In the hallway of a large, brick-face block of flats in Johannesburg, Halima Jawahir greets her tenants, a group of six Somali women drying their henna-painted hands in the sunlight streaming through the windows.

After fleeing civil war in her native Somalia in 2016, Jawahir is reinventing herself as a property mogul in the Mayfair neighbourhood in Johannesburg...

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