Strive Masiyiwa

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Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Michael Bloomberg ) : "I am proud to be a member of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum Advisory Board and stand with fellow leaders as we work together to rebuild a more inclusive and sustainable new economic future," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Michael Bloomberg ) : "I am proud to be a member of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum Advisory Board and stand with fellow leaders as we work together to rebuild a more inclusive and sustainable new economic future," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “In buying the business, we are boosting the size and scale of Liquid’s Data Centre subsidiary known as Africa Data Centres (ADC),” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 7, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa added : “This data can be shared by individuals confidentially and at their discretion with relevant government, transport and business entities, in a manner that respects personal data privacy,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 24, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We are excited to be working with African Union Member States, the Africa CDC and our implementation partners by offering the Health Status Report, a mobile-based, global health information platform powered by secure blockchain technology that captures a person’s COVID-19 testing data and results” External link

modernghana Monday, August 24, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “The programme is similar to our support for doctors. This is a private initiative. It is totally voluntary, and we are working directly with anyone interested in working with us. Hopefully, as we roll out this programme, this type of thing will not happen again,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 21, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “They then called their relatives and told them there would be no funeral wake (no gatherings at the house). A small hand-picked group of relatives, made up of fit young people, would handle the burial and they would then self-isolate together for two weeks” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa asked : “What greater disrespect can there be than to have others die in order to bury them?” “There is nothing that says a tradition cannot be set aside, or suspended, if it is a threat to public health or progress in society” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa says : “Attitude determines your altitude, if you have a bad attitude, even if you are way up there, you will come crashing down, and if you are still trying to take off, a bad attitude, will keep you on the ground, revving your engines but going nowhere,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "I have a long history with Malawi and its a country I enjoy visiting," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “I have a long history with Malawi and its a country I enjoy visiting,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Our plan is to put such systems at all border posts and airports so that people and goods can move quickly. Instead of waiting five days for results, they can get them within 30 minutes,” External link

herald Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “At our eighth Africa Entrepreneurship Town Hall today, we had hundreds of people from different walks of life, all in the same room, all focused on solutions for the future: top business leaders, government officials, technology experts, academics, students… all thinking about how new technologies can help rather than harm society,” “We also had about 2 million people online through Facebook LIVE: new voices with new questions and new ideas” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 24, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “A few weeks ago, someone made a presentation to me on a new Technology for T-Testing. I immediately spotted its potential to help African countries at borders and airports. It can also help airlines. It is called a Mobile Laboratory,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 24, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Melinda Gates ) : “I’m pleased to advise you that at our request, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to joining our initiative to secure a drug to treat Covid-19 called dexamethasone, which is being used in hospitals in the US, and Europe on very sick patients following the results of the Recovery Trial,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We are also zeroing in on ensuring that we expand access of our platform to hospitals and local authorities approved by their governments of Member States. We believe this will help to ensure critical supplies are available at the hospital level in a speedy and timely fashion,” External link

allafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa responded ( about Melinda Gates ) : "I'm pleased to advise you that at our request, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to joining our initiative to secure a drug to treat COVID-19 called dexamethasone, which is being used in hospitals in the US, and Europe on very sick patients following the results of the RECOVERY Trial. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa explained : "In addition to our efforts securing the best drugs on the platform, we are preparing to become a critical player in how oxygen supplies, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines are accessible on the continent when it is globally available," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We are also zeroing in on ensuring that we expand access of our platform to hospitals and local authorities approved by governments of member states. We believe this will ensure critical supplies are available at the hospital level in a speedy and timely fashion," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Melinda Gates ) : “I’m pleased to advise you that at our request, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to joining our initiative to secure a drug to treat Covid-19 called dexamethasone, which is being used in hospitals in the US, and Europe on very sick patients following the results of the Recovery Trial,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We are also zeroing in on ensuring that we expand access of our platform to hospitals and local authorities approved by governments of member states. We believe this will ensure critical supplies are available at the hospital level in a speedy and timely fashion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa told ( about Melinda Gates ) : “I’m pleased to advise you that at our request, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to joining our initiative to secure a drug to treat Covid-19 called dexamethasone, which is being used in hospitals in the US, and Europe on very sick patients following the results of the Recovery Trial,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa added : “In addition to our efforts in securing the best drugs on the platform, we are preparing to become a critical player in how oxygen supplies, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines are accessible on the continent when they are globally available,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We are also zeroing in on ensuring that we expand access of our platform to hospitals and local authorities approved by their governments of Member States. We believe this will help to ensure critical supplies are available at the hospital level in a speedy and timely fashion,” External link

herald Sunday, July 19, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Of the remaining 30 percent, the African bloc should strive at getting at least 10 percent. Let us create our own version of Silicon Valley, our own platforms whilst including everyone," External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "By now it should be clear to everybody that the most powerful tool to fight coronavirus infection is the humble Mask," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “By now it should be clear to everybody that the most powerful tool to fight coronavirus infection is the humble Mask,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “If they test positive for the coronavirus, we will activate our free Home-Based Care Support Initiative which includes family support valued at up to up to US$50 per month per family for up to three months, blankets, food, water, and free airtime for up to three months,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Make no mistake, this is a fight for our lives. Yes, this initiative is only in Zimbabwe, but I want you to engage those in your own community who are able to do the same. It’s important to do this safely, and it’s critical we plan ahead urgently!” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Testing and lockdown are two sides of the same coin,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, June 22, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “What we do is demonstrate the power of volume, which we as Africa always have known we can unleash,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, June 22, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Testing and lockdown are two sides of the same coin,” External link

