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Adii Pienaar
Co-Founder @WooThemes. New Dad. Ex-Rockstar. more
Aki Kalliatakis
Aki Kalliatakis is the founder of The Leadership LaunchPad, a consultancy often called in to advise businesses looking to raise service performance. more
Alex Spagnoletti
Alex is Country Head - South Africa at Clicks2Customers. more
Alexandra Fraser
Alexandra Fraser joined Invenfin, an early-stage venture capital firm wholly owned by Remgro in 2009, after completing her Masters in International Business and Emerging Markets (cum laude), at the University of Edinburgh’s Business School.

Her degree focused on finance and ... more
Alexey Aylarov
Alexey Aylarov is the CEO and co-founder of Zingaya, a VoIP startup that enables voice calls through any computer, right from the webpage. more
Allison Engel
Bio: Allison Conkright Engel leads global marketing and operations for Dell for Entrepreneurs. Prior to Dell, Allison worked for various startups, leading their Southwest expansion efforts. She has more than 15 years of experience in media and marketing and has worked ... more
Amanda Barbara
Amanda L. Barbara is Vice President of Pubslush. Pubslush is a global crowdfunding publishing platform for the literary world. This platform is bridging the gap between writers, readers, publishers, a more
Amanda Sevasti-Fairweather
Head of Social Media NATIVE more
André-Pierre du Plessis: Managing Editor
André-Pierre du Plessis is a TV reporter, co-creator and producer of The Tech Report, a 10-part tech news TV show. He’s completing his masters in journalism on Hayibo.com and has worked in newspapers, magazines and radio. He ... more
Andre Hugo
Andre Hugo has over 22 years of business startup experience, along with extensive digital marketing, legal, commercial, leadership and finance experience gained locally and abroad. With an accounting degree from the University of Cape Town, he began his career in auditing, ... more
Andrew Dumont
Hi there, I'm Andrew. I head Business Development at Moz and helped create an app called Stride. In previous lives, I held similar roles at Seesmic (acquired by Hootsuite) and Tatango. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to drive ... more
Andrew Rens
Andrew Rens is originally from the rough mining town of Johannesburg. More recently he has lived in the start up friendly cities of San Francisco and Cape Town. A proponent and practitioner of open lawyeringmore
Andy Hadfield
Andy Hadfield is a digital native... and has big dreams for the Internet.

He has played in every corner of the digital industry, launching his first startup at age 19, while still at the University of Cape Town. getALife (gAL) was ... more
Andy Higgins
Andy Higgins is the co-founder and Managing Director of bidorbuy.co.za, South Africa's leading online marketplace. He is also on the board of directors at payfast.co.za, a company specialising in online payments for South Africa, jobs.co.... more
Andy Walker
Joining the Memeburn team on the auspicious date of April Fool’s 2014, Andy completed his English Literature Honours degree at Rhodes University a year prior. As a lifelong writer and an undercover nerd, the interwoven world of bits and pixels ... more
Angus Robinson
Angus Robinson started Brandsh Media, a mobile and social media agency, in 2006 with clients including Standard Bank, Liberty Life, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), MNET, LoveLife and SEACOM in its portfolio. Following the merge of Brandsh with Cambient and Stonewall in 2010 ... more
Anita Potgieter
Anita Potgeiter is the COO of FOXit, a South African established international provider of solutions, service and support focused on Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) in business. more
Ankit Dudhwewala
Ankit Dudhwewala is the Co-Founder at SoftwareSuggest.com, a business software discovery platform made for Indian companies. more
Anthony Farr
Anthony's belief in the power of education and his zeal for the upliftment of others inspires him in his CEO responsibilities to drive the mandate of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and deliver on its objectives. Anthony, a co-founder of ... more
Anton van Heerden
As the Managing Director for Sage HR & Payroll, Anton van Heerden is responsible for

growing the Sage HR and Payroll business in South Africa as well as in the rest of the

continent.

