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  1. Putting money to work in Africa


    February 10, 2015

    One Thousand & One Voices CEO Hendrik Jordaan discusses where he sees opportunity in Africa with Deirdre Bolton on Fox Business Network’s “Risk & Reward”.

  2. Patient Capitalism


    September 19, 2014

    Harnessing the collective power of family capital is not a new concept. But One Thousand & One Voices is adding a twist: calling on families’ sector expertise and intellectual firepower to super-charge emerging market SMEs. Just don’t call it impact investing. Nicholas Moody reports.



    June 27, 2014

    Liefdadigheid is dood, leve impact investing. De Zuidafrikaan Hendrik Jordaan, ceo van One Thousand & One Voices, wil rijke families bewegen om niet alleen hun vermogen, maar ook hun intellectueel en relationeel kapitaal te investeren in verbetering van de wereld. Om te beginnen in in kansrijke Afrikaanse ondernemingen.

  4. PE firm targets Africa with new funding model


    March 25, 2014

    One Thousand & One Voices LLC, an Africa-focused private-equity fund, is bringing together leading and wealthy families from America to Sub-Saharan Africa with a view to creating jobs and economic development.

  5. A new long-term private equity fund for Africa


    March 21, 2014

    One Thousand & One Voices is a new private investment fund that aims to help sub-Saharan African businesses create jobs. RFI’s Laura Angela Bagnetto spoke to Hendrik Jordaan, the CEO of One Thousand & One Voices, about their plans to invest and share the expertise of the group with African businesses.

  6. Private Equity Investment Promotes Economic Freedom


    March 19, 2014

    Private equity investment in developing countries by a group of influential families is not a common trend. However, it is believed that unlike the average private equity model, this type of investment can be effective in promoting economic freedom for developing economies around the world. Hendrik Jordaan, President & CEO of One Thousand & One Voices, joins CNBC Africa for more.

  7. Scions plant seeds for African fruit


    March 2014

    Interview with Hendrik Jordaan about how, through One Thousand & One Voices, wealthy families have set up a new private equity fund with patient capital to invest in African companies.

  8. Unique investing collective debuts in Denver


    November 8, 2013

    One Thousand & One Voices isn’t easy to define. Its CEO, Hendrik Jordaan, calls it a “movement” of wealthy families that believe the road to economic freedom in emerging markets comes from the deployment of what they call “three-dimensional capital” — relational, intellectual and patient financial capital.

  9. No More Charity: But Do Markets Deliver For Africa’s Poorest?


    November 1, 2013

    When John Coors’ coffee arrives, he starts loading it with sugar by the spoonful. “I really am a soft drink guy,” he says. It is the second revelation of the morning. Coors, a scion of the famous American brewing family, president of CoorsTek and a generous donor to African charities, earlier announced he will no longer be giving away his money to alleviate poverty in the developing world

  10. Focus On Africa


    October 16, 2013

    Video of John Coors’ appearance on “Focus On Africa” on BBC World News to discuss the launch of One Thousand and One Voices and the use of philanthropy versus investment to lift people out of poverty

  11. Philanthropy or investment?


    October 16, 2013

    What’s the best way to spread this wealth? Some – like billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates – believe the best way to help Africa’s poorest people is for the super-rich to share their wealth through charitable donations. Dr. John Coors – an American millionaire – used to think so too. But in this BBC radio segment, he says investment – rather than sharing riches – is the key to economic development.

  12. A war chest worth $300m


    October 17, 2013

    I recently met SA-born Hendrik Jordaan, who is running a new Africa-focused private equity fund. What could be more of a good news story than a significant new investor into Africa, with a war chest of US$300M?

  13. Investment Opportunities Across Africa


    October 9, 2013

    Head of Founding Family of One Thousand & One Voices John Coors discusses his African investment ideas with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.”

  14. CoorsTek’s Coors Discusses $300m Africa Fund (Audio)


    October 9, 2013

    On Bloomberg Radio’s “The Hays Advantage”, John Coors, the chief executive officer of CoorsTek Inc., discusses how he came to be one of the founders of One Thousand & One Voices, a nontraditional private equity vehicle that is gathering influential wealthy families to invest “three-dimensional capital” in developing markets, starting with a $300 million fund for Sub-Saharan Africa.

  15. Wealthy families plan investments in Africa


    October 2, 2013

    One Thousand & One Voices, a private equity scheme backed by “influential families” from around the world, established its Johannesburg office last week and is poised to invest $300m across various sectors in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

  16. African private equity fund opens Johannesburg office


    September 27, 2013

    One Thousand & One Voices, a private equity fund, has announced its decision to open an office in South Africa’s largest city, following the hiring of three former Standard Bank Group employees.

  17. Accelerating prosperity in developing markets


    September 26, 2013

    The newly launched One Thousand & One Voices movement is a private investment group which is aiming to accelerate prosperity in developing markets. Consisting of influential families from around the world, led by John Coors of the Coors Brewing family the group has started with a $300 million fund for sub-Saharan Africa.

  18. Uplifting A Continent


    September 17, 2013

    The tipping point for John K. Coors came one evening in a Kenya farming community two years ago

  19. Coors Brewing Heir Invests In Africa Rebirth


    May 30, 2013

    John K. Coors, great grandson of Coors Brewing Co. founder Adolph Coors, is spearheading a private equity vehicle to promote economic development in Africa.

  20. CoorsTek Chief Spearheads African “Impact Investing” Fund


    May 12, 2013

    After spending years supporting charitable work in Africa, John Coors, chief executive of CoorsTek, the US ceramics manufacturing giant, reached the conclusion that philanthropy was not the answer to fostering economic development.

  21. Coors-Led Fund Joins Carlyle in African Private Equity Deals


    May 10, 2013

    A group of the world’s richest families has joined forces to invest $300-million in Africa through the creation of the One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V) investment movement, launched this week ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa.

  22. Opportunities Are All Over Africa: Coors


    May 9, 2013

    Dr. John Coors, CEO of CoorsTek and a founding family member of One Thousand & One Voices shares his views on the opportunities for investment in Africa in an interview from the World Economic Forum in Cape Town.

  23. US Family Biz Icon Launches Africa Fund


    May 9, 2013

    Dr. John Coors, fourth-gen chief executive of ceramics company CoorsTek and a member of the Coors brewing dynasty, is behind the launch of an investment group targeting Africa that plans a new approach to investing in the continent.