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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 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
Andrea Bohmert
Andrea Bohmert is the director and co-managing partner of Hasso Plattner Ventures and has been responsible for the initial set up of the Fund in South Africa. From 2004 to 2007 she was Co-Founder and Partner of Cape Venture Partners, a VC ...... more
Andrea Mitchell
Andrea Mitchell has been actively involved in local and international digital marketing since 1997 and has worked closely with key global companies on their digital marketing strategies. As one of the pioneering architects of the South African digital landscape, Andrea is ...... more
Andrew Craucamp
Religious sceptic, professional consumer and full time developer. Andrew is an avid open source enthusiast and keen follower of the big players in the information sector. He sternly supports free media, free information and copyleft principals and hates writing about ...... 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, South Africa's leading online marketplace. He is also on the board of directors at, a company specialising in online payments for South Africa, 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
Aneshree Naidoo
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
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, a business software discovery platform made for Indian companies.... more
Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor has played with news and words for a living since she fell into journalism 18 years ago. After stints at most of South Africa’s major newspapers as a sub-editor and reporter, she took her life into her hands ...... 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
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 Brigg
Over 12 years in the multimedia and print industry, 8 years experience in Digital and Web design both on large and small scale. Other skills include basic animation and video editing, illustration, cartoons and copywriting.
Arthur has worked on national advertising campaigns ...... more
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
Arthur Charles Van Wyk is the CEO of Fluence, a “new media marketing” agency based in Durban, Kwazulu Natal. He has been professionally active on the creative and marketing sides of the internet since 1997. He was born and raised in ...... more
Arthur Goldstuck
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
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

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
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 Jack
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
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
Carmen 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 ...... 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
Cath Lückhoff
Catherine Lückhoff is orchestrating a quiet revolution in the South African communications industry. Taking tried and tested methods, adding new ways of reaching an audience, and unconventional concepts, Catherine creates exceptional strategies to meet defined business communication and publicity ...... 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
Chenka Nkhata
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
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 Rawlinson
Chris Rawlisnon is Ogilvy South Africa's digital creatagist group marketing chap. He helped to start the South African Geek Dinners, 27 Dinners, helps run the SA Blog Awards, and in his spare time loves to fly aeroplanes, have mini adventures, meet ...... more
Chris Wilson
Chris holds a diploma in marketing and banking law and a business certificate in international management. He is very much a people person – especially when it comes to his team, motivating them, and using his gut feel for their strengths ...... more
Christopher Lazley
Chris Lazley is interested in how technology affects the way people relate to one another across all kinds of contexts. He studied English and Law at the University of Cape Town, spent some time in Berlin, and then worked as ...... more
Chuma Kave
Chuma Kave is a radio producer, lecturer, blogger and a social entrepreneur. He recently founded an organisation called Rebels of Poverty, and believes that education, culture of ideas and curiosity will not only save today’s generation, but will take ...... more
Claire Bell
Claire Bell has written for TIME magazine, The Independent, The Scotsman and The Herald (under her maiden name Claire Smith). She is currently a journalism fellow with the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, looking into how democracy has changed ...... more
Claire Cobbledick
Claire is the Head of Marketing at Gumtree South Africa.... more
Clive Simpkins
Clive Simpkins is a marketing and communications strategist who helps people and organisations communicate better. Whether interpersonally, to groups, inside or outside of their organisation, for the press, radio, TV or social media. A former retail, marketing and advertising executive ...... 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
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
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
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 for Brasil. Web Development and Business Plans through the new world that is the Internet.... more