Anton qualified as a Chartered Accountant ... more
Antony Langat
Antony Langat is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He's passionate about telling human rights stories. When he's not writing about business and tech, Antony is finishing his MA in Communication Studies at the University of Nairobi’s School ... more
Arthur Attwell
Bio: "Arthur Attwell runs Electric Book Works, a lab for reimagining publishing in emerging markets. His projects include Bettercare learning programmes; Book Dash children’s books and, till recently, Paperight, an award-winning experiment in distributed print-on-demand. He is a Shuttleworth ... more
Asha Saxena
Asha Saxena is the president and CEO of Future Technologies Inc., an international data management solutions firm located in Plainfield, New Jersey. FTI’s Center for Analytics Services provides data management and analytics solutions through business strategy and technology development. ... more
Ashley Boag
Ashley Boag is the Head of Energy and Natural Resources at SAP Africa. more
Auguste Coetzer
Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer is Director, Executive Search, at TALENT AFRICA, an alliance of Korn Ferry. Company Info:
Talent Africa, an alliance of Korn Ferry, is a world-class company, based in Sandton, the business hub of South Africa. They offer integrated ... more
Anita Du Toit
ith her career in franchising dating back to 1998, Anita Du Toit has steadily grown her expertise. Anita has experience in the financial aspects of franchising, government social franchising and even the development of franchising products.

Today her speciality is conceptualising ... more
Daniel Petz: @d_petz
Daniel Petz is a Hungarian ex-entrepreneur, London Business School alumnus, tech enthusiast who is currently working as a strategic consultant in the TMT sector of Africa. He has gained experience in Hungary, Sweden, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria. ... more
Danny Greeff
Having dabbled in graphic design and mobile marketing strategy, Danny now heads up the premium marketplace division at Ad Dynamo, an online advertising company based in Cape Town that is taking Google on at it’s own game. An absolute ... more
Darlene Menzies
Darlene Menzies is CEO of SMEasy, an online, easy-to-use Accounting and Business Management System, it is uniquely designed for small business owners who are not familiar with accounting. SMEasy is an innovative proudly South African Solution that has won a ... more
Daryl Blundell
As general manager of Sage Pastel Accounting, Daryl Blundell helps to oversee the growth of the business and the development of business solutions that help SMEs to grow and succeed.

He brings to his role 20 years of experience in a ... more
Dave Blakey
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
Dave Duarte
Dave Duarte works with organizations globally to help them adapt to digitally driven change.

He is Managing Director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which provides digital marketing education for one of the world's largest advertising groups.

He is also ... more
David Graham
David Graham is the Digital Channels Executive at Deloitte South Africa. His primary responsibility is to initiate business-related dialogue between business leaders and Deloitte industry and subject matter specialists across numerous digital channels. Besides his strong business acumen, David is ... more
David Ross
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David Spark
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
Debré Barrett
Debré Barrett is a User Experience Consultant at Flow Interactive. She advises clients on usability, user-centred design and communication strategy. She has a journalism degree from Rhodes, and spent many years as an online news journalist in South Africa and ... more
Donald Gips
Before being asked to be President Obama’s personal representative to South Africa, Ambassador Donald Gips served as Assistant to the President. He was a leader on the Presidential Transition Team and then served in the White House, where he ... more
Drew Marshall
Andrew (Drew) C. Marshall is the Principal of Primed Associates, an innovation consultancy. He lives in central New Jersey and works with clients across the U.S. and around the world. He is a co-host of a weekly innovation-focused Twitter ... more
Dusty Wunderlich
Dusty Wunderlich is the founder and CEO of Bristlecone Holdings, a high-growth network of

consumer and business-to-business finance platforms and financial technologies. Its mission is to

democratize the world of finance for the better. Dusty is a current recipient of ... more
Dylan Kohlstädt
Dylan Kohlstädt, the founder of Shift ONE digital, an advertising and marketing agency focused on growing entrepreneurs.

She is an online marketing specialist who is passionate about the user’s experience and about helping entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed.

Dylan ... more
Basheera Khan
Basheera Khan is a user experience designer with an interest in information architecture, interaction design and content strategy across multiple platforms.

