2013 Year in review: SA tech in November
We’re getting close to the end now. The end of the beginning, that is. We’re really looking forward to 2014 and everything it will bring. In the meantime, though, let’s cast our minds back just a few weeks and have a look at our favourite things that happened in November.
The big news was dominated by eTolls, the National Broadband Policy and the on-going battles between telecoms operators. But we like things on the periphery, and these are our finest words about them.
- South Africa’s longform, digital-only publishing outfit Mampoer reached its first birthday relatively unscathed by the difficulties of doing business online. Is it a revolutionary funding model for journalism in the future?
- The South African Police Service comes in for its fair share of justifiable criticism, but Christo caught up with one Joburg station manager who’s attempting to modernise its activity and build police stations of the future.
- Ever dreamt of giving it all up and running for the hills, away from the hubble bubble of city live, Eskom power bills and crappy service delivery? Inus did just that, but without compromising any of life’s luxuries. Meet the man who lives off-grid in style.
- Think your GoPro is good? Meet the South African students who are blending action cam and Google Glass with the tiny Geco II.
- All good nerds need somewhere to relax and unwind. Take a tour around Joburg’s country club for geeks.
Did we miss any big events in November? Let us know below.