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Welcome to The Weekly Roundup podcast, where the Burn Media team chats the latest in tech and startup news!
This week, Hadlee Simons hosts Andy Walker and Julia Breakey.
This week the team talk resignations, Rwanda, and really average phones
The team starts out with the topic on every South African’s lips: President Jacob Zuma’s resignation. With all the punditry experience that social media provides, we discuss how we feel, what it means for social media, and vaguely reference Thabo Mbeki’s role in political party Cope.
Julia would like it noted here that her assertion that Mbeki was involved in the foundation of Cope stems from a WikiLeaks report and that she is only sometimes woefully ignorant.
The team then moves on to our colleague Daniel Mpala’s ventures in Kigali, Rwanda, where he has been following the Africa Tech Summit, which aims to explore the major trends in the continent’s tech sector, connect key players and entrepreneurs as well as drive investment into Africa’s tech ecosystem.
Finally, we discuss the Huawei P Smart heading to South Africa, and what we would like to see from low budget smartphones in the future.
Check out the full podcast here:
- Breaking: Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president
- Cyril Ramaphosa is South Africa’s new president
- Two-day Africa Tech Summit now under-away in Kigali
- Huawei P Smart now official in SA, but how does it compare to rivals?
- Netflix’s Queer Eye is soothing for the soul
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