A former journalist, Bash has written for ITWeb and Brainstorm in South Africa and TechCrunch Europe and the Telegraph ... more
Bérénice Magistretti
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Bettina Moss
Bettina started out in journalism in the late 1980s and then moved into public relations and advertising as a strategist and copywriter. She was co-owner and Strategy Director of a strategic brand consultancy for 10 years before founding GloWoman.org where ... more
Blaise Aboh
Blaise Aboh is a Business and Digital Culture Enthusiast. He is also a Design/UI Architect and the founder of The Business Aim [Best Business and Entrepreneurial Blog 2013] Nigerian Blog Awards. more
Brendan McNulty
Brendan McNulty is the founder of Now Novel and helps companies with their content marketing and conversion optimisation challenges. more
Brent Lees
Brent is senior product manager at Riverbed Technology. Responsible for marketing across the EMEA region, Riverbed's products that optimize performance within the WAN, Cloud and datacenter. Brent joined Riverbed Technology early in 2012 following a career in IT & Communications spanning ... more
Brett Commaille
Brett is the former CEO of Invenfin Venture Capital, an early or seed stage venture capital fund, owned by Remgro Ltd, and focused on differentiated intellectual property with global potential. Brett now runs MyTrueSpark -- a consultancy. As a CA, ... more
Candice Winterboer
Candice Winterboer studied a Bcomm in Tourism Management and Marketing at the University of Pretoria. She went on to work in various marketing-related positions where she was exposed to things like events, sales and traditional marketing practices. While working as ... more
Carl Bates
Carl Bates (BBS (Hons), GradDipBS, CA, MInstD) is the Founder and Managing Director of Sirdar Global Group, who have partnered with the Institute of Directors in the education and implementation of governance in the SMME sector in Southern Africa. As ... more
Cassie van Wyk
Cassie van Wyk heads up the e-Commerce team at Digital Planet with a very diverse mix of clients ranging from some of the world’s strongest technology brands to the biggest financial houses in South Africa.

Cassie studied BA Communication ... more
Catherine Murray: Columnist
Catherine is currently the Operations 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 ... more
Catherine Parker
Catherine Parker is a social media and search consultant and web copywriter. Via her first love, copywriting, she fell into the search engine marketing industry, working at Quirk eMarketing in Cape Town, followed by Greenlight Marketing in London, and then ... more
Chani Macauley
Chani Macauley is the owner and consultant at ToTheDots. She has over 13 years professional senior business management experience serving on the Executive Committee of a Cape Town born technology company in a Financial Manager and Marketing Executive capacity. Chani holds ... more
Claire Cobbledick
Claire is the Head of Marketing at Gumtree South Africa. more
Colin Daniels
Colin is currently Head of Digital at the Trader Media Group (South Africa), part of Europe’s largest specialist multimedia publishing group jointly-owned by the Guardian Media Group and Apax Partners. He is responsible for managing a commercial department, which ... more
Conrad Owens
Conrad Owens is a Digital Media Analyst based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has many years experience in mainstream and digital media and has worked extensively in television, design and on the Internet. Some of his qualifications include a ... more
Craig Bruton
Originally studying Information Technology, Craig developed an interest in design and online media, and moved from business software programming into the more innovative world of online and digital media. Craig opened Refresh Creative Media in 2001 with Graham Shillington, with the ... more
Craig Raw
Craig is the founding CTO of Quirk, the digital agency. A programmer since the age of six, Craig believes strongly in using technology to educate, create jobs and improve lives. As such, he's created numerous pieces of software over the ... more
creativespark
Creative Spark are digital specialists and offer strategic consultancy and creative production underpinned by secure and robust technology. We believe fundamentally that in the digital world, all companies are media companies and take our understanding and experience in media and ... more
Cristian Rennella
Cristian Rennella is a specialist in Online Marketing and the Co-Founder of oMelhorTrato.com for Brasil. Web Development and Business Plans through the new world that is the Internet. more
e27
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
Elaine Rumboll
Elaine Rumboll possesses an eclectic range of skills, being a former performance artist, internationally published award-winning poet, blues singer and academic turned entrepreneur. Elaine was appointed Director of Executive Education, UCT Graduate School of Business in 2005. She is currently working ... more
Elizabeth Gould
Elizabeth is the Co-Founder & CEO of codeX, which is growing the next generation of African coders. Developers with strong product focus and problem solving skills are what Africa needs, and they are in desperately short supply. codeX finds the ... more
Elizabeth Phillips
Elizabeth Phillips is a former entrepreneur who enjoys writing about anything and everything related to startups and entrepreneurship. She can be found typing away on her laptop in Philadelphia, PA. more
Emma Ndoringoma
Emma applied for TechWomen hoping to learn from successful women through their experiences, especially how they balance their social lives with their professions. Emma currently works as Product Manager for Promelec, a worldwide distributor for professional broadband wireless solutions and ... more
Emmanuel Sibanda: Editorial Intern
Emmanuel Sibanda is a proudly Zimbabwean-born, LLB Graduate (UKZN) and LLM student (UKZN). Currently interning at Natural Justice and Ventureburn. Emmanuel is an avid believer in the ideology that your reality is a manifestation of your thoughts. He is obsessed ... more
Eran Eyal
Eran Eyal matriculated in 1992, continuing his studies at University of Natal and UNISA towards his B.A. until 1996, during which he worked for Insight Technologies (later to become Logical – the hardware provider arm of Datatech) in technical support and producing ... more
Eric Edelstein
Eric Edelstein is a Cape Town Internet Entrepreneur & Angel Investor. His current venture is evly.com, a Social Network platform focused on Crowdsourcing. evly helps companies and other organisations to interact, involve and engage their customers and community with ... 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
Eugene Jansen
Eugene Jansen is the CEO of Stone Three Venture Technology. He believes that building sustainable partnerships and working with motivated, inspiring people are key to success. Just as important, in an industry where technology evolves at such pace, is the ... more
Falon Fatemi
Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node, a stealth startup of ex-Googlers backed by NEA, Felicis Ventures, Mark Cuban, Dave McClure, and more. Falon has spent the past four years as a business development executive doing strategy consulting for ... more
Felix Erken: MD Junk Mail
I am Felix, MD and co-owner of Junk Mail, the largest local classifieds exchange in South Africa.

