Duncan Mcleod

Founder, Tech Central

Ask anyone who's ruling South Africa's tech
journalism world and chances are the name
you'll hear is Duncan Mcleod.
As an award-winning technology journalist,
Mcleod established a respected reputation at
the Financial Mail, rising to the rank of associate
editor. But last year he decided he was ready for
a new challenge and resigned from the FM to
launch Tech Central, his own technology news
website.
"I had been getting itchy feet for quite a
while,� says Mcleod. "I kept wondering �what
am I going to do next?' I saw that some uS tech
journalists were going it on their own and, with
the launch of the Seacom cable, I thought this
was the right time to go out there and build
a business.�
As he says, it was all about getting in early.
So, whether it's the cellphone giants' ongoing
battles with the regulator, Icasa, you are
interested in, or Microsoft's proposed BEE deal,
Tech Central offers it all � and frequently offers
it fi rst. Regular comment pieces from industry
professionals and the ZA Tech Show Podcasts
are available, too.
Mcleod started his journalism career at
Computer Week magazine before he moved to
the FM. While at the FM he received the Telkom
ICT Journalist of the Year award and was also
national runner-up in the Siemen's Nature,
Science and Technology awards. � Lloyd Gedye

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