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532 Episodes
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TCS | Starlink in South Africa – separating fact from fiction

There has been considerable noise about the launch – or otherwise – of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service in South Africa, much of it conjecture. What’s the real story? To unpack what exactly is required of SpaceX-launched Starlink to launch in South Africa – including the rules around black…
5 Dec 38 min

TCS | GG Alcock on the digitisation of the township economy

In this episode of the TechCentral Show, author, marketer and consultant GG Alcock chats to Nkosinathi Ndlovu about how South Africa’s informal economy is being digitised. Alcock’s background as a white boy growing up in rural Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal has helped him develop a deep cultural understanding of township life and…
4 Dec 38 min

TCS | Revix founder Sean Sanders on the creation of Altify

TechCentral reported on Friday that South African cryptocurrency platforms Revix and BitFund are joining forces and, together with Austria’s Coinpanion, have formed a new alternative investment platform called Altify. Revix founder and now Altify CEO Sean Sanders joins Duncan McLeod on the TechCentral Show to unpack the merger, how it…
1 Dec 52 min

TCS+ | OneTrust’s Joseph Byrne: privacy risk management done right

Joseph Byrne, principal solutions engineer at OneTrust, knows a lot about the topic of risk management. He joins Duncan McLeod on TechCentral’s business technology podcast, TCS+, to unpack the topic in greater detail and to discuss what it means for South African organisations. Byrne kicks off the discussion with an…
29 Nov 30 min

TCS+ | Ricoh – safe and secure role in today’s digital ecosystems

In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+, Jaydev Chiba engages in a comprehensive discussion with Marcell Otto, digital services product manager for Ricoh South Africa, shedding light on Ricoh’s pivotal role in today’s digital ecosystems, particularly in the realm of governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The conversation delves into the dynamic…
27 Nov 24 min

TCS+ | NEC XON on going toe to toe with cybercriminals

Companies may be surprised to learn that the profile of the typical cybercriminal in 2023 does not match the stereotype of tech-savvy youngsters in hoodies. Rather, modern cybercriminals are often employed by criminal syndicates and even keep office hours, according to Armand Kruger, head of cybersecurity at NEC XON, who…
22 Nov 45 min

TCS | OneCart CEO Aidan Johnson on SA’s on-demand shopping boom

Aidan Johnson, appointed by Massmart to lead on-demand delivery platform OneCart, believes South Africa is on the cusp of huge growth in online shopping – and that everything is to play for. Johnson, who joins Duncan McLeod on this episode of the TechCentral Show (TCS), talks about the OneCart business,…
16 Nov 39 min

TCS | How ShotSpotter is fighting gun crime in Cape Town

ShotSpotter, a technology that “listens” for gunshots to help law enforcement authorities pinpoint potential criminal activity, has been deployed in high-crime parts of Cape Town for some years. In this episode of the TechCentral Show (TCS), Duncan McLeod chat to Tom Chittum, senior vice president for forensic services at SoundThinking,…
13 Nov 28 min

TCS + | SOC-as-a-service: CYBER1 SOC and the future of cyber security

A robust security operations centre (SOC) that is well run and equipped with the latest technologies and expertise can help bolster the security posture of any organisation. CYBER1 executives Simon Perry and Gerald Naude tell TechCentral’s TCS+ technology show about the investment and what it means for businesses. Perry, who…
13 Nov 32 min

TCS+ | Why your company needs Arctic Wolf to stay secure

In this episode of TCS+, TechCentral speaks to Jason Oehley and Andre den Hond, both with Arctic Wolf, to unpack the security posture of businesses in South Africa, and to learn more about what Arctic Wolf has to offer. Over the course of his career, Oehley has worked at many…
9 Nov 38 min

TCS+ | Kiv Moodley on Workday's big plans for South Africa

Fast-expanding Nasdaq-listed enterprise cloud software specialist Workday has big plans for its South African unit. In this episode of TCS+, Workday South Africa MD Kiv Moodley tells TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod about Workday, its history and its areas of focus, and how the company works with clients, including those in…
2 Nov 28 min

TCS+ | Getting sassy with SASE

Secure access service edge, or SASE – pronounced “sassy”, this emerging network security concept, first described four years ago by Gartner, has huge benefits for organisations, provided it’s done right. To discuss what SASE is and how South African organisations can take advantage of it, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod is…
31 Oct 34 min

TCS+ | Fortinet, and the invisible tech that powers our lives

In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+, Fortinet’s Matthew Taljaard, subject matter expert in operational technology (OT) for Africa at Fortinet, demystifies OT, explaining what it is, how it differs from IT, the industries it powers, and much more. Watch or listen to the interview below. The distinction between OT and…
30 Oct 22 min

TCS |'s Connie Bloem on the future of finance

The future of finance is on the blockchain. That’s according to Connie Bloem, co-founder and MD of, who was speaking to the TechCentral Show (TCS) about alternative (AltFi) and decentralised finance (DeFi). Mesh is owned by 42Markets Group, which recently secured a R182-million funding round from technology investor Convergence…
26 Oct 53 min

TCS | Rahul Jain on Peach Payments’ big funding round

Earlier this month, Cape Town-based fintech Peach Payments announced it had secured US$30-million (R570-million) in a fundraising round led by Apis Partners. In this episode of the TechCentral Show, Rahul Jain, co-founder of CEO of Peach Payments, tells TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod about the funding round and what the company…
23 Oct 38 min

TCS+ | How MiWay uses conversation analytics

MiWay has deployed advanced “conversation analytics” technology in its contact centre environment to improve the performance of customer-facing agents. In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+ show, the insurer, which worked closely with CallMiner – a specialist in speech and interaction analytics – unpacks what the technology has done for its…
16 Oct 34 min

TCS+ | The story behind MTN SuperFlex

Imagine truly unlimited phone calls and texts to any local network and a large allocation of monthly mobile data for just R299/month. That’s what MTN South Africa unveiled last month when it launched SuperFlex, a mobile tariff plan that allows consumers to choose how much data they want, coupled with…
13 Oct 24 min

TCS | The Information Regulator bares its teeth - an interview with Pansy Tlakula

The Information Regulator, the agency responsible for enforcing the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia), is starting to flex its muscles. Among other things, the regulator is tasked with investigating data breaches – including cyberattacks – and will not hesitate to mete out punishment on companies and government entities that…
6 Oct 42 min

TCS+ | IDPs vital for streamlining software development: LSD, Red Hat

In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+ technology show, Jaydev Chiba speaks to the chief technology officer of LSD Open Julian Gericke and senior solutions architect at Red Hat Chris Mulder about the concept of platform engineering and internal developer platforms (IDPs) and their pivotal role in modern software development. IDPs…
3 Oct 46 min

TCS+ | Generative AI in cybersecurity: Next DLP on what to know

TCS+ | Generative AI in cybersecurity: Next DLP on what to know Executives from data loss prevention specialists Next DLP believe generative artificial intelligence will have both positive and negative impacts on the IT security landscape. In this episode of TCS+, TechCentral’s Duncan McLeod is joined by Next DLP’s chief…
27 Sep 36 min
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