Tell us a little about yourself and your history?
I have always loved wildlife and going on Safari. When I was
15, in 2011, I developed a websitewww.latestsightings.com
crowd-sourcing real-time wildlife sightings in the Kruger National
Park. I built up social media communities for people who are
just as addicted to wildlife as I am, to share their sightings and
experiences - live. I matriculated from King David Linksfield
High School with six distinctions, and became fulltime CEO ofLatestsightings.com
. I am 20 years old and currently studying
BCom part-time at the University of the Witwatersrand, which is
enabling me to continue running Latest Sightings.
Each day, Latest Sightings reaches over 500,000 people
globally across all platforms and social media such as YouTube,
Facebook, Instagram, smartphone apps etc. Latest Sightings
is a YouTube partner and is the most watched South African
YouTube channel, with over 415 million views.
focus on Kruger National Park
has now extended to include other national parks and reserves.
In addition to South Africa, we currently ‘ting’ from Malawi and
India. We are planning to extend throughout Africa and the rest
of the world.
– Nadav Ossendryver