Runner up as 2010 best business blog, Adin focuses on what it takes to find your “calling” and exploit everything at your disposal to succeed. He lives and works in George, Western Cape, as a songwriter, recording artist and blogger.
His ...... more
|Alan Knott-Craig Jr|
Alan Knott-Craig Jr is a South African mobile entrepreneur with a passion for business opportunities. He is the former CEO of iBurst and now runs World of Avatar, which acquired Mxit in 2011.... more
|Alex De Coning|
Alex de Coning started his career in public relations at Baird’s Renaissance in 2001. During this time, De Coning had the opportunity to work with clients across various industries, including Novartis and Sanofi Pasteur in the healthcare industry, as well ...... more
|Amanda Sevasti Fairweather|
Amanda Sevasti Fairweather – newly appointed as Head of Social Media at leading digital agency NATIVE – studied journalism, but fell in love with creative communication.
Fairweather worked as a copywriter and creative head for eight years and was involved in activations, ...... more
From the Cape Flats to successful entrepreneur. Andrew is currently the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and founder of Mobilitrix. The company started in 2006 from Andrew’s home office and now has offices in Century City.
He specialises in low-bandwidth LEO (...... more
Aneshree Naidoo has been on the internet for ten years; writing, editing and hanging around inappropriate chatrooms. But eventually she grew up and is now a freelance writer and copy editor. In her spare time she reads bad chick lit ...... more
Anton is a digital marketing specialist and is very passionate about online marketing. His main goal with marketing on the web focuses on designing strategic plans and business solutions around digita... more
Arthur is a writer, analyst and commentator on Internet, mobile and business technologies. He heads the World Wide Worx research organisation, leading market research into hi-tech change. Arthur is author of 18 books, including six books on urban legends. He enjoys ...... more
Athar Nasar, a first class honours university graduate in Multimedia Design, Technology & Communications, has joined Primedia Online where he heads up Juice Content, which creates bespoke content solutions for businesses to ensure your online platforms “speak” to your customers, ...... more
Bianca is a Communications and English Graduate all the way from North-West University Potchefstroom, finding her feet in the fair Cape as a ‘professional’ intern. She’s an avid reader, writer, wild child and adventurer with a special predilection towards ...... more
Brendan writes, produces, directs and sometimes performs in his online branded entertainment campaigns. “Even if you wanted to ramp a truck off Table Mountain to sell something, we don’t need a permit.”He also works in the film and ...... more
Carmen Schaefer believes she can tell everything there is to know about a person just by spending some time studying their Facebook pages. This interest in the social networking titan was spurred by an MA completed through Wits University in ...... more
|Catherine Murray: Columnist|
Catherine is currently the Senior Account Manager at Creative Spark Interactive in Cape Town, where she is attempting to whip everyone into shape at breakneck speed. Prior to this she was Head of Online at Atalink Ltd, a specialist publishing ...... more
Chenka Nkhata is a technology enthused individual. Although he understands geek speak, you probably won’t find him writing code in the middle of the night with owl like eyes. What he lives for is using new technologies excessively in ...... more
Chris Peterson is a copywriter for Straight North, a Chicago Internet marketing firm. He specializes in B2B and B2C marketing, with experience in informational blog posts, press releases, and website content that emphasizes Search Engine Optimization. He is ...... more
Chris Rolfe the CEO of Mobilitrix, a mobile marketing company that claims to “deliver intelligent mobile marketing solutions that quite simply reward loyalty”, thinks is key.
Rolfe is a former CEO of Virgin Active South Africa, and has previous digital ...... more
Christopher Mills is an experienced SEO professional and Digital Marketer whose love for the web began at the age of 10. Since then, Chris has worked at a number of leading agencies within Cape Town. When he isn't hard at work ...... more
|Corné And Twakkie|
Like the most flippin funny show in South Africa Corné and Twakkie are definitely not kak guy. Believe it! Because it's True.... more
Ruggedly handsome space-explorer, philanthropist and part-time haberdasher, Craig Rodney proved to the world once and for all that he was impervious to pain when he founded Emerging Media at the tender age of 26. Craig’s dynamic approach and creative problem ...... more
Born barefoot in Boksburg and growing up in Welkom in the Free State, Dale has fought against all odds and managed to come out English. In 2011 he wanted to be involved in social media, and decided to reinvent and at 28 ...... more
Dan Zarrella is an award-winning social, search, and viral marketing scientist at HubSpot and author of two O’Reilly Media books: “The Social Media Marketing Book” and The Facebook Marketing Book.
