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The 2011 SA Blog Awards judges. A cross section of experts and professionals in South Africa. We believe our judges selection not only covers the fields of expertise in the digital industry, but also reflects interest of the general public.
A hearty thanks goes to our judges who have taken the time to look at the blogs.

Allan Kent

Head of AtPlay, interactive division for Saatchi & Saatchi SA

As seen on Twitter

@allankent Cape Town, South Africa


Andrew Koopman

Editor of Die Son

As seen on Twitter

@andrewkson Cape Town


Chris Roper

Editor of - the Mail & Guardian Online.

 As seen on Twitter

@ChrisRoperZA Johannesburg, South Africa


Chris Vick

Chris Vick is an experienced spin-doctor and media strategist with extensive experience in political and public communication, particularly in issues management and crisis communication.

 As seen on Twitter



Dan Pinch

Dan is the founder of Society, a social media agency based in Cape Town (and part of the King James Group)

 As seen on Twitter

 @DanPinch Cape Town


Gavin Rich

Senior Sports Writer at Weekend Argus/Supersport

 As seen on Twitter



Jean Pierre Rossouw

Jean-Pierre Rossouw, has been a restaurant reviewer for The Mail & Guardian as well as Food and Wine Editor for Condé Nast House & Garden and wine columnist for the Cape Times and Best Life magazine. Founder of the eponymous restaurant guide, wine author.

 As seen on Twitter

@RossouwsRstrnts Cape, South Africa


Jeannie D

Jeannie D is the vivacious presenter on Top Travel and Top Billing South Africa on Travel channel and Wealth tv USA

 As seen on Twitter

 @Jeannieous Cape Town


Johan Van Tonder

Internet strategist at Naspers HQ, Cape Town. General digital nerd with photojournalism & multi-media production background. Lurker more than a tweeter.

 As seen on Twitter

@amaclickclick Cape Town


Justin Hartmin

CEO and co-founder of @Afrigator and @SocialCodebiz. Both keep me really busy

 As seen on Twitter

@justinhartman Cape Town, South Africa


Justin Nurse

Justin Nurse Owner and founder of Laugh It Off. Social Commentator, Media Strategist.




Khaya Dlanga

Struggling womaniser. Humourist. Seriousist. Typoist. Leader of People's Army Against Typo Nazis. Never eats black Jelly Babies.

 As seen on Twitter

@khayadlanga South Africa


Lauren Woolf

Wife & Mom. Obsessed by great ideas. Will work for shoes. Group Marketing Director, Ogilvy SA

 As seen on Twitter

@LSWoolf Johannesburg, South Africa


Michelle Atagana

Editor at Memeburn. People keep telling me I am ambitious and how great it is. They have no idea that my plans for world domination are looming. I work @memeburn while I plot.

 As seen on Twitter

@MichAtagana Cape Town, South Africa


Mike Stopforth

Dad, drummer, believer, marketer, sports fan (@ZASport), film freak, poker amateur, proud South African. Founder of @cerebra, @27dinner. Incomplete blinker.

 As seen on Twitter

@mikestopforth Johannesburg, South Africa


Nikki Cockcroft

Head of Online @Woolworths_SA. DMMA & the Bookmarks fill the gaps. 5 ingredients to my life: family, dogs, laptop, running shoes & GHD

 As seen on Twitter

@nikkicockcroft Silicon Cape


Paul du Toit

Paul du Toit is a South African artist who has carved a unique niche in the international arena.

 As seen on Twitter

@paulsplanet Cape Town


Randall Abrahams

Randall Abrahams is a South African radio and television personality. He is also an independent consultant to the digital and PR industry, but is best known for his role as Mr Nasty on local productions such as Idols and South Africa's Got Talent.


Rich Mulholland

Richard is a highly regarded speaker. When not addressing many of South Africa's top corporations, he guest lectures on courses for The Cape Graduate School of Business (GSB), and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).


A guy, some tattoos, and a big mouth.

As seen on Twitter

@RichMulholland South Africa


Vanessa Raphaely

Editorial Director of COSMO, Marie Claire, House and Leisure, Good Housekeeping and O,The Oprah Magazine. Blogger, Big Mouth, Rubber Ducky.

 As seen on Twitter



Vincent Maher

Founder of Motribe, the mobile social networking platform

 As seen on Twitter

@vincent_maher Cape Town