Africa, like every other country now has no excuse for being poor. All we need is connectivity. The majority of the population are not connected. I want to connect them.
I’ve seen a few mis-fortunes leading me to become a nomad of the millennial kind in my journey round the Western Cape. The one roaring theme has been poor internet service. And not just me.
Wherever you go, whomever you speak to there is a complaint about service. It’s Africa I’m told. It’s a 3rd world country, what did you expect?
Well, simplicity for One.
Ubuntu for two.
And thirdly some self respect.
A nation where leaders squander money whilst people die, is an abomination. The fact that we stand by and allow it, is pitiful.
So I’m changing the rules. All of them. Digital Transformation in real-time.
Someone has to do something. I’ve decided it’s Me.
Bring together the power houses and forces in the digital spectrum,
throw in a few hefty folk on the global business side
paired with a ‘Zuma sized’ i.e. ‘very large serving’ of folk who are tired of being afraid.
Add in ten million more and tens times that again…
and meet the Collective of people who are all a groundbreaking part my journey in
Recreating the rules to suit the collective, for the benefit of all.
Millennial Living: Digital Era Disruptions = Better Service for Us All!
In my travels around the world and the Western Cape with a particular focus on Cape Town, I’ve journeyed through a substantial number of lives. Every heartbeat that I encounter gives me something of themselves, as a reminder. The sadness and hurt for me is the overwhelming number with fear as their beat.
And the frustrations paired with the fear.
Bad internet service destroys businesses. Stops progress on every front. Causes financial losses, adding pressure on all fronts, creating fear.
As a nation we owe a debt of gratitude to those in the Digital and Tech worlds who are moving things to a point of getting us into 1st World Status. Africa is one of the richest continents on the planet. As a continent we need no other to thrive. Run well, every country is rich in natural resources, ingenuity and workforce.
Why are we struggling along, limping to the finish line which we wish’d would come earlier because we’ve spent our lives fighting and fearing daily??
South Africa, as Apartheid proved, doesn’t require assistance from any other country. So why are so many struggling so? Poverty is rife. I see it daily. I believe that with connectivity we can alleviate poverty.
Alleviating Poverty by giving Free Internet Access? Don’t be Crazy! I kid you not.
The psychology behind everything is fear. Fear stops us from focusing on anything other than the fear which then enlarges to becomes something we cannot overcome.
When you are in a state of poverty it is impossible to see a way out. To have hope. The only way people innovate is if they have a glimmer of hope. Hope for me and millions around the world has come from the internet. It’s given me 16 years of fascinating learning on a multitude of subjects and levels. I’ve been able to learn about businesses of all kinds across many industries by building websites for clients around the world and the hours of research I put in. It’s taught me how to cook better, how to heal myself and I’ve learned how to make a brand standout with some nifty moves… and my special charm, naturally.
I guarantee that if we open up access to the people [I have a plan – yes, I always have a plan], the innovation, jobs, upliftment, lack of fear and raising of dignity will be the transformation we all need to see.
A poor man needs a few things to raise himself up.
- Someone to believe in him
- The same access as everyone else
- A place to prove himself to himself
Give a man the internet you give him the world. South Africans are naturally innovative, curious, creative and intrepid. There is much hidden talent in the country that is desperate to find it’s niche and make things work better all around them. For themselves and their neighbours.
Digital Transformation = Create New Rules
Changing the rules by no longer accept accepting bad service as standard.
By circumventing the obstacles to progress in innovating.
By using our connectivity globally to get Africa Live to the Net so we can innovate!!
I’m currently on what feels like a one woman crusade to enhance service delivery on every level. We have all failed in service delivery at some point or another. Problem is, I often seem to be at the losing end. Internet is my livelihood. I’m building a Digital Transformation Journey and I have no digital… access denied. :-/
How does one grow yourself when connectivity costs an arm and a leg, when it needn’t? R500 for 3 days worth of internet access is absurd. Telkom poor service delivery meant neighbors without internet for 5 weeks, us 14 days. Until we went in and made a noise. The Internet fees in South Africa are daylight robbery.
The Digital Transformation Journey I’ve been on has been a stressful dive into what it’s like to survive in Africa with first world knowledge and connections but no connectivity. Here I am trying to make sure I am noticeable in the right places in front of the right people: bearing in mind I’m busy building a Brand – and a reputation, footprint, connection base, respect (hopefully) and a business so I can make the money I am capable of making.
