Technology is a global equaliser – Vodacom

Technology is giving Africa the opportunity to compete on a global scale – alongside the most developed nations on earth, according to William Mzimba, Vodacom Business Chief Officer, who spoke at the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2018.

The three-day event aims to bring regional leaders together to find a coherent approach to advancing and accelerating the rate of development, addressing inequalities, improving energy access and food security, and uncovering new ways to create fair and decent employment.

“Africa is no longer as prejudiced as it was before access to technology became democratised,” said Mzimba, speaking in a panel discussion. “Today, we have access to the same technology and tools that presidents of developed nations have, and through the Internet, we have similar information at our fingertips.”

Making technology inclusive

In Africa, however, affordability and accessibility challenge the “democratisation” of technology.

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