This good ever came out of Lavender Hill…

i have written before about my journey with Lavender Hill High School via the Partners for Possibility programme. Well, yesterday i was given the huge honour and responsibility of being the guest speaker at the Matric Valedictory Ceremony at Lavender Hill High School. The whole experience was mind-blowing, inspiring and completely uplifting. So i thought it would be good to share the speech i gave in the hopes that we can continue that story-shifting. [...]

By |2021-10-22T08:28:01+02:00Oct 22nd, 2021|inspire-ations, Justice, South Africa|0 Comments

Poem: Erection time

Electoral quicksand Dragging me under So slowly it is barely noticeable Political tricks and Hypnotic suggestion that only Two paths lead safely away One that has been walked on For years and does well (for everyone who possesses shoes) - - While the sharts of class Continue to slice the defeat Of those whose homes Have just been repossessed to the back of yet another Public Protector vehicle To ensure they sea this point [...]

Do you have Ambition?

Have you heard of a card game called Ambition? It is now waiting for you as a really great app on the Play store! i should perhaps start with a disclaimer - i messaged Robert Acton, a friend of mine, who designed this game, to tell him i wanted to write a blog post. This is not for any benefit or gift or payment, i just thoroughly LOVE the game and want to see [...]

By |2021-09-22T17:10:20+02:00Sep 22nd, 2021|fun, games & Stuff, sport and games|0 Comments

The Food Dialogues: Meet Kurt Ackermann

The Food Dialogues 2021 is a virtual event taking place in South Africa from the 6th of September to the 14th of October. i had the privilege of catching up with Kurt Ackermann who is the executive manager of the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust, who are hosting this event. We had a fascinating conversation in which i got to hear some of his journey into the Sustainable Food space as well as [...]

By |2021-09-22T01:16:43+02:00Sep 22nd, 2021|Justice, the great online, thorts of other people|0 Comments

Season I recap: Out of the Fishbowl Codcast

With one Season of Out of the Fishbowl wrapped, i guess that kind of makes me a Podcaster. Which i have wanted to be and do for the longest time. And unless it had absolutely blown up and had a million listeners in the first week, i don't think it could have gone much better. Although finding one more person to listen to Episode I: Pineapple on Pizza, so that i can hit 300 [...]

How to discover a diverse group of friends: a Twitterer thread!

Would you say you have a group of diverse friends?  Two days ago, i shared a thread on the Twitterer that kinda exploded a little bit [in a good way!] With over 400 retweets and a whole lot of [mostly] positive engagement, it really felt like people were resonating with what was being said. So i decided to move it to a blog post as means of getting it in front of more eyes and [...]

Take a moment to smell the Lavender

i was privileged enough to get to visit Lavender Hill High School three times last week. Now i imagine that sentence will make some people curious. Heading into Lavender Hill is not something that most people might connect to the idea of privilege. But i will wager that those people have never pulled up at the gates and been welcomed to: The Best School in the Western Cape. Is it the best school in [...]

The Season so Far: Out of the Fishbowl Codcast

My very first Podcast with the illustrious name of 'Out of the Fishbowl' has reached the halfway mark of Season I.  Episode IV is dropping this morning at around 10 which will tip us over that mark as we head towards the 7 in this season. And so far Out of the Fishbowl has been really well received!  If you somehow missed the fact that i even had a Podcast then you can catch [...]

By |2021-08-16T09:18:08+02:00Aug 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Out of the Fishbowl Episode II: Diverse vs Divers

You clearly have not been following me on social media if you haven't yet heard that i have a Podcast. And that Episode II dropped this week. It is called Out of the Fishbowl and it is two episodes in with Episode III titled 'You can't handle the Truth' dropping this coming Monday at 10am, South African. Out of the Fishbowl Episode I, if you somehow missed it, is titled 'Pineapple on Pizza' and you [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:27:44+02:00Aug 6th, 2021|inspire-ations, Justice, Podcast|0 Comments

The Podcast has landed… and it was good!

On Monday, Out of the Fishbowl Season I, Episode I hit the airwaves - my very first Podcast episode.  After more than a year of planning - very unlike me, which you can read about here - and a few weeks of marketing and trying to build up some anticipation, i was more than satisfied that we hit the 100 download mark before i went to bed that night. But even more than that, [...]

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