In a different world, we don’t just make South Africa’s most awesome tech news site. We also produce stories for ZDNet’s African Enterprise Blog, which is published from the US and Europe. Like this one that was published today but which really deserves a link from here too.

It’s an interview with Emeka Okafor, who’s one of a team of volunteers bringing the international celebration of crafting and hardware hacks, Maker Faire, to Johannesburg in a couple of month’s time. It’ll be the fourth time Maker Faire has been to Africa, and it’s first visit below the equator here.

From the interview:

“The most important thing for us is about changing the way African makers and inventors see themselves,” he said. “These individuals represent something very important in society, there’s a common thread that connects them.”

Want to read it all? Go here. Want to find out more about Maker Faire Africa? Go here.

When it gets here, Maker Faire Africa will be part of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa festival in central Joburg – watch this space for more on that.

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.