The Junk Mail stable includes the flagship sites Junk Mail and Job Mail, as well as Auto Mart, Truck & Trailer, FreePropertyAds and ... more
Gareth Knight
Gareth Knight is a digital maven and open source evangelist. Educated as a zoologist, he is a veteran of two dot com crashes in London, one web 2.0 acquisition, and runs Technovated. Previously, Gareth served in London as Director of Product ... more
Georgia 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
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 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
Graham 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 ... more
Gysbert Kappers
Gys’s enterprising technology spirit was clearly evident at a young age when in his 20s he started an online and offline transaction platform company that was eventually sold to SourceCom when the family business beckoned. What followed was a ... more
Hayley Turner
Hayley Turner has been in marketing for over a decade. She holds a Psychology degree from the University of Cape Town and started her career in the marketing department of a business software company in 2000. In 2005 she made the move ... more
Hazel du Plooy
Hazel consults to Dingley Attorneys and is a specialist in all aspects of commercial law. She has worked in law firms as well as in house and therefore has a complete understanding of the legal, commercial and operational needs of ... 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
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
Ivan Epstein
Ivan leads Sage across Africa, Australia and the Middle East and Asia.

Starting his career at Price Waterhouse, Epstein then co-founded Softline in 1988 leading it from startup to listing on the JSE in 1997. Softline was delisted and acquired by Sage ... more
Ivan Lumala
Ivan is Chief Technology Officer for the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative. Ivan is responsible for defining and executing a strategy to catalyse a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem of African software startups. Originally from Uganda, he has been with Microsoft for 23 years ... more
Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
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
Jarred Cinman
Jarred Cinman is a founder and Director of Cambrient, one of South Africa's most prominent and successful digital development agencies. He has been in the digital industry for over 15 years, having founded his first business in 1995 fresh out of his ... more
Jason Xenopoulos
Jason Xenopoulos is CEO of NATIVE VML. He describes himself as a media anarchist, screenwriter, film director and father of triplets more
Jayne Archbold
Jayne Archbold was appointed CEO of Sage Mid-Market Europe and Sage ERP X3 globally in October 2014. Jayne is also the Chairman of Sage ERP X3 Governance Board.

Previous to this role she was Director of Strategy and Communication for Sage ... more
Jean-Michel Koenig
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Jess Green: @jessello
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Joe Botha
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
Johann van Tonder
Johann van Tonder is an internet strategist at Naspers head office in Cape Town, has an MBA with a thesis on internet strategy and is currently working on his doctorate. He has a background in photojournalism and multimedia production and ... more
John Jardin
John Jardin is CTO at Ukuvuma Solutions, a South African based company focused on ICT consulting and development services, spanning various industries and technology platforms.

