Christina Watson Via Afrika CEO in the Foreign Policy Global top 100 innovators

Cape Town – Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika has been honoured with a place in the category for innovators on Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 – a list of the people making a difference in the world. There is no nomination or entry for this award. Foreign Policy monitors media coverage of people and events and identify the candidates that way. It’s usually a surprise to those who receive a place. Christina been working in educational publishing since 1990. She studied for a B.Ed. degree and surprisingly only taught for four months. She feels that she has been fortunate to have had an opportunity to work across a number of disciplines in my publishing career, operating as publishing director, sales director, marketing director, production manager and now, since 2009, as CEO. I completed an MBA in 2007. Tell us a bit about Via Afrika, its focus and achievements. Via Afrika is a leading publisher and has been producing content for South African schools since 1948. We are a truly South African company and pride ourselves on the fact that we do all our production and printing locally. Since 2012 we have produced digital versions of all our school textbooks with enhancements like videos to facilitate the learning process. The key feature of these epubs is that once loaded onto a device, they can all be used off-line. We were the first publisher offering a full range of Caps curriculum aligned enriched ebooks. The next step for us was to develop educational apps like Test-Urself, which learners can use to prepare themselves for exams and...