guardian Monday, June 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “What we do is demonstrate the power of volume, which we as Africa always have known we can unleash,” External link

guardian Monday, June 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “The Africa Medical Supply Platform is just one innovation that African countries have developed, to help mitigate the devastating impact of this pandemic threatening both the health of our people and our national economies. We are already getting requests from other parts of the world to license the AMSP concept,” External link

thepresidency-za Monday, June 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Getting this money is the work of my fellow envoys who include Dr Ngozi Okonjo-iweala, Dr Donald Kaberuka, mr Trevor manuel and mr Tidjane Thiam. we work together everyday," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa added : "Global Fund and GaVi (the vaccine alliance) have so far availed over $50 million to Zimbabwe," "In addition, Zimbabwe has received over $200 million from Afreximbank" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This platform is not for profit, it sits with the ACDC [Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention] and with Afreximbank. Those are the core partners of the platform, no fees, no business for any of us,” External link

zbc Friday, June 19, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This platform is not for profit, it sits with the ACDC [Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention] and with Afreximbank. Those are the core partners of the platform, no fees, no business for any of us,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 19, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "This platform is not for profit, it sits with the ACDC [Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention] and with Afreximbank. Those are the core partners of the platform, no fees, no business for any of us," External link

news24 Friday, June 19, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “These will be distributed for free to the following countries: South Sudan 100; Sudan 100; Rwanda 100; Burundi 200; Eastern Congo 100; Zimbabwe 200; Botswana 100 and Lesotho 100,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We have found a major South African company called Invicta Holdings that can mass produce these bridge ventilators and oxygen helmets. Any country that wants them can buy them at cost from that company," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Any country that wants them can buy them at cost from that company,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We have found a major South African company called Invicta Holdings that can mass produce these bridge ventilators and oxygen helmets. Any country that wants them can buy them at cost from that company," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We have begun to build a formidable alliance of African and global partners, including funders and suppliers. The next two weeks will be crucial. There is much resistance, even against me personally. I will not be distracted because I understand where it comes from," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Every country has a shortage of these kits, including the United States. We are close to meeting our target now. And there are innovations coming through which will see us eliminate the shortage completely," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "My first task was to read up to understand what was required and then speak to experts (to deepen understanding). The next task is then to mobilise African experts, international support, including African governments, and the African private sector (to come on board)," "I am confident that we can unblock the supply chain. I am confident that we can give African countries immediate access to what they want, ensure that prices (of the essentials) are fair, and that we can ensure these can be delivered quickly and efficiently. We have begun to build a formidable alliance of African and global partners, including funders and suppliers" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "The next two weeks will be crucial. There is much resistance, even against me personally. I will not be distracted because I understand where it comes from," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We have begun to build a formidable alliance of African and global partners, including funders and suppliers. The next two weeks will be crucial. There is much resistance, even against me personally. I will not be distracted because I understand where it comes from,” External link

herald Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa wrote ( about Matabeleland South ) : “There is a place in rural Zimbabwe called Ndolwane. It is in a part of the country known as Matabeleland. We chose it as the first site of our Re-Imagine Rural Ugesi Mini-grids,” “We built a 100KW solar power plant at its small business centre. It now provides power to 70 small businesses, residents and other activities. Some are using the power to irrigate market gardens to sell vegetables” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We have just bought our own water drilling rig and as soon as it arrives we plan to drill deep well boreholes in places like Ndolwane, where it is dry. It will help communities with market gardening and water for their cattle” External link

newsday Monday, May 25, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “My vision has drawn a lot of interest outside Zimbabwe. Several global philanthropists have asked for presentations on how this model can be used in other African countries. This really excites me,” “Even with the pandemic, we are still reimagining. It might slow us down, but it will never stop us. Don’t stop reimagining” External link

newsday Monday, May 25, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Several global philanthropists have asked for presentations on how this model can be used in other African countries. This really excites me,” “Even with the pandemic, we are still Re-Imagining. It might slow us down, but it will never stop us” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 25, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “At our eighth Africa Entrepreneurship Town Hall today, we had hundreds of people from different walks of life, all in the same room, all focused on solutions for the future: top business leaders, government officials, technology experts, academics, students… all thinking about how new technologies can help rather than harm society,” “We also had about 2 million people online through Facebook LIVE: new voices with new questions and new ideas” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “For me, to reduce the frequency, duration and necessity of lockdowns, the answer is and has always been as follows: I – inform; T – test; T – trace contacts; I – isolate; T – treatment #ITTIT!” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, May 17, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Remember, accurate information is critical, given the persistent misinformation that goes on, especially through social media platforms,” External link

thestandard-zw Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Agri-food is more than an essential business during this global pandemic since it is urgent for survival,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "While I don't want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Alas, we are just private citizens, and our small efforts are just not enough. This particular crisis is just too big. We need help. We are deeply concerned about the potential loss of life, if international aid does not come quickly, especially to address the needs of this pandemic. I would like to respectfully make a suggestion” External link

newsday Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “While I don’t want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “While I don’t want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago,” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “These African countries can now urgently buy medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators,” “They can also train and pay doctors and nurses” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "While I don't want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “While I don’t want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago,” External link

bloomberg Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa writes : "Why can't private companies do the testing (for COVID-19)? " External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa writes : "Why can't private companies do the testing (for COVID-19)? " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 24, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa noted : “We can begin a massive manufacturing capacity building, even now as we build new hospitals for the future. African governments also need to liberalize the health sector and call for private investment,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, April 17, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Agrifood is more than an essential business in this global pandemic, it is urgent for survival,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Agrifood is more than an essential business in this global pandemic, it is urgent for survival,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Agrifood is more than an essential business in this global pandemic, it is urgent for survival,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "This is a drop in the bucket in terms of actual requirements, so I hope groups like mining companies, bottling groups, banks and others will follow our example," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This is a drop in the bucket in terms of actual requirements, so I hope groups like mining companies, bottling groups, banks and others will follow our example,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This is a drop in the bucket, in terms of actual requirement, so I hope groups like mining companies, bottling groups, banks and others will follow our example,” External link