Dan 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 ...... more
Daniel Friedman
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
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
Daniel Romero
Daniel M. Romero is a Ph.D candidate at Cornell University in the Center for Applied Mathematics. His main research interest is the theoretical and empirical study of information and social networks. He has conducted research related to the formation ...... more
Daniel Scheffler
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
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
Dave Perel
Born in 1985 in Johannesburg, but now living in Cape Town, South Africa. Dave got involved in the web industry two months after matriculating. He started off working for his father's company, Peresoft Software, in a two-man web division. A year ...... 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 Sevenoaks
David Sevenoaks likes to think he has a ‘healthy’ obsession for technology. His interest in all things digital was likely nurtured by all nighters playing Mario and Zelda on the Nintendo NES and then fully ingrained with all nighters chatting ...... more
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
Debby Hammond-Byrne
I wonder who is able to say that after 13 years of experience they’re still learning and getting excited about new developments daily. Debby does, and for this very reason she is ecstatic to find herself heading up a dynamic, ...... 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
Dee Chetty
Dee Chetty, is an Indian-educated web junky from Cape Town. He currently works at MWEB as the New Product Development Strategist for their Mobile division. Dee is a Blogger with a keen focus on Technology, Web Trends, Mobile and Cars. ...... more
Dewaldt Huysamen
Dewaldt Huysamen has over 5 years on going experience in the Internet Marketing, Inbound and Paid Marketing industry. He currently is head of Research and Development at iLead Online as well as one of their SEO, SEM, PPC & Google experts.

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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

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
Elan Lohmann
Elan Lohmann is the current General Manager of Digital at Avusa Media. He is an online expert that has been in the game since the browsed web was born, and has managed many of South Africa’s leading online brands, ...... 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
Elvira van Noort
Elvira van Noort runs her own media company called EvN Media Solutions. She coordinates the annual Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging, is the Citizen Journalism Course ...... more
Emma Kaye
Before setting out to giving sustainable business direction to an African brand in new media for the mobile screen, Emma Kaye did much the same for African animation and entertainment. In animation, her credentials as co-founder of Triggerfish Animation (one ...... 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, 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
Farai Madzima
Farai advocates designs and ideas that put humans first.

He lived in the UK for seven years and worked as a User Experience Designer at global digital agencies such as Razorfish. During this time he came to the belief that ...... 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
Ferial Haffajee
Ferial Haffajee is the editor-in-chief of City Press. Previously she held the same position at the Mail & Guardian. An alumni of the Africa Leadership Initiative, a project of the Aspen Institute. Ferial sits on the board of Gender Links ...... more
Frederic Lardinois
Frederic Lardinois is the man behind Silicon Filter, a site that focuses on consumer technology related to the internet. Lardinois writes about Web apps, mobile apps and devices, as well as Web-connected TVs, cars and similar technologies.

Prior to founding ...... more

Gabrielle Rosario
I’m a closet-academic and a geek by association, passionate about a few things, namely; being online, brands, strategic marketing and communication. I run The Storyboard, and offer strategic and creative consult and direction to clients direct and agencies e....... 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
Gill Moodie
Gill Moodie toiled away over a hot terminal as a reporter, sub-editor and middle manager in the print industry in South Africa and the UK for 14 years until she became a freelance journalist and Moneyweb media columnist. She once managed ...... more
Graeme Haley
Graeme Haley is the CEO and co-founder of specialist mobile media company, Thumbtribe. Graeme is one of the few true South Africa experts in media, marketing, advertising and content for mobile having spent more than a decade working hands-on in ...... more
Graeme Lipschitz: Columnist
Graeme Lipschitz is a Business Development manager at 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
Guy Berger
Prof Guy Berger is head of the School of Journalism & Media Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. There he has overseen the development of the Africa Media Matrix building, as well as projects like the New Media Lab, ...... 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

Harry Dugmore
Harry Dugmore was appointed MTN Chair of Media and Mobile Communication and Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa in 2008.
In his position at MTN Chair at Rhodes, Harry is running ...... 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
Heather Ford
Heather Ford is a South African social entrepreneur, researcher and writer who is fascinated by communities who get together to work, play and deliberate on the internet. She is currently enrolled as a Masters student at the UC Berkeley iSchool ...... 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 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

