About

TechCentral is the leading quality news and information resource for people involved in South Africa’s fast-growing information and communications technology industry and those interested in the fast-changing world of information technology. We provide quality news, reviews and comment relevant to our quickly expanding audience. And we do it first.

So that there is no ambiguity, we subscribe to these basic principles:

  • We believe in free enterprise. We subscribe to the view that the individual is more important than the state. We will never apologise for defending the free market and the right of individuals to exercise their economic and political freedoms under the constitution. In telecommunications, this extends to the view that no entity should be protected from competition or be favoured by state policy or regulation.
  • We recognise that South Africa has its own unique set of challenges given its political history. We have inherited a skewed economy and social structure because of apartheid. We understand the need to address these historical imbalances through careful interventions in the economy, including skills development, affirmative action and black economic empowerment. Government has a role to play in this regard, but we do not believe this extends to giving the state an active role in the affairs of business. To the contrary, we advocate privatisation and deregulation as the best tools for growing the economy to the benefit of all the country’s citizens.
  • We will never toe the corporate line. There are many South African media websites which publish press releases and other company-sanctioned information as news. We believe they are doing their readers a disservice. Our readers trust us for our high-quality, independent and balanced reporting and analysis. We don’t disguise corporate messages as news.

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TechCentral is a trademark of NewsCentral Media.

All material on TechCentral is copyrighted, unless otherwise stated, and may not be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the prior written permission of NewsCentral Media.

NewsCentral Media is a member of IAB South Africa.

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Why TechCentral?

We know that as a prospective advertiser, you are spoilt for choice. Our job is to demonstrate why TechCentral delivers the best return for your advertising spend.

TechCentral is South Africa’s online technology news leader. We don’t say that lightly. We believe we produce the country’s best and most insightful online tech news aimed at industry professionals and those interested in the fast-changing world of technology.

We provide news, reviews and comment, without fear or favour, that is of direct relevance to our fast-expanding audience. Proportionately, we provide the largest local audience of all technology-focused online publishers.

We do not constantly regurgitate press releases to draw in search engine traffic — we believe websites that do so are doing their readers and advertisers a disservice. Nor do we sell “editorial features”, offer advertising “press offices” or rely on online bulletin-board forums of questionable value to advertisers to bolster our traffic.

TechCentral, which is edited and written by award-winning South African journalists, cares about delivering top-quality content to draw in the business and consumer readers that are of most interest to technology advertisers.

We’d like the opportunity to demonstrate the value of directing a portion of your advertising budget to TechCentral, whether your company is in the technology field or not. Numerous opportunities exist for companies interested in reaching our audience of key decision-makers in South Africa’s dynamic information and communications technology sector. We offer packages that will deliver among the best returns on investment available in the online technology news space.

For more information about advertising opportunities, and how your organisation can benefit by publicising itself on TechCentral, please call us on 011-792-0449 during office hours. Or send us an e-mail and ask for our latest rate card and brochure.