What Is SU South Africa?

SingularityU South Africa runs education, innovation, and impact programmes that help others leverage rapidly accelerating technologies—including artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, blockchain, and digital biology—in innovative ways to unlock solutions that can positively impact millions, if not billions, of lives. We aim to create a network of empowered changemakers that will leverage their expertise, in combination with Singularity University, across the continent.

Why South Africa?

South Africa is Africa’s largest economy and is often referred to as the gateway to the continent. South Africa is one of the G20 countries and has a burgeoning tech ecosystem. Numerous South Africans have played a part in shaping our future, with inventions such as the CATscan and performing the world’s first heart transplant. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, hails from South Africa. The country offers many opportunities for investment and tech development, while boasting untapped economic potential, particularly among the burgeoning youthful population, which is hungry for direction and purpose. Thus, it’s very important to shape African mindsets to move in a direction that will create abundance, holistic wellbeing, and success for our society. It is for this reason that SingularityU’s values and approach are so important in our country. Moreover, we want to bring the power of SingularityU to the continent to #futureproofAfrica.

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