TheTechieGuy’s latest award proves success for blogging in SA

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Liron Segev, aka TheTechieGuy.

TheTechieGuy has won an award for being the Best Science and Technology Blog in South Africa. According to the South African Blog Awards, this is the third year running that TheTechieGuy has won the award.

According to the awards platform, the annual SA Blog Awards is aimed at recognising the best South African blogs. Finalists are selected based on a public voting phase, which identifies the top bloggers, then a panel of twenty judges selects a winner in each category.

“Blogging has grown exponentially over the last couple of years. Bloggers offer a wide range of views and commentary on brands, news and trends, and because they are largely independent, they are often viewed as more objective. This has led to blogs forming an integral part of people’s decision-making processes, and they lead to more customers, more traffic, and more conversions, which can offer a great deal of value to brands,” says Liron Segev, aka TheTechieGuy.

“It is significant that while the total number of blogs in South Africa has fallen sharply, the quality of the blogs that have survived has improved dramatically. Many blogs are becoming essential information destinations rather than mere soap-boxes for individual viewpoints. This indicates a maturing of the blogging landscape, as it begins to form an essential component of the broader media landscape,” says Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx.

IT News Africa’s Online Editor, Darryl Linington, recently joined Segev as a co-host on Gareth Cliff’s internet-based radio station – CliffCentral. The theme around the show is technology based, and it covers the latest tech trends, gadget reviews, and the latest highly topical discussions. To listen to the podcasts from the show visit

According to Gareth Cliff: “As a business focused on the future, and one that is dependent on mobile, social and online innovation – Talking Tech is a great way for our audience to connect to Liron Segev, his guests and all the amazing developments in these fields. Cliffcentral is committed to bringing the very best of tech talk to the world.”  Says Gareth Cliff, CliffCentral founder.

TheTechieGuy won The Best Advice blog at the African Blogger Awards, the only pan-African event that measures online and social influencers’ reach.

Segev also heads up a YouTube Channel that is essentially aimed at making tech simple. The channel covers various tech related tips, tricks, and reviews.

Darryl Linington