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Adin Walls
Runner up as 2010 best business blog, Adin focuses on what it takes to find your “calling” and exploit everything at your disposal to succeed. He lives and works in George, Western Cape, as a songwriter, recording artist and blogger.

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Albert Pretorius
Albert is a creative through and through, whether he’s weaving new worlds with words, building his next Lego “masterpiece” or continuing his pugilistic pursuits, he keeps it fresh. He’s the editor of an online fashion retailer but has ...... more
Alistair Fairweather: Columnist
For his sins, Alistair has been working in online publishing since 2001. Starting out as a web designer, he worked for tech start-ups in both Johannesburg and England.

Returning to South Africa in 2002, he moved into an editorial position on MWEB’...... more
Andre Fourie
Andre is just old enough to remember playing Xenon2: Megablast on a 286 machine. While there are some painful memories of the school bully picking on him because he dressed up as the Prince of Persia, he is delirious (and sometimes ...... 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
Andy Houghton
Andy enjoys sharing his knowledge about technology and gaming computers. Andy also writes for Digital Storm, manufacturers of some of the best custom built gaming PCs on the planet.... 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
Angela Freeman
Angela is a freelance tech, travel and health writer. When she isn't writing she is hiking, playing guitar and attempting to cook.... more
Asif Iqbal Shaik
Asif followed the consumer electronics industry closely for 6 years now. He’s such a hardcore gadget user that he literally dreams about them. He loves keeping up with and predicting consumer technology industry trends. He works as a full time ...... more
Two Fruits One Robot
Two Fruits One Robot focuses on the technological wonders of the Apple, BlackBerry, and Android (two fruits and one robot, you see?) mobile systems. No matter your smartphone or tablet of choice, you should be covered by the news and ...... more

Bianca Budricks
A music, nature and animal - lover, book fiend, food freak, self proclaimed wild child with a strange predilection towards technology and gadgets, the rest is history.... more
Bryan Smith
Writer, musician, and photographer. Bryan Smith is passionate about technology, history, and all things cultural and progressive. By day a Print Journalism student at the University of Cape Town, Bryan is by night an avid blogger absorbed in the social ...... more

Carrie Garner
Carrie Garner is a multi-faceted individual: a Communications Specialist at a big corporate by day; an avid user of social media, television and her oven by night. Carrie lives with her husband and four furry children in Cape Town, attends ...... more
Catherine Murray: Columnist
Catherine is currently Head of Online at Atalink Ltd, a specialist publishing company based in Central London. She manages the development of news and feature based websites and other online projects, aimed at the business, IT and finance sectors in ...... more
Claudio Rebuzzi
In some senses a nomad, Claudio’s itchy feet keep him moving constantly. This explains his passion for traveling and probably for cars too. He studied Linguistics at Rhodes University, which added to his love of language and willingness to ...... more

Danny Greeff
Having dabbled in graphic design, mobile and online media, Danny is now the client services director at Hitch Digital, a new full-service digital agency based in Cape Town. An absolute Internet and gadget junkie, Danny enjoys normal things too; like ...... more
David Greenway
David is a Johannesburg based technology enthusiast with an insatiable thirst for information. He tends to get excited over hardware more than software and will often be the one in the room going "It’s got 10 cores, 32GB of RAM ...... more
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
Dreyer Smit
By day he seems like a normal everyday person, going about his chores working like a good little bee. But at night he changes into the Tech Guru Dreyer Smit. Testing every cool gadget he can get his hands on. ...... more
Dylan Kohlstadt
Dylan Kohlstädt, CEO and founder at MyDoorHandle.com and founder at Shift ONE digital, is a subject matter expert on digital marketing whose articles are regularly featured in entrepreneur and business magazines, TV and radio. Dylan has 20 years marketing ...... 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
Edward Love
Born and raised in Cape Town, Edward is a keen writer who has experience in the worlds of media and advertising. He's been published in a variety of print and online media outlets, including Europe's leading gaming website, Eurogamer.net, ...... 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
Gareth Pon
Gareth Pon a dreamer, film maker, photo shooter and the founder of the official South African Instagramers community, linking directly to Instagramers communities all over the world. He is pioneering the growth ...... more
Garreth Bloor: Staff reporter
Garreth is an international journalist based in Cape Town. He has an Honours degree from the UCT Department of Film and Media Studies and served as a researcher in the department.
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Graham Shillington
Graham is owner of Brand Foundry. He loves ideas, design, technology, human potential and his wife & kids. He is also into kitesurfing, climbing and running.... more

