When two geeks tried to solve their own frustrations around rolling blackouts, they created a now-indispensable app called Eskom se Push. It now tells 2.5m South Africans every day what outages to expect from the power utility. Although the way Herman Maritz and Dan Wells have brought a county together, while demonstrating a key tenet of why innovation in Africa is better: innovation out of necessity. They tell Stuff Studios editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak about this remarkable app’s unusual journey to greatness. Meanwhile, a grateful nation thanks them.
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