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AB4IR’s Kelebogile Molopyane to Speak on Bridging the Digital Divide Through Incubation at IoTFA 2022

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The premier Internet of Things event in Africa, IoT Forum Africa 2022, is set to feature the CEO of Africa Beyond 4IR, Kelebogile Molopyane, as a speaker.

The Digital Innovation Hub located in Tshwane, Mabopane Odi Campus, South Africa, AB4IR is a collaboration between the Small Business Development Agency (seda) and the Tshwane South Technical and Vocation Education and Training College, and its objective is to bridge the digital divide in order to empower communities through technology, innovation, and incubation.

AB4IR offers various programmes aimed at developing, nurturing, and commercialising creative skills within townships in South Africa by introducing the communities therein to the opportunities available in the creative industries sector (particularly: animation, gaming, virtual reality, and drone technology).

AB4IR’s Kelebogile Molopyane is set to Speak at IoT Forum Africa 2022

Molopyane is the CEO of AB4IR, as well as an aerospace Chamber member for the Transport Education Training Authority, Founding Director for Drone Council South Africa, and board chairperson for the South African Creative Industries Association, amongst other titles.

A woman of many hats, Molopyane always has a sharp eye for opportunities to uplift and empower local communities and their youth, especially in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.

In South Africa, Stats SA estimates that the country’s mobile internet access penetration rested at only 52.8% of the population in 2021, while the broader sub-Saharan Africa region has long battled with widespread access to connectivity, with mobile internet user penetration across the region sitting at only 26%, according to statistics from GSMA Intelligence, which is forecast to increase to 39% by 2025.

Digital exclusion leaves behind a large portion of the population and impedes access to not only financial services, but education, and other vital commodities many have taken for granted.

This is why Molopyane is going to be tackling the topic of how AB4IR is bridging the digital divide in South Africa through technology, innovation, and incubation at IoTFA 2021 – don’t miss out!

About AB4IR

A Non-Profit Company aimed at addressing digital and gender divide in the

ICT space by empowering communities through technology, innovation and

entrepreneurship. We partner with government, private sector, academia both

locally and internationally.

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IoTFA 2022 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever and is set to feature an exciting list of visionaries, thought leaders, and industry experts who will explore the benefits and challenges of IoT in key industries.

The hybrid event will also offer Africa’s biggest IoT players a platform to showcase some of the latest IoT solutions to a diverse audience drawn from the public and private sectors.

The upcoming two-day event from 29 to 30 March 2022 is to be held at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

How to participate:

Join as an attendee: Learn from some of the most powerful brands, mavericks and visionaries that are setting the pace for change and driving disruption in retail.

Join as a speaker: Showcase your thought-leadership. Share your insights and experience. Shape solutions to critical business challenges.

Join us as an exhibitor: Reinforce your position as a leading provider of technology solutions.

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