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South Africa's premier consumer technology magazine, and the home of the tech news podcast Stuffed, hosted by Toby Shapshak and Brett Venter. Bringing you everything you want to know about everything you want.

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South Africa's premier consumer technology magazine, and the home of the tech news podcast Stuffed, hosted by Toby Shapshak and Brett Venter. Bringing you everything you want to know about everything you want.

    Solar energy in South Africa and how to get started

    Solar energy in South Africa and how to get started

    Toby Shapshak chats to key players in SA's solar energy industry, like Mike Peo who is the head of infrastructure and telecoms at Nedbank, along with the team at Eldo Energy. They went from making solar panels to managing the infrastructure related to the solar market. A market that has been growing rapidly in South Africa due to... obvious reasons. Increasingly, South Africans are looking for alternative energy sources, so let's hear what the experts suggest.

    • 45 min
    Pay at(ten)tion to Samsung's Power of 10 with Justin Hume

    Pay at(ten)tion to Samsung's Power of 10 with Justin Hume

    Technology has made what was once the domain of the professional available to the normal person. The Galaxy-range brings pro-features to the public, who can decide how they'll use these features to create content. Toby Shapshak speaks to Samsung South Africa's Justin Hume about the actual Power of 10, ten years after the creation of the Galaxy.

    • 20 min
    Developing digital skills in South Africa with Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

    Developing digital skills in South Africa with Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

    Toby Shapshak speaks to Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni about the development of digital skills in our country. The government has partnered with a US online education platform to bring important skills to South Africans at a fraction of the cost. The ministry has also managed to zero-rate the platform with mobile operators in the country, so accessing courses won’t require any mobile data.

    • 13 min
    Michael Jordaan talks Rain 5G, Bank Zero and nuclear power

    Michael Jordaan talks Rain 5G, Bank Zero and nuclear power

    There are more than a few new startups in South Africa that are shaking up the status quo. Two of these, the data-only Rain network and Bank Zero both appeared at a point where other players in the industry were struggling to innovate. Another thing both have in common is that former CEO of FNB, Michael Jordaan is at the helm of them. Here's what he thinks about tech in Africa.

    • 27 min
    Michael Jordaan talks Rain 5G, Bank Zero and nuclear power

    Michael Jordaan talks Rain 5G, Bank Zero and nuclear power

    There are more than a few new startups in South Africa that are shaking up the status quo. Two of these, the data-only Rain network and Bank Zero both appeared at a point where other players in the industry were struggling to innovate. Another thing both have in common is that former CEO of FNB, Michael Jordaan is at the helm of them. Here's what he thinks about tech in Africa.

    • 27 min
    The rise of mobile in Africa, with Max Cuvellier

    The rise of mobile in Africa, with Max Cuvellier

    Toby Shapshak speaks to Max Cuvellier from the GSMA mobile development division. The programme is developing access to mobile in Africa by establishing tech hubs across the continent. They touch on relevant topics like the role women play in connected Africa, how communities can contribute and the rise of IoT accessibility in Africa as a whole.

    • 29 min

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