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Mandela Day 2016: An Inspiration for the Year Ahead

18 July 2016

Varsity College students were on the streets this morning collecting for the SPCA. Coffeeberry provided coffee for workers who are working on the wetlands/river system in the area. I spent time at Shuter and Shooter participating in their Mandela Day activities, which this year involved some introspection and the singing of the National Anthem –…

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Unemployment: Hope only for the highly skilled

18 April 2016

The headline proclaimed: ‘Weakened rand leads to conservative hiring’, (Engineering News, 08 March 2016), and 8 percent of respondents to Manpower SA’s second-quarter Employment Outlook Survey projected a decrease in staffing levels for the next quarter (April to June 2016) while 77 percent projected no change. On the other hand, 13 percent suggest they will…

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Mandela’s legacy – do we have the courage?

21 July 2015

I was privileged to share a little of the Madiba Magic with friends at Shuter and Shooter Publishers on Friday, 17 July 2015, the day before Mandela day. We had tea and cake (something that Shuters does very well – along with publishing fantastic books, of course) before a team went out to spend their…

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A celebration: and you’re invited

17 November 2013

This is an unusual post. I am copying below an appeal from a dear friend, Ana Houston, who is a medical doctor working in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The appeal speaks for itself. Let me add that I have known Ana and her family most of her life and and I have great faith in her work…

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