Austin Madinga Jr.

Austin Madinga

Hi, I am Austin.
Techie, marketer and storyteller.

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Welcome to my website. I share my thoughts on travel, tourism and the Malawi entrepreneurship ecosystem. And few other thoughts that cross my mind from time to time.

Over the past 20 or so years I have designed and delivered tech, brand communication and training solutions across multiple platforms, mediums and formats. I have worked for a couple of tech firms and with clients in the private and public sectors, non-profit organisations and boutique companies.

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Austin Madinga's Life Unbound
Lilongwe's urban hyenas
Austin
A colleague from South Africa working in Malawi once exclaimed “Last weekend we saw a hyena in the middle of city centre. In the middle of the city! Gosh, it …
Ntchisi dusty roads
Austin
It was a day before Malawi went to the polls to elect a new president, parliament and local councils. My wife had arranged a quick trip into Ntchisi and she …
Malawi International Tourism Expo Takulandirani
Austin
Last Thursday I made a presentation at the Takulandirani 2019 Malawi Tourism International Tourism Expo on Property Access to Digital Platforms. Following on the theme of the 2018 World Tourism Day …
Sandy graves - Death on the beach
Austin
Leisurely strolls on the shores of Lake Malawi, the Lake of Stars, presents you with spectacular beautiful sun rises, endless clear blue water and scenes of fishermen out in the …
British Council mHub Roundtable
Austin
I attended a round table discussion on Tech and Social Entrepreneurship in Malawi organised by British Council and mHub. The discussion was attended by British Council’s Regional Director for Sub-Saharan …
Kachebere Major Seminary
Austin
Sitting at the foot of Kalulu hills in Malawi - Zambia border district of Mchinji is Kachebere Major Seminary, a Roman Catholic philosophical training college. The Catholic White Fathers established …
Life's a beach
Austin
Aaah, Life's a beach! After a wet drive from Lilongwe to Mzuzu, an overnighter at Glitz Cloud 9 Lodge in New Katoto and another wet drive down the M5, we were …
Austin
Over the just ended holidays my family travelled to Chintheche, the famous beaches on the northern shores of Lake Malawi. Chintheche lies about 40 kilometres south of Nkhata Bay boma …
Austin
The formal job market is not the same as it was two or more decades ago. There are less formal jobs to go around to an ever growing population. A …
Austin
The fifth edition of the Tumaini Festival was held over the weekend at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, central Malawi. Dzaleka is home to thousands of refugees from Democratic Republic …
Tony Elumelu TEF2018
Austin
Last week the Tony Elumelu Foundation held it’s 2018 TEF Entrepreneurs Forum. The event brought together entrepreneurs and alumni of it’s entrepreneurship programme as well hundreds of other people from …
Austin Madinga
Last week I returned from a pilgrimage to Rwanda. I was in a group of 60 who participated in a Divine Mercy Apostolate organised pilgrimage and among others celebrated the …
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