• The day Madiba died

    At 10pm on December 5th 2013, at Johannesburg’s strangely quiet OR Tambo Airport, I found the only open outlet where I could buy a much-needed coffee – The Mug & Bean. Here I began transcribing the recordings from a two-day conference on why public-private partnerships could be the engine of Africa’s structural transformation. The opportunity […]

  • The Cloud Lifts

    At 4am the day after my Gmail account was hacked over a month ago now, I penned a blog, Google’s Very Dark Cloud (see below if you didn’t get a chance to read it before I binned it). Sleep was elusive and there was little else to do while I waited for two hours to […]

  • Our Monsters on Moshi

    Last night my six-year-old son signs in to MoshiMonsters, the popular online children’s game, which now has over 50 million users worldwide. He is very excited because he got a monthly membership for Christmas so he can now do more with his pet Monster. So while I get dinner started he clicks through to his […]

  • Is Your Child Safe Online?

    My book Is Your Child Safe Online? published by White Ladder will be available in bookshops next week. It is currently available for pre-order from Waterstones and on Amazon. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

  • Feeding Africa

    Rising food prices and the link to political instability have been a core theme across global media in recent weeks, following the release of United Nations updated food price index in January. That was bad news; for seven consecutive months the index rose, in both real and nominal terms, to highest levels since records began […]


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