He has a background in web development and combines ...... more
Daniel Scheffler is a freelance writer who spends his time between the soothing Cape Town and the galvanizing New York. After a number of years killing himself in Paris, LA, London and Cape Town in management consulting, he now concentrates ...... more
Having dabbled in graphic design, mobile and online media, Danny is now the client services director at Hitch Digital, a new full-service digital agency based in Cape Town. An absolute Internet and gadget junkie, Danny enjoys normal things too; like ...... more
Daryn Smith is the Executive Director of Product and Marketing at MPULL, a Marketing Software startup based in Cape Town. He has lead Marketing teams in Africa for Global brands before joining MPULL, and now merges two of his passions ...... more
Dave Blakey is the founder of Snapt, a South African company that develops powerful user interface tools in order to effectively deliver open source software solutions for corporate customers.
Blakey has a strong entrepreneurial background, having previously launched and developed ...... more
David is a Social Media Manager with a string of agency experience to his name. His digitally besotted nature has been an asset he's nurtured over years of internet abuse, both personally and professionally. Being a failed entrepreneur, twice over, ...... more
David is a Johannesburg based technology enthusiast with an insatiable thirst for information. He tends to get excited over hardware more than software and will often be the one in the room going "It’s got 10 cores, 32GB of RAM ...... more
David Spark is a new media consultant and producer with more than fifteen years knowledge and experience as a journalist reporting on the tech industry in print, radio, TV, and online. His articles and advice have appeared in more than 30 ...... more
|Deep Fried Man|
Daniel Friedman known on stage as Deep Fried Man, is a South African comedian, musician and writer, based in Johannesburg. Formerly part of the alternative folk scene in Johannesburg, he made the transition to comedy at the beginning of 2010.
He ...... more
Deepan is a Social Media Strategist at Ripple Links, a Social Media and Demand Generation Firm. He specialises in Inbound Marketing and has broad experience working with high profile clients across different industries like IT/ITES, FMCG, Real Estate & ...... more
Deseré Orrill is MD of MobiMedia, a boutique mobile marketing agency based in Cape Town and Johannesburg.... more
Deva Lee is a journalist in teacher’s clothing, currently working in South Korea. She writes about Korean pop culture and her experiences as a traveler and foreigner in the country.... more
Dewaldt Huysamen has over 5 years on going experience in the Internet Marketing, Inbound and Paid Marketing industry. He excels in Research and Development and is a Google expert. He is also Google AdWords Qualified and Google Analytics Qualified. Dewaldt has ...... more
Dylan Kohlstädt is the founder and Account Director of Shift ONE: outsource marketing for entrepreneurs. Dylan is an online marketing specialist who is passionate about the user’s experience and about helping entrepreneurs and start ups succeed.
Dylan has 10 ...... more
Founded in 2007, e27 is a media organization focused on the Asian technology startup industry. We believe in building the community of technology innovators across Asia by reporting on the latest, breaking news relevant to technology startups, technology companies as well ...... more
Ellie Hagopian loves products, people, and making the complex simple. She is currently Chief Executive Officer at Skyrove, a Wi-Fi solutions company based in Cape Town. She has over ten years of experience in technology, ranging from the large consumer-facing ...... more
|Erik Hersman: In Kenya|
I grew up in Kenya and Sudan. I’m one of those guys who’s much more “at home” in Africa, and I currently live in Kenya. I’m happily married and have 3 beautiful little girls that keep me on ...... more
|Frans De Villiers|
Frans De Villiers has worked in marketing all of his career. He started in advertising first at Saatchi & Saatchi and then at the Jupiter Drawing Room in Account Management. He then moved into Marketing first with Jan Braai at ...... more
Recognized as a leader in brand engagement, Gavin has spent his career building and leading cutting-edge digital and technology efforts in the marketing and advertising industries.
