In May of this year, a week before I got to South Africa, I was interviewed for South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) Radio 2000 show about AfriGadget. The interviewer asked me some questions that really made me start thinking about what AfriGadget has become and the platform it represents to continue fostering the type of change that needs to be encouraged in Africa.
I write more about this on my last AfriGadget post, where I talk about the evolution that the site is going through. What isn’t mentioned is that I’ll be spending a lot more time trying to make things happen. The team of editors and myself have come up with a strategic plan for growth that necessitates me directing more time to see it come to fruition.
I’m excited about the possibilities and the real world change that can happen when we actively do something, rather than just talk about it.
We’ll continue to bring you the same types of stories, augmented with some great new website features. If the right partnerships emerge, we’ll be leading some projects in Africa that create a way to invest in African micro-entrepreneurs directly.
If anyone would like to partner with us on a project, contact me.