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From the Bottom Up

When i say "Cape Flats", you say "Violence!" "Cape Flats!" "VIOLENCE!!" "Cape Flats!" "VIOLENCE!!" Because, along with Nazareth and townships and maybe even Africa as a whole, that is the kind of mindset that too many of us hold, right? The mindset that says [or suggests, or at the very least thinks]: What good ever came out of the Cape Flats...? Time to flip this narrative This past weekend i had the privilege - and [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #AfterSwimmingToTheIsland

With about eight or nine official games a day and a whole host of pop up hashtag games, sometimes finding an unused tag can be tricky, especially at quick notice... this week's island adventure was one of those although as always the community came to the party and made it an absolute winner... [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and [...]

Ask the questions

This past week i was contacted by a Facebook friend who told me he had been following me since my Truth mag days [an amazing magazine i used to write for]. Which was a long, long time ago in a galaxy much like ours. Him and his wife have been out of the country for three years [dejavu] and have returned and are living in Cape Town and trying to educate themselves around topics of [...]

Give the change you want to see…

About a week ago i was hanging out with a group of friends discussing some quite incredible stories of generosity that we had all been involved in this past year. Each person in the group was connected to a person in the story of generosity although the majority of the group didn't know the people involved. The stories ranged from educational assistance to helping start up a township business to paying for a vehicle to [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #JokeWithWrongPunchline

When it comes to @AFrikkinHashtag, let's be honest, you aren't going to typically find us doing the kinds of games that other tags play... and this was no more true than the time we decided to mix up punchlines and jokes... [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what [...]

By | 2018-04-25T10:40:01+00:00 April 25th, 2018|AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game|0 Comments

Let’s build sandcastles together: An Open Letter to the Church

Dear Church [and in my brain i'm thinking church of Cape Town, but this really is good stuff for the church at large to hear], i have a deep love for you and a desire for you to be everything you were made to be. But it is a lot of love-hate relationship cos man, you confound me so much sometimes. Especially on the man bit. But i had a dream about you last night [...]

By | 2018-04-23T09:03:05+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|#NotOnOurWatch, church, God stuff, things to wrestle with|2 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #AlliterateAnAdventure

Alliterate an adventure? They said it couldn't be done. But we said, there in no 'couldn't' in 'alliterate' and we were right... [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:56:56+00:00 April 18th, 2018|AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game|0 Comments

“Your very presence is violent!”

Words i heard last night. Not the kind of thing that feels great coming from someone who has a history of giving you a hard time or trolling you on social media, but something you learn to get over quickly and pull out the thick skin for. "Your very presence is violent." But what if it comes from one of your best friends? And what if you suspect they might be right?  [Disclaimer: Now i imagine [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #YouMakeItEasierWhen

Every year we partner with the #BellLetsTalk movement for a day of Hashtagging Games that help raise awareness and money for mental health in Canada - this was the third time we have been involved and a record-breaking amount of money was raised and it also gave us the chance to run a very positive and uplifting game... [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number [...]

By | 2018-04-10T11:26:40+00:00 April 10th, 2018|AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game|0 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #TheProblemOfChocolate

When you have as many appreciators of chocolate as we do in the AFH UnNamed Ones DM then you know a tag like #TheProblemWithChocolate is going to be met with a big fat HUH? And then the creativity began... [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called [...]

By | 2018-04-04T11:23:12+00:00 April 4th, 2018|AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|0 Comments