Key Note Speaker

Alan Knott-Craig is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, and founder of Project Isizwe, an NGO that advocates for affordable internet for all.  Mr. Knott-Craig speaked at the YEEES Conference on Thursday March 25th at 9:00am (CET)

Alan Knott-Craig


He is also the founder of HeroTel, a broadband operator operating throughout South Africa.

Change Maker

He has been nominated by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top eleven entrepreneurs changing the African landscape.

Best-Selling Author

He has published nine books since 2008, including a national bestseller, Don’t Panic, and a global history of telecommunications.


In 2003 he founded Cellfind, one of South Africa’s first mobile location-based service provider, and served as CEO until 2005.