Red Bull Beat Battle

The 2011 Red Bull Beat Battle was a fascinating merger of styles and genres as 8 dance crews, primarily from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban came together to battle for the title Champions. From Pantsula and Krumping to freestyle and Isbhujwa, the rowdy and enthusiastic crowd watched Artistic Intelligence take the title in a tightly contested final with Ubuntu from Cape Town.

Snoop: Here Comes The King

So Snoop Doggy Dogg became Snoop Lion last year as part of a religious awakening in which he's said to have embraced Rastafarianism. He's shot a documentary called Reincarnated detailing this new path and the recording of his reggae album of the same name. Bunny...

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...

Blackberry Raises The Stakes With The Torch

Research In Motion and AT&T have partnered to launch the new Blackberry Torch 9800 in North America and, while the rest of us, at least in Africa, don’t work with AT&T, hopefully we’ll get the Torch before end of the year. The first Blackberry Smartphone to...

A View Of Frank Ocean’s Channel ORANGE

Until a few months ago, when Frank Ocean alluded to being, at least, bisexual with an open letter on his blog, I, for some reason, had not really registered him. I had heard the name every now and then and knew he was involved in music, but he wasn’t really on my...

Playing with the Acer Spin 7

I have been writing about technology for some years now – granted, not as much in the last couple – but one of the challenges I have always had is the jargon. My approach to most products, experiences, etc. is generally based on two things, namely functionality and...

Eating Right With FitChef

Although a slight oversimplification, there is some truth to the adage, “a six-pack is made in the kitchen.” As well as the idea that “you are what you eat”, which came to us, as per www.phrases.org.uk “via quite a tortuous route.” They go on to describe how “Anthelme...

Morena Leraba: From The Village To The World Stage

Lesotho. The only country in the world landlocked by a single country, South Africa, and the country that raised me. Growing up, we were surrounded by music, but little of it came from within our borders, especially when it came to contemporary music. In fact, the...

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...

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