Monthly South African tech newsletter by Megan Ellis - Issue #1

Want to know what happened in tech news for South Africa in September? Here's a list of some of the biggest tech stories: from the arrival of the Nothing Phone (1) to insights into Asus' strategy of bringing more performance to affordable laptops.


As South Africans grapple with Stage 6 loadshedding, local app Eskom Se Push has reached a new record for daily users.

The Reno Pro 8 5G is the latest premium mid-range Android phone from Oppo, available in SA from 1st October for R19 999 (RRP).

The new colour changing vivo V25 and V25e handsets boast 90Hz refresh rate displays and Mediatek chipsets.

Here's how Asus is making higher performance hardware more affordable for consumers.

Good news for those who want to get their hands on the Nothing smartphone -- the Nothing Phone (1) will be launching in South Africa. Here's it price, plus details around the launch.

For those who have been waiting for the localised version of Disney+ to arrive on consoles, the app now has a launch date for Xbox.


The Expertbook B7 Flip is an ultralight convertible laptop with a 360-degree hinge that provides a portable and versatile experience. [Review]

An interesting take on foldable phones, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 still feels too experimental to warrant a full out recommendation.

I tested the Airalo eSIM on my recent travels