Established in 2004, the company services a broad spectrum of businesses, including those within the small-to-medium ... more
Jon Jacobson
Jon Jacobson is an IT entrepreneur. His area of focus is multi-channel commerce. He loves making things happen whether it’s thinking up and taking new ideas to the market , in the boxing ring, surfing or playing his old Gibson ... more
Jonathan 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 ... more
Jonathan Inngs
Jonathan Inggs, but to most people simply, Jinggs- Brand Manager at the Grand Daddy Hotel. Occasional hazard and all round commentator on all things relevent or not, Jinggs occupies the position of Brand Manager at the iconic Grand Daddy Hotel- ... more
Joseph C Lawrence: Columnist
Joseph C Lawrence has had lots of thoughts for a while now about the way in which evolutionary and cognitive psychology can help us improve the way we experience the web. Understanding the way our minds work and process information ... more
Josh Tolan
Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video interview solution used by more than 2,000 companies across the globe. Learn more about using video interviewing to hire virtual talent and connect with Sp more
Joy-Mari Cloete
Blame Joy-Mari Cloete for those guffaws you hear from Shake Interactive’s offices. This digital immigrant has dreamt of becoming an SEO copywriter since her first term in primary school.
She used to blog at www.joy-mari.com but then ... more
Julie Farrell
Julie graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2013 with a Bachelor of Social Science in International Relations and Sociology. She joined the working ranks and found she is drawn to marketing and its exciting blend of business and creativity. ... more
Justin Coetzee
Justin is the founder of GoMetro, a mobile startup based in Cape Town. GoMetro is essentially a mobile app aimed at improving the public transport experience in large cities by connecting Public Transport Agencies, Commuters and Brands. The mobile service ... more
Justin Spratt
Justin is an Australian, living in South Africa for the last five years. Speaker and writer on issues where technology and economics intersect. General Manager of VoIP Mobile & Wi-Fi HotSpot businesses at Internet Solutions. Co-founder ISLabs. Co-founder of GeekRetreat. ... more
Keet Van Zyl
Keet is a ‘Venture Catalyst’ with extensive high-growth investment experience. He structured various private equity funds in Southern Africa for a US fund-of-funds investor and worked at industry-leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Investec Bank and Mark Shuttleworth’s ‘... more
Kevin Grant: Silicon Valley correspondent
Kevin is a journalism geek who hails from Chicago, Illinois. He spent more than three years working in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” building the content enrichment firm Inform Technologies. He is now a second-year master’s candidate at ... more
Kevin Lourens
Kevin is the Chief Growth Officer for NATIVE VML, a full service Digital mMarketing & Advertising agency. more
Kevin Tighe II
Kevin Tighe II is the co-founder and CEO of L.A.-based startup WeBRAND, which combines designers, influencers, and their fans into one crowdsourced ecommerce ecosystem. Connect with Kevin on Twitter a more
Kevin Xu
Kevin Xu is the CEO of MEBO International, a California- and Beijing-based intellectual
property management company specializing in applied health systems. He also leads
Skingenix, which specializes in skin organ regeneration and the research and
development of botanical drug products. ... more
Kim Stavropoulos
Kim is a Course Consultant Red & Yellow. The Red & Yellow brand offers its students a range of real world, practical marketing communications skills to embark upon careers stemming from a fusion of strategic insight and creative flair that ... more
Konstantin Makarov
Konstantin Makarov is the managing partner of StratLink Africa. With over 14 experience in financial markets, specifically emerging markets, Konstantin brings a holistic approach that addresses challenges faced by companies, fund managers, and family offices that are operating or considering investing ... more
Kyle Knox
Kyle Knox is a man of many interests. The vast majority of them involve making the world more efficient. He majored in Economics and Marketing at the University of Stellenbosch and thereafter lived in Korea for three years soaking up ... more
Lana Hindmarch
Lana Hindmarch is the MD of HolyCow, a video and creative agency that helps companies explain what they do. Over the past 12 years, HolyCow has made over 300 videos for more than 200 companies, across the globe. Lana' draws on her 15 years' ... more
Lauren 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 ... more
Lauren Heap
Lauren Heap is MD of Incite. more
Lenoy Barkai
