Posted on April 4, 2010

I’m Justin Williams. Currently single, proud father of two children. I’m an IT assurance and advisory consultant, specialising in information security, working for Ernst & Young in Durban, South Africa.

I’m an ISACA South Africa Board member, being the KwaZulu Natal regional co-ordinator.

Currently doing my MBA at the University of KwaZulu Natal. The dissertation is the last step and I’m doing mine on director interlocks on the JSE.

You can find me on Twitter,ย  Facebook and Linkedin.

129 Responses

  1. Clever Jofirasi:

    Hi Jusitin
    I am a final year assurance audit trainee and i am so interested in shifting to IT audit after my articles. In that regard, i am planning to write CISA this year. I would like to know when and where you hold tutorials. You are in my backyard so i have to utilise your expirience to nail this exam

    03.02.2016 12:56 Reply

    • Justin:

      Hi Clever, thanks for the note, unfortunately I am in Jhb now. Get hold of Thumi (ISACA SA) and / or Raniel (KZN Chapter Co-ordinator) and they will be able to help get you connected to the KZN chapter and hopefully some other CISA writers.


      04.02.2016 21:40 Reply

  2. RAV:

    y is it wit d samsung galaxy 3 u need a internet cnnection to connect ur drifta
    cos normall u plug n play no internst connection required

    26.02.2013 11:52 Reply

    • Justin:

      All the Android devices check in with the DSTVmobile server to confirm they are legitimate devices. A real pain indeed but that is the way it is. Doesn’t happen with PC or with iOS devices.

      26.02.2013 18:04 Reply

      • Craig:

        Hi Justin

        Do you have a current link for the resizer app for the Drifta; all the links I have accessed are broken.


        07.05.2013 11:26 Reply

  3. Riaan:

    Hi Justin,
    I am wanting to buy a Kindle, Please can you advise which will be the best one to go for? I want it to be able to download from anywhere so I want one that have 3G. I’ve looked at the Kindle Fire HD 8Gb but it does not look like it have 3G…… I can always download my e-books to my Laptop and then use USB……..but I am willing to spend because I see this as an investment.

    Please can you advise?


    10.01.2013 10:25 Reply

    • Justin:

      Hi Riaan

      The kindle fire is as much a tablet intended for web browsing and multi media consumption (movies, videos, music) as for reading.

      I would look carefully at one of these as you won’t be able to take advantage of lots of these features, they aren’t available to Amazon users in SA. Also it is wifi only.

      If you primarily want an e book reader then one of the ePaper type devices will be much more suitable. They are also cheaper and you can get the 3G version.

      I don’t use my kindle much anymore, I do all my reading on my iPad. You can’t read in direct sunlight, so I do miss being able to read by the pool etc but that wasn’t my major use case.

      Tell us a bit more about how you mainly want to use the device then we can figure out what is best for you.


      10.01.2013 21:40 Reply

  4. Muhammed:

    Hi Justin, please send me the Qzoom app as well as the older drifta resizer app as both these apps appear not to be available any longer.

    02.12.2012 02:43 Reply

    • Justin:

      Hi Muhammed
      Will take a look this afternoon see if I can find you some links.

      What version of Operating system are you running and which version of the Drifta App on your PC ?


      02.12.2012 08:26 Reply

  5. ronald:

    how do i update drifta from 1.3.1 to 1.3.15 it say da update availlble but it dnt update just take me to da dstv site do i register

    17.09.2012 19:03 Reply

  6. Norman Grove:

    Hi Please could you send me the dstv resizer software seems the link does not have the actual resizer. thanks norman NBGrove@gmail.com

    29.08.2012 15:34 Reply

  7. Norman Grove:

    Hi, Is there any chance you can mail me the drifta resize software I cannot find it anywhere and I have googled plenty. Please I woud really appreciate it. NBGrove@gmail.com

    29.08.2012 15:33 Reply

  8. wayne:

    Hi thanks for the great site and help however Im at a loss with my chinese tablet its a android vimicro and getting the error I cant use drifta as its rooted device which it isnt?
    What can I do please ๐Ÿ™‚

    26.08.2012 12:00 Reply

    • Justin:

      Hi Wayne
      Tricky one. Your device is unlikely to be supported by the Drifta. Not sure why it thinks it’s rooted, unless the device was delivered rooted, which is a possibility. If you google around you may be able to find a hacked version of the software which will work on rooted devices and work on unsupported devices (if the devices are technically able).