An accomplished entrepreneur, Gavin has been involved in a number of technology startups and ...... more
Georgia Christian is a digital marketing specialist at web development, design and digital marketing company Lima Bean. You can follow them on Twitter @limabeansa.... more
|Graeme Lipschitz: Columnist|
Graeme Lipschitz is a Business Development manager at Clicks2Customers.com. He has previously worked for Google UK and Google South Africa as a lead account strategist, growing accounts in the Travel,... more
Graham is co-owner of Refresh Creative Media along with Craig Bruton. He loves ideas, design, technology, human potential and his wife. He is also into kitesurfing, climbing and running.... more
Hamish McKenzie is a Baltimore-based reporter for PandoDaily who covers media, politics, and international startups. His first name is pronounced “hey-mish” and you can follow him on Twitter.... more
|Herman Manson (@marklives)|
The inaugural Vodacom Social Media Journalist of the Year in 2011, Herman Manson (@marklives) is a freelance business journalist and media commentator who blogs at www.marklives.com and his writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines locally and abroad. He ...... more
|Hilton Tarrant: Columnist|
Hilton Tarrant is production editor at Moneyweb. His main focus is project management for the listed company’s local and international websites, and contributes to their strategic direction. From time-to-time, he also fills in for Alec Hogg on the SAfm ...... more
HumanIPO is a top pan-African technology news website, covering everything from startups to big tech business, and a community of people creating something new in Africa-- starting businesses, investing in new technologies or joining startups. more
Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the co-founder and CEO of Speaktoit, which develops natural language virtual assistants for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.... more
Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He also studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University with an interest in innovation and initiatives and how they could contribute to the benefit of society. I have always been interested in both ...... more
Jared is an Account Strategist at Google SA.
Before joining Google, Jared was involved in a startup company called CrowdTech. There he was the marketing manager for an online t-shirt design company called Springleap, which is based around the crowdsourcing ...... more
Jason Stewart is Managing Partner of HaveYouHeard, South Africa’s first specialist Word-of-Mouth marketing (WOMM) agency, representing brands seeking to develop lasting and intimate relationships with their consumers.
After matriculating from the Diocesan College (Bishops) in 1997, Jason spent three years ...... more
Jeremy Daniel was the editor of www.memeburn.com, and a firm believer in the transformative power of mobile technology for emerging markets. Jeremy has written across various media platforms for the last 10 years, from television to advertising to print ...... more
Joe is a serial entrepreneur, a (super)dad and a photographer, currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. He co-founded and sold his shares in three technology businesses by age 33. He likes walks around Lions Head , swimming, running, Debian, Cape ...... more
John spends his time doodling. But not just any type of doodling .The doodling that requires ones brain to actually function.
He spends this rest of his day dreaming, sleeping and eating cars (not literally eating, that would just be ...... more
Jon Sumroy is a Digital Mentor - he studies and scrutinises how businesses succeed in today’s digital world. Then he finds the best ways to teach these insights to others; using his experience to help companies succeed. Jon consults ...... more
Jonathan Houston is passionate about digital marketing and digital strategy. During the day, Jonathan fulfills the role of Lead Digital Marketer for Deloitte Consulting's Technology division where his primary focus is to ensure the continued development of the division's online ...... more
Justin Butlion is an entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Bmark. Justin has a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel and his interests lie in ...... more
Dr K.F Lai is co-founder and chief executive officer of BuzzCity, one of world’s leading mobile media companies in the development and marketing of mobile services and entertainment to a global audience.
