14-year-old girl develops groundbreaking app, then starts up her own company

14-year-old girl develops groundbreaking app, then starts up her own company

Naledi Phafane is only 14-years-old, but she has already been a game changer in the South African technology industry.

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Briefly.co.za learned in 2016, a 13-year-old Phafane won the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Hackathon with the genius app she designed.

Phafane's genius mobile app, which aims to reduce traffic congestion, helped her win the Hackathon grand prize of R100 000.

“The mobile application reduces traffic congestion in big cities which are faced with a lot of traffic problems,” she explained.

Since then, Phafane, who turns 15-years-old this year, already established herself as a successful entrepreneur by launching her companies. She is the founder of Spectrum and the co-founder of VulaRobot and Moval.

“I have always had interest in business which pushed me to enter business competitions,” Pretoria East Rekord reported she said last year.

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However, the traffic congestion app is not the only genius mobile application she developed- she also designed one that could help with the South African proof of residence issue.

“We designed an app that will use cellphone [GPS] signals to confirm a person’s residence, which could be used by banks and other companies as proof of residence documentation,” she explained

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