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Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa is a prominent Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

He is best known as the founder and executive chairman of Econet Group, a telecommunications and technology company in several African countries. Masiyiwa played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the telecommunications industry in Africa by introducing mobile phones and wireless services to the continent. He is also the founder of Cassava Technologies.


Apart from his business ventures, Masiyiwa is recognized for his philanthropic efforts. He established the Higherlife Foundation, which focuses on providing educational scholarships, healthcare support, and leadership development programs to young Africans. He has also been actively involved in initiatives to improve access to education and technology across the continent. Masiyiwa’s entrepreneurial achievements and contributions to society have earned him several accolades and honours, including being listed on Forbes’ list of Africa’s billionaires. He is widely regarded as one of Africa’s most influential business leaders and a champion for social and economic development on the continent.

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