Clive Mathe is the founding chief executive of KURAI, a company that uses drone technology and artificial intelligence to help farmers. KURAI offers timely and reliable information to farmers, helping them make more accurate decisions, which translates into better crop yields and increased farm productivity. Mathe holds a degree in aeronautical engineering and a masters of business administration, both from Wits University, where he graduated as one of the top students in his class. When asked how he would advise his younger self, he says: “Keep walking that path which you embarked on from the very beginning. Turn not to the right or the left, but focus on the upward and forward direction only.” His hope is for a prosperous Africa that realises that the treasure lies in the minds of its youth.
Diligence in the small things is critical, because the small things become the big things.