The eResearch Africa conference hosted by UCT ICTS last week was a resounding success. We had 90 delegates and speakers from 9 countries covering a wide range of eResearch topics. Apart from researchers there were numerous IT system administrators or adminresearch hybrids. A Southern African research sysadmin email support group is being investigated by Peter van Heusden from UWC. Our Sicilian friends were also present to talk about Grid 2.0 and some of the new web based Science Gateways, http://sgw.africa-grid.org and http://sgw.garr.it. Andrew Lewis gave a presentation on Budget Cluster Computing in AWS. Overall a most enjoyable and well organised event and we're looking forward to eResearch Africa 2014.