Jul 31, 2017

In defence of sound:

  Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear. If you are not hearing-impaired, hearing simply happens. Listening, however, is something you consciously […]
Jun 29, 2017

‘Hear’ and Now

  Someone once said to me sarcastically that “anyone and their dog could start a podcast”. I thought that was a good observation, even if it […]
Jun 20, 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum – Bonn, 19 June 2017

  It was a pertinent week for me to find myself in Bonn. For three days before I arrived at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, […]
Apr 18, 2017

What Will Replace Reading?

  For the last 100-500 years (depending on what part of the world you’re from), reading and writing have been upheld as the best means of […]
Apr 3, 2017

2017 – The Year of the Podcast

South Africa isn’t “on the brink” of a digital revolution – and the tipping point isn’t some mystical moment – some exact date and time when […]
Mar 27, 2017


We live in such a fascinating country. Not one single person, if you take the trouble to get to know them, is one-dimensional. This morning I […]
Mar 13, 2017


#sxsw speaker ?? A post shared by Gareth Cliff ⚜ (@grcliff) on Mar 9, 2017 at 3:54pm PST   It’s day three of the most interesting […]
Jan 27, 2017


  This week saw the unwelcome (to Zizi Kodwa and company) revelation that the ANC’s “Paid Twitter” tried to influence and mislead people during the municipal […]