Hendri Lategan
Hendri Lategan is a Capetonian based web and tech junkie with a passion for all things digital. He recently attained his Bachelors degree in Socio Informatics from the University of Stellenbosch and is looking to make his mark in the ...... more
Henk Kleynhans
CTO at @comparecourses. Storyteller. Built Wi-Fi networks in Africa, lobbied governments on spectrum reform, connected the Dalai Lama to Desmond Tutu.... more

Ioannis Verdelis
Ioannis Verdelis is the Founder and COO of San Francisco-based Syntellia, maker of Fleksy, a software keyboard that lets you type on a touchscreen without even looking at ...... 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. He's always been interested in both politics ...... more
Jim Bassett
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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
Joshua Merrill
Josh is the founder of TapCanvas and a co-organizer of Hackers/Founders, the world's largest meetup group for technically minded startup founders. His passion is the rapidly-evolving field of mobile d... 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
Kirsty Sharman
Kirsty is a Johannesburg based blogger and digital enthusiast at Retroviral Digital Communications. She spends most of her spare time blogging about all things geek on www.SuperheroStuff.co.za and posting pictures of her Bulldog to twitter… you’ve ...... 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
Lee Reyes-Fournier
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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

Marc da Motta
Despite himself, Marc da Motta graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 2009. Being an avid fan of anything with a big engine, he enjoys writing about cars in his downtime – which is a lot of the ...... 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 Joblog.co.za team in Johannesburg, and started a blog called Durbzblog. After realising in 2007 that ...... 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 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
Martin Carstens: Staff reporter
Martin is obsessed with technology and the future. His work life includes positions at UK based Hotcourses.com, Discovery Invest and currently, Gearburn.... more
Matthew Buckland
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
Max Stern
Casino fundi, tech enthusiast, entrepreneur, rights activist, strategy adviser. I'm a senior strategist at Golden Riviera Casino. The industry is full of spammers, dodgy operators, and ersatz reps.. I try to be different. In my spare time I write furiously ...... 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 DigitLab by day, blogger ...... more
Michelle Atagana: Managing Ed.
Michelle Atagana has a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism, her thesis focuses on social media technologies in the South African journalistic space with some focus on the public sphere. She has been hanging around the Internet since she ...... more

Neil Gillett
Neil is an average, non - salaried semi pro squash player and a member of the famous Hamstring Society. When not pulling anything on the squash court, he is an expert in the presentation, multimedia ... more
Nick Frost
When Nick isn’t busying himself writing things, he can be found in his natural habitat behind a drum kit or playing guitar. Born and raised in Somerset West, Nick made the move to the city with hopes of success ...... more
Niel Bekker
Niel writes about and studies games, media and music in all their 21st-century guises. Currently, he is a graduate student at Jay Rosen's Studio 20 Program at New York University. In the past, Niel has worked in Cape Town, where he ...... more
Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every... more

Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong runs his own consultancy, Digital Orange Consulting, which works with mid to large sized brands and agencies, helping them plan for and navigate the online space and emerging technologies.

Previously, Paul worked for 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
Pippa Tshabalala
Pippa Tshabalala is the former presenter of The Verge, South Africa's first locally produced TV show on videogames. She has a passion for all things gaming and tech related as well as a growing collection of tattoos. Based in Jo'burg, ...... more