Inge van Eetveldt
Inge completed her honours degree in English Studies at Stellenbosch University in 2009. Since then she’s left the world of books behind by becoming immersed in the world of online journalism. She’s been writing for Channel24 – the entertainment side ...... 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
Jared Molko
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
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 Adriaan
Jason Adriaan is the founder of, founded in 2008, the first local-only internet directory and search engine. In early 2009
he partnered with ISLabs to allow more users to take advantage of their under utilized local bandwidth allocation. Jason ...... more
Jason Elk
Growing up with a Commodore Vic 20, dial-up bulletin boards and a 2400 modem, I’ve been online since high school in the nineties, with the IRC logs to prove it! Between then and now, I spearheaded web initiatives for an international ...... more
Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young is the Technical Manager at Mail & Guardian Online and a Geek God.... 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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Jennifer Kling
Jenny Kling, together with business partner Keri Tomblin, is a co-owner of the new boutique social media agency in Cape Town called Chilli Marketing.

With extensive brand management backgrounds and certificates in eMarketing, Chilli Marketing dedicates its time and expertise ...... more
Jess Green: @jessello
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Joanna Oosthuizen
Joanna started her career at Microsoft South Africa in the marketing and promotions department. She then went on to London where she worked at Schroders Investment Management in PR department for three years, mainly focussing on the equities market.

In 2005 ...... more
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
Jonty Fisher
Jonty Fisher is a marketing strategist, entrepreneur, husband, father, trail runner, political blogger, a proud South African and an appreciator of all things clever, creative, beautiful, wise, funny and courageous. While completing a Bachelor of Business Science with Marketing Honours ...... 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 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

K.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 ...... more
Karen Jeynes
Karen Jeynes is a writer, arts manager, lecturer, and general wrangler of words. Predominantly aplaywright, but sometimes she writes for websites, magazines, radio, television, novels, or newspapers.

She’s pretty indiscriminate. She lectures in Digital Culture; and teaches scriptwriting at ...... more
Kate Wolters
Kate Wolters is a lurker. She lurks online. A lot. She used to blog a lot more, but Twitter has made her lazy. She also works for brand development and marketing insight consultancy Added Value as... 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
Khaya Dlanga
Khaya is an award-winning advertising personality and is currently the Creative Strategic Director at Metropolitan Republic where he works on the FNB and MTN accounts. In 2008, Khaya was awarded the Digital Citizen Award at the Highway Africa Conference, the largest ...... 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
Kimberley Myers
Kimberley Myers is a passionate writer obsessed with social media and current affairs. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in English, Media & Writing and Film Studies from the University of Cape Town in 2010, she quickly made her jump into ...... 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
Kyle Redelinghuys
'By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe'. This is a motto that Kyle Redelinghuys lives by. With a keen interest in technology and society, he aims to be ever insightful into the inner workings of ...... 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
Lara Fawzy
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
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
Laurice Taitz
Mediatrix. Digital strategist. Joburg blogger at nothing to do in joburg besides… Journalist. Critic. Talking media, old and new. Laurice Taitz is an independent consultant who works on digital media projects. Formerly the managing editor of TimesLive and before that ...... 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
Leonard Ah Kun
Leonard Ah Kun is a mobile application development specialist and interaction designer. He has a M.Sc degree in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town. During his studies, his research focused mainly on creating engaging experiences with mobile ...... 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 Byrne-Hammacott
Lianne is an online marketing specialist, with 10+ years experience (offline and online), working client side for large corporates, running her own consultancy and working agency side. She’s worked on large online marketing projects from concept and strategy through to ...... 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
Liezl Coetzee
After completing a BA Humanities & BSc Mathematical Sciences at RAU (now University of Johannesburg) in 1999, Liezl packed her bags and left to Egypt, where she spent a delicious year working as a dishwasher in Israel in 1996. This time round ...... more
Llew Adamson
Llew is a Global technology strategist and architect with 20 years experience, specialising in financial services.... more
Llew Claasen
Llew is Vice President: Marketing at
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
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, 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
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
Veli Ngubane
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
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
Vint Cerf
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

