The Internet Poverty Myth

Johan Nel (CEO), Gumtree South Africa

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Several years after the arrival of the Internet, and increasing inclusivity, Johan Nel begs the question: What has the Internet really meant for South Africans? Will bringing the Internet to the unconnected in townships and rural South Africa really bring wealth with it?

eCommerce and Transactions / Keynote / Talk about success or failure in a positive way / Inspiring / Intermediate

Event: Johannesburg

Hashtags: #real_internet #real_digital_economy #internetpoverty

Best for: Consumers, developers, app designers

Speaker country: South Africa

Questions this session will answer:

Does Internet and job and wealth creation really go hand in hand? Do projects that bring connectivity to townships really help anyone?

Speaker qualifications:

Johan Nel is the Country Manager for Gumtree South Africa. Before being recruited by Gumtree in 2014, he was both the founder and CEO of Pan African tech success story Umuntu Media. Johan has been the recipient of numerous technology and media accolades including the Nokia and Infodev African Innovator of the Year award (2012) and a Telkom Africa Media Award (2013).


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