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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

Protecting Confidentiality and privacy of clients in the days of social media

Dear Consultant/Contractor In the days of social networking it is easier to acquire information and distribute it. While we talk about professionalism in the relationship between a contractor and a client, one thing that symbolizes your professionalism is the management of confidentiality and privacy of your client’s information. As a consultant/coach you are allowed into … Continue reading

…Of Depression and mental health

Depression is a very serious ‘condition’ once you adopt it. Yes, i said ADOPT it, because you don’t CATCH IT, like the flu. And it’s not something you HAVE like leprosy or cancer. It is not a disease, even though it does lead to dis-ease. Depression is an emotional response to the world that starts … Continue reading

Of Ego & Resentment: How to deal with resentment in your relationships

So many times my job involves having to take a detached look at human behaviour and patterns thereof, but most of the time it is to support people as they go through their own challenges with relating. Sometimes it’s also about reflecting in a detached manner on my own life as an additional piece of … Continue reading

…of interested detachment and interdependence: Relationship 101?

Following my reflections yesterday about interested detachment, today my thoughts are preoccupied by the essense of a matrix manifestation of this concept in the matrix of dependence, independence and interdependence Many of us are stuck with the polarity of dependence – independence and in the process of relating we are then presented with a false … Continue reading

…about love and fear…

My people, when you love someone and they love you too, but you are afraid to commit to them for whatever reason and you keep putting a wall between your heart and theirs…even as they keep showing you and telling you that they are ready: Be careful. “Love” fades…not because they stop loving you but … Continue reading

Reflections on Freedom day 2017: A National Values Approach

Every time on this day, I am filled with both hope and frustration at the same time as I reflect on where we are as a country. Cynicism abounds on my social media timeline by the well-heeled and educated and of course a huge dose of skepticism by the man on the street whose main … Continue reading

#DearLeader how do you lead in complexity?

The secret to working with complexity, I have discovered, is emerging the patterns in relation to purpose.Without ignoring the complexity itself. That’s some hard sh*t to do. So forget about this being easy. That’s the first step. If you have 4 rainfalls in a year…and they never seem to fall when *expected*, it will do … Continue reading

…Of Global leadership and the African imperative- Designing a 22nd Century Africa

You know sometimes working with these global firms, I have realised how disrespectful and arrogant some of the global executives can be. I am not surprised at all at the gall of the staff of the United Airlines and their behaviour. It is a culture of arrogance that I see sometimes each time I interact … Continue reading

Towards a South Africa we want to live in- A needs based approach

Reading the article by Ricardo Hausmann ( https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/south-africa-zuma-knowhow-shortage-by-ricardo-hausmann-2017-03 ) and its analysis on why South Africa has failed to reach the objectives it set itself in 1994 so far and the “radical” tone of the South African President’s recent State-Of-The-Nation (SONA) speech I believe the author misses the point by assuming facts not in evidence. … Continue reading


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