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Tech Reframed

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A deep dive into the technology that powers our lives.

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Lenovo, Motorola and the future of tech

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Crosscall and the need for ruggedised phones
Smartphones from all the mainstream OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) might be perfect for many of us but there are certain use cases where these powerful devices just aren't tough enough.  Crosscall is a French company that specialises in rugged smartphones for all aspects of life. I spoke to Julien Fouriot, Africa Sales Director for Crosscall, about their devices and the market for more durable devices.
April 13, 2021
What is quantum computing? A discussion with the GM of Amazon Braket
Quantum computing is the new boundary-pushing technology that all the big tech names are getting into, ut what exactly is it and how will it help us? Richard Moulds, General Manager of Amazon Braket, chats to me about quantum computing and the potential it holds to impact everything from business to everyday life. 
April 6, 2021
Sustainability is more complex than what tech companies choose to not include in the box - a conversation with HP
In this week’s episode, I speak to Ruben Janse Van Rensburg, the Head of Sustainability in Africa for HP and Michael Van Lier, District Manager for HP about the issue to try and understand what sustainability actually is, where it begins and what the socio-economic impact is.
March 23, 2021
Digital payments, the future of money and e-commerce - A conversation with Visa
Aldo Laubscher - SA Country Manager for Visa - joins me to discuss how the pandemic has changed our relationship with money, Bitcoin, when we can expect Apple Pay in South Africa and the rise of digital banks.
March 9, 2021
Acer and the future of computing
Computers have seen a resurgence in sales because of the new work from home culture,but what comes next? Do we continue to tap our screens and keyboards or is something better on the horizon? Acer Africa’s General Manager joins me talk about this and a whole lot more.
March 3, 2021
90 seasons of LaLiga - How the league is rising above the pandemic and looking toward the future
As with all live events and sports matches, LaLiga has had to adapt and find ways to keep fans of the beautiful game engaged and entertained, no small feat for arguably the most famous football league in the world. Marcos Pelegrin, the country managing director for LaLiga in South Africa, joins me to discuss how the pandemic has impacted LaLiga, how the league is using technology to bring fans the ultimate football experience, and what the future of football is.
February 15, 2021
The state of data privacy in the COVID age
Cisco's Robert Waitman - Director, Data Privacy Security & Trust Office - joins us to talk about the company's 2021 Data Privacy Benchmark Study. Data privacy and security is one of those things that many of us worry about in an abstract kind of way but very few of us actually understand. Robert is here to help us understand the importance of data privacy, government oversight and share some of the results of the Data Privacy Benchmark Study.
February 9, 2021
The importance of diversity and representation in tech - a conversation with the MD of HP Central Africa
Ify Afe - Managing Director for HP Central Africa - joins us to talk about the importance of diversity, representation and inclusivity in tech, the need to create tech with the intent, e-waste and innovation.  You can connect with Ify on Linkedin or find HP online.
October 22, 2020
A conversation with Bettr Bank who are leading the digital banking revolution happening in South Africa
Tobie Van Zyl - Co-founder and CEO - and Andrzej Stempowski - Co-founder and CTO - join me to talk about Bettr Bank which is revolutionising banking in South Africa by changing the way we bank as digital natives. To sign up for Bettr Bank, head over to their website.
October 13, 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20FE and all the new iPads, Apple Watches and new Apple subscriptions
Lindsey Schutters and Papi Mabele join us to chat about Apple's new iPad, Watches and subscriptions, as well as the all-new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.  Connect with Lindsey: @SharpSchutters or thatopinionguy Connect with Papi: @PapiMabele or twfld Head over to reframed for more tech news and reviews or connect with us on Twitter or Instagram
October 6, 2020
Oppo chats about their launch in South Africa
Liam Faurie, Head of Go-To-Market and Operations at Oppo, joins us to chat about who Oppo is, the brand's launch in South Africa, what we can expect in terms of devices and pricing and whether we'll be getting the Oppo Watch in the country.  
September 30, 2020
The importance of cloud and how it can transform your business - A conversation with Seacom
Robert Marston, Seacom's Global Head of Product, joins us to explain what cloud technology is, what some of the biggest misconceptions are around the technology and why it's important for your business.
