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ZA Tech Show Episode 266 - Laundry Bots!

Brett Haggard is joined this week by discoverer and encourager of fine beers and wine, Andy Hadfield and for the first time on the ZA Tech Show, Steven Slotow of www.asksteve.co.za. Amongst other things, they discuss:
The launch of Fitbit in South Africa and how it stacks up versus the Nike Fuelband;A report back from ‘Research at Intel Labs’ held in California recently;iTunes’ fifth birthday and the free application grab;Google Street View’s mythical places and specifically Harry Potter’s DiagonAlley; andThe GADA prize being awarded to Quentin Harley for his RepRap ‘Morgan’ design.
Our technology picks of the week are: Steven Slotow picks Nike #mipista;Andy Hadfield picks The Last of Us andBrett Haggard picks the Huawei Ascend P6.

Mamelodi for a Month

UPDATE: Curated timeline including pictures, tweets and videos of Julian, Ena, Julia & Jessica's Mamelodi for a Month experience.

Sometimes, you hear about something so ridiculous that it's customary to expel a "whaaat?" response. And then you think about it. And then it just sounds logical. And inspirational.

And sometimes, you're lucky enough that the people coming up with the crazy ideas are your mates.

"Whaaat?" was my response when Julian and Ena Hewitt first let me know about their plans to uproot their suncream-mandatory white family from their beautiful farm style property in Pretoria and move into a shack in Mamelodi for a month, neighbours to their domestic helper. Oh, it doesn't end there. They were also going to try and live on the average household income for a black South African family - around R5000/m all in.


But then I thought about it a bit and I realised that a campaign/experience like this is EXACTLY what South Africans need …