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Starting a Business at Stellenbosch University

At the last LaunchLab talk, Abey Mokgwatsane, the CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa, expressed a truth that I think most of us are aware of: the only way South Africa will achieve the economic growth it needs to reduce unemployment is through the effort of entrepreneurs. As an economists, I lean heavily towards what we [...]

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Internet: The Great Divider

On the 26th of January 1999 Sugata Mitra and some associates installed a computer in the wall of an urban slum in India to see what the local children would make of it. Soon children were teaching themselves how to work the computer, with no training or assistance. A further experiment in a rural setting [...]

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