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1Lauren Granger
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 things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialis... more
2Stuart Thomas
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best to stay afloat. When not fused with his keyboard, you can find him running the streets and off roa... more
3Nur 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 now and again.... more
4Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist prose, that too had... more
5Martin Carstens
Obsessed with technology and the future, I write words for machines and people. Born in South Africa, now living in the United States.... more
6Mvelase Peppetta
Mvelase is a Senior Account Manager at Irvine Bartlett one of the most sought after full service public relations companies in South Africa.

Mvelase is passionate about all things digital and the social media landscape, particularly as it relates to the integration of digital public relations man... more
7Jeremy Daniel
Jeremy Daniel is an online media specialist, as well as an author and musician.

He runs Bassline Media & Content Marketing, writes songs as part of The Touch and is the author of My Forever Friend, published by Tafelberg NB.

Jeremy was also an early editor of Memeburn.com.... more
8Steven Norris
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 SEO copywriter, learning the ropes the hard way before utterly mastering them. H... more
9Myolisi Sikupela: Staff Reporter
Myolisi Sikupela was born in the Transkei in the village of Zikhovane. He is interested in the politics of technology.... more
10Anton Koekemoer
I'm your friendly neighbourhood digital marketing specialist. I specialise in helping brands connect with targeted customers by enhancing their online presence through emerging web-based communication channels. I translate business objectives into comprehensive initiatives that focus on humanising b... more
11Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Keen to take over the world, one word at a time, he has always been interested in both politics and development and studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University. With an interest in innovation and social change, he seeks to tell the i... more
12Sarah Britten
Sarah Britten is the strategic planning director at Labstore South Africa.
Her relationship status is hidden.... more
13Tom 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 of disruption.... more
14Tony Seifart
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, using the internet to build an online income and intermittently running ... more
15Graeme Lipschitz: Columnist
Graeme Lipschitz is the co-founder of digital innovation agency Wonderland Works where he heads up Social Media, Search and Product Development. He was previously the business development manager at Clicks2Customers.com and has worked for Google UK and South Africa as a lead account strategist, grow... more
16Rowan 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. He is a huge advocate of open-source technolog... more
17Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat.... more
18Hilton 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 Market Update with Moneyweb radio programme. ... more
19Andy Walker: Gearburn Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn.... more
20Ronan 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 he attempts an MA in Screenwriting at UCT. A firm believer that video is the ... more
21Jonathan Houston
Jonathan Houston is passionate about digital marketing and digital strategy. During the day, Jonathan is the Head of Digital Marketing for HKLM. Jonathan's work at HKLM includes strategy conceptualization, focusing on the alignment of digital marketing to business strategy as well as assisting HKLM'... more
22Megan Bernstein
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 DigitLab by day, blogger for under5foot and Meme... more
23Matthew 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 Spark and Memeburn.com. He was previously General Manager of ... more
24Tech 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 under one goal – to create a great Asia-focused tech news site to tell the wor... more
25Graham van der Made: Staff Reporter
Graham started out as an electronics manager at Take2 Home Entertainment and went on to spend a further ten years in the South African ecommerce industry. During this time, Graham founded and managed an online geek and hobby shop. He has always had a passion for writing and has contributed to a numb... more
26Stephan Lourens
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 buy a gadget.... more
27Catherine 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 company based in Central London for 5 years, where she ma... more
28Martijn Vreugde
Martijn is Head of Design at Kiron Interactive.

He has become rather enveloped in the social media wave as well as the explosive tech industry that has come about in the last few years.

Also as a side note, a Designer, Photoshop junkie, stalker of internet trends, utterly addicted to Google. ... more
29David Graham
David Graham's passion is business-to-business digital marketing with a specific focus on value networking and inbound marketing. He consults on business-to-business digital marketing strategy and execution, with an emphasis on building sales pipelines and generating new prospects... more
30Georgia Christian
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
31André-Pierre du Plessis
From a very young age, AP du Plessis has had an unhealthy obsession with Lego. Trumping Mattel to become the world's top toy maker, Lego has made it particularly difficult for him to quit bricks.

AP worked at Bloomberg, Media24 and eNCA before joining Memeburn as managing editor.... more
32Steven Ambrose
Steven Ambrose is a seasoned and experienced journalist, writer, reviewer, and commentator, and is intimately connected to all spheres of the South African media world - both in print and online, as well as TV and radio.

