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Watch the Inspiring Video of South African Biotechnologist Ashley Uys on CNN’s African Voices



To go into business, for me, is the most difficult thing ever. You must be prepared to be emotionally broken down; you must be prepared to have sleepless nights; and you must be prepared to fall. You cannot succeed without making mistakes

With these immensely powerful words, South African biotechnologist, Ashley Uys takes us on the journey of his life. He shares the story of his background, his inspiration, and what kept him going with CNN’s African Voices.

With a focused mind, he has today become a medical innovator across the continent. He talks about his strengths and weaknesses; and most importantly, his hope for the future.

Watch the inspiring video here:

Part I

Part II

Part III


  1. Lana Clarke

    November 7, 2014 at 4:27 am

    This is very inspiring! We need to encourage our youth to be innovative. Think of outside the box ideas that will create value to the community. Social entrepreneur is the way to go!

  2. lumdy

    November 7, 2014 at 5:24 am

    wow. am speechless. tears in my eyes

  3. M.Black

    November 7, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I love it. It touched me most when he was able to employ his family. The lawsuit, hard work, and the grit are just experiences on the journey, but his technology revelation and his family was the most touching part of this series.

  4. Joshua

    November 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Wow!!! Welldone Ashley Uys. We will get there. This is great news and a morale booster…

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