How To Buy Products Directly From Magazines

Much has been said and written about the evolution of the media industry, especially the print space. Having worked in the magazine, it is a segment of the media industry that especially interests and intrigues me. Being a partner in a content and media consulting...

Microsoft Mobile’s Affordability Strategy

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...

Shout, Build, Smile

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...

Winner of Sade Hamper

The winner of the Sade Hamper, which consists of 3 CDs (Best of Sade, Lovers Rock & Stronger Than Pride) and 2 DVDs (Live In San Diego & Lovers Live)  is NKULULEKO MADONSELA. Congratulations Nkuli. Enjoy the music. Sade is forever timeless. Thank you to...

Dove And The Forensic Artist

Sometimes brands get it right. In a desire to place their products and services top of mind, they create something that truly resonates. Something that speaks to the reality of our lives. Dove, with their Real Beauty Sketches campaign, got it right, in my humble...

Travel: Family Time At Tsitsikamma

Most Friday mornings, the house is filled with alarms, water running, crying and grumbling, and a stern voice shouting for children to bath, brush their teeth, have their breakfasts and get ready to leave for school. This Friday morning, however, there was a very...

My More Than Data Interview with Investec

The world has become increasingly data driven and, whether we like it or not, we are leaking personal data at an alarming rate, consciously and unconsciously. And companies are mining this data to try and determine what are the best products and services to create and...

The Future Of Work In Technology

The flaws in our collective education systems globally have been widely documented, in particular how we are educating our children for jobs that will not exist in the near future. In the World Economic Forum Regional Community Briefing document: Human Capital Outlook...

The Rolls-Royce Black Badge Launched In South Africa

Rolls-Royce. Founded in UK in 1904 by Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce, there’s something about a Rolls that will forever resonate. The Spirit of Ecstacy on the ‘nose’ announcing your arrival while leading into the future. The simple feeling of...

Win Vouchers And Cash To Spend With Visa Checkout

In 2016, Visa launched Visa Checkout in South Africa, designed to make purchasing online easier as well as secure. Security continues to be a factor that makes us uncomfortable about buying things online, especially from a South African context. In a study by...

Finding Your Moments of Quiet Amidst The Cacophony

Last year, I was asked by Glenfiddich whiskey to speak at a series of events they were holding with their consumers. The brief was to speak about ‘charisma’. The Cambridge dictionary defines charisma as “a special power that some people have naturally that makes them...

The Jameson Irish Whiskey Nation

The debate on who invented whiskey/whisky, between the Scottish and the Irish, has raged for years, including spelling. You have Irish whiskey and Scottish whisky. Most use the Scottish spelling and the greater attention has been on them but Irish whiskey also has a...

Forbes Africa: School Radio Taking Back The Air Waves

Over the last year, I have been doing a bit more freelancing writing with different publications. As editor of Destiny Man previously, I was not able to contribute to more spaces and it has been fun exploring a broader range of topics now that I can freelance. The...

Mercedes-Benz, In Search Of A New Narrative

On the 11th of February, 1990, at 16:14, I was sitting in a hotel room – our house was being renovated - in Maseru, in front of the telly with my father and siblings. This was the date and time that Nelson Mandela finally walked free. This was an occasion that had...

The Fast Lane At Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

We develop perceptions of ourselves as we grow. And, as we experience different aspects of life, we sometimes discover that these ideas of self are slightly off the mark. As a teenager, and into my twenties, I always saw myself as a ‘gung-ho’ alpha male-type. I wanted...

Vodacom NXT LVL Putting Footballers Through School

Having played various sports as a child and teenager, as well as watching my nine-year old explore different sports, including rugby and football, I sincerely believe that participating in sports can have immense benefits for a child growing up. At my son’s football...

The Joy Of Riding The BMW R Nine T

It is a Sunday morning. Outside the Bonafide Barbers shop on the border of Parktown North and Parkhurst in Joburg, there’s a melee of motorcycles parked. Predominantly Harleys and Triumphs, there are also a couple of Ducati Scramblers, KTMs, and BMWs. I have been...

Exploring Abu Dhabi With Montecasino

While the world may be getting smaller with technology bringing us closer together, there is still much to be learned from travelling to a place and submerging yourself in what is on offer with an open mind. I have been fortunate enough to travel to many places but I...

Digital Crates: NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

I love music. And I love great ideas around how to package and share music. The evolution of technology has both totally disrupted industries as well as provided the tools to be able to share great music. In creating Digital Crates on this site, I have tried to share...

VISA Seeks To Redefine The Future of Payment

By the time my daughter was 2 years old, she knew what YouTube was. She was born into a household with an iPad. My son was her conduit into the world of technology. While I spend quite a bit of time trying to keep with technological developments to ensure that I can...

Exploring the World with the Fujifilm X-T2

What better way to launch a camera than to put it into the hands of photographers and put them in the kind of environment where they get to try all features? This is exactly what Fujifilm did to launch their new X-T2. They took a group of photographers (and me) to...

Fatherhood – An Ode To My Son

Nine years ago, my son was born and I started what I consider the most important job in the world – being a father. I remember having a conversation with two friends and, the two of us who are fathers, spent about 15 minutes moaning about lack of sleep, the cost of...

Riding Harley-Davidson’s 2016 Softail Slim S

It all started with a tweet. When I finally got my motorcycle license, I had a twitter exchange with the people over at Harley-Davidson about getting the opportunity to get my butt on a couple of their bikes. It was perfect timing, with their having recently launched...

How To Buy Products Directly From Magazines

Much has been said and written about the evolution of the media industry, especially the print space. Having worked in the magazine, it is a segment of the media industry that especially interests and intrigues me. Being a partner in a content and media consulting...

Xiaomi’s Mi 5 Smartphone In Africa

The ‘affordable’ smartphone space is becoming extremely cluttered with most manufacturers looking at how to tap into the rapidly growing smartphone market, particularly in the developing world. Growing off the back of high sales in their home market, Chinese...

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