SA should be the tech gateway for the rest of Africa
The tech sector is heeding the call from the president to ensure job creation, economic growth and innovation
President Cyril Ramaphosa opened the Financial Times Africa Summit in London last weekend. He led Team SA to engage with investors and business leaders with the aim of attracting further investment, both in Africa and SA. The summit’s theme was “Africa in Motion” and placed a special emphasis on youth, entrepreneurs and innovation, among other key topics.
In the field of innovation, I have no doubt SA can compete at the international level. Many think the country lags behind in the tech arena. I disagree. SA has consistently produced many exceptional and well-known tech entrepreneurs, such as Mark Shuttleworth and Vinny Lingham, and the entrepreneurial spirit in SA’s tech space remains strong and vibrant.