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Cover Story: Abed Tau


Solving a real-world problem can be the best start for a business. Abed Tau has a passion for education inherited from his father, but he’s also driven by a nose for business.

At just 30, he is a director of Thamani Consulting and co-founder of tech start-ups Tuta-me and Silicon Maboneng.

The challenging state of education in South Africa has long been a major concern for Abed Tau CA(SA), and it’s a crisis that he is helping to address along with business partner Dylan Hyslop, whom he met by chance at a party. Together, they created South Africa’s first on-demand tutoring edu-tech start-up, connecting qualified tutors and learners and enabling kids to receive one-on-one tutoring while empowering tutors to earn or supplement their income.

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