Lenoy is a 2013 CFA III candidate (Chartered Financial Analyst) and holds a BA Honours degree (Cum Laude). While studying she worked as a lecturer and translator at the University of Cape Town before joining a predictive analytics firm and serving ... more
Liam McDermott
Liam McDermott has been in the Payments sector for just over a decade now. He has an M.Sc. (Physics) and started his career in Academia as a Physics Lecturer, before moving to the corporate sector to work for a ... more
Lianne du Toit
Lianne du Toit is the Business Developer for U-Start, a global online platform that puts dynamic entrepreneurs worldwide in touch with international investors most focused on innovative, high growth, more
Llew Adamson
Llew is a Global technology strategist and architect with 20 years experience, specialising in financial services. more
Louise Thompson
Louise Thompson is Corporate Services Director of SYSPRO. She joined the company in 1985, after completing a Computer Science degree at the University of Cape Town. Louise has been closely involved in SYSPRO’s product development and international expansion. She obtained ... more
Louw Barnardt
Louw Barnardt is the MD of Outsourced CFO - a financial consulting business tailored to startups and SME’s and understands your business' financial needs. more
Loy Okezie
Loy Okezie is a digital marketing strategist and founder of Startups Nigeria, the first online technology startup community in Nigeria. He has consulted for several small and mid-size companies and helped start-up CareersNigeria.com, one of the leading job portals ... more
Lynette 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 ... more
Liné van der Merwe
Line’ van der Merwe (27) is the Founder and Director of multi-talented design & print studio, Life is Awesome. Specialising in graphic, packaging and web design; UX, XL printing and interior signage, the studio’s team of 12 designs original end-to-end solutions ... more
VC4Africa
Venture Capital 4 Africa is the fastest growing network of entrepreneurs, Angels and VC investors, which aims to connect innovative entrepreneurs (and their ideas) with the network, knowledge and capital they need to realize their potential. Our community extends to more ... more
Victoria Soroczynski
Victoria is a Senior Associate at Sparkpr, a tech PR firm headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Cape Town. Victoria heads up the Cape Town office and discovered her love of technology ... more
Vincent Maher
Vince is the CTO and co-founder of Motribe , a mobile community platform. Previously he was the portfolio manager for social media and the commercial manager for mobile advertising at Vodacom, the strategist at the ... more
Marguerite 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. ... more
Mark Kaigwa
Mark Kaigwa is a Creative Director and Marketing Consultant born and based in Nairobi. Mark co-wrote the award-winning Warner Bros. videogame 'Pamoja Mtaani’ (Together in the ‘Hood) their groundbreaking first African videogame project as well as 5 Animated short films for ... more
Mark Slingsby
Mark Slingsby is currently co-founder and Director of local Internet Service Provider RSAWEB. Mark has also co-founded other startups that are now part of the RAMP Group, these include WhiteWallWeb and Evenflow. Through his passion for entrepreneurship and technology, Mark ... 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
Martin Pasquier
Martin Pasquier is the founder and lead explorer at Innovation is Everywhere. With his team, he roams the emerging markets and hunts for trends, people, and startup stories to share back on his website and in top tech blogs. Why ... more
Matt 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 goo 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
Matthew Stone: Columnist
Matthew Stone is a smart guy in Research and Analysis at The Rubiks Room (TRR). Matt supplies sick beats and writes a lot when he’s not exploring the intimate regions of the Internet and its citizens. You can hire ... more
Matthew Yeoman
Matthew Yeoman is a freelance writer from Canada, who is currently living abroad. He writes for Blog.Devumi.com and several website design companies, frequently guest posts on other websites, and is beginning ... more
Mbali Ndandani
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 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 more
Mich 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 ... more
Michael Ogembo Kachienga
Professor Michael Ogembo Kachienga is an Electrical Engineer, Biomedical Engineering Scientist, Consulting Technological Entrepreneur and Professor of Technological Entrepreneurship at the Graduate Sc more
Mike 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 ... more
Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma is the Marketing Lead and Bizdev at PromptCloud, a Bangalore-based firm dealing with big data solutions. more
Morgan Goddard
Morgan Goddard is the Co-Owner/Creative Director of Maven Agency.