newsday Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Let us prepare military-style field hospitals in all available halls, and empty buildings where there are sufficient facilities for water," "During the Ebola campaign, I worked closely with the African military Corps, and I was impressed. They should be out there, right now, building and preparing" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 3, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa wrote : "Yes, you can go anywhere on these campuses and have FREE high speed Fibre Optic broadband Internet access," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Wellington Makamure, CEO of Liquid Zimbabwe, believes it is the first time in Africa that a private company has done something similar. I wonder if he is correct. Anyway, well done to him and his team," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “These countries need to open up their borders for one another because they will need each other. The continent has 2 billion mobile money users which is a great step in adoption of fintech. They have to pull together, and speak as a continental voice regarding tech regulation,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa déclaré : "Ce prix révèle l'immense talent entrepreneurial qui existe à travers l'Afrique. Je suis très enthousiaste quant à l'avenir de l'industrie et de l'entrepreneuriat sur ce continent " External link

al-wihda Sunday, November 17, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This competition demonstrates the overwhelming entrepreneurial talent that exists across Africa. I’m very excited about the future of industry and entrepreneurship for this continent,” External link

modernghana Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This competition demonstrates the overwhelming entrepreneurial talent that exists across Africa. I’m very excited about the future of industry and entrepreneurship for this continent,” External link

CitiFMGhana Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa déclaré : "Ce prix révèle l'immense talent entrepreneurial qui existe à travers l'Afrique. Je suis très enthousiaste quant à l'avenir de l'industrie et de l'entrepreneuriat sur ce continent " External link

businesswire Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This competition demonstrates the overwhelming entrepreneurial talent that exists across Africa. I’m very excited about the future of industry and entrepreneurship for this continent,” External link

4-traders Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "This competition demonstrates the overwhelming entrepreneurial talent that exists across Africa. I'm very excited about the future of industry and entrepreneurship for this continent," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “At our eighth Africa Entrepreneurship Town Hall today, we had hundreds of people from different walks of life, all in the same room, all focused on solutions for the future: top business leaders, government officials, technology experts, academics, students… all thinking about how new technologies can help rather than harm society,” “We also had about 2 million people online through Facebook LIVE: new voices with new questions and new ideas” External link

BFTOnline Friday, November 15, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “It’s a roadmap that is not too prescriptive,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “It’s a roadmap that is not too prescriptive,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “It’s a roadmap that is not too prescriptive,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We say a lot on corruption but we don't find enough legislation to support the level of rhetoric. Those who are involved in corruption know it that we need enforcement and the capacity to reach out but unfortunately for us in Africa you can't go after people in high offices such as Ministers and Governors," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa added : “That’s what the corrupt want you to believe. To move back to the founding values of our liberation as a continent, we must fight corruption,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “At our eighth Africa Entrepreneurship Town Hall today, we had hundreds of people from different walks of life, all in the same room, all focused on solutions for the future: top business leaders, government officials, technology experts, academics, students… all thinking about how new technologies can help rather than harm society,” “We also had about 2 million people online through Facebook LIVE: new voices with new questions and new ideas” External link

BFTOnline Friday, September 20, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Having been an entrepreneur for the last 33 years, I fully appreciate what each of the entrepreneurs had been through just to get on that stage,” External link

al-wihda Friday, September 20, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “I believe with an investment and support for each one of them, we could easily create 10,000 jobs and millions of dollars in annual revenues for their nations and the continent. Some of these businesses (including those that did not win) are going to be very big one day, mark my words!” External link

al-wihda Friday, September 20, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa says : “It doesn’t matter how progressive your employer is, you have to invest constantly and continually in yourself and your family. You must do this whether you’re struggling or you are doing very well. You must do this whether you are starting out or you believe you have reached the top,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa says : “When you go into business, arm yourself with a skill so that you are not just trading goods,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa says : “These things may not look all that glamorous, but let me tell you, today you can be a billionaire in Africa if you are a good plumber and know how to build an enterprise,” “Don’t neglect these classical trades. A school certificate is not what feeds a family, it is when you use that certificate to get yourself a trade certificate such as carpentry or motor mechanics or computing that you learn to feed a family and grow your nation” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "These businesses received an average of $2 million in investment each," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Agriculture matters. And young people now see the opportunity in agriculture - it is an extraordinary opportunity and they are not looking at it from a purely agricultural basis, they are looking at the entire value chain," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa writes : “I have never personally held more than 50%, since (Econet) was listed. So I actually don’t own the company. I’m simply the largest single shareholder,” External link

zimeye Saturday, August 31, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “The cellphone network is one of the biggest single consumers of electricity” External link

iol Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Enabling reliable and stable energy to businesses will help meet the continent’s economic growth goals. In the Telecoms industry, for every 10 per cent increase in teledensity we observed a one per cent increase in GDP. In the Energy sector we expect a tenfold increase in GDP by addressing the continental power challenge” External link

leadership Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Enabling reliable and stable energy to businesses will help meet the continent’s global economic growth goals. In the Telecoms industry, for every 10% increase in teledensity, we observed a 1% increase in the GDP. In the energy sector, we expect a tenfold increase in GDP by addressing the continental power challenge,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “For us whether or not we come into Botswana, whether we utilize their capacity (BoFiNet’s infrastructure), if they don’t want us to use it, we don’t mind,” External link