Established in 1999 in Singapore, BuzzCity’s ...... more
|Keet Van Zyl|
Keet is a dynamic investment expert with extensive growth equity experience. He worked at industry-leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Investec Bank and HBD Venture Capital. He co-founded KnifeCap to continue building the high-growth investment space in South Africa ...... more
Lara Fawzy is co-author of Emerging Business Online: Global Markets and the Power of B2B Internet Marketing , and currently a marketing manager for Cisco’s African region and Turkey (based in Cairo, Egypt). Lara is also Director ...... more
|Lauren Granger: Staff Reporter|
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed ...... more
Llew is Vice President: Marketing at Clickatell.com.
Clickatell has been around for more than a decade and is the largest Online SMS mobile messaging gateway covering 869 networks in 223 countries and territories.
Llew is a member of the Chief Marketing ...... more
Mark Molenaar is Director of Client Service at TNS South Africa. With over 18 years marketing research experience, Mark is focusing his energies on the opportunities that the Digital world is constantly churning out and seeing how these can be applied ...... more
|Martin Carstens: Senior reporter|
Martin is obsessed with technology and the future. His work life includes positions at UK based Hotcourses.com, Discovery Invest and currently, Memeburn.... more
Matthew Cohen is a web developer, WordPress enthusiast, avid musician, music lover and blogger. He enjoys coding WordPress plugins and themes, custom web-based applications and playing guitar to a goo... more
Matthew Charles Mullenweg is an Online/Social Media entrepreneur, Web Developer and musician living in San Francisco, California. He is best known for his development of Open Source web software WordPress (which is now managed by The WordPress Foundation). He ...... more
Matt Rose, an avid trend watcher with a passion for the people of South Africa, is a strategic planner at Publicis Groupe Johannesburg, specialising in market research, shopper marketing and behavioural psychology. He brings a grounded yet often controversial approach ...... more
Matthew is a digital strategist with an ongoing love affair with technology. He subscribes to the movement of connected living and never passes up an opportunity to add yet another device to his home Wi-Fi. He is an avid photographer ...... more
|Matthew Buckland: Publisher|
Matthew Buckland is a web guy who has over the years worked in a programming, editorial and business capacity within the online media environment. He now dedicates his life and soul to Creative ...... more
Mbali Ndandani is a communications professional with experience in various sectors including tele communication, sport, government, education and CSI. Her expertise lies in brand reputation, sponsorship, internal communication and customer experience management.
She is passionate about helping brands to be ...... more
Megan has a love and passion for great brands and extraordinary advertising. She is a true Generation Y baby. Immersed in all forms of new age marketing finding it an invaluable tool. Social media strategist for more
|Michelle Atagana: Managing Ed.|
Michelle Atagana has a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism, her thesis focuses on social media technologies in the South African journalistic space with some focus on the public sphere. She has been hanging around the Internet since she ...... more
An expert in social media, digital customer experiences and helping business engage customers and employees though the use of digital technology
An international speaker, he has worked with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including KPMG, Vodacom, GIBS, IBM ...... more
Mike Sharman is the owner of multi-award winning agency Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy that advises brands how to communicate with their target markets online, and executes strategies, while supporting their business objectives.
Clients have included Miller South ...... more
Mike Stopforth is the CEO of Cerebra, a leading strategic communications agency specialising in social media and PR for corporate brands. Cerebra’s client list includes Vodacom, Nedbank, Samsung, Toyota, Unilever, PWC and more.
He is a sought-after speaker on ...... more
|Muggie van Staden|
Muggie van Staden helped start Obsidian Systems while he was still studying at RAU. After completing his studies, Van Staden left Obsidian to work at an engineering firm, only to return in 1999 to take the reins as Managing Director. As ...... more
Mvelase is a graduate of UCT with a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Politics & History. He has a blog, which sadly he often forgets exists. He concerns himself with the important things in life:
Left wing social issues; ...... more
|Nadia Neophytou: In New York|
Nadia Neophytou is a New York based South African journalist most known for her work as the Entertainment Reporter for Eyewitness News, which is broadcast on Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk, Highveld Stereo 94.7 and Kfm 94.5. She is now based in New ...... more
Nic a mobile entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Motribe, a mobile platform for publishing on the web. He has previously worked at Vodacom in the social media division launching a mobile alternative reality game, Legends of Echo as ...... more
|Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter|
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every... more
Paul Armstrong is Head of Social for Mindshare. Recently returning from a seven year stint in Los Angeles where he worked in-house at MySpace (Corporate Communications) he has created digital strategies and activations for Activision, Sony, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks ...... more
Peter is a Dutch author and journalist who has worked for national newspapers, TV, radio and management and trade magazines in the Netherlands, Germany, the U.K. and the US since 1978.
