Short podcasts featuring commentary on Afrikan technology news, insights, opinion and analysis with tech industry leaders & professionals. The podcasts are from interviews conducted by the iAfrikan team whether at events or when needed for commentary.

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Neo Ighodaro Explains What The Partnership With Nigeria's Akwa Ibom State Is All About

01 September 2017

During August 2017 Nigeria's announced a partnership with Akwa Ibom State Government for a remote internship programme. We caught up with Neo Ighodaro, CTO at, to understand what the remote internship entails and what motivated the partnership with Akwa Ibom State.

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HMD Global's Shaun Durandt On Nokia's New Beginnings In Afrika

02 August 2017

Shaun Durandt, General Manager for Southern Africa at HMD Global talks about Nokia's return to Afrika. Durandt explains the motive behind HMD Global deciding to re-launch the Nokia brand of phones as well as touch on the dynamics of the mobile phone industry and how HMD Global hopes to navigate them.

Minister Siyabonga Cwele, Tefo Mohapi And Ayabonga Cawe Discuss #Internet4All & #SocialMediaBlackout

21 June 2017

The discussion revolves around the launch of the World Economic Forum's Internet4All initiative in South Africa as well as the Social Media Blackout that was planned for Wednesdays (starting 21 June 2017) in protest against South Africa's high Internet access costs.

Oluwatobi Asehinde Talks About The Importance Of Keyword Research For Digital Businesses

13 February 2017

A quick discussion between Balungile Belz and Oluwatobi Asehinde, Founder and Managing Director of Nigeria's Vibe Web Solutions, about the importance of keyword research for digital businesses.

Linda Khumalo Explains What The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is

08 February 2017

Linda Khumalo, Founder of the South African Digital Content Organisation explains briefly what the fourth industrial revolution is all about.

Envir Fraser Explores Trends Observed At Convergence Partners Including What 5G Means For Afrika

03 February 2017

Envir Fraser, Chief Strategy Officer and Principal at Investment company Convergence Partners, spoke at our Annual Tech Round-Up 2017 in Nairobi about the key trends they have observed and what they think 5G means for Afrika.

Yarik Turianskyi And Steven Gruzd On How Technology Can Improve The State Of Governance In Afrika

28 January 2017

Yarik Turianskyi and Steven Gruzd speak to Balungile Belz to explain how technological advances can help improve the state of governance in Afrika. Revolutionary technological advances over the past decade have provided new opportunities for establishing deeper links between citizens and state institutions. The question is can they help Afrikans on their quest for better governance?

Marcello Schermer Tells Us What To Expect At The Seedstars Summit And #SSWAfrica Plans For 2017

23 January 2017

Tefo Mohapi caught up with Marcello Schermer, Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars, to get an update on what we can expect at the Seedstars Summit and what Seedstars has in store for Africa in 2017.

English-Speaking Cameroon Offline As Internet Access Is Cut Off Following Unrest, Mimi Mefo Reports

23 January 2017

Mimi Mefo reports from Douala, Cameroon on the Internet shutdown in the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions of the country.

Sean Obedih Elaborates On The State Of Angel Investing In Afrika

22 January 2017

Sean Obedih speaks to Balungile Belz to discuss the state of angel investing in Afrika.

Simon Dingle Demystifies Some Misconceptions About Bitcoin And Explains Ethereum And The DAO Project

20 January 2017

Balungile Belz chats to Simon Dingle about the latest updates on the Bitcoin phenomenon and the Decentralized Autonomous Organisation project (DAO).

The CSIR's Dr. Happy Sithole Explains Why Their Super Computer Is Important For Afrika's Development

19 January 2017

Dr. Happy Sithole speaks to Balungile Belz to explain why Lengau, a supercomputer developed by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and its partners, is important for Afrika’s development.

Daniel Mwesigwa On The Importance Of Afrikans Telling Their Own Stories

17 January 2017

Daniel Mwesigwa speaks to Balungile Belz to explain the value of storytelling in terms of sharing and shaping Afrika's narrative of growth.