sundaystandard Monday, May 13, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, identify a human need, and reach out to solve it in a sustainable way” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “In what I hope will be the biggest public listing ever undertaken in Botswana, I want to sell shares to anyone who can raise about 100 pula ($9.36),” External link

forbes Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “In what I hope will be the biggest public listing ever undertaken in Botswana, I want to sell shares to anyone who can raise about 100 pula ($9.36),” External link

forbes Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “After a few months of negotiating, we reached a deal. I’m paying them $300 million, which means they have done very well, as they originally paid less than $70 million,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Botswana is one of the best places to invest, by every data, a statistic that you want, and as I go around the world I keep telling people, not to forget Botswana as a good place to invest. I have been here for 21 years, quiet because I have nothing to complain about. Right here in Botswana, are young people ready to be the next billionaire. With a very high literacy rate, this country can produce entrepreneurs,” External link

dailynews-bw Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Some were on rooftops, trees, mountain tops; others were in their flooded homes," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Then came the relief effort: trying to get as much food, clothing and blankets to thousands of people left homeless and destitute. This is where so many of you have played an amazing role; you have mobilised in your homes, churches, mosques, schools, colleges, universities, and online and work places to help out. Working together, also with local and international relief agencies, we have all averted starvation amongst the survivors so far," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Let me put the proverbial cat among the pigeons,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Let me put the proverbial cat among the pigeons,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 19, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Let me put the proverbial cat among the pigeons," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 19, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa alisema : "Alisaidia waathiriwa wa kimbunga cha Idai kuliko sisi wote, huo ulikuwa ukarimu wa hali ya juu sana ambao sijawahi shuhudia, nitamtafuta mama huyo na naahidi kumsaidia kwa vyovyote vile, nitamjengea nyumba ya kifahari mahali popote atakapotaka na pia nitakua nikimpatia KSh 100,000 kila mwezi," External link

tuko Monday, March 25, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "She gave more than us all. What she did is one of the most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen. When this is over, I’m going to find her, and invite her to come and see me, if possible. I will spend time in prayer with her. Then I'll build her house anywhere she wants in Zimbabwe," External link

tuko Monday, March 25, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "Strive Masiyiwa has now expanded with his liquid company from Cape to Cairo and he is now going to do the same across West Africa. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Econet Global, which I own, decided to move shares into another company, which I also own. I own both companies 100%. It has nothing to do with the listed companies. Our accountants were simply doing some house keeping. There was no deal,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Twenty-five years from now, it will be difficult to find anyone in Africa who does not have access to power because of the profound technological solutions that make it possible for entrepreneurs to solve this problem,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa wrote : “Failure to comply would result in three years’ imprisonment for members of local management in terms of section 6:2(b),” External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "The sanctions are strangling Government efforts to turn around the economy and better the lives of its citizenry. No country can prosper with its hands tied to its back" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 11, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT



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Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "It's a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet," "The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won't hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa's door when they need money" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet,” “The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money” External link

iol Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet," "The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money" External link

news24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet,” “The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money” External link

bloomberg Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet,” “The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet,” “The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fuelling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money” External link

businessday Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "I appointed an envoy in addition to the other envoys that are looking at the financing aspect and debt aspects. I appointed Mr Strive Masiyiwa, a business leader with businesses here in South Africa and Zimbabwe to be our envoy of the continent to scour the world and find these diagnostic as well as the medical supplies," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “I have appointed Zimbabwean businessperson Strive Masiyiwa to assist with efforts to source personal protection equipment for the region and the continent,” External link

citizen Friday, May 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

John Robertson says ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “Considering what has happened with the Zimbabwe dollar, which lost 95% of its value, (Masiyiwa) is doing better than most,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mboweni said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “I am grateful to my doctorate supervisors for their guidance, and of course to my family, in particular my wife, for her unwavering support over the years. Lastly, but not least, I want to acknowledge the support and goodwill I always receive from my work colleagues and board, and in particular the encouragement and inspiration I have enjoyed over the years and during the course of my studies, from my group chairman and founder of Econet, Mr Strive Masiyiwa, who in many ways is my role model in leadership” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “Makambani edu emuno muZimbabwe vakawanda vakauya vachibatsira havana kumbofunga kuti zvinhu zvakadai ngatisiireyi hurumende…tine makambani akawanda akabvisa zvekuti tibatsirike. Apa patanga tichiona bridge iro ka kambani irikugadziri irikutsigirwa nana Strive Masiyiwa ve Econet, zvinhu zvatinotenda izvozvo. Ikozvino tine ma individuals muno mukati menyika yeZimbabwe varikupa zvipo zvakasiya siyana – hupfu, mbatya, chikafu chekudya, mapoto, ndiro. (Many local companies responded overwhelmingly with various assistance, they did not fold their hands and say government will see what to do. We have people like Strive Masiyiwa from Econet who are assisting to build bridges. We also have seen tremendous response from individuals who have responded with various goods, including mealie meal, clothes, food, pots and other utensils..),” External link

zbc Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Munyaradzi Gwisai said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "I think there is a naïve belief of class unity of Strive Masiyiwa, trade unions and peasants when he talks about a vision, when he talks about the people of Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "Strive Masiyiwa has now expanded with his liquid company from Cape to Cairo and he is now going to do the same across West Africa. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

