Being Unemployable With Alan Knott-Craig Jr

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Our final guest on season two of African Tech Conversations is the “unemployable”, disruptive force that is Alan Knott-Craig Jr.

It’s natural to assume that Alan Knott-Craig Sr (his father) paved the way for his son and namesake, Alan Jr to become one of the most well-recognised personalities on South Africa’s tech scene.

While it’s almost impossible to disregard the advantages of having such an experienced man for a father, Alan Jr has long proved his mettle as a businessman and gone on to carve out his own success.

Prior to founding free WiFi non-profit, Project Isizwe, Alan Jr founded World of Avatar and served as CEO of Mxit. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of iBurst, as well as Chairman of Cellfind.

At Project Isizwe - where he’s currently the outgoing CEO (with Zahir Khan taking over, so he can focus his energies on steering his latest venture— WiFi network startup, HeroTel).

There's no doubt that when it comes to speaking his mind with little or no filter, Alan Knott-Craig Jr proves that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Happily, that attribute makes him a very interesting subject indeed.