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Ian de Jager

Nickname: 'Boggom'

Creative writer

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Pretoria South Africa

My doel is om deur middel van humoristiese staaltjies, skrywes, boeke en woordsketse weer die skaterlag terug te sit in jou dag, en in jou lewe. Soek gerus Boggom se Facebook blad op (@aapstreke) en kom maak 'n draai.

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Magalieskruin, Pretoria, South Africa, 0182

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Lesotho: Why King Shaka said the F-word, and left

in News24 Articles

Famous firsts for women

in News24 Articles

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Creative Writer | Management | Boggom, Trivia SA
Pretoria, South Africa | August 2010 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Creative writer, trivia seeker, blogger, website developer, IT guy, master of fun.

Previous Position(s)

National Technical Account Manager | Bytes System Integration
Midrand, South Africa | 2008 - 2010

ICT and Telecommunications

Senior Systems Engineer | RHB Consulting
Pretoria, South Africa | 2004 - 2008

ICT and Telecommunications

Director; Senior Systems Engineer | IT Manager (Pty) Ltd
Pretoria, South Africa | 2002 - 2004

ICT and Telecommunications

Owner and Managing Member | Micromp cc (a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider)
Pretoria, South Africa | 1992 - 2001

ICT and Telecommunications

Distribution Analyst and Planner | ABI (Amalgamated Beverage Industries)
Pretoria, South Africa | 1990 - 1992

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Administrative Officer - Management and Administration, Milistan | Armscor (Pty) Ltd
Pretoria, South Africa | 1988 - 1990

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Supervisor - Financial Department (Staff Sergeant) | Department of Correctional Services of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | 1984 - 1987

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Educational history


Langenhoven High School, Pretoria, South Africa (1983)


Quantica (Examination at APMG)

2009 - 2009

ITIL v3 Foundation - ITIL v3 Foundation

Starlink Training Academy

1995 - 1998

MCP, MCSE, MCP+I, MCT - Information Technology (Microsoft Certified in various disciplines)

Technicon RSA

1985 - 1987

National Diploma in Public Administration - Communication in Afrikaans and English, Public Administration, Economics, Industrial Psychology.


ITIL v3 Foundation


Shortlist and nomination

2014 SA Blog Awards nominee (for Trivia SA) | 2014

1 December 2014
My blog (Trivia SA) was nominated for the 2014 SA Blog Awards, in two categories - entertainment, and education. The blog has only been up for six months prior to this nomination. See for more information.

media exposure | 2014

19 December 2014
Not-so-trivial trivia trumps on Trivia SA
Did you know that the man behind the popular Zuma Eskom meme actually runs an entire site based on trivia? Ian de Jager, 'Fun Master' and all round graphics artist and bottle washer at Trivia SA, tells us more...

News24 | 2014

10 September 2014
Lesotho: Why King Shaka said the F-word, and left
Ian de Jager offers interesting trivia: from why King Shaka and others left Lesotho, to the fact that the country is the only one whose national flag sports a hat.

News24 | 2014

12 August 2014
Robin Williams - what you didn’t know
Ian de Jager dishes up some interesting and lesser-known facts on the brilliant actor and comedian, Robin Williams, who passed away earlier today.

News24 | 2014

06 August 2014
Your CEO - Captain Awesome, or Fat Cat?
Ian de Jager witnessed something awesome - which he believes will have you taking a fresh look at your company CEO.

News24 | 2014

23 July 2014
Kom ons braai - impress your friends with these cool facts about South Africa
Nobody can beat a South African at a braai. Ian de Jager looks at this popular pastime and shares some interesting facts about our country.

News24 | 2014

08 July 2014
Travel - without getting into trouble
Planning an exotic trip overseas? Ian de Jager offers some tips on do’s and don’ts when visiting different parts of the world.

News24 | 2014

1 July 2014
24 Everyday items you didn’t know were Canadian
Peanut Butter, Justin Bieber and the Wonderbra. What do these things have in common? They - and 21 other interesting everyday things come from Canada, writes Ian de Jager.

ITWeb | 2001

9 February 2001
The complete solution for IT bookworms
Microsoft Press has joined forces with MS Books, a division of TMG (SA) - an IT consulting, training and support centre, to establish an online shop for Microsoft's range of computer books and multimedia training tools. This provides computer professionals and end-users with a one-stop shop, saving them the time and effort of sourcing books the traditional way.

"As a Microsoft Certified Partner and reseller, we have found that our customers are often faced with time constraints and therefore value a service offering them the opportunity to purchase books online, and have it delivered to their doorstep," says Ian de Jager, CEO of TMG (SA).

News24 | 2014

27 June 2014
Popcorn and Trivia - Top 10 Movies of 1984
A whole bunch of these movies were later made into sequels. Ian de Jager takes a look at the top 10 movies from 1984, and shares some trivia along the way.

News24 | 2014

13 June 2014
The Soccer World Cup - 18 things you probably didn’t know
Ian de Jager from TriviaSA makes a list of 18 lesser-known facts of the Soccer World Cup.

Academic Achievements

Published my first book ("Aapstreke Volume 1: van Rotfontein na Magalieskruin") | 2017

Boggom se reis van 'Rotfontein' na Magalieskruin is veel meer as net 'n trek oor die Magaliesberg, Ferreira.

Langs die pad smee hy hegte vriendskappe, raak hy verlief, verlore, depressief - en uiteindelik ook werkloos.

Lees hoedat Boggom hierdie struikelblokke op sy lewenspad oorkom met 'n positiewe lewensuitkyk en sy unieke sin vir humor.

Dié bergbobbejaan se staaltjies en sketse sal weer die skaterlag terugsit in jou dag, asook in jou eie lewe.

Toegelig met verskeie van Boggom se skreeusnaakse en unieke Facebook plasings, gaan jy hierdie boek nie net oor en oor wil lees nie - jy gaan groot gedeeltes daarvan wil voorlees aan ander.

Other Achievements

Founded Trivia SA | 2014

From a love of trivia, to an idea, to a Facebook Page, to a fully-fledged website, to being nominated for the 2014 SA Blog Awards - all within one year!

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