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Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Michael Bloomberg ) : "I am proud to be a member of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum Advisory Board and stand with fellow leaders as we work together to rebuild a more inclusive and sustainable new economic future," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Michael Bloomberg ) : "I am proud to be a member of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum Advisory Board and stand with fellow leaders as we work together to rebuild a more inclusive and sustainable new economic future," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “In buying the business, we are boosting the size and scale of Liquid’s Data Centre subsidiary known as Africa Data Centres (ADC),” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 7, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa added : “This data can be shared by individuals confidentially and at their discretion with relevant government, transport and business entities, in a manner that respects personal data privacy,” External link

modernghana Monday, August 24, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We are excited to be working with African Union Member States, the Africa CDC and our implementation partners by offering the Health Status Report, a mobile-based, global health information platform powered by secure blockchain technology that captures a person’s COVID-19 testing data and results” External link

modernghana Monday, August 24, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “The programme is similar to our support for doctors. This is a private initiative. It is totally voluntary, and we are working directly with anyone interested in working with us. Hopefully, as we roll out this programme, this type of thing will not happen again,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, August 21, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “They then called their relatives and told them there would be no funeral wake (no gatherings at the house). A small hand-picked group of relatives, made up of fit young people, would handle the burial and they would then self-isolate together for two weeks” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa asked : “What greater disrespect can there be than to have others die in order to bury them?” “There is nothing that says a tradition cannot be set aside, or suspended, if it is a threat to public health or progress in society” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa says : “Attitude determines your altitude, if you have a bad attitude, even if you are way up there, you will come crashing down, and if you are still trying to take off, a bad attitude, will keep you on the ground, revving your engines but going nowhere,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "I have a long history with Malawi and its a country I enjoy visiting," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “I have a long history with Malawi and its a country I enjoy visiting,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Our plan is to put such systems at all border posts and airports so that people and goods can move quickly. Instead of waiting five days for results, they can get them within 30 minutes,” External link

herald Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “At our eighth Africa Entrepreneurship Town Hall today, we had hundreds of people from different walks of life, all in the same room, all focused on solutions for the future: top business leaders, government officials, technology experts, academics, students… all thinking about how new technologies can help rather than harm society,” “We also had about 2 million people online through Facebook LIVE: new voices with new questions and new ideas” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 24, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “A few weeks ago, someone made a presentation to me on a new Technology for T-Testing. I immediately spotted its potential to help African countries at borders and airports. It can also help airlines. It is called a Mobile Laboratory,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 24, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Melinda Gates ) : “I’m pleased to advise you that at our request, the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to joining our initiative to secure a drug to treat Covid-19 called dexamethasone, which is being used in hospitals in the US, and Europe on very sick patients following the results of the Recovery Trial,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We are also zeroing in on ensuring that we expand access of our platform to hospitals and local authorities approved by their governments of Member States. We believe this will help to ensure critical supplies are available at the hospital level in a speedy and timely fashion,” External link

allafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa responded ( about Melinda Gates ) : "I'm pleased to advise you that at our request, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to joining our initiative to secure a drug to treat COVID-19 called dexamethasone, which is being used in hospitals in the US, and Europe on very sick patients following the results of the RECOVERY Trial. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa explained : "In addition to our efforts securing the best drugs on the platform, we are preparing to become a critical player in how oxygen supplies, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines are accessible on the continent when it is globally available," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We are also zeroing in on ensuring that we expand access of our platform to hospitals and local authorities approved by governments of member states. We believe this will ensure critical supplies are available at the hospital level in a speedy and timely fashion," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Melinda Gates ) : “I’m pleased to advise you that at our request, the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to joining our initiative to secure a drug to treat Covid-19 called dexamethasone, which is being used in hospitals in the US, and Europe on very sick patients following the results of the Recovery Trial,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We are also zeroing in on ensuring that we expand access of our platform to hospitals and local authorities approved by governments of member states. We believe this will ensure critical supplies are available at the hospital level in a speedy and timely fashion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa told ( about Melinda Gates ) : “I’m pleased to advise you that at our request, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to joining our initiative to secure a drug to treat Covid-19 called dexamethasone, which is being used in hospitals in the US, and Europe on very sick patients following the results of the Recovery Trial,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa added : “In addition to our efforts in securing the best drugs on the platform, we are preparing to become a critical player in how oxygen supplies, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines are accessible on the continent when they are globally available,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We are also zeroing in on ensuring that we expand access of our platform to hospitals and local authorities approved by their governments of Member States. We believe this will help to ensure critical supplies are available at the hospital level in a speedy and timely fashion,” External link

herald Sunday, July 19, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Of the remaining 30 percent, the African bloc should strive at getting at least 10 percent. Let us create our own version of Silicon Valley, our own platforms whilst including everyone," External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "By now it should be clear to everybody that the most powerful tool to fight coronavirus infection is the humble Mask," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “By now it should be clear to everybody that the most powerful tool to fight coronavirus infection is the humble Mask,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “If they test positive for the coronavirus, we will activate our free Home-Based Care Support Initiative which includes family support valued at up to up to US$50 per month per family for up to three months, blankets, food, water, and free airtime for up to three months,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Make no mistake, this is a fight for our lives. Yes, this initiative is only in Zimbabwe, but I want you to engage those in your own community who are able to do the same. It’s important to do this safely, and it’s critical we plan ahead urgently!” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Testing and lockdown are two sides of the same coin,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, June 22, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “What we do is demonstrate the power of volume, which we as Africa always have known we can unleash,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, June 22, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Testing and lockdown are two sides of the same coin,” External link

guardian Monday, June 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “What we do is demonstrate the power of volume, which we as Africa always have known we can unleash,” External link

guardian Monday, June 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “The Africa Medical Supply Platform is just one innovation that African countries have developed, to help mitigate the devastating impact of this pandemic threatening both the health of our people and our national economies. We are already getting requests from other parts of the world to license the AMSP concept,” External link

