And thus ends our round up of 2013. Or at least, it will do in a few hundred words. We’ve been looking back over the year – or at least the latter half of it since we launched htxt.africa – and what it brought, specifically through the medium of our longer features. We hope you’ve enjoyed catching up on some of our better work, which you may well have missed first time around.
December, of course, had only one big news event: the death and 10 day mourning period for former President Nelson Mandela. But while the world watched the solemn but celebratory goings on, there were other things on our radar.
- Want your children to grow up capable of handling a screwdriver and soldering iron and able to build their way out of trouble? Crowdfunded childrens’ workshop Afrimakers is about to embark on a big continental tour.
- We test drove Nissan’s all-electric Leaf around Joburg’s toughest stretches of road, and you know what? We quite enjoyed it.
- Google turned on its official Zulu translation service. We put it to the test.
- The PlayStation 4 found its way to Africa just in time for Christmas. Huzzah!
- More blundering incompetence from the eToll organisation…
- And finally, one of my favourite pieces of the year: South Africa’s own Willy Wonka showed us around his 3D printed chocolate factory. Want to see ingenuity in action? With caramel and white choc layers? It’s over here.
Did we miss any big events in December? Let us know below.