Editor Caroline Southey explains how she launched the African section of The Conversation and making it a success.

The Conversation Africa started in Johannesburg in May 2015 after Southey reached out to the global founder and received permission to launch an African version on the condition of finding funding. In a recent session with jamlab accelerator teams, she said that their model was built on a very simple proposition.

“What we do is democratise knowledge. We take the knowledge that is locked in the academy and we set it free. We translate it into English that ordinary people can understand. That’s all we do.”

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