thepresidency-za Monday, June 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Getting this money is the work of my fellow envoys who include Dr Ngozi Okonjo-iweala, Dr Donald Kaberuka, mr Trevor manuel and mr Tidjane Thiam. we work together everyday," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa added : "Global Fund and GaVi (the vaccine alliance) have so far availed over $50 million to Zimbabwe," "In addition, Zimbabwe has received over $200 million from Afreximbank" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This platform is not for profit, it sits with the ACDC [Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention] and with Afreximbank. Those are the core partners of the platform, no fees, no business for any of us,” External link

zbc Friday, June 19, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This platform is not for profit, it sits with the ACDC [Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention] and with Afreximbank. Those are the core partners of the platform, no fees, no business for any of us,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 19, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "This platform is not for profit, it sits with the ACDC [Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention] and with Afreximbank. Those are the core partners of the platform, no fees, no business for any of us," External link

news24 Friday, June 19, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “These will be distributed for free to the following countries: South Sudan 100; Sudan 100; Rwanda 100; Burundi 200; Eastern Congo 100; Zimbabwe 200; Botswana 100 and Lesotho 100,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We have found a major South African company called Invicta Holdings that can mass produce these bridge ventilators and oxygen helmets. Any country that wants them can buy them at cost from that company," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Any country that wants them can buy them at cost from that company,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We have found a major South African company called Invicta Holdings that can mass produce these bridge ventilators and oxygen helmets. Any country that wants them can buy them at cost from that company," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We have begun to build a formidable alliance of African and global partners, including funders and suppliers. The next two weeks will be crucial. There is much resistance, even against me personally. I will not be distracted because I understand where it comes from," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Every country has a shortage of these kits, including the United States. We are close to meeting our target now. And there are innovations coming through which will see us eliminate the shortage completely," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "My first task was to read up to understand what was required and then speak to experts (to deepen understanding). The next task is then to mobilise African experts, international support, including African governments, and the African private sector (to come on board)," "I am confident that we can unblock the supply chain. I am confident that we can give African countries immediate access to what they want, ensure that prices (of the essentials) are fair, and that we can ensure these can be delivered quickly and efficiently. We have begun to build a formidable alliance of African and global partners, including funders and suppliers" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "The next two weeks will be crucial. There is much resistance, even against me personally. I will not be distracted because I understand where it comes from," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We have begun to build a formidable alliance of African and global partners, including funders and suppliers. The next two weeks will be crucial. There is much resistance, even against me personally. I will not be distracted because I understand where it comes from,” External link

herald Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa wrote ( about Matabeleland South ) : “There is a place in rural Zimbabwe called Ndolwane. It is in a part of the country known as Matabeleland. We chose it as the first site of our Re-Imagine Rural Ugesi Mini-grids,” “We built a 100KW solar power plant at its small business centre. It now provides power to 70 small businesses, residents and other activities. Some are using the power to irrigate market gardens to sell vegetables” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “We have just bought our own water drilling rig and as soon as it arrives we plan to drill deep well boreholes in places like Ndolwane, where it is dry. It will help communities with market gardening and water for their cattle” External link

newsday Monday, May 25, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “My vision has drawn a lot of interest outside Zimbabwe. Several global philanthropists have asked for presentations on how this model can be used in other African countries. This really excites me,” “Even with the pandemic, we are still reimagining. It might slow us down, but it will never stop us. Don’t stop reimagining” External link

newsday Monday, May 25, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Several global philanthropists have asked for presentations on how this model can be used in other African countries. This really excites me,” “Even with the pandemic, we are still Re-Imagining. It might slow us down, but it will never stop us” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 25, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “At our eighth Africa Entrepreneurship Town Hall today, we had hundreds of people from different walks of life, all in the same room, all focused on solutions for the future: top business leaders, government officials, technology experts, academics, students… all thinking about how new technologies can help rather than harm society,” “We also had about 2 million people online through Facebook LIVE: new voices with new questions and new ideas” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “For me, to reduce the frequency, duration and necessity of lockdowns, the answer is and has always been as follows: I – inform; T – test; T – trace contacts; I – isolate; T – treatment #ITTIT!” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, May 17, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Remember, accurate information is critical, given the persistent misinformation that goes on, especially through social media platforms,” External link

thestandard-zw Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Agri-food is more than an essential business during this global pandemic since it is urgent for survival,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "While I don't want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Alas, we are just private citizens, and our small efforts are just not enough. This particular crisis is just too big. We need help. We are deeply concerned about the potential loss of life, if international aid does not come quickly, especially to address the needs of this pandemic. I would like to respectfully make a suggestion” External link

newsday Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “While I don’t want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “While I don’t want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago,” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “These African countries can now urgently buy medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators,” “They can also train and pay doctors and nurses” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "While I don't want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “While I don’t want to get into the issues around how and why there are sanctions, everyone knows that I personally had to flee my country, Zimbabwe, because of persecution 20 years ago,” External link

bloomberg Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa writes : "Why can't private companies do the testing (for COVID-19)? " External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa writes : "Why can't private companies do the testing (for COVID-19)? " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 24, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa noted : “We can begin a massive manufacturing capacity building, even now as we build new hospitals for the future. African governments also need to liberalize the health sector and call for private investment,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, April 17, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Agrifood is more than an essential business in this global pandemic, it is urgent for survival,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Agrifood is more than an essential business in this global pandemic, it is urgent for survival,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Agrifood is more than an essential business in this global pandemic, it is urgent for survival,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "This is a drop in the bucket in terms of actual requirements, so I hope groups like mining companies, bottling groups, banks and others will follow our example," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This is a drop in the bucket in terms of actual requirements, so I hope groups like mining companies, bottling groups, banks and others will follow our example,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This is a drop in the bucket, in terms of actual requirement, so I hope groups like mining companies, bottling groups, banks and others will follow our example,” External link