Peter worked for Dutch dailies, radio and television from ...... more
After 30 years of lecturing and training at the School of Journalism at Utrecht in journalism, politics and new media, Peter Verweij, started in 2005 his own company D3-Media, which focuses on the following areas: Production of journalistic content for multimedia ...... more
Renee Blodgett is CEO and Founder of Magic Sauce Media, a consultancy dedicated to new media marketing and communications. Utilising the best of viral communications, word-of-mouth, guerilla campaigns, and smart marketing & social media & branding strategies, Renee has launched ...... more
Rhys is an online marketing specialist at digital agency Flint Studios. He reckons that If it is online, affects your reputation, can be leveraged for maximized returns or requires an unheard of response technique, then he's your man. The online ...... more
Rick has worked in a variety of fields, from a print and radio journalist to making bubble wrap in the UK for 18 months. However, settled in Cape Town a few years ago, he moved into the online world and as ...... more
Robin - Leigh Chetty is a Psych graduate from Johannesburg, with a degree in New Media/Interactive Design, now uprooted and trying making his way in Cape Town and her numerous distractions. The wettest behind the ears of all the ...... more
Roger started life as an electrical engineer, then became a journalist. He then spent the next twelve years his work life being terribly nice to people as he was paid to. That stopped. Now he's paid to be unrelentingly honest. ...... more
|Ronan Steyn: Staff Reporter|
Ronan Steyn has a love for all things technology, with a particular focus on startups, gadgets and games. When not writing the good write, he can be found making films or purveying the latest gadget, game or film. At night ...... more
|Rowan Puttergill: Columnist|
Rowan Puttergill is a technology evangelist and software engineer with a long career working in enterprise environments. He brings with him the experience of being the Technical Editor at SA Computer magazine, and a career history as a technical author. ...... more
Ryan sees things in binary, which is a handy super power for any coder, even better if you can apply it to your world view. With a BCOM (Hon) Information Systems from UCT freshly behind him, Ryan joined the Creative ...... more
Sam likes anything she can take apart and put back together again. This makes her a big fan of Linux and rusty old cars. She is a Digital Planner at Quirk, which is her dream job because it allows her ...... more
Sandra is a techno-geek who is generally excited by anything with buttons, touch screens or flashing lights. Currently, she is a contract lecturer at both the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg) and Varsity College, specialising in social media, journalism and ethics, ...... more
After escaping from their Joburg home in 2011, the Sandton Pythons became a press sensation. Gabbana took to Twitter and is the voice of the pair, while Dolce sits around all day and admits to being lazy and shallow. The two ...... more
Sarah Britten is the strategic planning director at Y&R Johannesburg.
Her relationship status is hidden.... more
Sarah is the head of communications at Mxit. She has been in PR for over a decade. That means she was writing press releases before the advent of social media and sending emails when an attachment of over 5mb got ...... more
Saul Kropman is a director of GS Industries, a boutique recruitment agency focused on placing top digital talent countrywide.... more
From the depths of classics libraries and American academia - Shawn Graaff is a South African based Digital Strategist that works in Digital Management, Information Architecture, Social Media and Search Marketing with a special interest in Mobile for Africa and ...... more
An old world journalist who went to the light. Sorab Ghaswalla is a born-again chronicler (this time digital), a newbie Internet Entrepreneur and a digital world consultant, all rolled in one. One of the Internet’s earliest advocates, he was ...... more
Born 20 years too early. Curses sometimes. Thinks too much. Believes plug-and-play is the best invention ever. If asked what he wants for his birthday he will say a gadget, then money. So he can go bu... more
Steven Ambrose is the CEO of Strategy Worx. Strategy Worx specialises in strategic consulting and decision support for organisations seeking to pursue hi-tech strategies. Strategy Worx is licensed to conduct the Webagility Web Site Auditing system by World Wide Worx.
|Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor|
Steven Norris is a born writer, living in Claremont, Cape Town and educated in the ways of graphic design but destined to follow in the footsteps of the worlds greatest authors. He has had many years of experience as an ...... more
Stuart Buchanan is a trained journalist who left the media world to join online start-up 22seven, but still attempts to contribute words and thoughts to his first passion. Mostly, this ends up being nothing more than silly tweets about current ...... more
|Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter|
Stuart Thomas is a product of Rhodes University. Whilst completing his Bachelors in Journalism, Politics and English, he realised he was a bit of a geek, albeit one who isn't afraid of the sun. An honors in English at the ...... more
From 2001 - 2004 Tac owned a skateboard shop in Las Vegas. From 2005 - 12 Tac has been a partner at a digital marketing agency, a Social Media Strategic lead at HP, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at an early stage VC company, and a VP ...... more
Talita studied Journalism and Visual Communication at the University of Pretoria. Travelled a bit, worked here and there and now resides in Cape Town where she works as a Digital Account Executive at ... more
Tammy studied advertising and marketing, making her way up the SEO ladder and ending up as the Head of Editorial at Groupon South Africa. After realising she couldn't walk around with a caffeine drip in her arm forever, she left ...... more
|Tech In Asia|
Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a passion for new ways of delivering the news, we’ve bonded together ...... more
|Tech Wire Asia|
Brought to you by the people behind Asian Correspondent, TechWire Asia offers insights and an overview on the technology scene in the region. Their regional staff focuses on daily news, views and reviews on the startup scene, gadgets, social media, ...... more
Terri-Lee Adendorff believes that people who use the internet should be more intelligent - she wants to contribute to this initiative in any way that she can.... more
|Thomas Crampton: In China|
As Asia-Pacific director of 360 Digital Influence for Ogilvy, Thomas Crampton heads a team stretching across 23 cities in 15 Asian territories that helps companies conceive, develop and execute strategies in Social Media.
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Mr. Crampton spent 18 years as a ...... more
Tim Shier is the Managing Director at BrandsEye where, from the Cape Town offices, he oversees the companyâ€™s international operations across 89 countries. BrandsEye is a world class Online Reputation Management service built in South Africa and taking on the ...... more
|Tom Foremski: In Silicon Valley|
Tom Foremski is a former Financial Times journalist and the Founder and Publisher of Silicon Valley Watcher, which is an online news site reporting on the business of Silicon Valley and the culture ...... more
With a Degree in Heavy Current Electrical Engineering from UCT Tony Seifart quit his first job after six months when he realised his boss was the one making all the money. Since 2002 he’s been working as an internet marketer, ...... more
Turi Munthe is the CEO of Demotix.com, which is the multi-award winning home of 'Street Journalism' - the newswire where YOU tell the stories. He's English-French-Swedish and was brought up in London. He's been a publisher, editor, policy analyst, ...... more
A journalist by training, Vanessa Clark was tempted over to the dark side by a London-based startup in the early 2000s, and so her love affair with young businesses began. Back in South Africa she joined the mobile industry and ...... more
Veli Ngubane is the sales and marketing director of Krazyboyz digital. Ngubane holds a BSocSci degree from the University of Cape Town as well as a post-graduate diploma of marketing and advertising communication from the Red and Yellow School of ...... more
Vinton G. Cerf is an American computer scientist who is the "person most often called the father of the Internet". His contributions have been recognised repeatedly, with honorary degrees, and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing ...... more
Wikus Engelbrecht is a writer, journalist and digital poet. His professional career in language and media has spanned the film, print advertising, magazine publishing, food theatre and online content ... more