Day after day, week after week, year after year, a life lived in poverty corrodes the people who have to endure it.

It erases hope, self-respect and even fleeting moments of peace of mind.

Poverty is a chronic disease, one as long-term and horrible as many diseases that we have managed to eradicate over the years.

People are not poor because they are lazy or stupid. 

I personally believe we can eradicate poverty and in this talk, I share my thoughts and ideas on how we can do it.

Thanks to an amazing team who made this talk possible:

This talk is a culmination of hours and hours of inputs from the amazing TEDxJohannesburg team, friends and colleagues, who through their guidance and advice shaped this talk and for that I’m forever grateful to them.

If you enjoy and learn from this talk, which I hope you do, just know that it is more due to inputs of an amazing team of people I worked with.

If you feel the talk can do better, I personally take full responsibility for it and I will work on improving the idea.

Here is my TEDxJohannesburg talk on eradicating poverty through innovation.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.