Mani Pande
Mani works as a global development researcher at Wikipedia. In this role, Mani is working to design and lead research work that helps Wikipedia make good strategic decisions and evaluate the results of the work that Wikipedia does (to make ...... more
Marc Forrest
Marc Forrest is a blogger, techie, Apple fan boy and dad to three gorgeous kids. He started blogging in 2004 after being inspired by the team in Johannesburg, and started a blog called Durbzblog. After realising in 2007 that ...... more
Marcela Ospina
Marcela Ospina Salcedo is an Anthropologist who specialises on cultural insights gathering applied to product testing, brand positioning and innovation processes in companies. She holds a Masters in Sociology from the University of Witwatersrand and has seven years of experience ...... 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
Marian Pike
Freedom activist, media aficionado, knowledge worker, writer, mother, recent academic and social media explorer Marian Pike grew up in the Eastern Cape (Port Elizabeth, Addo, Uitenhage, Grahamstown) before moving to Cape Town (3x), Durban( 2x) and Johannesburg (3x). Marian is ...... more
Marianna Boguslavsky
Marianna Boguslavsky is an online marketing consultant and owner of MB Consultancy. She has worked in the UK and SA and is passionate about all things digital. She has worked in the eCommerce, fundraising, publishing and property industries. She has ...... more
Marius Redelinghuys
Marius Redelinghuys is a 20-something "Alternative Afrikaner" who, having obtained a post-graduate degree in political science at the University of Pretoria as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (which has made him fortunate enough to be the only member of his family ...... more
Mark Comerford
Mark started early with the digital stuff. In mid 1994 he put (one of) the first European daily newspapers online, in 1995 he put the municipality of Stockholm, Sweden, online. In 1996 he started one of the worlds first university level digital journalism ...... more
Mark Forrester
Mark is a half English, half South African digital designer, recently dabbling in online entrepreneurship. He currently lives and works from his humble abode in South West London, but will proudly be returning, with his wife, to the Mother City ...... 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 Sherrington
Mark Sherrington studied Economics and Sociology at Bristol university, which he thought would make him the worlds best marketer. He certainly conned unilever for a while (1977 – 1988). They trained him in brand management, gave him a few big ones to run ...... 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
Mark van Diggelen
Mark has been actively involved with the Internet since 1995 and more so with online gaming since 2000. He started and initially self funded SkillPod Media in March 2004 and is currently the CEO. To date SkillPod have built a proprietary online game ...... more
Marlon Parker
Marlon Parker is a Social Entrepreneur and an Information Technology Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) since October 2000. He obtained his Masters degree in Information Technology (Cum Laude) and is currently busy with his PhD at CPUT. He ...... more
Martin Carstens: Senior reporter
Martin is obsessed with technology and the future. His work life includes positions at UK based, 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
Matt Mullenweg
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
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 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 Ncube
Matthew Ncube is a paid search rockstar living and working in London. He ploughs his trade by day managing global PPC accounts and thus sadly has a knack for quality scores, pivot tables and vlookups. A mathematician, hooked on trend ...... 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 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
Melissa Chetty
Melissa Chetty completed a BA in Film and Media Production at the University of Cape Town in 2006 and specialised in Interactive Media. She started her career selling print and online advertising for the Filmmakers Guide to Service Companies of the ...... 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
Mike Stopforth
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
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
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 Peppetta
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
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
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

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
Nathaniel Borenstein
Nathaniel Borenstein is Chief Scientist for cloud-based email management company Mimecast, where he is responsible for driving the company’s product evolution and technological innovation. Dr. Borenstein is the co-creator of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) standard and developer ...... 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
Nick McCreath
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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.

