Frederick Charles Fripp

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Charlie Fripp
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Born (1981-09-06) 6 September 1981 (age 35)
Cape Town, South Africa
Pen name Jimmy Glue, Charlie Fripp
Occupation Writer, technology journalist, photographer,

Frederick Charles "Charlie" Fripp is a South African journalist, photographer,[1] entertainment[2] and technology writer.[3][4]

He currently serves as News Editor for the Hypertext Media-published website[3]

Journalism career[edit]

Fripp started his journalism career as a motoring journalist for The Lowvelder in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 2006. Relocating to Johannesburg, he took up a position as general journalist for The Fourways Review. While there, two of his photographs came in contention for a Caxton Excellence Award (2007) in the category Best Feature Photograph.[5]

While working at Caxton Newspapers, he was assigned the position of chief photographer for Get It magazine, and in 2008 he re-entered the newsroom as a journalist for The Randburg Sun.

In early 2009, he started writing entertainment news and reviews for the now-defunct A small portion of his content on Entertainment Africa was eventually re-purposed for sister website[6]

He currently serves as freelance video game reviewer for the free South African online video game magazine Gamecca, but in a full-time capacity, he writes articles for, a technology news website published by Hypertext Media.

He has also written a number of articles for Canadian-based website on world events from a South African perspective. These included articles on South African sprint runner and convicted killer Oscar Pistorius[7] and the death of Nelson Mandela.[8]

Fripp has appeared on numerous television segments involving technology, such as eNews Africa and Good Morning Africa, while also commenting on technology on a semi-regular basis for radio station SAfm. Fripp also makes regular appearances on the Dstv channel ED's Edge technology show.


  1. ^ Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Exploring 'District 9', Article by Charlie Fripp. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b Charlie Fripp articles written for Retrieved 28 September 2015
  4. ^ Author archives. IT News Africa. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  5. ^ Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Charlie Fripp articles for Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  7. ^ Fripp, Charlie. Oscar Pistorius Trial. The Biggest Story Of The London Olympics Is Now On Trial For Murder. askmen. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  8. ^ Fripp, Charlie. Nelson Mandela's Legacy. The Triumph Of Nelson Mandela. askmen. Retrieved 28 September 2015.