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