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Trusting Intelligently : Tshwenyane e boya bonthla e a ikilela

A setswana proverb goes : Tshwenyane e boya bonthla e a ikilela. We were having a chat with a friend of mine about this, in the morning and were reflecting on how growing up in certain places hones particular instincts. Growing up in three of the notorious transvaal, now Gauteng townships, I developed sharp instincts … Continue reading

In the frenzy of that matric pass mark, let’s not forget the journey of those who passed

I Just got off a great call with my friend and coach associate I have not spoken too in many moons and our chat reminded me of how, in the frenzy of this ever important pass mark, we tend to neglect the back story of those who passed matric, considering the conditions still that many … Continue reading

7 Pieces of advice from a veteran to my fellow younger citizens

As the new year starts, I find many of the young citizens that surround me for one reason or another. To some I’m a mentor, to others I’m the boss, yet to others I’m the client, uncle, dad, brother, etc. Most importantly the youth make up a big portion of the the African population, so … Continue reading

The Clifton sheep on the altar of a South African search for a unified identity

My reading of this Clifton sheep saga says it goes beyond the sheep, it is an unconscious, perhaps even deliberate reclaiming of belonging. It is a telling tale of the unveiling of the post-Mandelian bandages on the psyche of a nation that has never really bought into a borrowed identity. The thing about a rainbow … Continue reading

Be well…

  This life is not for soft people my friends. Take care of your spirit and cultivate resilience, and by that I don’t mean coping by all means, I mean knowing also when to cry and ask for help. Know who you can trust, and learn the wisdom in surrender. And by that I mean … Continue reading

Could your beliefs about money be holding you back?

We live in a world designed around money. And acting like money is not important might perhaps slow you down from getting to your “money doesn’t matter” ideal world. I did this experiment on Saturday last week. I imagined that I don’t have a single cent. And I wanted to go to the mall to … Continue reading

WINNIE MANDELA CONTINUES HER STRUGGLE AGAINST APARTHEID IN HER DEATH

In her passing, Mama Winnie continues to be the exposition of the cruelty of the apartheid system, she is the phenomenon of how apartheid lives iin us even as she leaves this life. An attestation and exposition of the mechanics of the system that has so cruelly ripped a nation apart even today. She continues … Continue reading

Inxeba: our culture doesn’t need protecting

Finally got to watch what the big deal is about with this here movie, John Trengrove’s “Inxeba” When people get over their hang ups and discomfort about their own anxiety in “protecting culture” that doesn’t need protecting, I hope they get to watch this well made South African piece of art. I will help the … Continue reading

Do Technology companies live to their promises?

So my experience with technology and technology providers in my country is so disjunctured. Starting with the promises I get when i buy a technology service, to the actual experience I have afterwards, yho! It has cost me more money to set up the latest connectivity solution than their initial promise, and their promise for … Continue reading

Government needs to be more decisive about language policy in schools

To be honest this issue of language policy in schools annoys me. It is yet another way government is being namby pamby about a critical transformation issue. I still don’t understand how today in South Africa a child cannot study in a language of his choice. Most importantly I don’t understand why Afrikaans is still … Continue reading

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