So when Brett invited me in to guest on this week’s ZA Tech Show he promised me that it would be short, sweet and I’d be back at my desk in no time.

Yeah, right.

We covered, as the French say, une hellalota stuff in the 305 episode of South Africa’s longest running podcast – but why take my word for it? Go grab it from here – it’s free! And worth it purely for the moment where Brett asks me about Facebook and the World Cup, honest.

Full episode details below.


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Episode information

It’s a good news week in the future and Brett Haggard, Adam Oxford and Benedict Kelly get together to discuss (amongst other things):

  • Free WiFi in Taxis;
  • S.A. students getting tablets;
  • A 3D printer for under R5k;
  • Uber and the UK taxi debacle;
  • Net1’s single use SA credit cards;
  • Swift-key going free; and
  • The new Facebook and Twitter hubs for the World Cup.

Our technology picks of the week are:

  • Adam picks the Elite: Dangerous beta;.
  • Ben picks Discovery Health/Life’s Passbook integration and Snapscan; and
  • Brett picks on the UK Visa process and
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,, 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.