Today’s shoutout goes to one of the most exciting social enterprises in South Africa: Jonga. The CEO and co-founder, Ntsako, came and gave a talk to the students in the Strategic Thinking course.

Jonga describe themselves on their website as follows:

“Jonga is a tech start up and social enterprise that provides simple, low cost and most importantly community based alert systems for lower to middle income households. It consists of an alarm and app combo that notify you and allow you to panic when being burgled or just allows you to panic when experiencing or witnessing crime whilst in the streets. It then sends a panic notification along with your location to all the Jonga app users within the area. Its purpose is to allow for real crime reporting, making people aware about potential threats in the vicinity and lastly prompting community watch responses.”

Launch

The team launched their device last week, after an extensive period of development. They’ve made some great partnerships over that time, including media houses, angel investors and startup competitions. And they’ll be rolling out their devices in association with Santam, one of South Africa’s biggest insurers.

Did I mention that all they are did all of this during their undergraduate degrees?

I am in awe of the work done by this team, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them!


Image was from today’s guest lecture about Jonga delivered by Ntsako.

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