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Latest Sightings founder has only ‘scratched the surface’

4th Jan 19

Chana Boucher
By Chana Boucher31 Followers

Nadav Ossendryver, who used tech to solve a problem he identified, speaks about his future plans, must-have tech and projects close to his heart.

Seven years ago, when most 15-year-olds are sharing selfies and watching silly videos on the internet, Nadav Ossendryver found a more meaningful and rewarding use for it.

He created a website that allowed people to share their sightings while visiting the Kruger National Park in real-time. This allowed others to view them and for guests in the park to navigate to the site if they wished. This branched out to cover other game parks in South Africa and to include an app (which is available on iOS and Android, and has more than 50 000 downloads to date), a YouTube channel (with more than a million subscribers, making it one of the most-watched South African channels) and an engaged and passionate social media following.

It also brought much-deserved praise for Nadav, who has won numerous awards, met with world leaders including Barack Obama and conservationist Kingsley Holgate, and been invited to speak at top tech and tourism events.

Where to next for the young entrepreneur? Nadav is currently studying a BCom part-time at Wits, but says: ‘With Latest Sightings, we still haven’t scratched the surface. There is a ...

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