newsday Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Let us prepare military-style field hospitals in all available halls, and empty buildings where there are sufficient facilities for water," "During the Ebola campaign, I worked closely with the African military Corps, and I was impressed. They should be out there, right now, building and preparing" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 3, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa wrote : "Yes, you can go anywhere on these campuses and have FREE high speed Fibre Optic broadband Internet access," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Wellington Makamure, CEO of Liquid Zimbabwe, believes it is the first time in Africa that a private company has done something similar. I wonder if he is correct. Anyway, well done to him and his team," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “These countries need to open up their borders for one another because they will need each other. The continent has 2 billion mobile money users which is a great step in adoption of fintech. They have to pull together, and speak as a continental voice regarding tech regulation,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa déclaré : "Ce prix révèle l'immense talent entrepreneurial qui existe à travers l'Afrique. Je suis très enthousiaste quant à l'avenir de l'industrie et de l'entrepreneuriat sur ce continent " External link

al-wihda Sunday, November 17, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This competition demonstrates the overwhelming entrepreneurial talent that exists across Africa. I’m very excited about the future of industry and entrepreneurship for this continent,” External link

modernghana Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This competition demonstrates the overwhelming entrepreneurial talent that exists across Africa. I’m very excited about the future of industry and entrepreneurship for this continent,” External link

CitiFMGhana Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa déclaré : "Ce prix révèle l'immense talent entrepreneurial qui existe à travers l'Afrique. Je suis très enthousiaste quant à l'avenir de l'industrie et de l'entrepreneuriat sur ce continent " External link

businesswire Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “This competition demonstrates the overwhelming entrepreneurial talent that exists across Africa. I’m very excited about the future of industry and entrepreneurship for this continent,” External link

4-traders Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "This competition demonstrates the overwhelming entrepreneurial talent that exists across Africa. I'm very excited about the future of industry and entrepreneurship for this continent," External link

afp-en Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “At our eighth Africa Entrepreneurship Town Hall today, we had hundreds of people from different walks of life, all in the same room, all focused on solutions for the future: top business leaders, government officials, technology experts, academics, students… all thinking about how new technologies can help rather than harm society,” “We also had about 2 million people online through Facebook LIVE: new voices with new questions and new ideas” External link

BFTOnline Friday, November 15, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “It’s a roadmap that is not too prescriptive,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “It’s a roadmap that is not too prescriptive,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “It’s a roadmap that is not too prescriptive,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "We say a lot on corruption but we don't find enough legislation to support the level of rhetoric. Those who are involved in corruption know it that we need enforcement and the capacity to reach out but unfortunately for us in Africa you can't go after people in high offices such as Ministers and Governors," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa added : “That’s what the corrupt want you to believe. To move back to the founding values of our liberation as a continent, we must fight corruption,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “At our eighth Africa Entrepreneurship Town Hall today, we had hundreds of people from different walks of life, all in the same room, all focused on solutions for the future: top business leaders, government officials, technology experts, academics, students… all thinking about how new technologies can help rather than harm society,” “We also had about 2 million people online through Facebook LIVE: new voices with new questions and new ideas” External link

BFTOnline Friday, September 20, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Having been an entrepreneur for the last 33 years, I fully appreciate what each of the entrepreneurs had been through just to get on that stage,” External link

al-wihda Friday, September 20, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “I believe with an investment and support for each one of them, we could easily create 10,000 jobs and millions of dollars in annual revenues for their nations and the continent. Some of these businesses (including those that did not win) are going to be very big one day, mark my words!” External link

al-wihda Friday, September 20, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa says : “It doesn’t matter how progressive your employer is, you have to invest constantly and continually in yourself and your family. You must do this whether you’re struggling or you are doing very well. You must do this whether you are starting out or you believe you have reached the top,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa says : “When you go into business, arm yourself with a skill so that you are not just trading goods,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa says : “These things may not look all that glamorous, but let me tell you, today you can be a billionaire in Africa if you are a good plumber and know how to build an enterprise,” “Don’t neglect these classical trades. A school certificate is not what feeds a family, it is when you use that certificate to get yourself a trade certificate such as carpentry or motor mechanics or computing that you learn to feed a family and grow your nation” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "These businesses received an average of $2 million in investment each," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Agriculture matters. And young people now see the opportunity in agriculture - it is an extraordinary opportunity and they are not looking at it from a purely agricultural basis, they are looking at the entire value chain," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa writes : “I have never personally held more than 50%, since (Econet) was listed. So I actually don’t own the company. I’m simply the largest single shareholder,” External link

zimeye Saturday, August 31, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “The cellphone network is one of the biggest single consumers of electricity” External link

iol Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Enabling reliable and stable energy to businesses will help meet the continent’s economic growth goals. In the Telecoms industry, for every 10 per cent increase in teledensity we observed a one per cent increase in GDP. In the Energy sector we expect a tenfold increase in GDP by addressing the continental power challenge” External link

leadership Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Enabling reliable and stable energy to businesses will help meet the continent’s global economic growth goals. In the Telecoms industry, for every 10% increase in teledensity, we observed a 1% increase in the GDP. In the energy sector, we expect a tenfold increase in GDP by addressing the continental power challenge,” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “For us whether or not we come into Botswana, whether we utilize their capacity (BoFiNet’s infrastructure), if they don’t want us to use it, we don’t mind,” External link

