The technology sector in South Africa is full of high-energy start-ups looking to “disrupt” traditional business models by emulating tech seen overseas. It is refreshing to hear the story of a South African entrepreneur who has used technology to tackle a uniquely South African problem.
Ntuthuko Shezi’s moonshot idea of crowd-farming cows—which he first presented at TEDxJohannesburg 2015—has grown legs. From a base of 26 cows back then, his stock has grown to a total of 1200 cows in 2018. In short, he has devised a clever way in which multiple individuals can remotely and digitally co-own a single cow.