South African bloggers will be reporting back from the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania next week, keeping readers back home up to date on the presentations, which cover subjects of interest to development in Africa. 

TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is an annual conference held in California and semi-annually in other cities around the world as TEDGlobal. The presentations cover a broad set of topics including science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and more. The speakers themselves are from a wide variety of communities and disciplines.
Ramon Thomas, MD of NETucation, is one of the nine South Africans who have been awarded fellowships to attend the conference, and who is one of the two bloggers who will report on proceedings.
"We are excited to represent South Africa at such an important global conference," says Thomas. "The conference will expose us to our counterparts in the rest of Africa, and we look forward to collaborating with them to build a new future for Africa."
Thomas will be blogging the conference at his, which was a finalist in the Best Business Blog catergory at the SA Blog Awards recently.
Rafiq Philips, on of the top 10 bloggers in South Africa and co-founder of, will also attend the conference and will post reports at