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Jaguar XE Coming To South Africa

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If you’re new here, please subscribe to my RSS feed. I look forward to engaging!Jaguar has always had a certain appeal. An appeal that comes from an air of elegance, luxury and class coupled with an underlying edge and mystery, especially in the sportier models. Or perhaps that’s just my British schooling (in Lesotho) speaking. I have never been much …

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99 Problems With Instax

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The Fujifilm instax mini 8 is a nifty little retro camera that takes instant pictures. I was lucky enough to get one as a gift at a Club Med event and I am loving playing with it, although my children probably love it more. Steve and I chat about it in this episode of the Art of Life. We also …

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Put In The Work

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I have realised that, increasingly, there are things people do on this social and digital media driven world that do not make sense to me. Actually, not just in the man-made cloud universe but also in the physical realm, but this isn’t about that. This confusion is made even more complicated because there are times when I inadvertently do some …

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Microsoft Mobile’s Affordability Strategy

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The Transition Following the purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services division for US$7.3million and rebranding it Microsoft Mobile Oy, Microsoft has continued to build on the Lumia range, which included the 800 and 1020 (with its 41 megapixel camera). Since completion of the acquisition in April last year, they have launched, in the SA market, the Lumia 930 (June 2014), …

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Digital Crates: Summertime Mixtape 6

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In 2010, DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK (then Mick Boogie) collaborated to release the Summertime Mixtape Vol 1, which fittingly opened with the track Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. It includes: Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness, Quincy Jones – Summer In The City, Ahmad – Back In The day, Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day, Roy Ayers …

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

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When the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series I was launched in South Africa by the Daytona Group, I had the opportunity to take it for a leisurely drive around Houghton after having been driven around by a pleasant young lady from the Daytona’s marketing and sales team. Back seat or driver’s seat, on that day I decided that one day I will …

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Donovan Goliath And The Joker

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Donovan Goliath may have started out as an art director in the South African advertising industry but has found a home for his creativity in comedy. Born and raised in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, Donovan has been making national strides from his home base in Johannesburg, where he settled after studying art and design at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan …

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The Art of Life Talks Lily Drone

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This week’s episode of the Art of Life explores the world of drones, in particular the Lily Camera Drone, which is a personal drone. The uses of drones are many and will continue to grow as well as the implications and issues around matters like privacy, criminality and airspace. The Lily Camera Drone, which is in pre-order phase, won’t necessarily …

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Daddy Needs Love Too

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In a way, I suspect my daughter was gently pushing me to be decisive. With Father’s Day around the corner, Africology is running a special of both product as well as spa treatment, and I had been procrastinating around going through to one of their spas. Climbing into bed at 1am, knowing that I need to be up to get …

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The Artist Known As Saul Williams

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Saul Williams. His influence as a poet permeated the Joburg scene following the release of the film Slam. Many a young poet found voice out of his unwavering desire to share his voice. The power of his words force you to listen and his willingness to draw influence without boundary, speaking truth to power with a confidence that many of …

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Return Of The King

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The Poet MC The first time I heard Tumi Molekane was probably at Jungle Connection in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, circa 1999/2000, doing poetry. As he explored the various aspects of his creativity both as part of Tumi And The Volume and then as a solo artist, I watched and listened from the sidelines, enjoying the various creations and, occasionally sharing my …

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Diary Of A Madman

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Hip hop has been a part of my life since I was about 11 years old in 1983. I tried my hand at breakdancing when I was in high school, under the monikor Dr Kool MC (have no idea where that came from). I gave rapping a shot during my early days, doing “to the hip hop, the hippity hop …

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Read For Ten Minutes a Day

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The drive way is a 30 metre gentle incline that curves to the left. At the top, was the single-car garage, which, within a couple of months of moving into the house, he had converted into a study, with a carport just in front of it. On both sides of the length of the former garage, he put in shelves …

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Digital Crates: Brika

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In an entertainment world where every detail of everyone’s life is put on display and everything is often over-marketed (seemingly at the expense of the actual music created) it was a bit alarming when I struggled to find background on Brika, and Art House Records, the record label that released her debut album, Voice Memos. What I could find is …

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Art Of Life On Kurt Cobain Documentary

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Second episode in the reincarnation of Art of Life, a web series that I do with Steve Slotow. This one is on the documentary about Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck. Cobain is one of those artists who, even if you weren’t into the music he created, you still kind of knew of him. He’s also part of what some …

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This Is True Africa

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I was recently approached to write an article on interesting trends in Africa for Africa Travel Market Magazine which is positioned as “a new glossy travel, trade and business publication that dares to reposition the African continent as a destination of choice. The trailblazing magazine features a strong lifestyle element and is available in both traditional (print) and digital (embracing …

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Win Tickets to ‘Inside Out’ Premiere

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There’s nothing like having children to force you to tap into your inner child and stare her in the eye. And, finding the fortitude to watch the same programming or read the same book over and over again. There was a point in my life when I could recite the whole of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham without having …

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There is a Place for Introverts

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Susan Cain, although introverted, has placed herself at the helm of a revolution whose ‘stakeholders’ are often submerged in a solitude that is both comforting and energising – the Quiet Revolution. Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find …

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Don’t Leave Out The Dads

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Becoming a father was life-changing for me. In a way, I finally understood what my legacy should be, is and will be – it is about creating a foundation for my children to be able to experience life to the fullest. It is about them being able to pursue their dreams. It is about them being able to grow up …

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How To Find News Amidst The Noise

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Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Medium and LinkedIn’s Pulse are probably the main blogging platforms that exist today. There are many other platforms and millions of people all over the world use these to share their thoughts, persepectives, etc every day. NextWeb published a post on The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the Internet today earlier this year and, if …

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The Art of Life With Steve Slotow

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About two and a half years ago, two guys, who often bumped into each other at tech and other press events, decided to create a web series/vlog, which they called The Art of Life. They called in two friends to shoot the web series (for free) and proceeded to slowly churn out episodes – every couple of weeks/months. One of …

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The Power of Virtual

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Social media makes us less social. This is a common argument against social media and the digital world. And there is some accuracy to this. Many of us access the following on our smartphones: Twitter, Facebook, Email (with multiple addresses, whatsapp, LinkedIn, sms, WeChat, BBM, Instagram, Messenger, Skype, Snapchat, Hangouts, etc. If you have push notifications for each, your device …

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Q&A: Doing Good With forgood

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I think I met Andy Hadfield at a tech launch somewhere. We’ve interacted digitally over the years and I gave his ‘social discovery wine app’ Real Time Wine a spin when he launched it. Truth be told, the disclaimer from my blog was inspired by his, drawn from Tim Ferriss’ blog. His latest venture forgood is an interesting approach to …

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