Tech Central – Elon Musk’s keynote address last week, at which he took the wraps off a much-anticipated battery technology, was fascinating to watch.

Firstly, here was a South African-born entrepreneur and inventor — his accent still giving away his heritage, despite 27 years living in Canada and the US — standing on a stage and attracting the interest of millions around the world.

The Pretoria-educated Musk, 43, who left South Africa in 1988, when he was 17, is now regularly compared to great inventors like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Some have called him the next Steve Jobs.

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