September 29, 2020
Microsoft Surface Duo, Samsung's foldable dreams and the death of the Galaxy Note - A conversation with David Imel (Part 2)
Our conversation with Android Authority's David Imel continues as we talk about the future of smartphones, the LG Wing, and we share our thoughts on NVIDIA's purchase of ARM. Make sure to listen to part 1 of our conversation on podcast platforms including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Overcast and Google podcasts or head over to You can find David Imel on Twitter: Or on: You can find Reframed at Or on Twitter:
September 19, 2020
Microsoft Surface Duo, Samsung's foldable dreams and the death of the Galaxy Note - A conversation with David Imel (Part 1)
Android Authority's David Imel joins us to talk about the future of smartphones, why he thinks that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the future of the Galaxy Note, what Microsoft got wrong with the Surface Duo and more.  Catch part 2 of our conversation on podcast platforms including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Overcast and Google podcasts or head over to You can find David Imel on Twitter: Or on: You can find Reframed on: Or on Twitter:
September 19, 2020
Microsoft South Africa chats about the newly launched Surface range
Vithesh Reddy - Consumer, Channel & Devices Marketing Director MEA at Microsoft - joins us to discuss the Surface range of devices that have launched in South Africa, who their target customer is, where they see Surface devices in the laptop and PC market in SA and how they approach diversity and inclusivity in the company.
September 15, 2020
Everything you've ever wanted to know about 5G - A conversation with Vodacom
Nicholas Naidu, Vodacom's Managing Executive of Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, joins us to talk about 5G, what it is, how it can be used for business and how safe it is.
August 20, 2020's CEO chats about the importance of chatbots and AI
If you've ever wondered how brands communicate with you online when it comes to updating you on your orders, then this podcast is for you.'s CEO chat's to us about the importance of chatbots and AI in an uncertain future.
August 5, 2020
How FNB South Africa's Virtual Card works and who qualifies for it
FNB South Africa's Head of Card Strategy spoke to us about their new Virtual Card and explained how it works, who qualifies for it and how it differs from other virtual cards. 
July 31, 2020
Unpacked, Exynos vs Snapdragon and how to continue innovating in tech - a conversation with Samsung South Africa
Justin Hume, Head of Mobile at Samsung South Africa, joined us to chat about the Exynos vs Snapdragon debate, how the company continues to innovate, whether we'll see less expensive foldable phones anytime soon and he gives us a teaser for what to expect at Unpacked on 5 August.
July 29, 2020
Huawei South Africa's CTO talks about chipset ban, Huawei's 5G issues in the UK and how the lack of Google services has affected device sales
Akhram Mohammed - Huawei CBG CTO - joins us to talk about how the company has been dealing with the fallout of the US ban, whether device sales have been affected, what the ban on chipsets means for them and much more.
July 23, 2020
Can you trust tech reviewers? Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Elon Musk's autonomous level 5 Tesla claims and Quibi.
Men's Health SA's Digital Editor - Nadim Nyker - joins us to chat about:  MKBHD's video asking whether you can trust tech reviewers (01:30) Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event on 5 August and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live leak (22:00) Elon Musk's claims that Tesla will have basic autonomous level 5 by the end of 2020 (43:00)  And what the hell happened to Quibi? (52:00)
July 12, 2020 and the battle against fake news
Billy Einkamerer - founder of Assemble - joins us to chat about combating fake news online and using tech for good.
July 8, 2020
Mercedes ends its car subscription service, BMW goes all in on micro-transactions, TikTok and LinkedIn caught with their hands in the Clipboard app and Apple ditches wired headphones and charger
TWFLD's Papi Mabele joins us to chat about: Mercedes ending its car subscription service (00:30) BMW going all-in on micro-transactions (09:00) TikTok and LinkedIn both found to be copying data from your Clipboard app (21:00) Apple not including wired headphones and the charger in the box with the iPhone 12 (33:50) And a quick mention about Spotify's new offerings.
July 7, 2020
Showmax, the importance of local content, and the intricacies of streaming video services.
Richard Boorman - Head of Communications at Showmax - discusses how the company has fared ahead of its 5 year anniversary, the importance of local content and explains why you can't always find your favourite shows on the streaming platform.
July 2, 2020
WWDC, the death of Mixer, Xbox Codename Lockhart and OnePlus Nord - Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About ep.9
Android Authority's Hadlee Simons joins us to talk about Apple's WWDC announcements and what they mean for Android and Windows, the death of Mixer, Xbox's rumoured low-cost Xbox Series X console and the upcoming low-cost OnePlus Nord.
June 28, 2020
Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About (SYSKA) ep. 8
Samuel Spiller - reporter at The Weekend Argus - joins us to talk about Apple's App Store fiasco, HTC's return from the dead and Google Chrome's security issues.
June 21, 2020
Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About (SYSKA) ep. 7
PS 5, the return of the headphone jack and tech companies refusal to let police use their facial recognition software. All of this and more in this week's episode of Stuff You Should Know About with our guests Hadlee Simons from Android Authority and Nadim Nyker from Men's Health South Africa.
