Charlie Fripp

Digital editor and journalist

Starting my professional writing career more than 15 years ago, I have crafted crime and automobile stories for community newspapers, shared the joy and excitement of entertainment news, translated the pixelated world for video games into everyday text, and attempted to make the latest technology understandable for everyone.

Throughout most of my life, writing has been an incredibly passionate aspect of communicating with people. While a photo could be worth a thousand words, there is something magical about crafting a narrative that draws a reader into exploring more.


Professional Journalism

Daily Worthing, an Opera News publication
Editor-in-Chief and Journalist

Charlie Fripp is the Editor-in-Chief for Opera News South Africa, based in Johannesburg.

Freelance journalism

Remembering Nelson Mandela's Triumphs

On Thursday, December 5, 2013, Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, confirmed that legendary human rights activist and ex-South African leader Nelson Mandela had passed away. After a nearly yearlong battle with a lung infection, the man who helped put an end to apartheid in 1994 is no longer with us.

The Biggest Story Of The London Olympics Is Now On Trial For Murder

In what's being billed as South Africa's version of the O.J. Simpson trial, double-amputee Paralympian and Olympian Oscar Pistorius begins his trial for murder this week. How is it possible that a world champion and Paralympic medalist has ended up here? Pistorius was charged after the shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, 2013.

Telecoms: Is Apple's iPhone 5c worth it?

With a clutch of top-end smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Nokia and BlackBerry targeting Africa, Apple's iPhone has a lot of catching up to do. With Apple lagging behind competitors like Samsung in the Chinese, Indian and other emerging markets, analysts expected that the California-based company would launch a phone with these emerging economies in mind.

REVIEW: Charlie Fripp

South Africans live with a high rate of crime every day. While a lot of it can't be stopped, a method of prevention would help immensely. This is where MiBlackBox comes is. The app, developed by MiBlackBox, a Rich Rewards Group company, is a virtual panic button for all kinds of situations and aims to make evidence-gathering and alerting as easy as opening your phone.