Morgan’s passion is inventing new and more compelling ways to influence consumer buying behaviour online. In the past decade he has gained invaluable experience from working with hundreds of ... more
Myolisi Sikupela: Staff Reporter
Myolisi Sikupela was born in the Transkei in the village of Zikhovane. He is a writer and a filmmaker. He writes fiction and non-fiction. He has been published in magazines, newspapers and in literature magazines and in a short story ... more
MzansiStore
We are an eMarketplace with a difference. We provide local South African creative designers with a shop front where they can showcase their entire product range. We give them the tools and e-Commerce training they need to make their business ... more
Nicholas Haralambous
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
Nick Durrant
Nick Durrant is Managing Director at Bluegrass Digital, 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 ... more
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Niel Bekker: In New York
Niel studies games, media and music in all their 21st-century guises. Currently, he is the social products editor at The Huffington Post in New York. His perfect weekend is made of Arsenal, basil pesto and meme humour.

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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
Oliver Potgieter
Oliver Potgieter is a director and co-founder of Alto Africa, the cloud solutions specialist headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. Before starting Alto Africa in 2012, Oliver was a director/owner of Matsco Solutions from 2002 to 2011. At this London-based global managed ... more
Paul 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 eHe more
Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong runs HERE/FORTH, a consultancy that helps business leaders decide how to best use rapidly changing and emerging technologies. paularmstrong.net more
Paul Brown
Paul Brown is the CEO of DigiCash, one of South Africa’s leading digital debit order and EFT payment solutions companies, which manages more than R600-million in payouts and collections each month.

Brown is no stranger to the world ... more
Peter Matthaei
Peter is a veteran of the South African startup space. He describes himself as a dreamer who knows a lot about failure, and a bit about success. His mantra is relentless execution. more
Phil Lotter
Phil Lotter is the CEO of Piilo Software, a people management and human resources software and services company with its head office in the United States and its development hub based in South Africa.

Piilo software is designed to make ... more
Philip Joubert
Philip is a co-founder of Admo, a startup which makes shoppers smile. He has spent the last 4 years working with his brother and the amazing team at FireID building technology companies. Surfing is considered a vital part of his week. ... more
Rahul Jain
Rahul is an entrepreneur and currently the COO and Co-founder of Peach Payments. Peach Payments provides online and mobile merchants with payments solutions for their sites and mobile apps. Rahul has previously worked with L.E.K. Consulting where he ... more
RainFin
RainFin is an online social lending marketplace that is changing how lending is done in South Africa. www.rainfin.com

RainFin is a community where you can safely, quickly and cheaply borrow from or lend to people around you. You ... more
Richard Oakley
Richard Oakley is best described as a ‘media guy, entrepreneur, and full-time geek’, a role he somehow found himself in despite dedicating his varsity years at Rhodes University to studying Law. Starting his first company at 17 years old, Richard is ... more
Rihana Hoosain
Rihana has been a product manager at MWEB since 2009 and in 2011 took up the position of Head of Products. Rihana is responsible for the rollout of all MWEB’s products, including ADSL, 3G and fibre to the home. Rihana provides ... more
Rob Salkowitz
Rob Salkowitz is a writer and futurist specialising in the social implications of new technology and the next-generation workforce. He is the author of three books: "Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship Are Changing the World from the ... more
Rohan 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 ... 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
Ronell Swartbooi
Ronell currently works as a Senior Account Executive at DUO Marketing + Communications"

Her passion for communications and networking with entrepreneurs is what inspired her to change careers to technology PR, after 7 years in the NPO sector as a youth project ... 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
Sage One
Sage One Payroll, brought to you by Sage Pastel and Sage VIP, offers a simple, secure and affordable online payroll solution for South African businesses. Priced for SME’s, Sage One Payroll’s flexible and affordable pricing won’t break ... more
Sam 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 ... more
Sarah Rice
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 ... more
Saul Kropman
Saul Kropman is a director of GS Industries, a boutique recruitment agency focused on placing top digital talent countrywide. more
Shana Kay
Shana Kay has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Information Systems and has a passion for all things technology-enabled.
She has been in the ICT industry for 15 years and has co-founded two businesses and solo-founded the third. She is ... more
Sheraan Amod
Sheraan is the 24-year-old Co-Founder of Personera.com, a global personalised publishing platform based on Facebook. In 2009 Personera won the FNB Enablis Business Launchpad competition, joined IS Labs, acquired venture investment and was featured by TechCrunch and Xerox. He is ... more
Simon Gifford
Simon Gifford is CEO and co-founder of Mashauri, an online accelerator dedicated to increasing the success rate of startups around the globe.

