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Want to see real innovation? Check out Africa: Toby Shapshak at TEDGlobal 2013Want to see real innovation? Check out Africa: Toby Shapshak at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Helen Walters

The publisher and editor of the South African edition of Stuff magazine, Toby Shapshak is here to challenge our perceptions of his home continent. First, he asks us, who bought a pay-as-you-go SIM card on arriving in Edinburgh? Hands wave. “You’re using African technology,” he says proudly. “‘Pay-as-you-go’ was an idea pioneered in Africa by Vodacom […]

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Forces of Change: The speakers in session 9 of TEDGlobal 2013Forces of Change: The speakers in session 9 of TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In George Ayittey’s classic TED Talk from 2007, he describes two factions in Africa toggling for control — the “hippo generation,” the ruling elites riddled with corruption and inaction, and the “cheetah generation,” the fast-moving entrepreneurial leaders with the ability to create change. This session — guest hosted by TED Fellows Adrian Hong (who works […]