Alan Knott-Craig JR

Alan Knott-Craig Jnr is Mr Free WiFi for Africa. That’s because he’s the founder and CEO of Project Isizwe, a non-profit organisation that is working hard to get free, accessible Wi-Fi across Africa. He’s been CEO of several companies including iBurst and Mxit (when it was Africa’s largest social network) and he’s a regular keynote speaker at tech conferences across the continent.He’s also been a bestselling author.

Someone once said, you can tell alot about a man from his twitter feed. So we headed over to his Twitter handle and we found out some finer details about the South African.

1. He tweets wisdom like a modern day Socrates

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/641076196332191744

2. He’s pretty blunt when it comes to startup life and entrepreneurship

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/640790320406528000

3. Knows a thing or two about raising funds

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/640793867810439168

4. Likes to flip the script on herd thinking

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/643977717709467650

5. Probably has a death wish

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/642616964322578432

6. No comment

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/640783853519548416

7. He’s into subtle career counselling

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/640773860426686464

Thank you. I’m going back to school now.

8. Knows all about childbearing

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/640740555429953540

9. And marriage

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/638219940156284928

10. Some of his tweets don’t need context. They’re standalone gems

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/641531560051781632

11. Finally, he’s extremely passionate about his Project Isizwe, and it’s frigging admirable

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https://twitter.com/alanknottcraig/status/642902694198423552

You can follow him on Twitter @alanknottcraig

Ibukun Taiwo | Author