Makerspaces are places where just about anybody can go to learn how to take things apart, how to improve existing products and how to create their own products using technology. There are already quite a few in South Africa, including the ever-popular House4Hack and Jozihub here in Johannesburg.

But while makerspaces are awesome in their own right, there is one problem that faces all of them as a collective: communication.

In today’s episode of the htxt.africast, we caught up with KAT-O (KickAssTech-Obviously)’s Robyn Farah at Tech4Africa here in Johannesburg, and asked her what makes makerspaces so cool as well as what can be done to address the challenges they are facing going forward.

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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.