Dialogues and Debates

Free Wi-Fi for Africa

Entrepreneur Alan Knott-Craig offers ideas for bringing the whole of the African continent online.

Speakers featured in this talk


Alan Knott-Craig, Jr.


Alan Knott-Craig is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, chairman of HeroTel, a wireless broadband provider, and founder of Project Isizwe, an NGO rolling out free Wi-Fi in poor communities. Originally from Pretoria, he studied at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (formerly UPE) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 and has subsequently invested or funded 21 companies in the tech industry.