His perfect weekend ...... more
Nonkululeko Godana
A lively citizen of the ‘information society’, writer and cultural activist; Nonkululeko Godana has come into her own as a consummate media personality over the past 8 years; having successfully explored radio, print, citizen journalism and new media. She is also ...... more
Nonny de la Pena
Nonny de la Peña is a Senior Research Fellow in Immersive Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. She is also co-founder of, an online community that allows collaborative remixing of visual journalism from ...... 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

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. 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
Paul Jacobson
Paul Jacobson is a Web and Digital Media Lawyer at Jacobson Attorneys, a niche commercial and social media law firm he founded in August 2005. Paul focusses on the intersect of social media and the law and has an obsessive fascination ...... 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
Peter 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 ...... more
Phil Barrett
Phil Barrett is a director of Flow Interactive in the UK and South Africa. He's a user experience designer, which means he helps businesses make more money by making their customers happier. As the complexity of the world around us ...... 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
Philip Langley
Perpetually curious, Philip is primarily interested on the way technology and society affects each other. Building websites since Geocities days, he is now Senior Designer at and has redesigned, and several other properties. ...... more
Philip van Zyl
Philip van Zyl is an entrepreneur, founder of People Surveys and Get Social Media , and a search marketing and social media enthusiast. Prior to starting online in 2001 he founded an NGO called Usiko, working with young men in ganglands in ...... more
Pieter Streicher
Dr Pieter Streicher graduated from WITS with a BSc-Eng(Civil) in 1991 and he received his PhD from UCT in 1996. After working as a civil engineer at HHO Africa, Dr Streicher, along with Richard Simpson, (BSc-Eng(Civil), MBA), established Celerity Systems ...... 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 is an online social lending marketplace that is changing how lending is done in South Africa.

RainFin is a community where you can safely, quickly and cheaply borrow from or lend to people around you. You ...... more
Rapelang Rabana
Rabana as co-founder and CEO of SA based, software development organisation, Yeigo, oversaw the company’s integration into the TelFree Group of companies in 2008. Now as Global Head of R&D of Telfree, she and her colleagues in Cape ...... more
Renee Blodgett
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
Rian Van Der Merwe
Rian van der Merwe grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa, where he studied engineering before moving to Perth, Australia to complete a Ph.D in Internet Marketing. From there he moved to California to pursue a girl (yep, they eventually ...... more
Riccardo Spagni
I want you to close your eyes for a moment and picture a scene with me. Imagine a ninja. Now imagine he has incredibly hairy arms and legs. Now imagine he has a penchant for medium bodied red blends. Now ...... more
Rich Mulholland
For Rich, being a speaker and being a rock star aren’t that far apart. Being on stage means taking your audience on a journey, telling them a story. And who doesn’t like a good story? More importantly, who ...... more
Richard Mullins
Richard Mullins opened Acceleration's Johannesburg office in 2000. Richard has played an instrumental role in the growth of Acceleration in South Africa, working with clients to identify their online marketing needs and establish effective online marketing strategies that deliver superior results. ...... 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
Rick 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 ...... 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
Robert Sussman
It takes a special kind of person to start an ICT company in the wake of the dotcom crash. It takes a very special person indeed to then turn that start-up into one of the most successful ICT companies on ...... more
Roger 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. ...... 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
Ryan 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 ...... 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
Samantha Fleming
Samantha Fleming has been working with ICT4D since she discovered possibilities for ‘virtual diplomacy’ in central Africa in 1997. Currently, she works with social media and NGOs in Africa, and manages strategic online communications at Idasa. She also has a ...... more
Sandra 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, ...... more
Sarah Britten
Sarah Britten is the strategic planning director at Y&R Johannesburg.
Her relationship status is hidden.... more
Sarah Duff
Sarah Duff got her first taste of the digital world at RamsayMedia, where she created and manages the social media strategies for Getaway Magazine. When not travelling around Southern Africa, writing and ...... 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
Sarveshen Govender
Sarveshen has one belief: every person should be a catalyst of change. Their purpose is to inspire people to realize their potential. This is how leaders are created. Having started off as an Assistant Brand Manager for Digital Planet, Sarveshen ...... more
Saul Kropman
Saul Kropman is a director of GS Industries, a boutique recruitment agency focused on placing top digital talent countrywide.... more
Scott Cundill
Scott Cundill is the founder and CEO of Majestic Interactive, a software tool that uses the “Journey” process to generate database response rates of over 1000% above industry average. After 12 years of pioneering the Internet marketing industry, Scott has many .com ...... more
Scott Gray
Scott has been working in the internet marketing space since 2001. As an early member of Quirk eMarketing he was responsible for a variety of activities from search marketing, all the way to client service. In 2005 he joined BMW South Africa ...... more
Sean Nieuwoudt
Scott has been working in the internet marketing space since 2001. As an early member of Quirk eMarketing he was responsible for a variety of activities from search marketing, all the way to client service. In 2005 he joined BMW South Africa ...... more
Sean Riley
Sean has been involved in online since 1997. Sean began his career at Credit Suisse in London, where he developed tactical applications for the derivatives sector, his pride and joy being a critical reporting tool that leverage the Internet. In 1999 Sean ...... 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
Shawn Graaff
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
Sheena Gates
Sheena Gates, also known as SheBee, started out as a personal blogger, which lead her to Facebook, which lead her to Twitter, which lead her to the business of that social media thinger everyone's always talking about. Officially employed by ...... more
Sheraan Amod
Sheraan is the 24-year-old Co-Founder of, 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
Sifiso Mazibuko
I am simple Zulu boy hailing from Durban KwaZulu Natal who is currently in search of a woman that can cook samp and beans the way my mom used to. Professionally, I’m the Facebook National Account Manager at Habari ...... 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
Stefano Sessa
Stefano is a co-founder at Panacea Mobile, a mobile specialist company providing services that range from bulk SMS to mobile strategy and development.... more
Stephan Ekbergh
Stephan is a veteran within the travel industry and his experience spans over 25 years. He started the first Swedish online travel agency MrJet in 1998, which sparked an e-travel revolution in Scandinavia. In 1999 he left to start up Travelstart. Over the ...... more
Stephen Newton
Stephen Newton is an accomplished business leader who has spent close to a decade working in the online space, where he has been responsible for successfully and profitably growing and leading top on-line companies. As General Manager and part of ...... more
Steven Ambrose
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.