Ray Whitcher
Armed with a mutant healing factor and equal propensity for injury and illness, Ray's foray into superherodom was enthusiastic, but brief. His injuries quickly surpassed his ability to recover from them, and so he decided to pursue the safer and ...... more
Rhett Sinnema
I was born in Durban and now reside in Cape Town. I study at the University of Cape Town and plan to do a post graduate LLB in the next two years. My three passions are reading, writing and gaming ...... 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
Robert Hunter
Robert is currently a student at UNISA (University of South Africa) studying industrial psychology with a goal to complete his final 2 years of Civil Engineering through Wits (University of the Witwatersrand). He's a fun loving sociable 24 year old and has ...... more
Robin-Leigh Chetty
Robin-Leigh is Joburg native whose education to date has been both dynamic and wide-ranging. With a degree in Psychology and passion for Philosophy, Technology and anything Japanese, Robin has now turned his efforts to becoming a well-rounded online journalist. Armed ...... more
Roger Hislop
Roger is a tech fan that is hot, hot, hot for well designed, clever, beautiful things that make our lives a little bit more amazing. He spends a lot of time geeking out in a house littered with bits of ...... more
Ronan Steyn
Ronan Steyn is one of the most serious gamers you will ever meet. With the ability to socialize equally well with a room of hardcore gamers or softcore gamers alike, he eats adaptation for breakfast. As a child he knew ...... 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
Ryan Winslett
Ryan Winslett is an Arizona-based journalist and freelance writer. He is a contributing writer for Gaming Blend and a columnist for Bit Creature. His work has also appeared on Joystiq, Gamasutra and J... more

Sanjay Kumar Negi
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Seth Van Rooyen
Seth van Rooyen started his career in Cape Town, has spent 7 years in London and recently returned to South Africa with aspirations of learning everything there is to know about digital marketing. He specialises in SEO content writing and affiliate ...... more
Shaun Chatman
Shaun Chatman is a well-published author on many authority sites. He lives in Dunedin, FL, and spends his free time playing with his kids or his collection of gadgets.... more
Shawn Graaff
From the depths of classics libraries and American academia, Shawn is a South African based web enthusiast who still believes in the power of the word, now it’s just online. The Content Manager for R.O.I Media, a ...... more
Sorab Ghaswalla
An old world journalist who went to the light. Sorab Ghaswalla is a born-again chronicler (this time digital), a newbie Internet Entrepreneur and a digital world consultant, all rolled in one. One of the Internet’s earliest advocates, he was ...... more
Stephan Lourens
Born 20 years to early. Curses sometimes. Thinks too much. Believes plug-and-play is the best invention ever. If asked what he wants for his birthday he will say a gadget, then money. So he can go buy... more
Steve Millward
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Steven Ambrose
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Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor
Steven Norris is a born writer, living in Tamboerskloof, 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 Buchanan
Stuart Buchanan is a trained journalist who left the media world to join online start-up 22seven, but still attempts to contribute words and thoughts to his first passion. Mostly, this ends up being nothing more than silly tweets about current ...... more
Stuart Thomas: Staff 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

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Tarryn van der Byl
After discovering that a career as a space pirate was not yet supported by current advances in technology, Tarryn decided to write about space pirates instead. Or anything else people would pay her to write about, really. The point is ...... more
Tech In Asia
Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a passion for new ways of delivering the news, we’ve bonded together ...... more
Tech Wire Asia
Brought to you by the people behind Asian Correspondent, TechWire Asia offers insights and an overview on the technology scene in the region. Their regional staff focuses on daily news, views and reviews on the startup scene, gadgets, social media, ...... more
TechRadar
We love tech! We're unashamedly geeky about it. So we'll tell you what we think in a fair, unbiased way. That's what we're about.

We're able to promise this because we're the largest UK-based consumer technology news and reviews site (...... 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
Trak.in
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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
Vincent Maher
Vincent Maher is the portfolio manager for social media at Vodacom, South Africa's largest mobile telecommunications company. His flagship product is The Grid, a fast-growing location-based social network and instant messaging platform. Previously he was the strategist at the Mail &...... more

Wiehahn Diederichs
Capetonian freelance writer and photographer. Wiehahn is a lover of stories in all their forms, and has been an avid gamer since he took his first breath.
If he is not working or gaming, he either pours his creative energy ...... more

Zaahirah Bhamjee
Passionate about all things internet, Zaahirah is a Marketing student, full time Instructional Designer and lifestyle blogger. Zaahirah currently spends her time juggling beauty events and support calls from the office. She has also started an initiative to provide female ...... more