For that to happen I need to be alive and well on the internet every day.
I’m a Digital Marketing Strategist…
I need to be sure to offer a valid opinion wherever possible, Digitally… like on Social and business media… like on Forbes and Inc.com among other quality publications. Oh… and I was meant to write two articles for the business.com website… Well, no research into stats can be done without the net. Shew…It’s been a journey. So ten days later I’m back online in panic mode catching up with all the work I couldn’t do. The revenue lost, emails missed, leverage on influential followers, important conversations abruptly ended. In an ideal world I could just trot down to the local coffee shop but in reality this isn’t possible.
Not all is Lost though as I’m on a mini-digital journey. And this is a transformation from old to new. I Discovered the powers and lack thereof of my little Acer tablet. Got some magic work done which is about to seep into a screen near you. If you’re reading this then that will be of interest too. Trust me.
So where’s the transformation you ask?
It’s happening. Right now. I’m building a business model which outbreaks itself into a new way of doing things. A better way. I’ve preached to my friends over and over again, There’s Always a Better way to do Things.
The business model speaks to the startup market in redesigning an economic structure. It’s beautifully designed to appeal to the Millennial mindset of the startup generation. We use the best of shared economies, social, business, Fintech (found the guys Ive been searching for to handle all transactions so business can begin), technological advances and other outbreak models as part of the matrix which is where the strength of the model comes in.
I call it honeycomb structure: that’s how I structure it in my head. Haven’t put it out in that structure yet.
That’s my name for disruptive technology that’s causing a stir among the higher echelons of society where staid thinking keeps the poor poor, making the rich richer.
I’m all for Profit! I’m all for having a financial goal. I’m also for making sure we all eat food first.
There are plenty of people on the planet unnecessarily going without a single morsel of food tonight. It’s an abhorrence that we have it within our power to do something and yet we don’t. Daily finding an excuse or a reason. Yet, in the flick of an eyelash will speak of the cost of living, Tax! Paying Tax!
Where does it go?
Well, the new outbreak system will see to it that the government still gets it’s taxes, just not directly – it’ll be offset through a carefully structured: completely transparent Collective system to ensure that the right people benefit. As a person who lives in South Africa I have a right to choose where and how my taxes are spent. The Collective are choosing the circumvent route. It’s the one where the cash we choose to give into our community actually goes to the community: and alleviates poverty.
Using a Crypto Currency firms innovative new structure we’ll be handling all fees, transactions along the Blockchain, Bitcoin route for the Collective Economy financial stream.
Because we’re a startup and we’re creating new rules. We’ve decided that our autonomy in the digital spectrum is to decide where our taxes should go. Since you, the government get enough money to build a castle for Zuma, you don’t need the startups money. And since digital is growing at a speed far beyond your reckoning, you weren’t expecting this cash so we’ll disperse of it in a way that better suits the Collective.
Who is the Collective?
The Collective is every person who has a need. Discover the pain points and fix them. First and most important is hunger. In a wealthy, natural oasis of a country we have hungry people? This is a problem the Collective will solve by graciously giving 1/5th of all income directly to the community collective.
The collective and all within it will pay their dues to the taxation system of the country through paying direct. The government can have record of the payments as offset on any fees they feel they were due.
This unaccounted for cash that the government never knew it would have, is an ideal cash-cow for the poverty alleviation issues being suffered globally.
The collective begins to gather the moment we make our first transaction on Predictive Ideology. The Collective Economy is being mapped out in detail to potential investors. When everything is settled, we’ll start to unveil exactly how it all functions, who gets what money and how is it all going to be monitored?
In our current society we believe in monitoring. In the Collective Economy we take responsibility for ourselves, our neighbours and we do our part in making things better, daily. Being monitored is not of concern as it’s all tracked through Blockchain. The Collective ideology is to give for the pleasure of giving. Making sure every person has a small slice of the pie is the Ubuntu way and the way of the Millennials that are forcing their way through the consumer ranks of power.
Whilst I’m busy creating new rules: I’m also adding jobs to the list, creating new opportunities for apprenticeships and encouraging innovation through global connectivity across the entire digital spectrum
I believe we can abolish poverty through open access to the world of Google. Through inspiration we will see innovation.