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.