January 28, 2022

Charter Cities for African Technology (Inside Iyin Aboyeji)

frican cities, particularly sub-Saharan ones, have the fastest global urban growth rate. But with challenges around overcrowding, congestion, infrastructure, power and poor governance, these cities are maxed out in what they can provide to the average African living in urban environments.
December 11, 2021

South African startup “Electric Micro”

in a quest to bring sustainable mobility to africa, south african startup PHRACTYL unveils a hybrid bird-plane with its concept ‘macrobat.’ the personal airplane is ‘inspired by nature,’ and is unlike anything that the industry has created before. the team promises a ‘near-vertical takeoff and landing, even from unprepared terrain.’ what’s more, the vehicle is proposed to operate with 100% electric power. with these qualities, PHRACTYL’s ‘personal aerial vehicles’ seeks to expand mobility across africa without introducing new infrastructure that would harm the environment.