June 16, 2020
Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About (SYSKA) ep. 6
This week we're joined by Clare Petra and Papi Mabele as we discuss:  - Donald Trump's executive order against social media platforms (00:36)  - PlayStation 5 rumours (22:30) - Mercedes new capacitive steering wheel (34:15) - Samsung's new debit card (47:41)  - Fujifilm X Webcam (58:35)
June 1, 2020
Remote working and the future of business - a conversation with Cisco South Africa
Cisco South Africa's Country Manager - Garsen Naidu - joins us to chat about the challenges that businesses have faced with remote working, how they need to pivot and adapt during these unprecedented times and the importance of diversity and inclusion in tech.
May 28, 2020
Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About (SYSKA) ep. 5
Android Authority's Hadlee Simons, Tech YouTuber Hayleigh Chamberlain (better known as HaylsWorld) and the Weekend Argus reporter, Sam Spiller, join us to chat about the great phone camera guide, Facebook buying GIPHY, Joe Rogan moving to Spotify, the iPhone SE, Motorola RAZR and a whole lot more!
May 23, 2020
Lenovo, Motorola and the future of tech
Lenovo Legion, the future of laptop innovation, Motorola pulling out of South Africa and when you can expect the second-generation Motorola RAZR foldable to launch, Lenovo Africa's GM - Thibault Dousson - joined us to talk about all that and more.
May 19, 2020
Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About (SYSKA) ep. 4
On episode 4 of our weekly tech wrap-up, Memeburn's Andy Walker and tech journalist - and the man behind That Opinion Guy - Lindsey Schutters join me to chat about Samsung's Galaxy A51, Google Play Music being replaced by YouTube Music (we're not happy), Apple Watch Series 5 and Facebook Messenger Rooms. There's also a lot of banter of about Microsoft's services and some confusion around smartphone manufacturers now making TVs. 
May 16, 2020
Is Nokia still relevant in 2020?
Shaun Durandt - GM: Southern Africa at HMD Global, The Home of Nokia Phones - joins us to chat about the brand's second wind, how it's been faring and the importance of value for money devices. We also tried to find out about the Nokia TV and when we can expect a true flagship smartphone from the well-loved brand.
May 13, 2020
Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About (SYSKA) ep. 3
This week we're joined by Android Authority's Hadlee Simons as well as South African tech journo, Clare Petra, as we chat about 5G, Microsoft Surface coming to South Africa, Elon Musk's child, Huawei's ecosystem and the best selling phones of the Q1 2020.
May 8, 2020
Computer buying tips and the future of laptops - a conversation with Acer Africa's GM
Acer Africa's General Manager joins us to chat about the future of laptops, working from home, the responsibility of tech companies in the world today, gaming and e-sports and gives us some advice for the next time you buy a new laptop or computer.
May 5, 2020
Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About (SYSKA) ep. 2
This week we're joined by Andy Walker - Editor of - and Papi Mabele - Editor of - as we talk about AWS Africa, whether ultra-premium flagship smartphones are necessary, our favourite wireless earbuds, Quibi and the Apple Watch.
May 2, 2020
Reframed's Stuff You Should Know About (SYSKA) ep. 1
The first episode of our weekly wrap-up of the biggest or most interesting tech stories from the past week.  This week we're joined by Hadlee Simons - tech journalist at Android Authority - and Andy Walker - editor at Memeburn and Gearburn as we talk about the new iPhone SE, Samsung's 20 Ultra DxOMark camera scores, Samsung's 600MP camera sensor, the LG Velvet and Apple's 2021 Macs. 
April 24, 2020
How important is cybersecurity when everyone is working from home?
Deloitte South Africa’s risk advisory cyber leader, Eric McGee, and Snapt CEO and co-founder, Dave Blakey, join us to talk about the importance of staying safe while online and provide some basic safety tips.
April 22, 2020
Is Huawei's P40 series worth buying? And what does Huawei have planned for a future without Google?
Akhram Mohamed - Huawei Consumer Business Group CTO - chats about the new P40 series, Huawei Mobile Services, and what the company has planned for the future.
April 13, 2020
Is it possible to create great content with your smartphone?
Technology has made content creation available to the masses, but is it possible to create great content using your smartphone or do you need fancy, high-end equipment?  Grant Hinds, Gamer, content creator, Twitch streamer and YouTuber, as well as content and social media strategist Talya Goldberg join us as we discuss this and try to figure out the rules and limitations of content creation using your smartphone. 
March 25, 2020
HP Africa MD - Elisabeth Moreno - talks about representation, education and the challenges facing technology in Africa
HP Africa's Managing Director - Elisabeth Moreno - spoke about the importance of representation, technology, and technological education, in Africa. She also shared her thoughts on the importance of finding African solutions for African problems.  Originally meant as an interview for a written article, this very quickly became one of my favourite interviews.  There is a fair amount of background noise.
February 3, 2020