He also runs Genesis Management Consulting, a consultancy focused on strategic decision making and is an adjunct professor ... more
Simon Leps
CEO of Fontera Digital Works more
Siphiwo Ntuntshe
Siphiwo Ntshuntshe is a Digital Marketer based in Cape Town and has a love affair with Johannesburg. He is currently working on two other projects: completing a post-graduate degree in Finance and Economics, and the Friends of Brands platform, a ... more
Steven Cohen
As MD of Sage One for AAMEA, Steven Cohen is overseeing the growth and development of Sage’s cloud-based accounting and payroll solutions in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Before taking his current post, Cohen dedicated his 25-year ... more
Steven Norris: Staff reporter
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
Steven Preston
Steven Preston is Co-Founder and a Mobile Specialist at Cobi Interactive, the first South African technology company to offer custom software development for the full range of mobile platforms including iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian and Android. After completing his BSc (Honours) ... 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
Sue Rutherford
Sue Rutherford is the founder, director and inspiration behind The Forge Web Creations, a successful web development company based in Cape Town, South Africa. more
Surekha James
Surekha James is the Communications Specialist at Idyllic Software, a niche Ruby on Rails consulting shop. Idyllic Software specializes in partnering with businesses to cater to their technological needs in terms of web development, mobile applications and branding. In her ... more
Stephen Timm
Stephen Timm writes on small business in emerging economies through his regular blog Small Business Insight. Follow him on Twitter at @Smallbinsight and on Facebook. more
Tac Anderson
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 Calitz
Talita was born and raised in Pretoria. She completed her BA Journalism degree at the University of Pretoria. Her main subjects were Journalism, Visual Studies and Communication. She is planning to further my studies in Marketing and Visual Culture. She ... more
Taryn Cromie
Taryn Cromie is sales manager at HansaWorld South Africa.
Hansaworld provides an Integrated Business Platform covering Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Accounts together with a wide selection of industry-specific solutions, to more than 75,000 clients in 110 countries around the ... 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
TechMoran
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Tianxiang TX Zhuo
TX Zhuo is a managing partner of Karlin Ventures, an L.A.-based venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage enterprise software, e-commerce, and marketplaces. more
Tim Edwards
Tim Edwards is the CEO of NSR, a holding company that acquires underperforming or undervalued businesses, provides capital for fast-growing or high-potential startups, and creates holistic teams focused on strategy and execution in sales, operations, finance, and human resources. Tim ... more
Tim Shier
Tim Shier is a founding member of 42Engines (a South African startup accelerator) after a 3 year adventure as Managing Director of BrandsEye (a global online reputation and insights product). Prior to ... more
Tom Cleveland
Tom Cleveland is a financial analyst with over 30 years of experience in the international payments industry. 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 of more
Tony Seifart
Tony Seifart is in love with Online Marketing. And he’ll share that passion with just about anyone who is willing to listen.

Tony runs seminars and workshops throughout South Africa helping SMME’s fully utilize the Internet in marketing ... more
Trak.in
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Triin Linamagi
Triin Linamagi is Key Account Manager at mobile marketing company TextMagic responsible for business development and sales. She has previously worked in UK startups as Head of Customer Services. more
Trudon Business
Trudon (publishers of the Yellow Pages) is a South African company that delivers the best local commercial search in South Africa as well as affordable, effective advertising and marketing options to the local SME and corporate market. Our head office ... more
Wabona
Wabona (Sotho for ‘You See’/’We See’ & pronounced Waa-Bo-Nah) is an online Subscription video streaming service. Wabona was started in 2011 by Simukayi Mukuna and Simbarashe Mabasha, avid Film and TV fans who struggled to distribute their own TV shows ... more
Walter Penfold
Walter is the Managing Director of Everlytic, a job he describes as “doing all the things nobody else wants to do”. He spent half his life working as a developer and the other half as an entrepreneur. He likens entrepreneurship ... more
Wesley Lynch
Founder of realmdigital, Snapplify and AngelHub. I love all software, tech startup and business related stuff. more
Wikus Engelbrecht
Wikus Engelbrecht is a writer, journalist and digital poet at GraphicMail, an international email and mobile marketing service provider. His professional career in language and media has spanned the film, print advertising, magazine publishing, food theater and online content industries ... more
Yoav Tchelet
Yoav Tchelet heads up Digital for JWT in South Africa. He has spent the better part of the last 12 years in various digital roles and projects including founding a digital agency, working with some of the largest brands in SA ... more
Yolandi Esterhuizen
Yolandi Esterhuizen is a legislation manager at Sage VIP Payroll & HR and brings to her role an extensive understanding of how legislation impacts on HR and payroll software solutions.

She is responsible for the interpretation and implementation of tax ... more
Zapacab
We are the first free mobile service in Africa that allow Passengers to find and order a Cab from the convenience of their phone. By entering their number, we detect their location and ping the closest drivers. The Passenger knows ... more