As a chartered accountant, he brings with him many years of critical, objec... more
33Dr Mark Hom
Dr. Mark Hom is a Johns Hopkins University trained biologist, an award-winning medical illustrator, an interventional radiologist applying high technology to the diagnosis and treatment of his patients, an educator of young doctors, and an avid fitness cyclist. Dr. Hom's work explains how the human ... more
34Amanda Sevasti
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, events and digital ca... more
35Erik 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 my toes. I write two main blogs: White African is my personal blog where I write about high-tech mob... more
36Wikus Engelbrecht
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 industries since 2003.... more
37Talita Calitz
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’s the Communications Manager for BOS Brands (BOS Ice Tea).... more
38Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong runs HERE/FORTH an advisory that helps business leaders decide how to best use rapidly changing and emerging technologies.... more
39Keet 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 as well as AngelHub ... more
40Peter Verweij
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 media and blogs; Research in the ar... more
41Sandra Pitcher
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, while simultaneousl... more
42Roger Hislop
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. Luckily, all those years in PR taught him how to spot weasely product des... more
43Vanessa Clark
Vanessa is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in Cape Town, South Africa. She’s been writing about technology since the last century, mostly looking at people, businesses and technology coming together to make something useful and interesting happen. When she’s not deciphering tech-spea... more
44Nadia 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 York, as their US correspondent. Nadia also contribu... more
45Rohan Ayyar
Rohan Ayyar runs premium campaigns at E2M, a digital marketing agency specializing in content strategy, web analytics and conversion rate optimization for startups. His posts are featured on popular online marketing blogs such as MarketingProfs, Social Media Today and Moz. Rohan hangs out round the ... more
46Ryan Gordon
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 Spark team as a Web Developer where he is encouraged to share his unique take on our... more
47Dewaldt Huysamen
Dewaldt Huysamen is a Google Regional Trainer chosen by Google with over 6 years experience in Inbound & Paid marketing. He specialises in SEO, User Experience Optimisation, Conversion Rate Optimisation, Google AdWords, Advanced Reporting and intense Research and Development. Serving clients tha... more
48Matt Cohen
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 good beat.... more
49Mike Sharman
Mike Sharman is a co-founder of Retroviral, an award winning digital communications agency that creates online word of mouth spread for brands using bespoke strategy, social media, and web tactics. He is also co-founder of Webfluential – a new platform that establishes relationships between consum... more
50Dan Zarrella
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 his programming capabilities with a passio... more
51Deep 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 was voted Best Newcomer at the first annual Comics... more
52Thomas 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 globetrotting new... more
53Jarred Cinman
Jarred Cinman is the Managing Director (and one of the founders) of NATIVE VML. He is a longstanding member of the South African digital industry having founded one of the first professional web services firms in 1995.

After selling his first business to the VWV Group, Jarred was part of the foun... more
54Graham Shillington
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
55Sorab Ghaswalla
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 snared by the Web in 1999. He’s been in the zone ever ... more
56Dee Stephens
"The volume of traffic to your page matters far less than how qualified that audience and traffic is"

I am a dedicated individual, an analyst at heart, SEO professional , ORM professional, accomplished Content Marketer, SMO expert, and digital media award winner.

Starting out as a content pr... more
57Deva Lee
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
58Carmen Schaefer
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 Johannesburg. Her full-time job is lecturing Visual Commun... more
59Anna-Bet Bester
Anna-Bet Bester is a copywriter, translator and freelance journalist who has fractional degrees in Languages, Fine Arts and Agriculture. She enjoys dystopian literature, mashed potatoes and using random Latin phrases to end forced conversations with strangers. Canis meus id comedit.... more
60Sam Beckbessinger
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 to obsess about the internet, work with some fabulous clients on creative marketing strategies and ... more
61David Alves
As Business Solutions Manager in eCRM, it is David's responsibility to take the lead in managing all CRM developments, strategies and implementation across Pernod Ricard's brand portfolio.

