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In today’s episode Rajan travels to Malawi to meet with leading entrepreneur, friend and Malawian, Mr Haroon Sacranie.

His story of determination is an inspiration to many, as despite being exiled in and out of the city based on the colour of his skin and the regular battle of opening and closing businesses, his perseverance prevailed and today he is a beacon of entrepreneurialism in the country.

Embedded in Malawi over five generations, he talks to us about how his identity is perceived by the locals and the many misperceptions people often have.

How many generations deep are you in your own country and how are you perceived? Share your comments below.

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About Haroon Sacranie:
Haroon Sacranie is Chairman and owner of ZST Investments, a wholly Malawian group of companies that employs over 700 Malawians across 15 subsidiaries located primarily in Lilongwe and Blantyre. A member of the Rotary Club for over 30 years, Mr. Sacranie also chairs several charities and is a Director on the Malawi Stock Exchange Board.

Mr Haroon Ahmed Sacranie was nominated by the Global Indian Ambassadors for his work towards economic and social empowerment for Malawi, Mr Sacranie has over the years provided dedicated support through the Rotary Club for over 30 years in supporting entrepreneurship in the region and providing educational support for the most vulnerable of society.

In 2013, Mr Sacranie completed an Advanced Certificate in Management from Management College of South Africa (MANCOSA).  In 2017, M.B.A in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Management (NIBM).

He is currently writing his biography which will be released soon.

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.

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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode: 68

Presenter – Rajan Nazran

Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth

Guest – Haroon Sacranie

Art Design – Vanisha Patel

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One response to “CROSSROADS OF MY IDENTITY – MADE IN MALAWI WITH HAROON SACRANIE”

  1. Mona Gounden says:

    As a women of Insian origin ,it has become increasingly difficult to live in Douth Africa.
    This is no place to bying up children.
    We yearn to go back to our roots

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