      Mail me if you dont come right.


      26.08.2012 17:26 Reply

    • Raymond:

      Hi Wayne

      Go check out my blog for a tutorial on installing the hacked version to work on all android devices

      16.09.2012 20:56 Reply

  9. Kevin:

    Hi Justin, your website has helped me alot with DSTV mobile since December 2010. I just need help on the DVB-T aerials that are on sale at Hi Fi Corp. Google has been very unhelpful so I thought id rather get a pro involved… I have just purchased an HD LED tv, and was wondering if i buy the DVB-tv aerial, would i pick up proper TV channels (SABC), and would i be able to pick up the free to air DVB broadcasts, such as ETV News, SS Blitz, Channel O etc. was just wondering coz I need to buy an aerial so I can watch SABC on 1 tv, and have the DSTV on the other, both are connected to the DSTV decoder, but on single view…Please help. thanks alot.. Kevin.

    21.08.2012 14:00 Reply

    • Justin:

      Hi Kevin

      I am not sure as to what terrestrial digital signals are currently being broadcast. The DSTV mobile ones are severely constrained to very low resolutions so are all but useless on an HDTV. The new standard to replace the current analogue signals have yet to be finalised and I don’t think any are yet being broadcast, nor are the decoders needed to use them available. I haven’t researched this so these comments are just based on what I recall from having seen in the tech press.

      Unless you have a specific need I would wait until things are more settled. I would also imagine prices would come down when there is a mass launch to the public.


      25.08.2012 09:39 Reply

  10. Mari:

    Hi Justin. Your website has been most helpfull. Thank you very much. I have also bought the drifta USB device and after having the – cant initiliaze display, i have now downloaded direct x 11 and now i can see the picture. Which wasnt the case before. However, now the problem is that its like trying to watching a you tube video with a slow internet connection. I cant watch, as its static and gets stuck..like playing in slow motion. Not sure if its something on my computer ? I have full signal. My graphics stats are as follows:
    System Model: Aspire 3050
    BIOS: v1.3303
    Processor: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3500+, ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 1024MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 766MB RAM
    Page File: 629MB used, 1160MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11

    Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
    Manufacturer: (Standard display types)
    Chip type: ATI Radeonยฎ Xpress 1100
    DAC type: 8 bit
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5975&SUBSYS_010F1025&REV_00

    Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (1Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: vga
    Driver File Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
    Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated as i am missing the olympics ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you very much.

    31.07.2012 21:49 Reply

    • Justin:

      Hi Mari

      From the details it looks like your pc is about 7 years old, but may just be able to cope. It looks like you don’t have the graphics driver installed for your graphics chip and are using the generic VGA driver which may explain the slow speed. I had a quick look on the AMD website but couldn’t find the explicit driver. The following are some possible matches



      Try install the graphics driver and let me know if that helps.


      31.07.2012 23:03 Reply

      • Mari:

        Hi Justin.. I just have to say.. i think your advise is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Finally my device is working like it should , and i can now watch some of the olympics at least.. Thank you very much. I installed the driver as per your second link and now things are 100%. If you perhaps have a tip as well on how to get the drifta to have a bigger picture .. that would be great ๐Ÿ™‚ But again, thank you. No one here in Namibia could help me… DSTV doesnt have alot of information, so i am very greatful. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

        02.08.2012 17:37 Reply

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