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Social entrepreneur helps the deaf community

Zuko Mandlakazi from the Eastern Cape has come up with a first-of-its-kind hi-tech device to protect and save the lives of the deaf. 

Smiley Team

1 year ago
Mandlakazi’s journey only started when he realised that his aunt, who is hard of hearing, was in danger.

Even though his aunt can lip-read, he became worried about her safety in highly congested or noisy areas.

As his aunt can’t hear alarms or other potentially life-saving sounds, he thought of a solution to help her and others in a similar situation.

Mandlakazi founded Senso, a startup SME, and created a wrist armband to help people with hearing impediments react to life-threatening situations in time.
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