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  • Adam Oxford

    Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.

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  • Ben Myres

    Game Designer, writer and hopelessly addicted game jammer. Social media mouthpiece and committee member at Make Games South Africa.

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  • Brendyn Lotz

    Brendyn has always harboured a love for the magical worlds of PCs. When he isn't playing Dota he's probably watching Dota or talking about Dota. Brendyn loves AMD (poor boy) but secretly wants to plonk an i7 in and GTX 980 Ti in his rig and overclock everything. Cheap mobiles, impressive tablets, well thought out notebooks and handy tech are just some of the things Brendyn loves.

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  • Brett Haggard

    Brett is the big cheese at Hypertext Media. He's been covering the technology industry for so long, he's seen old technology be 'respun' as the next big thing one too many times. He started Hypertext in 2002 and quite frankly hasn't looked back (although he often longs for the days when a steady salary, sick days and leave were a given). Publications in his stable include htxt.africa; DailyFive (http://www.dailyfive.tv); Connect; Tarsus Channel and GirlGuides (http://www.girlguides.co.za). He also hosts the ZA Tech Show (http://www.zatech.co.za), does a monthly tech column for Sawubona and writes the odd gadget piece for a magazine here and there. Currently uses: 11-inch Macbook Air, iPhone 5, Blackberry Z10, iPad Mini, Nexus 7, Kindle Paperwhite, Marley TTR Headphones, Xbox360, PS3, Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Byron Rode

    Byron Rode is a developer and is the Co-Founder & Head of Development at Tangram and Apphaus. He has a strong development focus on iOS and Mac Development as well as Rails, Codeigniter and WordPress, and recently Android and has been known to try anything, at least once.

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  • C.Lee Taylor

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  • Charlie Fripp

    Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.

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  • Christo van Gemert

    Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.

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  • Click n Compare

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  • Clinton Matos

    Before finding his way to writing, Clinton was a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of things when he isn't tinkering with his PC, writing fiction and building something out of LEGO. Follow his ramblings on Twitter.

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  • David Greenway

    David is a technology enthusiast with an insatiable thirst for information. He tends to get excited over new hardware and will often be the one in the room going "Its got 17 cores, 64GB of RAM and a 5" 4K flexible OLED display, oh it makes phone calls too?" Currently uses: Too many phones. Wants: World peace... and more phones.

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  • Dawpro Digital

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  • Deon du Plessis

    Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.

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  • Edwin "S1ick3d" Mopalami

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  • Future World

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  • Guest Author

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  • htxt.africa

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  • Indra de Lanerolle

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  • Jessica Sadman

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  • Jessie Rudd

    Writer, BI Consultant, Senior Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Animal Lover, Ginger.

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  • Jo Crawshaw

    A Brit in SA, Jo is a digital anthropologist, tea-drinker, musician and boxer. As the Africa General Manger for The Mobile Entertainment Forum, she spends a lot of time talking tech and playing with gadgets. The rest of the time she can be found losing brain cells either in the boxing ring or in Jo’burg bars, depending on how active she’s feeling. She enjoys a good jam with fellow musos and has a penchant for making spontaneous travel plans.

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  • John Gore

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  • Jonathan Bester

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  • Kieran Reid

    Kieran is a writer, director and game scholar at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he teaches directing and writing for stage and game design. He has written and staged two full length plays. Bang Bang (based on the Bang Bang Club) and The Fellowship of the Farce (a spoof/parody/homage to The Lord of the Rings). He has also produced and directed numerous plays such as Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Samuel Beckett's Endgame and A.A. Milne's The Man in the Bowler Hat. Kieran completed his BADA at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2010 and his MA in Digital Arts (Game Studies) in 2014.

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  • Lungelo Shezi

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  • Matt Benic

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  • Michael Reed

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  • MJ Khan

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  • Nick Cowen

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  • Paul Adepoju

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  • Paul Jacobson

    I am a digital risk strategist, writer and photographer. My interests are pretty varied and I enjoy sharing my thoughts about the social Web’s evolution; new technology that catches my attention; experiences that inspire me and stupidity that amazes me. It’s a mixed bag and I love doing it. You can also find out more about me on my site at http://pauljacobson.me

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  • PR

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  • Quinton Hoffmann

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  • Ray Whitcher

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  • Sahil Lala

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  • Sarah Wild

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  • SciBraai

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  • Sengezo Jubane

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  • Shayne Robinson

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  • Simphiwe Xulu

    Simphiwe Xulu is a freelance writer and young media strategist addicted to everything related to technology, art, advertising and trends. A rehabilitated Luddite and self-confessed sapiosexual who was born and raised in the rural town of Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal, he lives in the digital age to relay authentic South African stories and experiences to the world at large. You can follow him on Twitter @Mr_MediaX or keep up with his blog and opinions on www.starvingcreatives.wordpress.com

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  • Steve Slotow

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  • Stuart Hobbs

    Stuart is a 30 year old geek who has too many hobbies and not enough time to do them all. He's liable to sit and talk your ear off about Doctor Who, so it's best to distract him with role-playing, figures to paint, board games or by throwing PC games at him.

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  • Tamsin Oxford

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  • Tiana Cline

    Tiana Cline is a business tech magazine and website editor with a penchant for cats, cooking and violent video games.

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  • Tiyani Nghonyama

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  • Tom Van den Bon

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  • Tristan Hall

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  • WeThinkCode_

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