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Win: The Exclusive The Glenlivet Legacy Series

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If you’re new here, please subscribe to my RSS feed. I look forward to engaging!Example. This is what so many of us need. No human being is perfect yet there is still much to be gained from insights into another person’s journey – their choices, their actions, etc. We are each on our own path, responsible for the trajectory of …

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Telling Stories At My World Of Tomorrow

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The evolution and, in some instances, disruption of media platforms has thrown the world into perpetual flux. The cries of this being dead and that being the future reverberate around the world endlessly. But, when we look at the reality, particularly from a business perspective, it isn’t that clear-cut, even more so in Africa. TV, radio, magazine, newspaper, websites, social …

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How Are You Living?

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For most of us, the journey is planned out even before we actually start living. You learn to crawl, walk, run. You go to kindergarten, primary school, high school and then tertiary. You get a job, build a career, hopefully, live in between. While the world has been rapidly evolving and the idea of ‘work’ or ‘job’ has evolved as …

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Don’t Get Speared

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Human beings are flawed. This is part of our charm. It is at the core of who each of us is. Unfortunately, no-one is perfect. And our creations often have flaws. It is impossible to create universal perfection. For everything we create, there are those who find ways around them. Our intentions aren’t always pure because, when we create, we …

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Top 10 SA Entertainment Blogs

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I have always found anything that comes with a ranking extremely subjective and, therefore, open to discussion/ debate/ disagreement. But I am not so foolish as to look a gift horse in the mouth. The people over at Buzz South Africa have put together a Top 10 Outstanding Entertainment Blogs In South Africa 2015 infographic and have included this site …

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Shout, Build, Smile

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SHOUT, the non-profit organisation founded by Kabelo Mabalane and Danny K in 2007, has launched the third song to raise funds to help in the struggle against crime in South Africa. Established following the tragic murder of legendary South African reggae musician Lucky Dube, SHOUT has been focused on building and stocking of libraries in primary schools around South Africa. …

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Jaguar XE Coming To South Africa

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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 of a car nut. I have covered many kilometres driving around Southern Africa and …

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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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