Brett Haggard is joined on this episode of the ZA Tech Show by Memeburn’s Michelle Atagana for a chat about African tech, startups, video streaming and more. The agenda goes a little something like this:

  • Michelle’s recent trip to Kenya;
  • Social Media Week Johannesburg;
  • Node vs VIDI (versus other streaming services); and
  • Vending Machines with Free WiFi arriving in South Africa.

Their technology picks of the week are:

  • Michelle picks the BRCK and Google Keep
  • Brettski picks Trello
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.