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Steven Lang
Steven Lang spent most of his career working in different departments of the SABC. He was the founding executive producer of and until December 2007, the executive producer of current affairs on SAfm radio. He currently works as ...... 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: Motorburn Editor
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
Suede is a Strategic Entertainment Consultant who interacts and partners with international brands, entertainers and thought leaders from the Black Eyed Peas to Ben Sherman, Lalla Hirayama, Standard Bank, Dream Hampton, Crosstrainer, The Cheese Kids and OkayPlayerAfrica.
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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
Tanya Farber
Tanya Farber is a freelance journalist and writer who has won several awards locally and internationally for her work. These include a CNN African Journalist of the Year award, a Lorenzi Natali Award for Human Rights Journalism from the European ...... 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
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Thabo Ntai
Born in 1987 in Lesotho, Thabo now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He got involved in the web industry two months after matriculating in 2004. He started off working for a local Internet Service Provider called Datacom in a two-man web division. ...... more
Theo Mseka
Theo was one of the founding members of Go Media, a digital media agency with an international network of clients and developed My Agent, a property portal focused on South African estate agents. He then joined at the ...... 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
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
Tim Walter
Tim Walter is the General Manager for Product and Marketing at leading South African communications provider, Nashua Mobile.

He has been involved in the telecommunications industry for more than 12 years. Walter's telecommunications career started at NedTel Cellular in 1996. NedTel Cellular ...... 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
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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
Turi Munthe
Turi Munthe is the CEO of, 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

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
Walter Pike
The founder of PiKE | New Marketing, consulting to Marketers and Ad Agencies about how brands develop in an always on, always connected world. AND The founder of The Digital Academy actively creating the talent pool we will need to be ...... 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

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