About Us

Africa Works Ventures is an advisory firm with offices in Hong Kong and Johannesburg.
High potential, high growth businesses in Africa work with us to access strategic partnerships that help fuel their sustained growth.
We leverage our network in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa as well as our expertise in brand building to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

Partners we have created value for include:



Duke’s expertise is investment promotion, Sino-Africa relations and strategic communications. He has served as a trusted advisor to executives of global brands, high impact entrepreneurs and senior Government officials.

He is a former partner in a leading crisis management firm and was previously Vice President: Corporate Affairs at global communications consultancy FleishmanHillard in Hong Kong.  Before exploring the East, he was Head of Reputation Management at Johannesburg listed Discovery Limited – recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the leading Companies Changing the World.

Duke is a sought-after keynote speaker and has delivered talks at TEDx Hong Kong, LinkedIn, Nelson Mandela Bay Leadership Summit and guest lectured at various universities including The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He is passionate about youth empowerment, mentors several dynamic young leaders in Africa and Asia, and served as a board member of Young Business South Africa. Duke worked in Washington D.C at a leading youth development organization – Presidential Classroom.

Duke is a graduate of the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. He is based between Hong Kong and Johannesburg.


Contact US


Hong Kong

+ 852 6591 6275

Unit 1210-1214
41 Heung Yip Road
Wong Chuk Hang
Hong Kong 



+ 27 71 454 1116

Waterfall Office Park
Building B
Magwa Crescent, Midrand
South Africa

High energy, bias for action professionals with expertise in Asia-Africa commerce seeking career growth please email duke@africaworksventures.com. Masters level candidates preferred.

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