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Three C’s – Covid, Corruption & Chaos

Three C’s – Covid, Corruption & Chaos

Emotions and opinions run riot at times like these. So many doubted that ex-President Jacob Zuma would actually go to jail on Wednesday night, yet with 35 minutes to spare he handed himself in at the Estcourt Correctional Facility. Along with Ace Magashule’s...
Approaching mid-Winter’s Day

Approaching mid-Winter’s Day

As the days shorten further, I cannot help thinking of Frank Hurley’s exquisite photograph on 21 June 1915 of the ship Endurance beset in the Weddell Sea pack ice. Hurley illuminated the ship with 36 lanterns, the resulting image is haunting with the frost rime...
Road tripping, fishing and wildlife

Road tripping, fishing and wildlife

The four talks I referred to in my previous blog included two in Stellenbosch, one at Boschendal and one at Vergelegen. On Dennehof Wine Estate a close friend hosted his wife’s birthday party on the verandah of their home, overlooking the mountains. In terms of...
Road tripping in April

Road tripping in April

The past week has been busy and wonderful. GIBS (Gordon Institute Business School) in Johannesburg contacted me with 36 hours notice, requesting a presentation. Sadly, given other travel commitments, driving to Illovo was out of the question, so we shared the 90...
The tide continues to turn

The tide continues to turn

Being a firm believer in dates/numbers/coincidences, it is particularly symbolic for me having worked my last day on a ship in Antarctica on 16 March 2020, that I presented live to the BizNews Conference delegates and partners at Champagne Sports Resort on 16 March...