sundaystandard Monday, May 13, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, identify a human need, and reach out to solve it in a sustainable way” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “In what I hope will be the biggest public listing ever undertaken in Botswana, I want to sell shares to anyone who can raise about 100 pula ($9.36),” External link

forbes Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “In what I hope will be the biggest public listing ever undertaken in Botswana, I want to sell shares to anyone who can raise about 100 pula ($9.36),” External link

forbes Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “After a few months of negotiating, we reached a deal. I’m paying them $300 million, which means they have done very well, as they originally paid less than $70 million,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Botswana is one of the best places to invest, by every data, a statistic that you want, and as I go around the world I keep telling people, not to forget Botswana as a good place to invest. I have been here for 21 years, quiet because I have nothing to complain about. Right here in Botswana, are young people ready to be the next billionaire. With a very high literacy rate, this country can produce entrepreneurs,” External link

dailynews-bw Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Some were on rooftops, trees, mountain tops; others were in their flooded homes," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Then came the relief effort: trying to get as much food, clothing and blankets to thousands of people left homeless and destitute. This is where so many of you have played an amazing role; you have mobilised in your homes, churches, mosques, schools, colleges, universities, and online and work places to help out. Working together, also with local and international relief agencies, we have all averted starvation amongst the survivors so far," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Let me put the proverbial cat among the pigeons,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Let me put the proverbial cat among the pigeons,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 19, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "Let me put the proverbial cat among the pigeons," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 19, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa alisema : "Alisaidia waathiriwa wa kimbunga cha Idai kuliko sisi wote, huo ulikuwa ukarimu wa hali ya juu sana ambao sijawahi shuhudia, nitamtafuta mama huyo na naahidi kumsaidia kwa vyovyote vile, nitamjengea nyumba ya kifahari mahali popote atakapotaka na pia nitakua nikimpatia KSh 100,000 kila mwezi," External link

tuko Monday, March 25, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "She gave more than us all. What she did is one of the most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen. When this is over, I’m going to find her, and invite her to come and see me, if possible. I will spend time in prayer with her. Then I'll build her house anywhere she wants in Zimbabwe," External link

tuko Monday, March 25, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "Strive Masiyiwa has now expanded with his liquid company from Cape to Cairo and he is now going to do the same across West Africa. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Econet Global, which I own, decided to move shares into another company, which I also own. I own both companies 100%. It has nothing to do with the listed companies. Our accountants were simply doing some house keeping. There was no deal,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : “Twenty-five years from now, it will be difficult to find anyone in Africa who does not have access to power because of the profound technological solutions that make it possible for entrepreneurs to solve this problem,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa wrote : “Failure to comply would result in three years’ imprisonment for members of local management in terms of section 6:2(b),” External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said : "The sanctions are strangling Government efforts to turn around the economy and better the lives of its citizenry. No country can prosper with its hands tied to its back" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 11, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT



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Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "It's a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet," "The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won't hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa's door when they need money" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet,” “The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money” External link

iol Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet," "The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money" External link

news24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet,” “The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money” External link

bloomberg Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet,” “The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fueling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Derek Matyszak said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “It’s a love-hate relationship that exists between the government and Econet,” “The ruling party hates it because it believes one of its structures is fuelling the black market. On the other hand, they won’t hesitate to knock on Masiyiwa’s door when they need money” External link

businessday Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "I appointed an envoy in addition to the other envoys that are looking at the financing aspect and debt aspects. I appointed Mr Strive Masiyiwa, a business leader with businesses here in South Africa and Zimbabwe to be our envoy of the continent to scour the world and find these diagnostic as well as the medical supplies," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “I have appointed Zimbabwean businessperson Strive Masiyiwa to assist with efforts to source personal protection equipment for the region and the continent,” External link

citizen Friday, May 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

John Robertson says ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “Considering what has happened with the Zimbabwe dollar, which lost 95% of its value, (Masiyiwa) is doing better than most,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mboweni said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “I am grateful to my doctorate supervisors for their guidance, and of course to my family, in particular my wife, for her unwavering support over the years. Lastly, but not least, I want to acknowledge the support and goodwill I always receive from my work colleagues and board, and in particular the encouragement and inspiration I have enjoyed over the years and during the course of my studies, from my group chairman and founder of Econet, Mr Strive Masiyiwa, who in many ways is my role model in leadership” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “Makambani edu emuno muZimbabwe vakawanda vakauya vachibatsira havana kumbofunga kuti zvinhu zvakadai ngatisiireyi hurumende…tine makambani akawanda akabvisa zvekuti tibatsirike. Apa patanga tichiona bridge iro ka kambani irikugadziri irikutsigirwa nana Strive Masiyiwa ve Econet, zvinhu zvatinotenda izvozvo. Ikozvino tine ma individuals muno mukati menyika yeZimbabwe varikupa zvipo zvakasiya siyana – hupfu, mbatya, chikafu chekudya, mapoto, ndiro. (Many local companies responded overwhelmingly with various assistance, they did not fold their hands and say government will see what to do. We have people like Strive Masiyiwa from Econet who are assisting to build bridges. We also have seen tremendous response from individuals who have responded with various goods, including mealie meal, clothes, food, pots and other utensils..),” External link

zbc Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Munyaradzi Gwisai said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "I think there is a naïve belief of class unity of Strive Masiyiwa, trade unions and peasants when he talks about a vision, when he talks about the people of Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Strive Masiyiwa said ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : "Strive Masiyiwa has now expanded with his liquid company from Cape to Cairo and he is now going to do the same across West Africa. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT