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In a jit­tery world in which no­body wants to com­mit to any­thing more long term than lunch, Naspers CEO has splashed out $540m (R7.7bn), along­side Canada’s state pen­sion fund, in In­dian ed­u­ca­tion start-up Byju’s. In a nut­shell, Byju’s of­fers tools for school­child­ren in the coun­try. Van Dijk has long been an ad­vo­cate of in­vest­ing in In­dia which, at last count, sported a 7.1% GDP growth rate. It’s also a good al­ter­na­tive punt to China, where Naspers still owns 31% of tech com­pany Ten­cent.

Bob van Dijk

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