some courageous senior citizens, who despite challenges and discouragement from communities, defied the odds and went ahead to take risks”, she says.

‘Starting at 60: Senior Entrepreneurs’ is a moving story inspired by fifty-seven-year-old Susan Maake, a former nurse who, turned her back on her pension fund to buy an OBC Chicken and Meat business, with a friend, in the outskirts of Phalaborwa, in Limpopo province.