David has a passion for tutoring, sharing knowledge and embracing new technologies as quickly as they arrive... more
62Mike Saunders
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 and The South African ... more
63Herman 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 also co-founded Brand magazine and is ... more
64Given Radingwana
Having started multiple startups, Given has since built a specialist career in Digital Marketing (Consumer behavioral psychology and data driven marketing) merging the two (including his digital brand management consulting experience to launch OSD Marketing. At Radimate Media, we will work with you ... more
65Christopher Mills
Christopher Mills is the founder and managing director of iMod Digital, a leading digital marketing agency specialising in inbound marketing, web development and digital campaigning. Over the years Christopher and his team have worked with a number of companies; some of the larger ones include Googl... more
66Ben Evans
Ben Evans is Managing Director of OgilvyOne South Africa.... more
67Craig Wilson
Craig Wilson is the head of content at Clockwork Media, a digital communications agency based in Johannesburg. Before making the switch to agency life he served as deputy editor at TechCentral for two years. He spent his formative years as the arts and entertainment editor at SL Magazine and freelan... more
68Sifiso Mazibuko
Sifiso is a simple Zulu boy hailing from Durban KwaZulu Natal married to a Jewish suburban girl from New Jersey. He's also the Social Media Strategist at Juice Content which is part of Primedia Online. His job involves working with brands to explore and identify ways to integrate social media into t... more
69Jon Sumroy
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 for large and small companies, coaching teams, individuals and en... more
70Gary Collins
Gary Collins started his career as a journalist working for Sunday Times and noseWEEK, amongst others. He now runs a consultancy specializing in TMT, mobile payment - offering business and management consulting and research across sub-Saharan Africa... more
71Chloé Holenstein
Chloé Holenstein is a Senior Content Strategist at National Positions SA. She studied English and Journalism and started her career in PR and print media. In 2013 she joined the digital marketing industry and has since then made it her home. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling and explo... more
72Brigg Patten
Brigg Patten writes in the business and tech spaces. He's a fan of podcasts, bokeh and smooth jazz. His time is mostly spent learning the piano and watching his Golden Retriever Julian chase a stick.... more
73Mark Wright
Coming from a Public Relations background, Mark is a devoted enthusiast of the internet. As a wordsmith, consultant and marketer, he aims to bring your ideas to life and attract the attention your organisation deserves. In 2013 Mark co-founded Cavalry Media... more
74Terri-Lee Adendorff
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
75Daryn Smith
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 Marketing and Tech.... more
76Bianca Budricks
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 gadgets and digital.... more
77Greg Wright
Greg is the co-founder of Cavalry Media. Born in web design and development, Cavalry Media has grown to provide a cutting edge, cost effective and strategic online solution to small, medium and large sized organisations. By providing a tailored, turn-key service, focused on building digital excellen... more
78Marguerite Heyns
Marguerite is a Canadian/South African Biologist with an astonishingly diverse set of interests. During a brief stint working with a grassroots level organisation in Bangladesh, she fell in love with social media and its ability to ignite social change. As a long term interweb addict and narrative n... more
79Jess Green
Jess Green is a serial entrepreneur, previously exiting UbuntuDeal.co.za to Tiger Global LLC through bidorbuy, and now founding Perk, a mobile retail engagement app. Jess loves the tech scene, and serves as Investor Relations on the SiliconCape Exco.... more
80Llew Claasen
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 Officer (CMO) Council Advisory Board for ... more
81Jared Lawrence
Jared is a Chicago based blogger with a keen interest in entertainment and technology.... more
82Rick Bosch
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 a lover of all things tech and geek related, spent many hours researching all things Android. ... more
83Julia Smuts Louw
Julia Louw is Head Creative Imagineer (creative director) at Troika Imagineering Works. With a background in digital and multiplatform marketing both in London and locally, she is passionate about Marketing 2.0 and the way digital natives are redefining the relationship between brand and consumer.... more
84Paul Adepoju
Paul Adepoju is a media entrepreneur, published author and award-winning Nigeria-based freelance journalist. He speaks regularly at major African technology events including NigeriaCom and Nigeria eHealth Forum.... more
85Oscar Waterworth
Oscar Waterworth is a writer and a tech enthusiast from Sydney. He enjoys trying out new pieces of software and hardware as well as keeping track of the latest developments in the tech world. He enjoys reading, playing with his kids and listening to music.... more
86John Beale
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 weird) and wondering about how he can come to own all of them o... more
87Alexis Caffrey
Alexis Caffrey is a freelance writer with a focus on technology and social media. In her free time she teaches yoga and watches way too much reality TV.... more
88Saul Kropman
Saul Kropman is a director of GS Industries, a boutique recruitment agency focused on placing top digital talent countrywide.... more
89Carey van Vlaanderen
Carey is CEO of ESET Southern Africa. ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers and is dedicated to delivering instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET’s products rank among the world’s most advanced security solutions,... more
90Lynette Hundermark
With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark’s appetite for keeping abre... more
91Aki Kalliatakis
Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Their work has broadened to include all aspects of service, marketing and sales, which are aimed at creating the highest levels of customer loyalty. Aki Kalliatakis assi... more
92Kirsty Chadwick
As an experienced educator, public speaker and leader, Kirsty Chadwick has spent almost two decades involved in the field of education. Founder of The Training Room Online, which designs and develops innovative tailor-made e-learning material for the private and public sectors, Kirsty has trained, d... more
93Reynhardt Uys
Reynhardt Uys is Associate Consultant, Customer Experience and User Experience, at BSG.... more
94Michael Fichardt
Michael is an entrepreneur, consultant and finance professional. He has a background in banking and private equity, has worked in large corporates, multilateral finance institutions and start-ups. He presently spends his time consulting in the energy sector and developing Morpheeo, a biotechnology c... more
95Nick Durrant
Nick Durrant, Managing Director at Bluegrass Digital, a a leading provider of cost-effective web solutions and online marketing services to a wide range of global clients.

With offices in London and Cape Town,the company has a diverse pool of knowledge and expertise, bringing together creativity ... more
96Marco Golz
Marco Golz started off his career as a content writer. Since joining National Positions, he has worked his way up the ranks to become one of the company’s lead strategists and was appointed Content Manager in 2015. When Marco is not conceptualising strategies or managing the content team, he enjoy... more
97K.F Lai
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 business focuses on two distinct audiences:... more
98Alex 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 as Absa in the financial sector. However, ... more
99Dale Ferreira
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 became the world’s oldest intern. Dale Ferreira isn’t Elon Musk, but love... more
100Ray Augé
Ray Augé is a Senior Software Architect for Liferay, an enterprise open source portal and collaboration software company.... more

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