What we learned at the Toffie Pop Festival 2012 in random order:

Cape Town City Hall

Team UK at the Cape Town City Hall

– Cape Town has quite a large hipster faction.

– It is possible to focus sound so that only one person can hear it on a busy platform.

– Most of Europe still have monthly air raid alarm drills as a remnant of the Cold War.

– There was a time when all water in Bolivia was privatised, even rainwater!

– There are more PR agents than journalists in SA.

– The Inuit word for the internet means ‘traveling through layers.’

– The following people impressed us greatly:

We hope the organisers employ some kind of speaker screening process in future as some of the talks were quite painful to sit through. Possibly also shorter sessions (30 or 40 mins) and making the speakers stand. The festival could be really great if there is a consistent level of preparation and standards of presentation. Full marks for the Cape Town City Hall as venue.