MTN South Africa and the University Of Cape Town Graduate School Of Business (UCT GSB), South Africa’s oldest university, have made a $13 million partnership with the aim of making it big in sustainable innovation in Africa.
They will combine the research strength of UCT's GSB with MTN’s technological expertise to help create mobile apps along with educational, medical and economic empowerment programmes and even promote entrepreneurship and small business growth.
Each partner has complementary expertise and skills, so together, their impact on African innovation will be greater and the solutions emerging as a result of their collaboration will reach further - Professor Walter Baets
Manager of the MTN Solution Space, Sarah-Anne Arnold, said the partnership represents a symbiotic and purposeful venture into the future. “MTN already has an extensive footprint in Africa and the GSB has a strong representation of African students at the business school, combined with a reputation for research and academic excellence. So we are combining our strengths for a common purpose – finding solutions to the biggest challenges facing our continent.”